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Old 04-10-2016, 11:18 PM   #1
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Thumbs up FIREBUGMAN's Mods to 2016 16XRB (Bathroom Storage, Bench Addition, Etc.)

We've had out new TT for 8 days. 2 mods done already.

Bathroom Storage

I just finished this insert for the shower in our new 16XRB.
Sterilite Wide 3-Drawer Cart, some MDF, 2 plastic socket flanges, pipe clamps and PVC pipe. Bottom drawer left out and the space will be used for shoe storage.

Shirts on the bar, shorts or pants on the top, my socks and stuff in the top drawer, wife's socks in the second drawer and shoes and flip-flops on the bottom. The MDF is the decking which fits inside the rim of the shower pan.
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Old 04-10-2016, 11:57 PM   #2
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Second Mod

Additional Sleeping Area

Even before we brought the TT home, my wife was trying to figure out how to increase the sleeping area. Here's what we came up with and it wouldn't be too hard for Jayco to improve on...

Supplies - 1/2" plywood, "piano" hinges, PVC pipe and 3 more plastic socket flanges.

When in the "storage" position, the bed addition is underneath the storage lid with the flanges facing down. We flip the unit over (so the flanges are topside), fold over the bed addition and install the legs. The flanges used for the feet stay attached to the legs.

Arrange the cushions as desired. There is enough room for 2 and the perfect solution for a quick overnighter if you don't want to fold down the ends or if the weather is crappy. Or, if you need to increase your occupancy!!

Design was fairly simple but it took some trial and error and dry fitting to get it perfect. My wife was very happy with the result and I think the total cost was less than $50.
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Old 04-11-2016, 12:08 AM   #3
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The second picture should have been the first one above. It shows the lid with the cushions removed, before flipping it over into the "ready" position.
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Old 04-15-2016, 11:30 AM   #4
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Thats a pretty neat idea for more sleeping space. I would sugggest adding one sided foam tape or something like it to the face of the flange to prevent scuffs and movement on the floor.
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Old 04-17-2016, 08:29 PM   #5
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For the bottoms of the feet/flanges, we purchased three of those rubber "jar opener" thingies from the Dollar Store.
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Old 04-20-2016, 08:58 AM   #6
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OK, the bathroom mod seems like a good idea, but are you planning on ever using the shower? I love the shower in our 16xrb, but I would also like more clothing storage. Will you be sliding this mod out each time you use the shower?
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Old 04-20-2016, 09:32 AM   #7
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Hey Bonnie,
Currently, we have no plans on using the shower, especially me since I am 6'1" and barely fit in the shower.
I stored the shower hose under the sink and the unit could probably be disassembled in about 15 minutes if need be.
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Old 04-20-2016, 06:07 PM   #8
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Sink Cover

Disassembled TV tray from Walmart, four rubber feet and some washers for leveling.
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Sink Cover Top

Here's the top...
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Old 04-21-2016, 11:37 PM   #10
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Bathroom Backsplash

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