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Old 02-13-2016, 02:28 AM   #1
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I made two minor modifications to our 19 over the last week or so. Though you might like to see.

We had a towel rod that mounted on a kitchen cabinet door, like this from Amazon.


But I kept leaning into it and bending it. So I decided to make a new one, like this.




The second project was to keep the electrical panel door closed. We keep hitting it with our heels popping it open. In the following picture you can see a small screw that holds it closed. Now it needs a tool to open, but that'll be better than it coming open on its own.


The screw threads into a stand-off mounted inside the door assembly.


My wife Denise is working on blackout curtains for the bedroom windows before our next trip to Arizona. Hope to find some blinding bright sun there.

Happy Trails.
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Old 02-13-2016, 02:36 AM   #2
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Don't know what it is called, but there is a kind of swivel closure that moves around to shut something, that could be used, so no tool needed. Or maybe two pieces of Velcro would also work.

The towel rack looks nice!
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I used the swivel, it is a screen door tab. works like it should. The towel rack I used the first type pictured, on the inside of the cabinet.Here is the link
http://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B...r_1_13&sr=8-13
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I like your fuse panel ideas better than mine: tape.
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Old 02-21-2016, 10:27 AM   #5
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I got a pack of these from Home Depot after seeing this on the forum. No more irritation! ETI would make a lot of people happier by making this standard.
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Something to hand out at the Osoyoos Rally, part of your schwag.....
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I too celebrate my birthday with Pineapple Upside-down Cake. You are a true gourmand! Happy Birthday!
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Old 02-21-2016, 11:47 AM   #8
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Amazon has brown ones too: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00H3LT9S8..._5LEYwbEJB9TPZ

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Old 02-23-2016, 01:00 AM   #9
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My first thought was to use a swivel as pictured above, though I figured I'd have to fabricate one. Not sure why I went with the post and screw, but it does stick out a little less. My wife's initial thought was velcro.

Any of these should be better than the stock, fall down at the smallest tap, door.

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Then there is the low tech approach - mine is held closed with a piece of gaffer's tape...
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