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Old 08-25-2016, 01:23 PM   #1
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Cabinet removed in 2017 style 21'

Just got an email from Krista that they removed the small cabinet to the right of the frig in the new 2017 style 21 footers. They felt it was too high, too small and too hard to use, so they removed it.

Note in the photos that the door under the frig opens sideways instead of flipping down. I don't know if the owner asked for this or if this is standard. I've emailed to find out about that, as well as if any of the cabinets changed in size. I'll post what I find out.

So, anyone need a set of hinges for that small cabinet that will enable the door to stay open? I already purchased them, but it looks like I won't need them now. Heck if I remember what I paid for 'em (not much).
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Old 08-25-2016, 01:31 PM   #2
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I wonder if the replacement space goes as high as the old style? I kept a lot of stuff up there. As far as the bottom doors, they always swung open, did not flip down.
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Old 08-25-2016, 02:29 PM   #3
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From the picture, it looks like the microwave has been moved up as well as the clothes cabinet. Does that mean that the extra space is now at the bottom of the clothes cabinet?
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Old 08-25-2016, 02:59 PM   #4
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From Krista:

"The cabinet door does open sideways now, instead of down.
The wardrobe did get a bit bigger. "




Remember in photos I posted earlier about the new 21, the door did open downward and there was a bit of a discussion about that. Guess they went back to the other way, of opening sideways.


Here's a reminder photo of that cabinet:
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Old 08-25-2016, 05:09 PM   #5
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I wonder if the replacement space goes as high as the old style? I kept a lot of stuff up there.
I really liked that little high storage spot; it's quite deep and all our board games fit really well - plus space for small baskets holding smaller stuff like packs of cards and smaller entertainment items.
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Old 08-26-2016, 01:38 AM   #6
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It's where I store rolls of aluminum foil and boxes of zip-loc bags; plus we have a rather large, aluminum bread bowl (that we use for a wash basin) that fits perfectly. (We never had a good place to stash it in our Casita.)

Having the extra space in the wardrobe closet would also be nice, as ours is just barely tall enough for the shirts we hang in it. Not sure I'd like it if it meant the mickeywave is mounted even higher up, but every trailer design is a set of compromises, no?
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I'm pretty bummed about losing that cabinet, the more I think about it. I don't know what I would have stashed up there (since I've never stashed stuff in travel trailers before), but I know something would have gone in there that will now go elsewhere.

I find it rather odd that they're taking it away. It seems like RV makers (from articles I read) are trying to figure out ways to get MORE storage in trailers, not LESS.

Okay, maybe it's a problem for the height challenged (), but I'm not one of them. I also think the cabinets now look rather "odd" since there's a different size gap between the remaining cabinets. Before they were much more closely and evenly spaced. If I had a microwave in that one cabinet, it'll be a bit trickier to use since it's a bit higher. Which could be a problem for the height challenged.

I think it's more they just don't want to spend the time putting that high cabinet in and they figure this will save them some money. Less money for not using the cabinet door and less money/time for putting the cabinet in there.
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Laura, you'll have tons of storage. I wouldn't give it a second thought.

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You really are not losing storage, you have the same amount except now it is only accessible via one entry vs two. Perhaps Escape read the posts about the cabinet lid not staying open? Who knows but either way the space is still there.
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That's right. It's looking still like the same storage space as before. Just one door less to open. Now one of our resident engineers might design a mini-shelf elevator for that spot.
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