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Old 02-11-2010, 08:45 AM   #1
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The 1988 Excella is perfect for......

....the practical joker. The bedroom vanity is fitted with two slide-out drawers. On the outside of the trailer at that point is a large locker. By opening the locker door from the outside one can access the back of these drawers with a hand. When the DW is seated on the bed and using the vanity, the joker can cause the drawer to slowly slide out several inches, and then slowly close. Repeat as desired. It is adviseable to lay a rug on the ground outside so that one can roll around laughing, and in comfort.
Oh yes, maintenance. These drawers are prevented from accidentally sliding out when travelling by a hump in a steel strip riveted under each drawer. These humps eventually wear away, and the drawers will slide out on bumpy roads. A short-term fix is to reach under the drawer when it is pulled out, and tweak the hump with pliers to raise the hump, which may well have worn into a split. Unless anyone knows where these strips may be purchased, de-riveting and welding may be one long-term solution. Removal of the drawers is via a hidden steel catches under each drawer. They take some finding.
Happy trailering!

Nick Crowhurst, Excella 25 1988, Dodge Ram 2500 Cummins Diesel. England in summer, USA in winter.
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Old 02-11-2010, 08:52 AM   #2
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"By opening the locker door from the outside one can access the back of these drawers with a hand."

I can think of another practical joke that would be played on the practical joker... it involves the strategic placement of a set rat or gopher trap! The carpet on the ground would be great so that one could roll around screaming, and in comfort!
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