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Old 08-10-2014, 02:06 PM   #11
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I don't understand why Jayco is stapling these panels in place.
Because 2 staples cost less than 2 screws and the neanderthals that built your camper can put them in faster.
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Old 08-10-2014, 02:44 PM   #12
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Because 2 staples cost less than 2 screws and the neanderthals that built your camper can put them in faster.
Well, I agree that the staples cost less. However, I doubt they save much time with the staples. They drive in the screws without pilot holes and it's probably an automatic feed driver. Three or four screws will hold as well as 6 staples. I just tore out the one under sink panel. Pulled out the 6 staples and used 4 screws to put it back in. Now to get up the courage to pop off the shower connection cover on the bedroom wall.

I can see the cost savings issue if no maintenance is expected, but to do it to cover the water pump is nuts.

When we were looking at White Hawks, we looked at the 24RBS, although we already knew that we wanted the 24RKS. To get access to the water pump and winterizing hose requires removing 4 kitchen drawers and even then it would not be easy. The 24RKS is much better with the pump under the dinette seat. It even has a hinged lift up latching cover. Very nice, even though a removable piece of plywood would do. They spent way more money on that fancy cover than they could ever save with staples. I like the cover though.
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Old 08-10-2014, 06:31 PM   #13
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Yes, the stapling seems odd, but there are several places in the trailer that have stapled plywood blocking access to whatever is behind it. I'll turn the pump on and listen more closely; hopefully this will lead me to it.
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My Bungalow has the panel stapled in under the sink hiding the water drain valves.
A Sawzall too care of that barrier. Did not need the panel anyway.
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Removing and/or relocating those plywood panels can net you some considerable increases in storage space too!
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J Steel Sofa problem

From the seated position, start to lay it down but stop when it is in a "V" position. At that point the front bezel should freely lift to access the storage underneath.

It isn't a super convenient storage, but there is a lot of room. We always kept bulky items we wanted to have, but need to access frequently. Excess paper towels, TP, Napkins etc. we also we store extra cases of drinks there if we were on a long trip.
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Thanks for the tip. Any idea if the bed can come off. It's really tight to get access to the water pump to winterize if I can only access by pulling up one of the bottom panels. Thanks
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It's hard to get to the screws to take the bed off.
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Unfortunate they placed the water pump under this sofa, not easy to access to winterize.
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Our old Prowler tt had the same problem. I just learned to live with it. It was such a pain that I just poured the antifreeze into the holding tank to winterize it.
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