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Old 03-03-2017, 10:11 PM   #9721
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I want to build me a few drawers under the dinnete. This is motivation... Just need to learn how to make drawers now lol
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Old 03-03-2017, 10:13 PM   #9722
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We have a counter on each side of our bed with an outlet in the front of each. The counter was over 24 inches deep. I though, "What a waste of space."

So I ripped it out, moved the outlet to the wall next to our bed, made a custom drawer to fit the exact opening (my first time building one) and remounted the cabinet with a deep drawer. I have it all together except for the drawer front which I hope to make tomorrow.

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I always wondered what was under there. How did you rip it out without destroying stuff. If that is just wasted space in mine I sure would like to make use of it.
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Old 03-04-2017, 12:47 AM   #9723
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I want to build me a few drawers under the dinnete. This is motivation... Just need to learn how to make drawers now lol
I had never made one before today. It helps that I have a radial arm saw that can make repeated rips in exactly the same size. A dado blade was a must for all the joints. I actually screwed up cutting the panels cross grain instead of with the grain because it needed fewer cuts but splintered the veneer at the edges when I dado'ed the panels. No worry as I sanded smooth the edges and no one will really complain anyway. My only question now is either to use the remaining plywood for the door or get a solid wood panel which will be easier to use my router on.

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I always wondered what was under there. How did you rip it out without destroying stuff. If that is just wasted space in mine I sure would like to make use of it.
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We have the same counters in our Microlite 23 LB and we have wanted to do the same thing you have done. Can you tell me how you took the whole thing out? How is it attached?
I disassembled it the hard way at first. After pushing the receptacle through the hole, I punched out that whole front panel which was held on to the back of the face with staples. I made sure not to damage the outer frame of the front because I am reusing it.
Using a long extension on my drill I removed all the other screws holding the cabinet to the wall and at that point realized that they had installed it by attaching the front plate to the bottom of the countertop.
Around the bottom of the countertop they had stapled strips of wood 3/4 x 3/4. They then screwed through that wood to attach the top and front to the two walls the cabinet came in contact with.
When the cabinet was secured they then stapled a panel down the long side opposite the wall, in that way covering all their work and space underneath. Using a little putty they covered over the staples. After freeing the whole cabinet I removed the side panel from the inside by laying it countertop down and used a 2 inch putty knife to pry the side panel from the wood attached to the countertop. I could have left it but it would have been tedious trying to reattach everything once I was finished. I will not be reusing the old panel but cutting a new one. That is the advantage I have of having white cabinets. I will paint the panel before attaching it in the same way as the factory.

I reinstalled it but have secured the front plate and drawer mechanism up from below and will also frame out the long side away from the wall for the reattachment of a new cut side panel which I will reattach with glue and staples.

Over the next few days I will be removing the one on the other side and will post picts of it during disassemble.
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Old 03-04-2017, 10:15 AM   #9724
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Huh. Wonder what year they started putting drawers there at the factory... Our 16 has drawers there already.
We have a 2014, 2306, same as 23lb. It has drawers there and no pass through. When I look at what Forest River has done to the newer models I don't like it. We have a ton of storage under the sofa and at the point FR changed the design that space is gone. The pass through is a joke and it prevents you from getting close to the closet.
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Old 03-04-2017, 04:29 PM   #9725
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I always wondered what was under there. How did you rip it out without destroying stuff. If that is just wasted space in mine I sure would like to make use of it.

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We have the same counters in our Microlite 23 LB and we have wanted to do the same thing you have done. Can you tell me how you took the whole thing out? How is it attached?


Here are the pics of me disassembling the other cabinet. The last pic is the drawer front I'm working on.
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Old 03-04-2017, 07:33 PM   #9726
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Old 03-04-2017, 09:54 PM   #9727
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Old 03-04-2017, 10:26 PM   #9728
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My hat is off to you dea49. That is way above my head. Looked at mine last night an it is very narrow and likely not worth the effort and of course I don't have any fancy tools or know how to use them. You do good work.
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My hat is off to you dea49. That is way above my head. Looked at mine last night an it is very narrow and likely not worth the effort and of course I don't have any fancy tools or know how to use them. You do good work.
Thank you, I have never done this before either but took a whack at it. My cabinet is also narrow but I used every inch of the opening as well as the depth to take advantage of the space. The drawer is only 8 inches wide and 6 inches deep but it is 20 inches long. You can put a lot of things in that. I also might dado thin grooves down the inside for partitions to keep things separated.

Attached is the finished drawer front with knob and installed. Works great!
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Thanks, now on to the other one.
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Old 03-05-2017, 04:20 PM   #9732
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Just completed installation......and took it for a test drive......Installed a Garmin RV660LMT GPS in the TV and a Garmin BC 30 Backup Camera on the rear of the 5er....now if I could just get that little woman inside that device to understand me when I talk....don't guess she's fluent in Arkansas....some say we do talk funny.
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Bought a DISH ViP 211z Satellite Receiver & Pathway X2 Antenna. Getting 5th wheel ready to start camping & will start packing tomorrow for a trip starting this week. Looking forward to the trip... combination camping and spending time with some relatives... some who camp with us and some who we invite out to visit.

Have 63 days scheduled, so far, through July. DW is anxious for us to schedule out through at least November and maybe early December.
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Just completed installation......and took it for a test drive......Installed a Garmin RV660LMT GPS in the TV and a Garmin BC 30 Backup Camera on the rear of the 5er....now if I could just get that little woman inside that device to understand me when I talk....don't guess she's fluent in Arkansas....some say we do talk funny.

It's not US......
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I agree 100%.....now the problem gets even worse though....my DW had spent 20+ years in Mississippi before coming back to Arkansas about 6 years ago....I think you know the rest of that story...we don't dare let her talk to those devices....lol.
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Today I installed some rod holders in the pass through storage. Nothing fancy but it gets the job done and will keep our rods from being tossed in the bed of the truck. Bought them off of good ole Amazon for around $7 
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added the JT Strongarm system last week.


Do they really make a big difference? I can't put my Hitch in a tripod stand bc I am using the Andersen Hitch but always wondered if the JT Stronarms makes a diff
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