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Old 05-08-2016, 08:04 AM   #11
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Since we purchased CPAHarley's 2014 21 foot Escape a month ago we have renamed her and added a few personal touches.

Since we don't do hang-up clothes he converted the closet space to roll-out shelving. I love it. There is enough space to eliminate one tote each of the 4 we carried under the bed in our Li'l Scamp. Now we will have one each with cold weather clothing that will live in the storage hatch under the bed.

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Love the mods!

Quick question. Do you have any concerns about the drawers being stable during the rough and tumble rides that can be found on almost any trip? We are considering the exact same setup but I've been wondering if the sides of the cupboard can adequately support the drawers and their contents.

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Old 05-08-2016, 08:22 AM   #12
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Great mods! Really appreciate you taking the time to share them.
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Old 05-08-2016, 08:51 AM   #13
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Where did you get the roll out drawers? I would like to purchase some too.
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The door should be enough to keep the shelves from sliding out during travel. If we find the drawers sliding out during our travels we can add a simple bungee to hold them in place
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Old 05-08-2016, 08:57 AM   #15
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We found them at our local Lowes they are 17 1/2" wide and 22" deep.
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Where did you get the roll out drawers? I would like to purchase some too.
To add a little detail to Craig's answer about the roll-outs....they are in the section that has stuff for kitchen storage and such and come in a variety of sizes. They are very good quality and I love that they are open shelving for air circulation.

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Love the mods!

Quick question. Do you have any concerns about the drawers being stable during the rough and tumble rides that can be found on almost any trip? We are considering the exact same setup but I've been wondering if the sides of the cupboard can adequately support the drawers and their contents.

Happy trails!
It looks like there are 2 vertical 2x2" supports installed on the side to support the slide hardware
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Old 05-08-2016, 11:58 AM   #18
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Yes, but the setup on the left side is 1 1/2" and the one on the right is 2 1/4" using these measurements allowed the shelves to be centered to the opening. At the top they have a 3/4x3/4 notch and at the bottom a 1/4x3/4" notch to allow foe cabinet structure. At the top they screw into the horizontal support and at the bottom simple 1"X1"ell's to keep the bottom in place. The bottom slide needed to be kept up about 1/4" to bypass the face frame.
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Old 05-08-2016, 12:11 PM   #19
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I am wondering about better utilization of the spaces under the seats at the dinette. Right now we are limited to taking off the cushions to raise the hatches to use those spaces.
I dislike that set-up also. On boats that I've built I avoided that situation by covering the wood with the foam and fabric. Lifting the seat opens the area in one step, not two.

When our upholstery shows signs of needing replacement that's what I'll do.

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