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Old 11-10-2012, 05:13 PM   #1
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Storage sub for FB bolster

Has anyone come up with a storage bin or console to replace the cushion-back bolster to the left of the door on late FB models? We're about to fabricate an enclosure to better use that area.
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Old 11-11-2012, 11:14 AM   #2
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Here's the bolster to be replaced with a storage unit.
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Old 11-28-2012, 05:15 PM   #3
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I did what you're asking about on my new 2010 25 FC. Easy project and excellent use of space.
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Old 11-28-2012, 05:34 PM   #4
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More info on cushion replacement

sorry I was so short on the first post. I did a number of projects on our new 2010 25 FC intended to make it more useable for us. 1. I replaced the shaped cushion back with a cabinet. 2. I installed an overhead microwave. 3. I built lightweight wooden sheves in all hanging closets to provide better storage for clothing. (we don't take anything that needs hangers) I also installed metal adhesive hooks on bedroom walls for coats etc.

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The fabric on our cushions is simply because we haul two greyhound dogs around with us everywhere and keep the cushions covered.
the cut out of the upper cabinet door was used to make the curved door for the cushion cabinet. the cushion cab is large enough to store the coffee maker and three boxes of cereal.
I reinforced the upper cabinet to carry the load of the microwave.
if you wanted more detail please proivde me an e-mail address and I'll respond.

all simple projects if you have tools and some experience.
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Old 11-28-2012, 10:38 PM   #5
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Bud - nice work on the cabinet! Makes some wasted space useful!

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Old 11-28-2012, 10:47 PM   #6
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How did you vent the microwave?
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Old 11-29-2012, 01:03 AM   #7
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Microwave venting

the microwave sits in it's own compartment with a wall on each side, an opening door around it with approx 3/4" space at the edge of the door opening and more beneath it and the tray upon which it sits and is bolted to. it is a 700 watt unit designed for RVs and boats and the brand is installed by Airstream on manu units.
I have not noticed any moisture accumulation at all with this installation.
It's been operational for over two years now and seems to work fine.

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