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Brownie 04-06-2014 10:15 PM

My Mods to Date
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I've been busy over the last several days/weeks "personalizing" the Eagle. Finished up several yesterday, and wanted to post some pics. First, I installed a door knob bumper on the hallway wall, so the bathroom door knob doesn't much it up. (I can't imagine why Jayco doesn't do this at the factory.) Next, I added some coat/hat/leash hooks under the "Command Center" at the end of the cabinet over the dinette; then, I added a pet protector, a pillow (which I made myself) and an afghan (which my niece made for me) to the sofa; added a 3" memory-foam mattress topper, heated mattress pad, sheets, etc. and some pillows to the bed. I made the center pillow, as well. The pillow on the right is not my dog, but looks just like him. I was given to me by a friend. Then, I inserted a wine rack into the cubby hole above the radio/cd/dvd player; made and installed "Nesting Racks" out of 1/4" plywood, rubber shelf liner, dowel rods, and Plasti-Dip" to keep the dishes, glasses, pots & pans, and small appliances from banging together during travel.

(Out of attachment space. See next post for more mods & pics.)

Livinglife2 04-06-2014 10:19 PM

Looking good :Beerchug:

Brownie 04-06-2014 10:27 PM

More Mods & Pics
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Finally, I removed the adjustable shelves from the pantry, and installed roll-out trays - which I also made. Because the trays and glides have to be able to fit through the door opening, I ended up loosing about 4" of pantry width. But, I gained access to the full depth of the pantry. Since mine is only 15" wide, reaching the stuff in the pack and pulling it out was a real pain. Will be so much easier to get things in the back with the roll-outs. I had to remove the lambrequin from above the outside door, because the pantry door wouldn't open 90 degrees with it in place. No biggie. Never could see much sense in them, anyway. I also mounted a swivel-arm T.V. mount in the bedroom, but didn't take a picture of that. I want to insulate the under bed and front pass-through storage areas, as others have done. Already have the foam board, just need to get 'er done.

havnfun 04-06-2014 10:29 PM

Real nice work! Especially liked the dowels for dishes and the wine rack. Did you make the wine rack or find oer that just fit? And how are the dowels attached to the shelf floor?

Jmooney 04-06-2014 10:29 PM

Really like the nesting racks. Nice job

Rustic Eagle 04-06-2014 10:34 PM

I like the "Nesting Rack" idea :lightbulb:


Brownie 04-06-2014 10:42 PM

Thanks, everyone for the kind words. I actually already had the wine rack. It was a lucky happenstance that is fit. The dowel rods (coated with "Plasti-Dip" for a little extra cushion) are attached to the plywood by pre-drilling both the plywood and the dowels, then screwing up through the under side of the plywood, into the bottom of the dowel. The shelf liner is sort of "sandwiched" between the dowels and the plywood. Since I have C.R.S. and Can't Remember S***, I labeled each "nest" with a magic marker, to remind me what goes there. I also thought it would be a good idea to place a scrap of the rubber shelf liner between each dish, bowl, and pot/pan . . . just for a little extra protection.

Happy Camping!:)

Tunce the traveler 04-06-2014 11:09 PM

Love all your work, your my kind of guy. It gets on my wife's nerves sometimes because I just sit back and look at everything and think ( how can I improve that space). She'll say" just don't look at it and enjoy your vacation" but doesn't understand I AM enjoying my vacation, this is what I like to do.

Brownie 04-07-2014 07:07 AM

Brownie's Mods
Forgot to mention a couple of things about the "Nesting Racks":
The dishes are in the cabinet above the sink, which has three doors with styles in between. I cut the plywood into 3 pieces, then fit them together inside the cabinet to form the base. Big problem - there's a permanently-mounted shelf in that cabinet which prevented me from getting the racks in with the dowels installed. It was also too low for my highball and wine glasses to fit. I determined that the shelf was pin nailed to the supports, which were screwed into the cabinet side walls and the back wall of the trailer. So, I removed the screws and raised the shelf. But the microwave cord and the outlet for it (in the left side of the cabinet) prevented me from raising it enough for everything to fit. So, I removed the outlet, cut the hole taller, slid the outlet up, scabbed in a piece to support the bottom of it, retightened the "old work wings", pulled the microwave cord through below the outlet, and was then able to raise the shelf (about 3") and reattach it - using the original screws. Ta-da! Room for everything, including getting the glasses in and out.

As Dr. McCoy said in the Star Trek episode about the Horta, "By God, Jim, sometimes I think I could cure a rainy day"!::woohoo::

The Happy Campers 04-13-2014 11:38 PM

Nice looking mods. Thanks for sharing.

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