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Old 07-24-2017, 07:29 PM   #201
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Add Airstream cabinets on walls to increase storage

Has anyone added Airstream Cabinets over the dinette in the 22' sport or over the commode or above the ends of the bed? Am wondering if there is room to ask JC to install.
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Old 07-24-2017, 09:40 PM   #202
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we need more storage space
the coat hanger in the pantry was of little use

we added two more shelves , both had a lip 1/2 proud so that item would not slip off
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Old 07-25-2017, 08:15 AM   #203
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Have you already filled the totes under the bed and the space under the dinette seating? Most of this stuff I see in your picture is not what I consider every day accessed like clothes would be. Our 22FB weighed 4070 lbs full of gas and water and food in the fridge for the last trip. Extra storage for more stuff would put me close to max capacity of 4500 lbs.
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Old 07-25-2017, 09:56 AM   #204
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Not to rain on your parade but I would suggest you add more protection to the items on your shelves when you are towing.... that stuff is gonna fly around like crazy. Also I would strongly suggest you either use a heavier latch on the door or at least reinforce it with painters or masking tape when towing. My experience with a loaded closet like that had everything flying out of the closet. The closet is located "behind the rear axle" so that area gets a lot of up and down movement.
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Old 07-25-2017, 10:00 AM   #205
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we use a bungee chord on the door while driving
the pantry stores food, tools and books we use
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Old 07-25-2017, 10:04 AM   #206
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we place clothes in the bins under the bed
we also place bulky less used kitchen items there ie toaster , 1 pot etc
the pantry stores common and frequently used items
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Old 07-26-2017, 10:15 AM   #207
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Holes not hatches

Does anyone have a good fix for this problem that we experienced almost immediately in our 22' - the hatch covers underneath the dinette seats rest on wooden braces that are attached with screws. It took almost nothing to push the braces through the screws and the hatches fall into the storage space.
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Old 07-26-2017, 11:53 AM   #208
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Does anyone have a good fix for this problem that we experienced almost immediately in our 22' - the hatch covers underneath the dinette seats rest on wooden braces that are attached with screws. It took almost nothing to push the braces through the screws and the hatches fall into the storage space.
I'm surprised your blocks were installed with screws... mine were simply stapled and fell out immediately. I reinstalled using screws and haven't had any further problems. I may be helpful to install countersunk screws from ABOVE so the threads engage the blocks better. Gorilla glue is an Airstreamers friend.
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We full time in our 22 FB and we never even use the "top" access under the dinette seats. We have had the dealer fix both of them once. One has broken again. I guess our butts aren't big enough to overlap the opening and distribute our weight. I just put a small sheet of plywood over the broken opening for now. Dealer gets it in a couple of weeks to fix this again and a couple of other issues. Thinking about having them double up and provide 4 support brackets instead of 2. Why are they even there?
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Old 07-27-2017, 05:18 PM   #210
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We full time in our 22 FB and we never even use the "top" access under the dinette seats. We have had the dealer fix both of them once. One has broken again. I guess our butts aren't big enough to overlap the opening and distribute our weight. I just put a small sheet of plywood over the broken opening for now. Dealer gets it in a couple of weeks to fix this again and a couple of other issues. Thinking about having them double up and provide 4 support brackets instead of 2. Why are they even there?
Exactly! I use 2 thin cutting boards over the openings.
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Old 07-30-2017, 08:00 PM   #211
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LED strips lights for pantry

i added LED strips lights around the edges of the pantry. The LED lights point into the shelves and are mounted behind the trip. They can be run off 12 V or an AC adapter. This is what the pantry looks like at night with no other lights on. You can clearly see into any shelf
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i added LED strips lights around the edges of the pantry. The LED lights point into the shelves and are mounted behind the trip. They can be run off 12 V or an AC adapter. This is what the pantry looks like at night with no other lights on. You can clearly see into any shelf
I've noted where you've re-named your wardrobe to use as a "pantry"... Where do you hang your clothes?
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2015 22' Sport - We Made Some Changes

I agree with Rpatrick16. Your stuff will be all over the floor when you stop for gas on your first trip.

Here is how we have modified our closet for full time living.

Over the door shoe rack from Bed, Bath and Beyond

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The plastic drawers from Walmart ended up all over the floor the first time we traveled with them. This picture displays the closet in travel mode which has the drawers secured in place with a 10' hookless tie down secured to the structure supporting the closet floor.

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Old 08-07-2017, 04:34 PM   #214
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I've noted where you've re-named your wardrobe to use as a "pantry"... Where do you hang your clothes?
we dont hang clothes. the shirts and pants and shoes go under the bed. underwear, socked and small items go over the bed

The pantry now stores, cleaning supplies, food stuff, books magazines and travel guilds and tools step ladder and vacuum

we added LED strip lights so that we could actually see inside the pantry

we also added new IKEA /lee valley metal shells in the kitchen entry and bathroom
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How did you get power to the exterior light ?
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Exterior Light

Thonevan,

If your asking about post #27:

Remove the access panel to the shower faucet. Remove the scews to the step light and tease the wires out. Tap the new conductors, in parallel, to power your new light. Fish the new wire up from the bottom to the access panel and than up to your new light. The step light switch will operate both lights.

It's hard to bring yourself to drill holes for the light, just do a proper job when you weather-proof the new fixture and use aluminum screws. Also, I've been considering this a a source to power a strip of led's under the awning.......
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Thonevan,

If your asking about post #27:

Remove the access panel to the shower faucet. Remove the scews to the step light and tease the wires out. Tap the new conductors, in parallel, to power your new light. Fish the new wire up from the bottom to the access panel and than up to your new light. The step light switch will operate both lights.

It's hard to bring yourself to drill holes for the light, just do a proper job when you weather-proof the new fixture and use aluminum screws. Also, I've been considering this a a source to power a strip of led's under the awning.......
In a near-identical installation on our 22' Sport... there is a horizontal stiffener between the upper and lower halves of the wall... so had to use a step-drill to cut a hole in the inner wall just below the stiffener. This was done inside the access panel for the shower faucet,... in order to bring the wires from the scare light down below to the step light. We also added a second switch on that access panel cover...so we could switch OFF the upper light when we wish...so that only the step is illuminated. (and we tossed the original step light ..which only blinded us as we approach the trailer at night... and replaced it with an LED license plate light that shines only DOWN onto the step and the ground.)
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Thanks , I like all your ideas. The TV Idea is great. If I move my TV that makes some area above the refrigerator for some storage. How much room is there behind the sink balk head ? I need to weigh my trailer all these extras add up. I would love to get another set of roll up cabinets for over the dinette.
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Thonevan,

I don't know if I can answer your bulkhead question. When I replaced the sink, I was able to extend about 4" of shelf space and raise the new bulkhead. I don't know what your situation looks like. You have a newer trailer with the round sink as an original installation.

I had the same idea about adding the tambor cabinet on the street side. Than I called Airstream. As I remember, the cost was about $1,200.00 plus shipping.
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