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SabreCanuck

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OK, as promised... Step 2 of winter mods complete...
Turned pantry shelves into slideout pantry.
Used 2 pairs of full slide drawer hardware rated at 100 lbs/pair.
For those that care... Weight of stock shelves/support brackets = 5 lb X 3 = 15 lbs. Weight of this unit = 23 lbs with all hardware and shelf unit.
The difference is approximately same weight as rum bottle.. Working on lightening that up right now

Stock pantry that you can't reach to the back of......


New slide out shelf unit..
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Nice job!

I'd like to make each self so it can slide out individually like at home, but will I ever get around to it...?


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A few years ago I had a water leak on the front of the trailer between the aluminum siding and filon. The flex of the trailer separated the two.

I repaired the structure, paneling and replaced the insulation from the inside leaving the outside for later. I finally got around to it with the help of Hemet RV in ordering the aluminum siding and diamond plate. The outcome looks like a new trailer, should had fixed it all at once.

The repair was very easy, the only things I needed was time and to borrow a pneumatic stapler

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CManley wrote:

A few years ago I had a water leak on the front of the trailer between the aluminum siding and filon. The flex of the trailer separated the two.

I repaired the structure, paneling and replaced the insulation from the inside leaving the outside for later. I finally got around to it with the help of Hemet RV in ordering the aluminum siding and diamond plate. The outcome looks like a new trailer, should had fixed it all at once.

The repair was very easy, the only things I needed was time and to borrow a pneumatic stapler

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Hi, what a difference; That looks so much better.


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Very nice job. Congratulations


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CManley wrote:

A few years ago I had a water leak on the front of the trailer between the aluminum siding and filon. The flex of the trailer separated the two.

I repaired the structure, paneling and replaced the insulation from the inside leaving the outside for later. I finally got around to it with the help of Hemet RV in ordering the aluminum siding and diamond plate. The outcome looks like a new trailer, should had fixed it all at once.

The repair was very easy, the only things I needed was time and to borrow a pneumatic stapler...


Heck, that looks better than the original! Good work!


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Have to agree that replacing the filon with siding and the checker plate looks a lot better. Nice job!





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I have often seen questions about what we are using to attach items to the thin walls of our trailers and RV's. I almost never use a screw unless it's going into solid wood. I use a variety of fasteners. I have used peel pop rivets, Tri-bulb pop rivets, plastic "Christmas tree" rivets and the center push plastic rivets. I have used the Christmas tree rivets to plug holes left for any number of reasons..my mistakes. This would be an example how I use the fasteners, my entry level TT has valences with fabric covered vertical sides. They are attached by little "L" brackets and tiny 1/4" screws to the vertical piece and the wall. If the valance is bumped the little screws come out stripped. So I attach the vertical to the "L" bracket with a peel rivet, and the "L" bracket to the wall with a removable plastic rivet. If I ever remove the verticle the hole will be plugged with a "Christmas tree" plastic rivet.

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Just how DO we post pictures to this forum?


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PennyPA wrote:

Just how DO we post pictures to this forum?


Go to www.photobucket.com. This is where you will store your pictures.

Create an account.

Use the online directions to upload your pictures.

Once your pictures are uploaded, if you hover over a picture you want to share, it will pop up a box with four HTML code options. I usually pick the IMG option. Click there and it will say copied.

Come back to the forum. Create a message in whatever fashion (reply, new thead etc...), right click in the message box, and click paste.

Type what you want, then click post message. If you did it right, then you'll see your picture in the thread.

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