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Old 04-14-2013, 07:27 PM   #1
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Micro Lite 21 FBRS Mods

I decided to try a few mods to personalize and render my TT more homely. We needed three mods:

1. Something to keep our grandson and our pet from tearing through our
screen door.

2. We needed a convertible pantry with adjustable shelves that could be
used as a coat/wardrobe cabinet when needed.

3. DW needed a place to hang her towel when showering as well as her
robe and pj's.

Everything here was bought at Lowe's Home improvement store.

All was bought for less than $80.00

Two - 3 foot keyhole strips
Four - 15 3/4" shelf brackets
One - 15 3/4" white laminated board (cut into 15 7/8" width)
Six - 2" metal screws

One - 18" coat rack
two - 2" metal screws

One - Piece of Lexan
12 - self tapping small sheet metal screws

I pre-drilled holes in the Lexan first and still managed to crack it. Do Not use a power drill to snug screws, use a screwdriver so that you know when to stop twisting the screw.

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Yup, link worked, nice job on the mods!
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Old 04-15-2013, 03:29 AM   #3
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Very nice abode Wiscampsin. I enjoyed your pictures!
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Old 04-15-2013, 04:13 AM   #4
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I like the towel rack in the bathroom. How do you know where to put mounting screws in the walls?

I found the folding shelf was very weak at the end of the kitchen counter (the small one just under the TV). I did some work to reinforce that and will post pictures if anyone wants to see my fix.

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Old 04-17-2013, 09:58 PM   #5
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nice job I like the shelves by the refrig.
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Old 04-18-2013, 07:48 AM   #6
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@ John F: It seems that Forest River kept in mind the buyer and put extra pieces in the wall where one might want to do mods later. Inside the wardrobe as well as the bathroom, there seems to be extra studs (square aluminum) , allowing me to do exactly what I did. I have a battery operated stud finder that was used to find these studs. It works well. Here is a similar one to mine.

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Old 04-18-2013, 12:48 PM   #7
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So in the bathroom I am assuming a stud is run horizontally where the trim piece is between the shower and the wall? Are these studs metal or wood? Did you remove the trim piece first? How long of screws did you use? I want to be real careful drilling into my new camper!

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Old 04-18-2013, 06:49 PM   #8
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John F, you assume correctly. There is a 1X1 or 2X2 piece of square aluminum tubing (just like the entire frame of the camper) and it happens to run right behind the trim piece that you mentioned. I did not cut the piece (wife said no just leave it). There is a slight angle to my towel rack, but it is barely noticeable. I used 2" sheet metal screws and did not pre-drill my holes. I just put the screw on my power drill tip and let the drill screw them in.
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Old 04-18-2013, 09:22 PM   #9
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JohnF, here are more pic's of the rack. The horizontal stud is actually about 1" below the trim piece . Don't go more than 1" below the trim piece. You might can tap on the wall and make sure yours has this horizontal stud before you drill. You should be able to feel the firmness of it by pushing on the wall here. I hope this helps.

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Old 05-12-2013, 07:40 PM   #10
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I copied

Thanks for the tip!
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Old 05-12-2013, 08:47 PM   #11
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Looks great! This really helps when showering!
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Old 05-12-2013, 08:51 PM   #12
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Now if I can find a way to keep the shower curtain away from me when showering! The shower rod that folds out/in would not work, due to it being for a "rectangular" shaped shower. If I fiqure this one out, I'll post it.
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Old 05-12-2013, 08:53 PM   #13
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What about one of those curved ones like hotels have?
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Old 05-12-2013, 08:57 PM   #14
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nice work on your mods, the final touch to your screen door would be a "remote" screen door opener similar to the one i put on our trailer. (see my post in this section) that way your grandchild(ren) wont have to step back off step to swing door open.
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Old 05-12-2013, 09:00 PM   #15
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I have a corner shower. I believe it would need a 90 degree angle or at least a heavily curved rod. I haven't seen anything available in my searching that would work. I would be interested if perhaps you might know of something.
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I know this thread is a bit old, but I thought it might be useful to post a shower curtain solution we are going to try on our 21 FBRS.

One of our camping friends has these on her shower:
SlipX Solutions Shower Splash Clips (Set of 2)-13020-1 - The Home Depot
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Old 09-14-2015, 07:10 PM   #17
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We put a shower curtain liner inside the original curtain. It had weights and we trimmed it to fit inside the pan. 2 tall splash guards from lowes. We haven't had any problems with our 21fbrs. I'm 6'2" and 225. It's tight but do able.
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