Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 12-23-2018, 04:51 PM   #15
Rivet Master
 
2018 25' Flying Cloud
Portland , Oregon
Join Date: Oct 2017
Posts: 538
We were obsessed with filling the whole lower portion of the closet with the Elfa drawer system and didn’t think about the trade offs that caused in microwave choices. Mounting it lower sure gives more options and would be better for shorter people or kids.

One tiny advantage to the higher mount, though, is it’s possble to duck under it to get to the bathroom or bed area. Otherwise you’d have to push it in to get by.
__________________

daleyocum is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-04-2019, 09:43 AM   #16
3 Rivet Member
 
Zed2's Avatar
 
2007 25' Safari FB SE
Plano , Texas
Join Date: Jun 2002
Posts: 134
Quote:
Originally Posted by daleyocum View Post
So glad it worked for you. Did you end up with the same microwave or find something else? We’d love to find something with more power than 700w or a better user interface, I just couldn’t find anything.

For everyone else the too-close-for-comfort problem is mounting the shelf and microwave low enough to miss the hinge when it pulls out. If I’d known this was the critical dimension I might have gone to 1/4” aluminum plate for the shelf rather than the particle board melamine shelf. While a lot more expensive it would have bought an extra 3/8”. Check that clearance before you commit to the wood shelf.
daleyocum,
Is the Liberty 24 in. Full Extension Ball Bearing Side Mount Drawer Slide (1-Pair) (https://www.homedepot.com/p/Liberty-...P-W1/206598706) compatable with the Accuride 301 - 2590-24?
Regards,
Keith
__________________

Zed2 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-04-2019, 08:13 PM   #17
Rivet Master
 
2018 25' Flying Cloud
Portland , Oregon
Join Date: Oct 2017
Posts: 538
Quote:
Originally Posted by Zed2 View Post
daleyocum,
Is the Liberty 24 in. Full Extension Ball Bearing Side Mount Drawer Slide (1-Pair) (https://www.homedepot.com/p/Liberty-...P-W1/206598706) compatable with the Accuride 301 - 2590-24?
Regards,
Keith
That sure looks is like it. Just make sure it is heavy duty enough for your comfort level.
daleyocum is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-05-2019, 01:28 AM   #18
3 Rivet Member
 
SilverWind's Avatar
 
2017 25' International
1968 17' Caravel
Los Osos , California
Join Date: Nov 2013
Posts: 220
I'm impressed by what you've done and the temptation to do the mod is strong. How are you dealing with having only one very small clothes closet in the bedroom now?
SilverWind is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-05-2019, 10:14 AM   #19
Rivet Master
 
2018 25' Flying Cloud
Portland , Oregon
Join Date: Oct 2017
Posts: 538
Quote:
Originally Posted by SilverWind View Post
I'm impressed by what you've done and the temptation to do the mod is strong. How are you dealing with having only one very small clothes closet in the bedroom now?
We've found for us closets are a very inefficient way to store clothes in an RV. We fold/roll everything up and pack them in packing cubes in the overhead cabinets over the beds. The only things that go in our (only) closet are coats. That works for the two of us. With more people it might get hard.

The other option for a microwave which I'm seriously thinking about is the one attached below. Sadly I lost which thread this came from to give credit where credit is due. This costs you the pull out bed but gives you more kitchen counter space and room for a full size microwave. That's one thing about my pullout shelf, it only fits the smallest of microwaves.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	Airstream cabinet 1.jpg
Views:	37
Size:	224.9 KB
ID:	332997   Click image for larger version

Name:	Airstream cabinet 2.jpg
Views:	34
Size:	229.1 KB
ID:	332998  

daleyocum is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-05-2019, 12:05 PM   #20
2 Rivet Member
 
2017 25' International
Currently Looking...
Kirkland , Washington
Join Date: Jun 2013
Posts: 27
I did the microwave cabinet

Not needing the lounge seating or bed space, but wanting more counter space ands a place for a microwave, I removed a set of cushions and built a cabinet.

I posted this on the International forum a while back. I did this about a year ago and since then it has proved itself to be a great mod.

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f539...ge-176894.html
ratch is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-06-2019, 04:41 AM   #21
Rivet Master
 
2018 25' Flying Cloud
Portland , Oregon
Join Date: Oct 2017
Posts: 538
Quote:
Originally Posted by ratch View Post
Not needing the lounge seating or bed space, but wanting more counter space ands a place for a microwave, I removed a set of cushions and built a cabinet.

I posted this on the International forum a while back. I did this about a year ago and since then it has proved itself to be a great mod.

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f539...ge-176894.html
Thanks for posting that link and for this idea. For those who don’t need the pullout bed this is, I think, a better microwave solution than my pull-out shelf. It acccomodates a bigger microwave and gives more counter/storage space.

I’m not the cabinet maker you are so I’m going to build mine out of 80/20 Quickframe and use an Ikea countertop. I’ll post pictures in a few weeks when I’m done.
daleyocum is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-11-2019, 08:49 PM   #22
3 Rivet Member
 
Zed2's Avatar
 
2007 25' Safari FB SE
Plano , Texas
Join Date: Jun 2002
Posts: 134
daleyocum,
How does the shelf “lock” in the closed position to ensure it does not bounce against the closed door (when traveling down the road)?
Regards,
Keith
Zed2 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-11-2019, 09:47 PM   #23
Rivet Master
 
2018 25' Flying Cloud
Portland , Oregon
Join Date: Oct 2017
Posts: 538
Quote:
Originally Posted by Zed2 View Post
daleyocum,
How does the shelf “lock” in the closed position to ensure it does not bounce against the closed door (when traveling down the road)?
Regards,
Keith
The slides are the soft close variety so they have a slight tendency to want to stay put but it is vital that you put a couple sliding bolt latch or something classier on the door to keep it closed when traveling. I used a pair of these from McMaster. With these you need to cut slots in the closet frame for the latch to go into.
daleyocum is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-24-2019, 09:21 AM   #24
3 Rivet Member
 
Zed2's Avatar
 
2007 25' Safari FB SE
Plano , Texas
Join Date: Jun 2002
Posts: 134
daleyocum,
Where did you locate a template to position the drill holes on the door and inside of cabinet?
Regards,
Keith
Zed2 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-25-2019, 12:13 AM   #25
Rivet Master
 
2018 25' Flying Cloud
Portland , Oregon
Join Date: Oct 2017
Posts: 538
Quote:
Originally Posted by Zed2 View Post
daleyocum,
Where did you locate a template to position the drill holes on the door and inside of cabinet?
Regards,
Keith
I just turned the door upside down, enlarged the big hole for the new hinge, and used those mounted hinges as the “template” for screwing them into the frame.
daleyocum is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-26-2019, 04:31 PM   #26
2 Rivet Member
 
dprvashon's Avatar
 
2015 25' FB Flying Cloud
Vashon , Washington
Join Date: Oct 2013
Posts: 94
Images: 11
[QUOTE=daleyocum;2192892]We were obsessed with filling the whole lower portion of the closet with the Elfa drawer system and didn’t think about the trade offs that caused in microwave choices. Mounting it lower sure gives more options and would be better for shorter people or kids.

We also added Elfa 4-drawer system to the closet using high-strength velcro from HD. No holes needed, no screws and if we change trailers, the system goes with us (as it did from our 19'). We use those drawers a lot!
__________________
2016 Flying Cloud 25 FB Twin
2014 Ford F150 3.5L V6 Ecoboost w/ max towing pkg
oh, and Cleo the wonderdog
dprvashon is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-27-2019, 11:46 PM   #27
Rivet Master
 
2018 25' Flying Cloud
Portland , Oregon
Join Date: Oct 2017
Posts: 538
I finally got around to finishing my version of the cabinet ratch posted. This uses 80/20 quick frame and a butcher block top from Home Depot. It means you lose the pull-out bed under the TV but that’s not something we use anyway.

The nice thing about this is you get more storage space, a full size microwave, and kitchen prep counter space. With Quickframe it went together quickly.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	21046AE6-3E29-462F-970D-85DE7128167D.jpg
Views:	26
Size:	257.5 KB
ID:	334605   Click image for larger version

Name:	E64A13BD-E948-4EA6-BD34-56B0E75846A9.jpg
Views:	27
Size:	288.0 KB
ID:	334606  

Click image for larger version

Name:	2FF7DE13-562F-4984-BB74-C4A0E91C4981.jpg
Views:	28
Size:	255.1 KB
ID:	334607  
daleyocum is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-19-2019, 12:50 PM   #28
3 Rivet Member
 
btowntincan's Avatar
 
2006 25' Safari FB SE
Mercer Island , Washington
Join Date: Apr 2012
Posts: 137
Images: 1
I also just completed the hinge modification in my closet, and plan to install the Elfa shelf system. Worked pretty well, thanks for the instructions.

If anyone wants to do this mod, PM me. I accidently bought 6 hinges (they were in packs of 2 each). I'll give you my extras.
__________________

btowntincan is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Where to put a microwave in 25FB? jagzoo 2008 Safari SE 14 03-18-2018 12:25 PM
Where to put microwave in International 28' garybair 2011 - 2015 International 14 12-09-2014 10:24 PM
What Solar panels Best fit a 06 Safari FB25? RichHog Generators & Solar Power 5 03-26-2013 09:53 PM


Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Disclaimer:

This website is not affiliated with or endorsed by the Airstream, Inc. or any of its affiliates. Airstream is a registered trademark of Airstream Inc. All rights reserved. Airstream trademark used under license to Social Knowledge LLC.




Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 12:49 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.