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Old 06-28-2013, 01:58 PM   #323
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Chair Garage Rebuild

Our new chairs were a terribly tight fit in the chair garage and would often nudge the door open on the road. I removed the garage and brought it home to my workshop to make the fit better. When I first modified the garage, I did it at the storage yard and the workmanship was not the best. This time, it is a little nicer.

The garage was already tapered to better fit beside my recliner. I added a 4" wide piece of oak to the front end with pocket screws and relocated the old front wall to the new piece. I then band sawed a plastic drawer to fit into the top. This is about 4" deep and is storage for pencils, pens, tire gauge, and similar small objects. Last, I had the old top from the bedside table with matching laminate. I cut this into a trapezoid to fit and then cut out an opening to access the drawer which is piano-hinged.

I like the result. It is a great place to set a drink when relaxing and the laminate insures no water damage..
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Old 06-28-2013, 02:16 PM   #324
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Pull out storage

I have hated the cabinet in the credenza ever since the trailer was new. It was a dark hole that required getting down on my knees and groping in the depths for whatever I wanted. We kept the coffee maker there, along with various containers for leftover food.

That is fixed now! I installed heavy duty drawer slides and built a pull-out unit with a dedicated space for the coffee maker and filters. A drawer pull makes it easy to pull out.

The top bin is for seldom-accessed items such as the knife sharpener. Access to the top bin is a little tight, so I'll take the saber saw out to the trailer and open up the front a bit.

I removed some unnecessary plywood that took up space in the very rear of the cabinet. This allowed me to make the pull-out unit as deep as possible. The top bin overhangs 2" at the back to make maximum use of the outward curve of the trailer wall.
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Old 06-28-2013, 02:27 PM   #325
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New Wheels/Tires

We are gearing up for our summer trip. After several friends had major damage from failures of ST tires, I absolutely refuse to take another hot-weather trip on ST tires.

These are my new 16" Sendel wheels, mounted with Michelin E-rated light-truck/trailer tires. There is plenty of clearance for the 1" larger diameter tire. I intentionally picked a wheel that would use my old center caps. My Sendel wheels now say Alcoa on the center cap.

I think they look great!
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Mark for later viewing. Nice work.
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Old 05-28-2014, 11:56 PM   #327
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I'm doing the twin conversion to our 27FB. Behind the rows of drawers there is plenty of space for outside access storage. What is the range of price for adding the long outside doors? I've (over)built the frames out of aluminum tubing and put in access hatches but outside doors would sure be nice.
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Old 05-29-2014, 07:44 AM   #328
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IWhat is the range of price for adding the long outside doors? I've (over)built the frames out of aluminum tubing and put in access hatches but outside doors would sure be nice.
I had a long access door put in at Jackson Center under my curbside twin. About $450 as I recall. I had a lot of other work done at the same time.
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Those little drawer slides way in the back are sure hard to reach to get the screws in place!
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