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Old 03-18-2023, 12:33 PM   #1
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Ok. I knew when I bought it that it had some major shortcomings, but the deal was too good to pass up.

The tire carrier >>> https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1 <<< is important because the spare takes up valuable space for the top priority.
DRAWERS!

There is not one drawer in the trailer.
To fix that I have bought the following:

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1
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https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

I plan to modify the facings on the dinette seats so a full size drawer can slide out the opening and use the doors as the inside end of the drawers.

I will be using the same parts to make a very large drawer under the bed.

I plan to follow up with pictures and maybe some video.
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Old 03-18-2023, 01:57 PM   #2
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I plan to modify the facings on the dinette seats so a full size drawer can slide out the opening and use the doors as the inside end of the drawers.

I will be using the same parts to make a very large drawer under the bed.
You should be ok with putting drawers under the bed, but be careful in installing anything under that dinette that's in the slide. Some people have installed drawers at the bottom of the wardrobe to get more storage.
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Old 03-18-2023, 02:17 PM   #3
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What wardrobe?

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Some people have installed drawers at the bottom of the wardrobe to get more storage.
There is only 8 inches of short hanging space in the whole trailer. Another thing I plan to put on a List to do.
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Old 03-18-2023, 02:19 PM   #4
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Why be careful?

" but be careful in installing anything under that dinette that's in the slide."

?????? Think about the planned design.
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Old 03-18-2023, 02:43 PM   #5
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Save a little of your time for enjoying the rig and camping! Sounds like you are a lot like me and can't be still LOL!
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Old 03-18-2023, 02:49 PM   #6
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Save a little of your time for enjoying the rig and camping! Sounds like you are a lot like me and can't be still LOL!
I am planning to live full time in it while my house is being remodeled. Never intended to move it very often.
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" but be careful in installing anything under that dinette that's in the slide."

?????? Think about the planned design.
Because if your screws into the floor of the slide are too long, they will interfere with the regular floor of the trailer.

If you do the installation with the slide in, it won't move out.

If you do the installation with the slide out, it either won't go in, or the screw tips will put gouges in the floor/carpet beneath them.

Several stories on this forum about people (or assemblers) who have done this.
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Old 03-18-2023, 03:00 PM   #8
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Because if your screws into the floor of the slide are too long, they will interfere with the regular floor of the trailer.

If you do the installation with the slide in, it won't move out.

If you do the installation with the slide out, it either won't go in, or the screw tips will put gouges in the floor/carpet beneath them.

Several stories on this forum about people (or assemblers) who have done this.
Again. Look at what I am buying. Why would I put any screws in the floor?
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Again. Look at what I am buying. Why would I put any screws in the floor?
Appears you just posted this to let everyone know what you are doing and show us pics of the results. All good.
But by posting, you also will get advice and comments. Just folks trying to help.
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Old 03-18-2023, 03:52 PM   #10
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No screws in the floor drawer solution

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Appears you just posted this to let everyone know what you are doing and show us pics of the results. All good.
But by posting, you also will get advice and comments. Just folks trying to help.
The surface bearings are going to be mounted to the bottom of the drawers even though the slide is about 6 inches thick but I don't know what is under there so it was obvious to me that I needed a "no screws in the floor solution".
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Old 03-18-2023, 05:47 PM   #11
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I'm curious as to where you are mounting the spare tire carrier. You have a Toy Hauler with no rear bumper in your signature.

Not a whole lot of room up at the tongue from online pictures.

Pictures will tell.
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Old 03-18-2023, 05:52 PM   #12
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Check this thread.

https://www.forestriverforums.com/fo...er-262162.html
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Appears you just posted this to let everyone know what you are doing and show us pics of the results. All good.
But by posting, you also will get advice and comments. Just folks trying to help.
X2 on this forum. We are here to help and appreciate back and forth to help you get to the solution that is most useful. Just take it all in.....first!
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