Bathroom storage for any recent 25' - 2003 Classic
This should apply to all recent years of 25' center bath trailers.
I noticed that there was a wide spacer between the forward bathroom wall and the refrigerator cabinet. I knew that this space is totally empty except for the vent pipe for the black tank; therefore, I had the opportunity to add some welcome storage to the bathroom.
One photo shows the wall before I started. The mirror was added (with my approval) by the dealer to cover a sealer stain on the wall, rather than replacing the wall. The area above the toip towel rack is where I put the new cabinet. I could put a second cabinet between the towel racks, or even remove the top rack and put in a really big cabinet.
I drilled a couple of holes to locate the pipe and then cut a square opening with a sabre saw. I used a rotary cutter over the pipe set to the thickness of the wall so as not to cut into the pipe.
A second photo shows the new cabinet with cover closed. The floral ornamentation is routed into the oak and then hand painted. Externally, the cabinet is all red oak finished with Golden Oak stain. The interior of the cabinet is 1/2" poplar which is a lot lighter and less costly than oak.
A third photo shows the cabinet open, displaying the slot for the pipe. The sides of the slot are thin aluminum and the cabinet back is black laminate left over from a previous project. When the cabinet is in place, fuzzy hull liner will be glued around the pipe and aluminum sides for a finished look.
The new cabinet is a lot deeper than the OEM cabinet and about doubles the shelf space available.
I still have some staining and varnishing to do. I'll post a photo with the cabinet in place after installation..
John W. Irwin
2018 Interstate GT, "Sabre-Dog V"