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Old 09-17-2015, 08:57 PM   #11
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Those should do we'll. we looked at a Layton and they had cubbies under bed with baskets. You could almost make a shelf in the middle and use 4 small baskets
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Old 09-17-2015, 09:08 PM   #12
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" I see what you mention by the equalizer wdh pinching chains"
Thanks for the instructions. They will help me a lot.
As for the chains - let the dealer and the factory know so they can hear another complaint and also they should fix it under warranty.
Have a great trip and thank you again.


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Old 09-21-2015, 06:43 PM   #13
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My bed base mod (with thanks to rmac04401) using some storage boxes on special at Menards. They take a large cloth covered box insert. I made the box up, laid it against the inside of the luan and marked around the box with a pencil. Despite what I intended when I started the process of cutting I ended up just using a sharp strong knife to cut the luan. A straight piece of wood helped to join the small holes drilled at the corners of the lines. I also strengthened the top rail with extra wood screwed together.

I screwed a piece of wood (matching the size of the bed base bottom piece) to the floor at the back end of the box but did not screw the box to it. I screwed the box to the bed base bottom and the side strut at the front end. These seemed sufficient to hold the box steady. As some of my work was not perfect, I laid a bead of silicone to hide small imperfections along the cuts on the top and rear side where the cuts can be seen. I squeezed a piece of carpet between the top of each box and the bed base rail to protect the top of the box as much as possible. I also laid a piece of carpet between the boxes on the floor for protection and some sound reduction.

The outside mat and the two large outside chair frames slide in the left hand end of the storage; the Walmart table lies on the bottom of the space between the two boxes; a steel folding chair next; and then the 2 chair covers on top of that. The second steel chair lies across the space on the top straddling the space between the 2 boxes. In the space between the boxes and the end of the bed I put a clothes holder thingo which is in 2 pieces; a bed set for a twin bed; and the picnic tablecloth and holders. These are all things you get out once when you arrive and put back just before you leave, but probably not access for 1 night stays.

The arms of my former bed holder uppers were reduced but now open and slide along the boxes and when they are about 4 inches from the near end, I let the bed rest on them. When I lift the bed I push them to the front of the trailer a bit and then they slide along the carpet and fold against the bed top. Low tech low cost but they work great.

Hope the pix help any wanting to try my low cost, low tech bed storage system. Total cost: 2 boxes at $15 each after Menards rebate; 2 storage inserts at $6 each; bits of wood, carpet and silicone all of which I had already.

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The boxes installed and a green insert box in the near one with the Walmart table on the carpet piece between.

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Old 09-21-2015, 08:06 PM   #14
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Nice job Riderbloke. It makes it a lot better to have access for storage from the sides. I just installed hydraulic shocks on bed last night before I put on new mattress. Also the extra USEABLE space between the cabinets is a great plus
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Old 10-04-2015, 05:05 PM   #15
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Newest modification to my 26rr. Did not like the way benches were arranged. Will eventually have all new cushions made. Click image for larger version

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We do not need that big extra bed for just two of us. We have blow up queen if we have company a twin extra is good for us. Opens up the floor plan more and now can watch tv head on.
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Old 10-04-2015, 06:13 PM   #16
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man love that idea for the couches , we didnt like that original layout either. i added the cabinet on the wheel well. added a lock to the bedroom door, put gas struts on all overhead cabinets . made a false floor for passenger bedroom cabinet.Next up is shelfs in the entertainment area and a pantry next to the wheel well cabinet
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Old 10-04-2015, 08:44 PM   #17
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Stat do you have any pics? I love seeing what mods people do.
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here you go ,the cabinet on the wheelwell i made out off wood laying around,the gas struts work really well , i added these on every overhead door , dont know why they dont have these factory installed. the closets have hanging storage . roll your clothes up and slide them in the bins and you can stay for at least a week on what you keep there.on the good side the back side of the storage has pockets for shoes and jewelry.the last photo is the rigging i had to come up with to load my bike because the ramp angle was to steep. easy enough fix
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here you go ,the cabinet on the wheelwell i made out off wood laying around,the gas struts work really well , i added these on every overhead door , dont know why they dont have these factory installed. the closets have hanging storage . roll your clothes up and slide them in the bins and you can stay for at least a week on what you keep there.on the good side the back side of the storage has pockets for shoes and jewelry.the last photo is the rigging i had to come up with to load my bike because the ramp angle was to steep. easy enough fix

Where did you get your ramps and adjustable jacks for the rear door? My bike just barely clears but that all depends on slope of ground
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Don't you love it that the license plate hangs over the edge? I just drilled two more holes in plate so it would line up with space.
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