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Old 04-19-2015, 12:38 PM   #1
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Any good suggestions for replacing those flimsy access panels?

I've got a bunch of those access panels that are made of what, 1/8" luan? and screwed into equally flimsy anchors. They are a nuisance to open and I think they look bad - especially over time as the screw holes get chewed up.

I've got some ideas for replacing them but I'd like to hear what others have done.

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Old 04-19-2015, 12:41 PM   #2
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Could you post a picture?
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Old 04-19-2015, 02:04 PM   #3
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Sure. One panel is to get to my HW Bypass valves and the other is to get to the shore power cable bay. Granted, I don't need to get to these areas often but it's irritating when I do and, as I said, I don't like the look.

I'm also always looking for things to upgrade/modify.
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Old 04-19-2015, 02:08 PM   #4
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faux buttons on the screwholes and a finger hole for a pull...velcro strips to mount. oops...even more cheesy
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Old 04-19-2015, 03:22 PM   #5
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Yea don't look at them


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Old 04-19-2015, 03:48 PM   #6
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It looks like you have plenty of room for some sticky-velcro but I would only use an inch or so on the top and bottom...else it would be a bear to remove!

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Measure the hole got to the hardware store and make or buy a cabinet door door to fit the hole. Take a hinge and a knob from another cabinet with you so you can get something similar. Doors like this at Lowes Shop Shenandoah Grove 14.5-in x 14.56-in Bordeaux Cherry Square Cabinet Sample at Lowes.com

You can get unfinished ones and stain to match your inside.
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maybe the dealer could just ask FR to make you a door the right dimensions. they do accommodate this way at times. usually a reasonable price too.
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Definitely need to visit the blue specialty drawers at LOWES. They have some T-nuts that might work. Also ask for a scrap piece of Luan. Cut and stain for a re-fit.
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