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Old 01-19-2013, 02:32 PM   #57
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Not sure what I will use it for, but I'm sure I will find something.

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I have one of those (or rather, one similar) and already have found some uses for it:

1 - Carry your bath supplies in it when going to the public showers.
2 - In the galley as a second sink. Wash in it, rinse in the real sink, or vice versa.
3 - Use in place of a bucket when washing your vehicle, inside or out.
4 - Soak your feet in it after a hard day's hiking (saves having to put in the stopper in your shower drain and fill the shower floor with water).
5 - If you have to change a tire, drop your lugnuts in it after you remove them, so they don't get lost.
6 - In transit, use it as a liner to turn the microwave into another storage compartment.
7 - When preparing meals, line it with foil, and use it to catch potato peelings and other food waste from your prep work.
8 - As a drawer substitute in one of your cabinets to hold socks, underwear, etc.

Maybe you'll need to pick up another one?
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Old 01-19-2013, 02:38 PM   #58
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Wow!

I have two dishpans already, one sitting inside the other. Round ones are so hard to find (Walmart in spring/summer outdoor section), especially in that lovely red I like. . One for dishes, one for cleaning.

Cutting up and serving a large watermelon

Washing large quantities of fresh produce

Washing out seashells


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Old 01-19-2013, 09:24 PM   #59
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Open up and have 12v, USB, and a receptacle along with a pocket up top to hold devices. It's even labeled "Cell Phone charging station".
Any idea of part or model number or mfg. for the electronic chassis itself?
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Old 01-19-2013, 09:51 PM   #60
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Any idea of part or model number or mfg. for the electronic chassis itself?
I don't. I know they were in Palomino Columbus fifth wheels, but I didn't get a picture of the manufacturer.

I'm probably going to go and get a couple of these of one manufacturer or another.



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There's an outlet on each side of my Ambassador in the middle bedroom layout that doesn't have much use and I've thought about replacing them with these for charging.
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Old 01-20-2013, 04:54 AM   #61
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Neat idea, the design could use a little work though, I would set it up with the plugs on the sides of a piece in the middle pointing towards the ends and a hole in each end of the device rack to run the cords so the door could be shut while charging.
Yeah, I don't like that it has to be open to be used. I'd actually like to hide the whole thing in a cabinet or locker. I've also thought about building in a flip down door in the side of my cabinet by the entry door similar to a Dropbox to use. I've got some other things (bathroom) to finish before I get that far, though.
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I don't. I know they were in Palomino Columbus fifth wheels, but I didn't get a picture of the manufacturer.

I'm probably going to go and get a couple of these of one manufacturer or another.



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There's an outlet on each side of my Ambassador in the middle bedroom layout that doesn't have much use and I've thought about replacing them with these for charging.
For those outlets, how deep are the USB charging ones? The ones I've seen go back at least two inches further than the typical outlets, which may be an issue.
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For those outlets, how deep are the USB charging ones? The ones I've seen go back at least two inches further than the typical outlets, which may be an issue.
I don't know, haven't actually touched one yet. I do see how that may be an issue in the exterior walls for sure. The wife and the daughter are gone tonight, so the son and I are having a guys night. Sounds like a research trip to Lowes is in order.....
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There is wiring roughed-in in the locker (on the left side of the second one back, I think) above the counter top which I believe was intended for the coffee maker outlet option. You have to remove the false end box to access the wiring. Be a great place for the USB outlet.
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The good news is that some USB outlets available from Amazon (here and here.) If one used the coffee pot blank for that, that should work. Also, the ones mentioned above appear to not add to the depth that much, so if you don't mind losing one outlet, you will get two usable USB ports.

As an alternative, there are USB faceplates which do add some thickness, but wouldn't require electrical work.
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Old 01-22-2013, 03:24 PM   #66
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I have one of those (or rather, one similar) and already have found some uses for it:

1 - Carry your bath supplies in it when going to the public showers.
2 - In the galley as a second sink. Wash in it, rinse in the real sink, or vice versa.
3 - Use in place of a bucket when washing your vehicle, inside or out.
4 - Soak your feet in it after a hard day's hiking (saves having to put in the stopper in your shower drain and fill the shower floor with water).
5 - If you have to change a tire, drop your lugnuts in it after you remove them, so they don't get lost.
6 - In transit, use it as a liner to turn the microwave into another storage compartment.
7 - When preparing meals, line it with foil, and use it to catch potato peelings and other food waste from your prep work.
8 - As a drawer substitute in one of your cabinets to hold socks, underwear, etc.

Maybe you'll need to pick up another one?
I bet you were fun as a kid when you picked up something at the store/flea market/garage sale.

*Son picks random widget up*
Me - "What are you going to do with that?"
Son - "I dunno, it's cool. I want it"

meanwhile, in your scenario there's a list of things for it to be used for organized by activity.....
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Old 01-22-2013, 03:50 PM   #67
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I bet you were fun as a kid when you picked up something at the store/flea market/garage sale.
Actually, I was a pain the patootie as a kid. Much the same as I am now. I became an engineer because analyzing things is second nature to me. It was either engineering or psychiatry, and what good is a psychiatrist that drives people nuts?
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Maggie, I pulled up the web for those clocks. They are FANTASTIC....so I ordered two of them. While I won't get to show them to you at the March Alumalina, you'll get a tour next time I see you two! Barry
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Isn't that called job security?
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Maggie, I pulled up the web for those clocks. They are FANTASTIC....so I ordered two of them. While I won't get to show them to you at the March Alumalina, you'll get a tour next time I see you two! Barry
Barry,

Aren't those the coolest clocks??!! And, with replaceable batteries.

Sorry we won't get to see you at Alumalina. Next year.


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