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Old 01-07-2016, 11:26 PM   #1
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21' under bed drawer specs

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We are scheduled to pick up our new 21 footer on February 22nd.
One of the mods we are looking at is the under bed drawer to take advantage of the extensive storage area available. I've tracked back on the last 10 pages of the "Mods" thread and see some creative solutions to adding either gas cylinders or braces to hold up the plywood and access the space. I've seen a few thumbnails on drawers installed but no details.
I'm concerned about mounting drawer runners with screws and puncturing the tank underneath. Can someone either direct me to the appropriate thread or share the details on a successful installation?
Thanks in advance for your help.
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Old 01-08-2016, 07:06 AM   #2
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I know the fresh tank is under the dinette floor and the black tank is under the bed and visible. The remaining gray tank is either over or in front of the axles, but not sure it it extends to under the bed?
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Old 01-08-2016, 09:58 AM   #3
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Thanks for the quick reply cpaharley2008. Much appreciated. Let's see what other members of the Escape Community have to say. I'll also contact ETI for a plantop view of the 21' so we can see what is underneath. Regards. Jim Tischer
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Jim,

I built my drawer setup as a sub-assembly that drops into the space under the 21 bed and uses the stock door location of access. That made it simple to build; the drawer has to clear the door floor side opening where the water lines are run.

The floor itself is half inch plywood between the fiberglass, the mounting layer of my setup let me use a dozen wood screws to hold it down; fair amount of torque at full 36 inch extension with 250lb slides.

I removed one of the screws from the underbed framing to see how deep into the floor the ETI screws penetrated - but I don't recall what that was!
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Nice work Charlie
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Charlie, thanks for the info. This is a "gotta have" on my 21. Thinking of a smaller drawer for the bed side if I get a door there too and some pull outs. Don't want to commercialize the forum so I'll PM you about these.

I'm Sterlite's #1 customer, it's going to be nice to have drawers instead of stashing plastic bins all over the inside.
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Very nice work Charlie! Thanks for the detail.
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Old 01-08-2016, 01:09 PM   #8
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Thanks from over here, too, Charlie. I'm going to copy your design; I ordered the same slides and found a drawer online as well (mine won't be as elegant -- birch plywood instead of hardwood). Should be a fun project and I won't have to reach back in there any more for "my" clothes tub, which for some reason has become the one stuffed further back, behind DW's.
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I took Charlie's idea and installed a drawer glide I purchased from an online store, I believe Amazon. It actually took two units as the upper portion (not shown) has to extend further under the bed. I based the 3/4 inch screws on the ones I had from the pedestal mount on my 19. They were countersunk just enough so the other half of the glide could pass. I believe I had to shim the glide so it would clear the water lines, I believe 1/4 inch.

Since I wanted shoe storage I mounted two plastic storage boxes on the glide. Mine is a long pull at 36 inches. It extends into the room about 30 inches but still fits a folded lawn chair inserted through the hatch.
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