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Posted: 03/09/15 01:13pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I'm not a carpenter, by any means but, with a jigsaw and a screwdriver. I was able to convert this into usable space in my Sprinter. (I use the one cup Melitta coffee system for my caffeine requirements.

Coffeemaker insert above refrigerator:
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Wiring behind the insert:
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Dry fit:
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I added aluminium brackets to each side wall and installed a shelf [image]

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and a cabinet door with magnetic closure. I use this cabinet for easy access to dishes and pans.

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There seems to be a lot of faith put into the Command Strips adhesive. We hung a privacy curtain from three Command Strip Hooks on a wood surface in our Roadtrek. The curtain is not heavy. About mid-way through the first summer, with the heat that builds up inside the van during the day, the hooks fell off one by one. I tried three times replacing the hooks with new Command Strips. After the third try with all of the hooks, I put a screw into each hook to keep it from falling down any longer. Your results may vary - but don't put anything breakable up with one.


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Very good advice. At high temps, as documented by Command Hooks, they will fall down. But when it's right, they are wonderful products. I use them first, then move to alternatives if they fail, just like "1775" stated.

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Posted: 06/07/15 08:28pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Command OUTDOOR hooks are rated for up to 125 degrees F. The only time when I have had a problem with them not staying put was when I didn't do a good job prepping the surface or when I was trying to get them to stick on a "not recommended" surface.

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After 20 years with our PW, every year I'm still making tiny changes that make life easier.

This year I bought an open plastic box about 8x6x6" from the Dollar Store. It fits in the little cupboard above the microwave where I store the plates, coffee mugs and a few little things. The box holds our 2 stemless glass wine glasses and 2 other bigger glasses that are kept in those old purple Crown Royal bags. No more worrying about them rolling around the cupboard. The cupboard has a terry towel on the bottom to help cushion movement. I have some space at the back of that cupboard for a longer box to hold the little things. Maybe by next year I'll found that.

I found our daily maps and tourist info were ending up on the floor between the two front seats. For 50 cents I picked up a small cotton shopping bag that can hook over the arm of the passenger seat.

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A bit late on the pick-up for this thread.
hobbssb: where did you find the slide-out mesh drawer units? Been looking all over for such for our B. Hopefully the dimensions will work for us.


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We got the mesh drawers at Bed, Bath and Beyond. They were rather annoying to install in that little space, but they really meet our needs since they provided easy access to the back of a deep shelf. Hope they work for you, too!

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