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Old 05-19-2013, 01:37 PM   #11
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Treaves,

The DW had the same issue with the stove top as you mention. But for here it was a safety issue as our top is made out of the same counter top material as well and a bit heavy. The solution I came up with was to cut two "wedges" out of a piece of 1X4 oak molding. The 1X4 is 3/4" thick and just about the perfect thickness. Each wedge is 1/2" X 3/4" X 4" long. The stove top has a lip that the cover sits in when closed, so the wedge rests on the lip, all the way to the back. The cover rests on the wedges and now leans back flat against the wall.

Not a perfect solution, but doable and easy. I will get some brown stain and make them match a little better. The oak wood is much more dense than a piece of pine, which would dent easily.

I actually bought the oak for another little project in the rig, and that was going to be the left over. Since HD sells molding by the foot, the 12" piece was about a buck.

I can post a pic if you need the visual aid.
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This sounds like a really nice fix to securing the stove top cover. Would you please include a picture. Thanks for your help.
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Old 05-19-2013, 02:59 PM   #12
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This sounds like a really nice fix to securing the stove top cover. Would you please include a picture. Thanks for your help.
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x2 on the picture of your wedge fix.

also x2 on what 2008Wiildcat said about the plastic door stops. (It was broken last week when I looked at it and they fixed it before purchase)

As far as the hinged table top gap, I think mine is probably the worst at more than 1/2". Maybe it was a "prototype" lol. Camping World techs wrote it up at the PDI yesterday, but I'm not sure what they have planned for a fix.

I have other small cosmetic issues and some things that are on order. But I'm not going to let that stop me from enjoying our first outing with it this weekend. I love our new Columbus.
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Old 05-19-2013, 07:33 PM   #13
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Here are the pics guys. The DW wanted a slight modification to the original design. I had made them completely square, and it required a slight lift to insert them under the raised cover.

But her point was that what if she had already started cooking, and then remembered that she needed to insert the wedges? Therefore a slight "ramp" was added to the original design to allow her to insert them without having to touch the cover at all. A good point I must admit.
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Old 05-19-2013, 07:59 PM   #14
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SargeW, perhaps you should sell those; I'd buy two! I'm not much of a handy man.
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Too funny treaves! If I was at home I would make you a pair and send them to you!
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Thanks for posting the pics! I made one from a chunk of scrap oak last night and it works great!
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