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Old 06-29-2018, 03:05 PM   #1387
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Finally got around to removing the front TV and replacing with something more useful. Now I have a handy place for guidebooks, maps, widgets, a clean workspace, and no squeaks/rattles behind the drivers seat.

Same bin, except mine is white, that replaced my rear TV. My front TV is on a swing-down mount so that we can watch it comfortably from the second-row seats.
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Old 07-01-2018, 11:20 AM   #1388
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There are a few folks in San Luis Obispo County with AI's but I don't have their contact information. I have two chrome towel bars that fit over the tops of the upper cabinet doors. They work as if they were designed for AI's. I kept them back when I traded in my Airstream on my new Unity but unfortunately they wont fit the Unity uppers. First one that speaks up can have them, FREE. If you go to Amazon, look up:

InterDesign Axis Over-the-Cabinet Kitchen Dish Towel Bar Holder - 9", Chrome

I'm not interested in packaging them to ship.
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Old 07-03-2018, 11:23 PM   #1389
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There are a few folks in San Luis Obispo County with AI's but I don't have their contact information. I have two chrome towel bars that fit over the tops of the upper cabinet doors. They work as if they were designed for AI's. I kept them back when I traded in my Airstream on my new Unity but unfortunately they wont fit the Unity uppers. First one that speaks up can have them, FREE. If you go to Amazon, look up:

InterDesign Axis Over-the-Cabinet Kitchen Dish Towel Bar Holder - 9", Chrome

I'm not interested in packaging them to ship.

I live south of you and am driving up to San Francisco in a few weeks. If they are still available I'd be happy to stop by. Thanks, Roger
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Old 07-04-2018, 10:57 AM   #1390
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I just bought 2 of these towel bars on Amazon. Put them on the cabinets this morning. They look great and it is nice to have a place for the dish towel and dish cloth.
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Old 07-05-2018, 03:43 PM   #1391
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I live south of you and am driving up to San Francisco in a few weeks. If they are still available I'd be happy to stop by. Thanks, Roger
Sure, contact me when you're enroute. I'd be happy to meet you somewhere convenient.
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Old 07-05-2018, 07:48 PM   #1392
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Same bin, except mine is white, that replaced my rear TV. My front TV is on a swing-down mount so that we can watch it comfortably from the second-row seats.
This is an amazing add on as I am going to remove both TV's. Is this from Container Store? And how did you mount it without messing with too much?
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Old 07-05-2018, 08:09 PM   #1393
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This is an amazing add on as I am going to remove both TV's. Is this from Container Store? And how did you mount it without messing with too much?
I found it at Staples. They had it in black and white.

I used one of the bolts that held the TV mount in the original top-left hole, the one closest to the aisle. The bolt fitted easily through the grommet on the mag holder. I drilled a tight-fitting hole in the plywood for the other top bolt and screwed it carefully into the wall. I just needed to be careful to not strip out the hole.

At the bottom of the magazine holder, I put a short piece of double-sided mounting tape near each lower corner. It has held up fine for over a year, now.

I ended up with just one very small screw hole that was not hidden. That hole is above the magazine holder and barely noticeable. Some day I will fill it in.
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I use the high-strength double-sided mounting tape a lot. I always wipe down the surfaces with alcohol before applying the tape. Amazing how strong it is.
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Old 07-06-2018, 06:56 AM   #1395
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This is an amazing add on as I am going to remove both TV's. Is this from Container Store? And how did you mount it without messing with too much?
Office Depot. The series of products is branded "Jane's". You can make up your own arrangement from different modules.

Used double sided 3M VHB tape.

There were 4 small screw holes left behind the TV, the organizer completely covers them. I just left them as-is.

There is a grommet hole in the pantry wall where the TV power & signal cables are routed. We pushed the cables back into the pantry and coiled them up. We left the grommet hold as-is. It's visible, but we are not picky.
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My rear TV Replacement

Nice to look at and fills a definite need.
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If it were me (and I realize it's not), I would fill that entire area with a magnetic organizer board. That way you could have the larger office unit as shown (just mount magnets on the back), but you could also organize other stuff on it as well, such as shallower baskets and whatnot, for small loose items that you wouldn't want disappearing into the bottom of those deeper bins.

I turned the area behind the driver's seat into just such a contraption. This is a very early photo which does not show the full range of stuff placed there now.

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IB - I think that organizer is very impressive. At the top, are those small magnetic containers for things like paper clips, etc? Did you get a commercial board and cut to shape?

I'm currently in the internal debate on whether to remove one or both TVs. With a couple of MacBook Pros and iPads & phones I think we have enough screen real estate already. DVD's can be easily ripped and stored on drives...

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If it were me (and I realize it's not), I would fill that entire area with a magnetic organizer board. ...
Are you concerned that those magnets or things they hold might be dangerous in a front-end collision?
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I am recalling a news story of a lady who sustained an unusual traumatic brain injury in an auto accident and it took the medical crew a while to figure out what probably happened.

She had gotten groceries which included a frozen turkey, and had stored them in her back seat for the drive home. They figured the turkey became airborne upon contact with the other vehicle and nailed her in the back of the head. She survived, but was severely disabled.

I don't worry too much about that kind of thing with this board, as my items are generally small. The largest item on there right now is our danged smoke detector which reliably goes off uninvited no matter where else we put it in the van (and it still goes off routinely behind the driver's seat). But I don't have it stored directly behind my head.

One of these days, I'll take a better pic of the many uses that thing can offer. But for now, here is the link to my original blog post with fabrication instructions. I do recommend getting a thicker piece of steel than what we used. It's on my to-do list to replace that thing with a better sheet.
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