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Old 03-23-2013, 04:44 PM   #11
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You never did tell us why you were drilling holes in the first place, under the bed in the floor?
I mounted some aluminum angle strips to the floor to restrain 4 large Rubbermaid totes for storage.
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Old 03-23-2013, 06:28 PM   #12
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I am guessing from your repair description that you don't have the foam insulation sprayed on the floor and over the tanks. Probably a good thing.
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I thought of putting some 3/8 plywood under the bed and cut out where the bolts protrude from underneath. That would give me a smooth surface to slide my plastic containers in from the outside and from the kitchen without hitting those bolt heads. It's on my list.
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Old 03-23-2013, 09:41 PM   #14
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Next time (hopefully never) go to a ski shop and ask to buy a clear P-Tex candle. It's an HDPE wand melted by lighting, then dripping into ski base gouges, scraped smooth with a metal cabinet scraper.

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Old 03-23-2013, 10:08 PM   #15
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Bruce, Thanks for the tip but I don't want to become any better at this! BTW, I got the idea of shaving material from the tank that was going to be repaired from the tank manufacturer in Canada who told me that HDPE has many property differences even from batch to batch so the ultimate welding rod material is taken from the exact same substrate you want to weld to. Fortunately the job was easy and straightforward. Maybe I will do tank repair when I retire...
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Old 03-24-2013, 11:55 AM   #16
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I converted the rear dinette to a permanent bed & removed the table hardware to provide better storage under it. To keep things in place I added a pair of cup hooks at the top & bottom of the front opening & use a cargo net that came with my RAV4. Works great so far...
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Old 03-24-2013, 12:01 PM   #17
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I zap-strap that cargo net thingy to the head rests for the front seats on my RAV4. Makes a barrier to keep the dog off the front seats.
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Old 04-25-2013, 11:38 AM   #18
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How long were the replacement screws? I'd like to put a sliding shelf under bed also. I'm trying to do it cheaper than the heavy duty drawer slides though. I'd like to secure some wooden/plastic tracks for sliding shelves under bed using corner brackets. Is the base maybe 3/4" plywood?

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Old 04-25-2013, 09:22 PM   #19
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How long were the replacement screws? I'd like to put a sliding shelf under bed also. I'm trying to do it cheaper than the heavy duty drawer slides though. I'd like to secure some wooden/plastic tracks for sliding shelves under bed using corner brackets. Is the base maybe 3/4" plywood?

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I believe they were 1/2" long but I would call Escape and ask them also because they know the complete construction specs. I think part of my problem was that I drilled pilot holes first and the drilling started the damage...
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