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Old 03-15-2016, 06:46 PM   #11
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problem solved

had to get the bed frame fixed first, but now have finally solved what to do with the storage area under the sofa,....turned out great,.... removed the drawer and the kick plate from it, hinged the kick plate with pieces of rubber to allow for flex,....it swings up into place with a snug enough fit that I don't think I'll need the velcro, but easy to add later if needed to hold it up,.....very large storage area utilized, .....will hold 4 of the large tubs in back and 6 of those in front all at one time with room to spare or any other combination of the two sizes,....her stuff, her stuff, shoes, her stuff, her stuff, tools, her stuff, her stuff, you get the point.................shes happy
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Old 03-16-2016, 08:25 AM   #12
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Fella10 - do you not have the support bar running just below the drawer? Or did you remove it?


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Old 03-16-2016, 09:07 AM   #13
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Fella10 - do you not have the support bar running just below the drawer? Or did you remove it?
I did not remove it, on the last photo you can see where the wood is screwed into that bar from the side,...I ripped a 2x4 to fit down to the floor and then cut it to be thick enough to extend out equal to where the two top stops are at the top corners,....that created a solid point to hold the door in place at the bottom,....a little difficult to explain without photos, but solid hinges wouldn't work and the rubber holds the door in place and yet allows for flex when the door swings down, ..... very pleased with the results,....
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Old 03-17-2016, 12:36 PM   #14
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Looks great! So much more room.
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Old 03-17-2016, 12:42 PM   #15
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Wow looks great
Awesome job. You have to wonder who thinks up the plant for these trailers. Look at the cheap thin black metal covers for the stove top they try to sell you. I made my own cover using a sink counter top. Covers the stove and one side of the double sink. Now the wife has all kinds of counter to prep meals and the table can be used.
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Old 05-03-2016, 01:38 PM   #16
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Fella10 et al, thank you for the inspiration and direction to take this project on. I removed the drawer and front facia from under our couch as well. I modified some hinges to secure the front facia to the lower cross-bar and still swing down to allow full access to the new and improved storage area. I can post pics later if anyone would like to see the modification.

My question is this. While making this mod, I noticed that our couch seat was sagging about 1-1/2" lower in the middle compared to the sides (by the arms). I noticed the front tube of the seat frame was bent. Upon closer inspection, I noticed two end joints (see brackets in pictures) were unused and it appears they are supposed to secure a bar that travels across the entire width of the couch. Can anyone tell me if our trailer is missing this support bar? It's lack of presence would give reason to the bending of the front frame tube.

Thank you for any feedback.
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Old 05-03-2016, 02:36 PM   #17
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My question is this. While making this mod, I noticed that our couch seat was sagging about 1-1/2" lower in the middle compared to the sides (by the arms). I noticed the front tube of the seat frame was bent. Upon closer inspection, I noticed two end joints (see brackets in pictures) were unused and it appears they are supposed to secure a bar that travels across the entire width of the couch. Can anyone tell me if our trailer is missing this support bar? It's lack of presence would give reason to the bending of the front frame tube.
I had to go and look, but no, our sofa is the same as yours,...no bar across that front area, .....
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Old 05-04-2016, 10:09 AM   #18
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Thanks Fella10!
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Old 05-26-2016, 08:15 PM   #19
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My question is this. While making this mod, I noticed that our couch seat was sagging about 1-1/2" lower in the middle compared to the sides (by the arms). I noticed the front tube of the seat frame was bent. Upon closer inspection, I noticed two end joints (see brackets in pictures) were unused and it appears they are supposed to secure a bar that travels across the entire width of the couch. Can anyone tell me if our trailer is missing this support bar? It's lack of presence would give reason to the bending of the front frame tube.
MudyOvl, even though our sofa bar isn't bent as you described, because you brought to our attention, I can certainly see how it could happen and the benefit of some sort of extra support in that area. I attached an additional "post", to support in the middle of that bar. Its attached to the fold-down door and when the door is up the post is resting on the wood piece at the bottom and the bar is resting on the post. Works great and adds a little bit of confidence that the bar is better supported than it was when it came from the factory, and hopefully it will prevent it from ever getting bent.................
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fella10,
Nice addition to your modification. I agree having the support post provides a more solid feeling when sitting down on couch. Sadly, the format of my modification does not lend itself to such an elegant solution as yours. Instead I used a 2x4 cut to the proper height and it is held in place between the lower cross bar and the facia. It holds really well, but has to be removed before I can lower the facia to access the storage bins. It works, but yearns for improvement, but that's a project for later down the line.
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