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Old 08-14-2016, 05:23 PM   #1
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Salute to the Masters of Under-Engineering

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So I was investigating an apparent mis-alignment on the galley drawers on the pop-up. The drawer fronts did not register correctly, almost seemed as if the back mounting was lower than the front. Upon removing the drawers I found that I was correct.

The back of the slides for the two drawers are stapled to a box of 1/2 X, which is itself stapled together, naturally.
The box is, I mean WAS, held to the bottom of the countertop by means of two 1/2 in wide plastic strips. That is plastic as in NOT wood or metal. No screws or glue of any kind.

Naturally the plastic strips were not up to the task.

Sigh.
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Old 08-15-2016, 10:08 AM   #2
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Pics would be nice if you have any.
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Old 08-16-2016, 05:40 PM   #3
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Should be a pic of my fix (2-sided tape, gorilla tape, aluminum L)
a pic of the bottom right side of the supporting frame rotated 90 deg clockwise,
and a pic of the original plastic strap
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Old 08-21-2016, 09:36 PM   #4
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We have found similar examples on our rockwood, especially in the bunks and the benches of the galley. I have added a lot of wood to our camper to stiffen it up.
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Old 08-21-2016, 09:43 PM   #5
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Lol, you cannot unsee the unseen. You violated the new RV purchase rule. You are not supposed to look behind the curtain to see the wizard.
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Old 08-22-2016, 05:48 AM   #6
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True, Crunch, but when the DW says the drawers, etc, are broken one must buck up and take a peek at the innards, so to speak.

Since both plastic straps were broken and hanging, I sat and looked for several minutes, wondering what held up the drawer supports in the first place, and also why were there 2 pieces of plastic hanging there. I'm a reasonably handy guy but my mind just would not accept it.
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Old 08-22-2016, 07:12 AM   #7
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I looked last night, ours are the same way. Both with the plastic strips and the fact that they are broken. :-/
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Old 08-22-2016, 11:14 AM   #8
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Occurred to me you could do the same thing with the 3M strapping tape. It would still need to be stapled.

I gave it the overkill approach, but after getting the gorilla tape I realized the tape would probably come off in the heat and I had the aluminum 'L's laying around anyway.
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