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Old 09-14-2015, 10:22 PM   #15
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Thanks for sharing.

Did you have to shorten the wires to the electrical panel to mount it in the new location?

Is the wardrobe support on the wall from the original wardrobe or something you added?

Were you just able to cit the bottom drawer section off from the shirt closet after removing it?

So you left the storage under the twins open and you use removable baskets or bins?

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I did not need to cut any wires. I just separated the AC and DC bundles and dressed/tied them up.

I reused the two original supports. I also added a 6-8 inch piece of 1" L angle to the bottom of the shelf, and wedged the vertical part in the gap, then attached it to the wall. I found it easier to remove the lower door and both drawers first, and with a flashlight looked for all of the screws and supports.

After removing the closet, I used blue painters tape, to mark where i was going to cut. This also helped prevent the laminate from chipping. Re-installing the closet is a little tricky and you may need 2 people.

Right now the bottoms are open. I've been looking for some laminate or precut panels to make doors. With the beds made you can not tell the under bed storage is open. If you look closely, you'll notice the under bed storage openings are off set. This was done in part by design. I was trying to reuse as many parts as I could, and copy the factory look as best as I could, and I was also wanted to stack 4 (6qt I think) containers under the curbside bed.

We don't mind the open storage below the drawers for now, we are trying to figure out exactly what how we want to use the open space. I wanted to have a strong support for the beds and drawers, but also want to be able to store somewhat long items along the front wall.

The factory does a so-so job in keeping wires neat and clean. I cleaned up the rats nest where the 7 way connector enters the front. I also added some support shielding from some scrap wood.

We've tried to be able to take advantage of all available storage space. We're still trying different combinations, and really love the openness and access to the different storage areas.

I am not a carpenter, and my wood working skills are 'fair to average'. I've used basic tools most of us already have. I will admit that i probably spent as much (if not more) time planning this project as I did actual work.

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Old 09-16-2015, 09:02 AM   #17
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I picked up our AS yesterday to take home to prepare for a weekend trip. Looking in my closet the shirt wardrobe has the L bracket screwed to the wardrobe frame and the ceiling. There is a bit of a gap between the ceiling and L bracket with a couple of screws. That may have to be modified. I notice at the bottom shelf of the shirt wardrobe screws through the frame into the shell. I notice a lower frame up against the bath wall screws going into the bath wall. The wardrobe is open to the bath wall. The hanging rod is screwed into the bath wall and into the wardrobe outside wall. I'm wondering if additional supports would be needed once the lower drawer assembly is cut away. We may decide to put in shelves in this hanging closet vs hanging clothes and just use the hall wardrobe to hang jackets. There wouldn't be a lot of weight in this closet, just folded clothes but traveling over rough roads is the concern.

It would be nice to have another hanging wardrobe on the shower wall but the window is close to the shower wall with the day/night shade valance.

Did not your queen bed have a wide drawer at the end. We have one that must be about 4' long and 12" deep. The face of it is just plain rectangle hickory veneer it could be cut in halve and a deeper boxes built then installed under the street twin. They said it would be easy to match the finish for constructing and additional drawer for the nightstand and for one under the curb bed next to the converter.

I plan to instruct them to open up the bottom of the shower wall where the heating duct comes out so I can have better access to the shower drain plumbing. I'm planning to have the batteries moved into this location; 2 new AGMs. The heating duct will extend forward to exit near the night stand.

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Kelvin,

Our beed did not have a drawer at the foot. I wish it had as it would have provided a drawer/door to reuse.

So how are your plans and work progressing?

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The shop we are planning to have the work done can't get to us in until winter. They like to do renovations during the winter when most of their repair work has tapered off. We have chosen a luxury vinyl tile snap together floor and they have seen the trailer and taken photographs. Just waiting for an estimate.

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