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Old 09-23-2017, 11:08 AM   #1
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kitchen counter top extension installation

Last year when I got my 21'Classic, I got a counter extension but didn't have it installed. I'm wanting to install it at the end of the sink cabinet extending outward toward the door. I would love to see some pics of the installations on your Escapes if you can help. Especially views of the brackets. Thanks in advance.
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Old 09-23-2017, 02:15 PM   #2
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Thanks anyway. Got it done without any problems.
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Old 09-23-2017, 03:01 PM   #3
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I find the stock way of mounting the flip up table with the long side out to be obtrusive in using the door thus I reversed mine to have the long side toward the door for ease of use while extended.
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Old 09-23-2017, 03:16 PM   #4
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Sorry tiranizar, I was on the road. But, glad to see you got it done. Yay!


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Thanks guys. I tried it the way CPAharley did, but it was too long. I can exit the camper without any problems with the extension up. Have to watch any weight gain though. Might be a different story then. All's good that ends good.
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Thanks guys. I tried it the way CPAharley did, but it was too long. I can exit the camper without any problems with the extension up. Have to watch any weight gain though. Might be a different story then. All's good that ends good.
I'm confused, mine is rectangle shaped and I mounted the short side toward the front and the long side toward the door, it is at least 2-3" shorter than the factory way.
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Old 09-23-2017, 08:25 PM   #7
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I'm confused, mine is rectangle shaped and I mounted the short side toward the front and the long side toward the door, it is at least 2-3" shorter than the factory way.
That's how my 2014 factory installed one is.
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Old 09-24-2017, 10:28 AM   #8
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Perhaps I didn't explain it clearly. The table is 11x18; I had planned to install it on the frig. wall but decided otherwise after installing the Lagun table. Maybe the pics will help with the explanation.
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Old 09-24-2017, 11:17 AM   #9
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Yes and if you take it off the brackets and turn it 90 degrees or flip it the other way, you only lose 11" clearance vs 18" going out the door. Does this make sense now?
Mine is more like 12x16 so my difference is only 4" whereas yours would be closer to 7" gain
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I understand fully cpaharley; however, it will be sticking out 3" past the counter into the aisle. This will be just enough to bump my hip on when going between the end of the bed on the way to the bathroom. That's why I installed it this way. Oh, almost forgot; I really like the shelves on the end of the counter. Very nice.
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I understand fully cpaharley; however, it will be sticking out 3" past the counter into the aisle. This will be just enough to bump my hip on when going between the end of the bed on the way to the bathroom. That's why I installed it this way.
I understand now, you have the classic style set up and if you turned it sideways, put it flush to the door, it is wider than your countertop and protrudes into the middle aisle, gotcha. Just trying to seek out more space for you. Mine, as you can see is no where near 18" in either direction, thus no issue with my clearance.
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OK. Hopefully, we are all clear on our clearance. Thanks cpaharley; I appreciate your help.
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Yes and if you take it off the brackets and turn it 90 degrees or flip it the other way, you only lose 11" clearance vs 18" going out the door. Does this make sense now?
Mine is more like 12x16 so my difference is only 4" whereas yours would be closer to 7" gain
I have a 2017 5.0. I had an extension installed in the dinette, but removed it as it did not meet our needs. I want to install it at the sink near the door. What\how would you recommend attaching the brackets. Among other things: I only found two “post” at either end; and it appears that I will need to notch the molding for the brackets.

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Is a 2017 New Body style, or Classic?
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Old 01-20-2019, 07:34 AM   #15
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That would be the 2nd G model and rather than notch the counter top. I believe Escape attaches a thin piece of woods a spacer to bring the brackets out or you can remove the top of the shelf and slid it out an inch on the brackets for the needed clearance. You want it flush with the existing counter, correct?
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I believe it is what you call the new body. I purchased it in July of 2017. I have (tried and failed to) post a picture on my profile i will try again later.

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Jim,

Yes I do want it flush; and I like the shim approach better as it provides alternatives if I have a failure. This is needless to say very helpful.

Do you have any insight into where to attach the brackets to the counter and do you have a suggestion to reinforce the attachment point. I have tapped and run a stud finder and I can only find two possible points at either end of the cabinet. The "wall" of the cabinet appears to be hollow. I also note that the switch for the outside light is placed near the back of the cabinet and there is just enough space to fit the bracket. I do have some choices on orientating the extension, which is 11x18.
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Old 01-21-2019, 12:02 PM   #18
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You can always mount a backer plate inside the lower kitchen cabinet for reinforcement.
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If it helps, this is from my 2014 which may r may not be the same. No idea where studding is.
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It appears that the trim was removed and cut outs for the hangers....to keep it flush. You can also drop it down below the counter
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