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New LHS internal storage cabinet

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Topic: New LHS internal storage cabinet
Posted By: Kingskerswell
Subject: New LHS internal storage cabinet
Date Posted: 05 Dec 2018 at 12:58am
New internal storage cabinet project started for our R177.  Cabinet located LH Sidewall over foot of bed (rear of slide).   This is work in progress so cabinet skeleton structure only shown at this stage.  Two hinged doors are envisaged, one at front will not be accessible with slide out.  Hence, need for second door on RHS cabinet.  Updates will follow, see pictures. uploads/5689/IMG_0645.jpg" rel="nofollow - uploads/5689/IMG_0645.jpg ,  uploads/5689/IMG_0643.jpg" rel="nofollow - uploads/5689/IMG_0643.jpg ,  uploads/5689/IMG_0644.jpg" rel="nofollow - uploads/5689/IMG_0644.jpg

Posted By: furpod
Date Posted: 05 Dec 2018 at 8:27am
Looks good. Your skills will serve you well as a Pod owner. Customizing and making it better is part of the ownership experience for many..

Mark, Susie, Micah, and The Maggie.
'11 RP177(sold) '17 Lance 2295" rel="nofollow - FurPodsMods
'17 Ford F250 CCSB

Posted By: Marwayne
Date Posted: 05 Dec 2018 at 1:26pm
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If you want something done right, do it yourself!

2011 RP172, 2016 Tundra Limited 5.7 Litre

Posted By: Kingskerswell
Date Posted: 05 Dec 2018 at 1:33pm
You did a great job, well finished!Smile  I did not have the options you have for the forward support in our R-178 but the overall similarity is there. 

Posted By: K9DNH
Date Posted: 24 Dec 2018 at 12:16am
I am just curious, how did you find the studs or internal members inside of the paneling, to screw into?    Tnx. Phil

Posted By: Kingskerswell
Date Posted: 24 Dec 2018 at 7:12am
Not easy, some trial and error.  I started by looking on the forums to see how the side panels were constructed and noticed approximate locations of the aluminum stiffeners then used a stud finder to try and find exact locations.  I found my stud finder was a bit hit and miss as some of the stiffeners, particularly in the sidewall near the slide out roof, must have been extremely thin-little holding power.  I also made some small exploratory holes that I was able to cover afterwards.  I could not find any information on roof structure but I used the premise that there must have been stiffeners under the overlapping cosmetic (roof) slats and with the combination of sidewall and roof connections I managed to find enough attachments to make a fairly solid mounting.  Originally I thought of using double sided VHB tape but did not have to go that route in the end.

Posted By: Kingskerswell
Date Posted: 03 Feb 2019 at 5:39pm
Added pictures for the completed LH and RH internal storage cabinets.  Now have lots of storage! uploads/5689/IMG_0820.JPG" rel="nofollow - uploads/5689/IMG_0820.JPG ,  uploads/5689/IMG_0819.JPG" rel="nofollow - uploads/5689/IMG_0819.JPG ,  uploads/5689/IMG_0817.JPG" rel="nofollow - uploads/5689/IMG_0817.JPG  

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