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Old 01-21-2016, 05:05 PM   #11
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Well now I think I will eliminate the foam and microwave. Laura, does the cabinet come standard with a door if one passes on the microwave or is having a door there an up charge?
I have also decided (after seeing the shipping costs) to go with a standard sink unless we make it up to the factory before our trip to pick up our camper. After adding up the cost for all of the stooge tables we want and the smaller dinning table I think I am going to make my own or pay the guy that bought our cabinet shop to make them for me. I need to find out what brand and size hardware they use for the stooge tables. I also think I want to reinforce some walls but am not sure how many and where. I know I want the one between the bed and bath done. Any suggestions?
Yes, the cabinet door is standard if you're not getting a microwave. Sarah did not add any cost to the build sheet for that when she removed the microwave.

We're getting the walls at the ends of the dinette reinforced for the flip up counters, so if you add your own, you'll want to reinforce that wall. Plus, you'll be able to install something on the other side, over the stove, if you want (with screws, that is).

We're also getting the wall reinforced between the bed and the bathroom.

Some years ago my husband cut down a shelf from Ikea that fits inside the Billy bookcases (of which I have multiples of - Love Ikea!). He installed some hardware and attached it to the wall so I could have a place to put my drink and such when reading on the daybed as there wasn't room to put a small table next to it. It hinges up and down and stays closed with an eye bolt. I imagine your friend can do something similar. I know Dirk could do the same for our trailer, but he's not really thrilled with projects like that and only does them under duress. So, for us, it's easier to pay ETI to make them for us, plus the tops will match our countertop.

But, yeah, they do add up, don't they?

That's been another factor in deciding our options. Do we want to do the work ourselves or is it worth the money to pay ETI to do it? Most of the time the answer has been "add it to the build sheet". I know lots of folks love doing stuff like that, but we're not one of 'em.
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Old 01-21-2016, 07:00 PM   #12
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Hi Bob, we are going with the two burner stove as I usually cook outside weather permitting. I want the counter extensions to the left of the sink, on the ends of the dinette and the end of the drawer stack. Thanks for the Horst probe reminder. I had forgotten to add them.

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Hi Bob, we are going with the two burner stove as I usually cook outside weather permitting. I want the counter extensions to the left of the sink, on the ends of the dinette and the end of the drawer stack. Thanks for the Horst probe reminder. I had forgotten to add them.

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Unfortunately, I forgot them too!!! That's why I remember them now.
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We did not reinforce walls at dinette for counter extensions and neither did most people as far as I know.
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But, who installed your counter extensions? If ETI was doing it, they would likely reinforce the wall as part of the install. If you decide to do it yourself later, they wouldn't be reinforced unless you specify, would they?
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Old 01-21-2016, 08:10 PM   #16
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We did not reinforce walls at dinette for counter extensions and neither did most people as far as I know.
I've seen posts from other folks that said you need to have reinforced walls to add the extensions.
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The wall board is what, 1/8 of an inch thick? Might get away with toggle bolts.
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The wall board is what, 1/8 of an inch thick? Might get away with toggle bolts.
But, you could only use the extensions if you drink lite beer.
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But, you could only use the extensions if you drink lite beer.
I don't think lite "beer" should be able to use the word beer in its name. Should be sued for false advertising.

After this totally off topic post - we now return you to your regularly scheduled programming.
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I've seen posts from other folks that said you need to have reinforced walls to add the extensions.
Obviously not correct unless they just changed it. I believe that that was their idea of what they thought they needed. We did not order but one reinforced wall and it was not at the dinette where we have two counter extensions.

People have also put magazine racks and other such things on walls that were not reinforced with no problem in many years. We were told that we could mount the TV arm on an unreinforced dinette wall as long as we mounted it at the edge.
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