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Old 07-24-2018, 12:24 PM   #1
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Minor cabinet change coming to 5.0TA

When we placed our order this morning and I was talking with Linda I mentioned that there was one cabinet customization I wanted to ask about. We want to maximize interior storage space, so I wanted to delete the exterior hatch next to the door, move the fire extinguisher over to the base of the kitchen cabinet at the doorway, and put a big cabinet door from the floor up to the shelf in that cabinet next to the steps, turning that whole space into interior storage. She told me that they are making a change in December and that will be the new standard arrangement going forward...saves me a customization request!

Still waiting for them to offer a standard, easy to access cat litter box compartment
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Yay for you! I'm glad they're realizing that's such a wasted space there and they're doing something about it. I know many owners had some customization done to that cabinet.



At the rally this past weekend in Bandon, I viewed a 5.0TA where the owner (Steve) had customized that cabinet. He's a retired carpenter and did a very nice job on adding in a small drawer as well as a larger one with a pull out laundry bin. It was very impressive.
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David, did they mention the possibility of adding a shelf in that cabinet as well?
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David, did they mention the possibility of adding a shelf in that cabinet as well?
They didn't mention that specifically, but it will be a fairly tall cabinet so I would think a shelf would be welcome in their. And if it doesn't come with one I will be asking them to add one - will let you know what I find out.
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David, did they mention the possibility of adding a shelf in that cabinet as well?
I just heard from Escape and at least for now they are not offering the option of a shelf in that new cabinet. Probably not too difficult to add one or more yourself....I will certainly need some kind of little project to work on!
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I just heard from Escape and at least for now they are not offering the option of a shelf in that new cabinet. Probably not too difficult to add one or more yourself....I will certainly need some kind of little project to work on!

Or litter box storage?
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David - Is it your understanding that ETI is completely eliminating that exterior hatch and not just lowering it? I know some of us had ETI lower the exterior hatch and add an interior door.
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David - Is it your understanding that ETI is completely eliminating that exterior hatch and not just lowering it? I know some of us had ETI lower the exterior hatch and add an interior door.
My understanding is that they are eliminating the exterior hatch and making the whole space an interior cabinet.
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My understanding is that they are eliminating the exterior hatch and making the whole space an interior cabinet.
Thanks. I already have my smaller exterior space mentally filled so its probably good we will still have it on our 2018.
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Would it work to have two doors on that space with the interior divided into two separated spaces. The bottom one w a flap in the door for a litter box and the top a regular door.

Also, don’t know the dimensions of the cabinet, but I put elfa drawers in the wardrobe in my 17a and it is fantastic! They come in several heights, widths, and depths.
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