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Old 09-19-2016, 03:02 PM   #11
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Nice mod for sure. I always brush past my wife's feet as well as making a lot of noise dragging along the walls/foot of the bed. I would consider that mod too except that is counter space on the other side of the wall in our 281BHS.

Next trailer will definitely have that considered. I like the two sided access in the 267
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Old 09-19-2016, 03:07 PM   #12
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Nice mod for sure. I always brush past my wife's feet as well as making a lot of noise dragging along the walls/foot of the bed. I would consider that mod too except that is counter space on the other side of the wall in our 281BHS.

Next trailer will definitely have that considered. I like the two sided access in the 267
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That's exactly how I wish this trailer was set up, and I constantly found myself asking why it wasn't. For the floorplan as it is, it could stand to be about 6" or a foot longer with all of that length going right there between the foot of the bed and the entertainment center.

A small part of me wonders if I could successfully take out or change the "nightstand" on the street side of the camper and make the bed into a King! DW says "no" to that one ... for now ...
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Old 09-26-2016, 01:32 PM   #13
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Update:

We took the trailer out for a short vacation last week (4 nights) and we still LOVE the mod. Two unexpected benefits: 1) Better air flow. We thought that might happen, and we're glad it did. We can actually feel a difference; the area doesn't feel nearly as stuffy as it did before. 2) Better space with the slide in. One of the things we like about this trailer is that it is usable and accessible with the slide in. We can use/access the entire kitchen, the bathroom, and all primary sleeping areas while the slide is in. This will be great for when we're "Wal-Mart-ing" on multi-day trips. Well, with the wall removed, it's even more usable with the slide in.

It really does make a big difference to the "feel" of the trailer, and we're totally happy with the results. DW hung up some Command hooks and some pictures, so it looks much more "natural" to us now.
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Old 09-27-2016, 06:27 PM   #14
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I'm truly impressed with your mod. There are so many true craftsmen (and women) on this forum.
This is coming from the guy who gets the shakes when thinking about making a hole to hang a picture.
Keep up the good times!
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Old 09-27-2016, 08:08 PM   #15
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Wow, nice mod. I was nervous as hell when I drilled a 1 7/8" hole in the back of our camper to install an auxiliary 20 amp power source. To remove a wall, now that takes some kahoneys. Nice job.
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Old 09-28-2016, 06:50 AM   #16
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I was wondering if the remaining wall could be moved to the center of the bed? then both sides could exit the bed without disturbing either party.

And,in addition, a 80 inch standard size queen mattress could be used.
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I was wondering if the remaining wall could be moved to the center of the bed? then both sides could exit the bed without disturbing either party.

And,in addition, a 80 inch standard size queen mattress could be used.
I have had the same thought numerous times, but I just don't think I could do it. There are A LOT of wires coming into that little space: COAX, speaker wire, power wires, AC wires. It's probably the 3rd most wired spot in the trailer (behind the breaker panel and the "control center"). That alone would give me serious pause on a project like that. And I think the "damage" would be much more significant, thus requiring MUCH more repair work.

There are probably guys out there who could do it, but I'm certainly not one of them!

Thanks for all the kudos! I'm really no craftsman at all. I looked VERY closely at all of what was involved before I attempted this, and got some guidance and encouragement from a guy (here on this forum) I would consider a "master craftsman". Really, once you kind of know how these things are put together, you can figure this stuff out. I was also prepared to abandon the project at any time if I came across something I couldn't reconcile. Once I was prepared for that, I just grabbed my screw gun and started backing out screws and figuring things out as I went. The only surprise was that the wall was stapled into the entertainment center; I would have used screws there (but the staples actually made it easier to remove even if they caused a couple unintended scratches).

Bottom line: the trailer is mine, and it's no longer under warranty, so the risk was minimal, and to our mind it was worth it to try. Also, I was VERY careful to remove the wall in such a manner that it could be replaced if we didn't like the results. I used the proper bit to remove all the screws (so they didn't get stripped out) and used a very gentle hand when removing stapled pieces. Once I got into it, I knew I could put it back if I needed to, and better than it was installed originally. Jayco used staples where I would have used screws in many places. In fact, all told, I think we stripped out one screw head on removal, and that was because DW wasn't familiar with how my impact driver worked.

Assuming I keep all the parts (for now they're in a pile in my garage), I could put it back together with my screw gun and a pneumatic finish nailer in short order if I ever wanted to.
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