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Old 05-16-2013, 05:54 PM   #11
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My under sink area has plywood underneath the paneling. The thin paneling under the upper cabinets is double, there is a hollow space between the same paneling inside the cabinet. This allow for wires. I'm sure you can have solid wood behind all the structural walls, but the upper cabinets are not made for heavy items, the lower cabinets are.
Scamps use OSB board in their campers which crumbles when it gets wet, Escape does not use any OSB, all wood. Wood paneling has been made with paper facades for years as solid paneling went out in the 60's due to cost. Scamp Deluxe models has a nice birch solid wood interior, similar to the old time "tin cans" with nice wood interiors.

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Old 05-16-2013, 07:27 PM   #12
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Hi: All... Reace builds a fine line of light weight trailers. To much heavy wood products and the weight starts to add up. I'd rather have a hollow bathroom door and paper faced plywood cabinets and great gas mileage while travelling!!! The cupboard doors are oak framed and oak veneered panels and on the whole are in perfect condition in our 6th. season of use. The vinyl floor has taken a hit from a dropped item, but that's repairable.
Our microwave travels in the pantry and is used in there too. It hasn't fallen through the shelf yet. The wall was reinforced for the TV arm and so it travels on the wall also. Alf
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Old 05-16-2013, 07:39 PM   #13
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My under sink cabinet and the longer coat closet has a single thin piece of panelling across the bottom. I looked underneath and the under sink cabinet has a couple 1x2 stiffeners that don't run the length of the panel. Not my idea of sturdy or durable. I'm reinforcing it because it won't hold up. Upper cabinets? Nope, I don't make a practice of hauling anvils up there.

I took delivery a month or so ago and love the trailer. Just wish there was a little more there there regarding the cabinets.

On another subject, I can't deny my Casita DNA. I've spent a few hours cutting and laying out some tan thin carpet I cut from a hall runner I bought at Home Depot the other day inside many of my cabinets. Adds a nice touch, reduces movement of items, and protects the finish.

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