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Old 06-13-2020, 11:02 AM   #1
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Counter extension 17b relocation?

I took mine off in the 15A because I use the dinette as a bed, and the mattress is in the way of opening it. So was wondering if anyone has located it somewhere else and if so where?
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Old 06-13-2020, 04:27 PM   #2
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I took mine off in the 15A because I use the dinette as a bed, and the mattress is in the way of opening it. So was wondering if anyone has located it somewhere else and if so where?
I put one on the side of the wardrobe away from the bed - next to door (same height) to extend that counter space. I asked ETI not to add the one affixed to the sink wall at the back but am now thinking that I may go ahead and add it to that wall at my U-shaped dinette. My permanent bed's up front.
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Old 06-13-2020, 05:29 PM   #3
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Yeah, makes more sense in the dinette by the cooking counter- but that's the bed in the 17b.
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Yeah, makes more sense in the dinette by the cooking counter- but that's the bed in the 17b.
I love having the additional counter attached to the wardrobe but didn't like the idea of the counter (flat or folded) poking into me while sitting at my U-shaped dinette area. Having lived with the 17B since mid-October, I'm now thinking that I can use the extra counter space for food prep, because I've discovered that I actually prefer sitting in the corner at the other end (nearer the spare tire). A couple more months of travel/camping time will decide the matter for me - as it likely will for you. Living with a thing is different from imagining it. Whatever the case, I'm glad for all of the options ETI offers, as we all use our trailers differently. Best wishes with your build!
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I sleep with my head on the passenger side ( can reach the thermostat from under the covers ) and my feet under the counter extension. Extension is always up.
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Old 06-13-2020, 05:55 PM   #6
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I'd just tell them to leave it off but if I could think of a good place I'd have it installed.
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Old 06-13-2020, 06:28 PM   #7
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I'd just tell them to leave it off but if I could think of a good place I'd have it installed.
If you can't decide, do what I did and ask them not to install the extension but to simply toss it and the needed hardware into the trailer. You can decide where you want it later. Not that there are that many options in a 17B! That said, I seem to remember that someone on the forum repurposed the extension- but I can't now remember to what use.
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Old 06-13-2020, 06:45 PM   #8
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I took mine off the 15A and initially made a shorter one that would clear the bed but ended up taking that off, too. But there adding it to the opposite counter would be useful (to the right of the stove) if you cooked in the trailer much. (I don't.) Still might do that, though. But the counter in the 17b has only one end.
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But the counter in the 17b has only one end.

Which is why you need it. Can use the top of the wardrobe for prep as well.
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We asked ETI not to install the counter extension because my wife didn't want it there. We ended up putting it on the wardrobe counter away from the bed. That works perfect for us because that's where we do most of our food prep. And even when it's extended it's no problem getting in and out of the trailer.
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Old 06-13-2020, 07:31 PM   #11
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We asked ETI not to install the counter extension because my wife didn't want it there. We ended up putting it on the wardrobe counter away from the bed. That works perfect for us because that's where we do most of our food prep. And even when it's extended it's no problem getting in and out of the trailer.
That might work for me. And if I don't use it there it isn't in the way.
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