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Old 01-05-2014, 11:58 AM   #1
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X23B space between Front bunk and the table.

On our X23B there is dead space between the front bunk and the back of the dinette. Part of the front bunk mattress rests on this ledge, and the back seat of the dinette is up against this as well. I cannot access this from the exterior storage compartments.

This seems like a complete waste of space and I can't find any pictures of mods made to this. I know I've seen a mod photo in this forum, but can't find it. Can somebody either show me what they've done or attach a link to these.

How you did this would also be nice to here if you could forward that as well.

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Old 01-05-2014, 12:16 PM   #2
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Check out my signature line, under “General Rebuild”. I have made mine into a linen cabinet. In the process I eliminated the drawer under the dinette.
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Old 01-08-2014, 08:31 AM   #3
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Exactly what i was looking for. Few questions thought.

How did you get the ledge off? I don't want to destroy that top ledge. I wasn't going to redo the dinette seating. So i want to only mess with where you've made the linen cabinet (if i can)...

What is you base for the inside of the cabinet? 1x12 or 1/2x12

It doesn't look, at least from the pictures, that you used hinges. Did you, and i just can't see them? Or does this just rest back on the cabinet?
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I built up the cabinet, similarly to how Jayco does it. It is built up really light. To remove the top panel all you need to do is remove 6 screws, 2 of which are securing the black webbing that holds the front mattress in place during traveling. The other four are securing the white “bug guard” at the bunk hinge. I did not install a hinge on the cover. The DW and I talked about adding a hinge, but did decided not to,a s it could be added later if we chose to. We decided that no hinge is the way to go. In the pictures you will see I there are two strips of 1x1 along the decorative cover board, they hold the cover in place. I did have to modify them a little as I recall as I added a stiffener inside the linen at the center.

I lined the whole cabinet with a thin paneling; it is probably less than an 1/8” thick. The bottom is just a few pieces of 1” x 2” If I recall I brad nailed together, as I do not have a pneumatic stapler, which I would have preferred to have used. The hardest part of the whole project was adding a nailing strip to the front wall. To find the wall structure I pulled the wall paneling way from the curved wall (it was not secured at the bottom) and marked where the plywood ribs where located.

Let me know if you have any more questions.
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Old 01-08-2014, 03:52 PM   #5
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sheehast check out page 14 in this "mods section" see "tlhdoc front hybrid storage". Seems like a lot of people have done it. Since the space also has an outside door I built a shelf , about a foot down from the top. I also saw a "17z front storage mod" with good pics. I used a 4' piano hinge and let the mattress hold the top up when open. I only cut the top board the width of the bunk ie in about a foot on each end. pm me if you want more info. Larry
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sheehast you can also check out " 19h mods to date" on page 17 of the mods section. Larry
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