Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 04-10-2010, 11:16 AM   #1
Family Vacation Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: calgary
Posts: 100





We have the Seville VF35CK and have often wondered why the manufacturer never added a hinged lid to the steps leading up to the bedroom, it would make a great place to put shoes after entering the trailer. *Has anyone done this mod or know of a reason that we can't do it, possibly wiring or pipes under the steps that might conflict?
albianne is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-10-2010, 12:12 PM   #2
Site Team
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: WI.
Posts: 7,427
If I remember right ---- Chrisnan23 did a mod on his step like you are considering. Maybe he will pick up on this. He had pics of his work inside the 5er. He did a beautiful job.

__________________
2008 Cruiser CF26RK
2013 Ford Eco-Boost
Heavy duty payload - Max tow
Lloyd is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-10-2010, 08:09 PM   #3
Seasonal Camper
 
lenny's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Whitecourt, AB
Posts: 316
Nice, good idea! I am going to look into this, as I really dislike having the shoes around the door! Hopefully it works out!
__________________
Ellen - Navigator
Boyd - Driver
09 Crossroads Seville VF35CK (Gone)

SOB 5er
lenny is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-11-2010, 12:38 PM   #4
Family Vacation Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: calgary
Posts: 100
I tried to do a search for posts by chrisnan23 to see if I could see the pics of his mod but couldn't find anything, mind you I am not that computer savvy so I might not have been using the search function properly, lol, will keep looking.
albianne is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-11-2010, 10:01 PM   #5
Full Time Camper
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location:
Posts: 1,415
The search you want is in the old arcives and I don't know if you can get to them. If I rember he made the steps as seperate boxes and hinged the tread section so it would open.
cwit is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-16-2010, 12:14 PM   #6
Family Vacation Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: calgary
Posts: 100
I think I found the pics you are talking about with the separate boxes that clip together, pretty neat idea, but I was thinking of using the existing steps that lead to the upper level or master bedroom and just somehow cut them and hinge them. *I am probably over simplifying a difficult task haha hubby says I am good at that!
albianne is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-16-2010, 12:59 PM   #7
Family Vacation Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location:
Posts: 245


My first FW had a step like your talking about.What was done on it was to remove the tread of the step and cover it with carpet and attach two pieces of wood under the bottom that just fit the opening thus keeping the step tread from sliding off the step either side or front.
__________________
2005 F-250

2009 Cruiser 29RK
FB1965 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-17-2010, 01:45 AM   #8
Family Vacation Member
 
Korbe & Diana's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location:
Posts: 160
Just make sure and not leave the lid/step in the up position
__________________
Korbe & Diana

Northern California

2004 CF25RS

2004 F250 SD PSD



http://i632.photobucket.com/albums/u.../Truck5th2.jpg

Korbe & Diana is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-20-2010, 03:30 AM   #9
New Camper
 
No Mas's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Florida
Posts: 1
I was wondering the same thing. My husband and I ordered the same unit - expect delivery in late May. While touring the model at the W. Palm RV show, I bent over and tried to lift up the step - thinking the same thing - it would be a great storage area. Could it be that is where the central vacuum configuring is?



If anyone has already had experience traveling in this particular unit- we would welcome any advice or tips. We are newbies! Have never traveled in an RV before (or camped!) and are excited to begin my husband's retirement - in this new unit.



Of course, we have several questions. One in particular: we are contemplating purchasing a 4" memory foam topper for the bed - as the mattress in the model seemed quite thin.



The factory rep. was on hand at the RV show and spent over an hour with us - convincing this was the unit to buy - it certainly appears to be one of the most well made RV's on the market.



Any advice would be very appreciated. Thank you.



Ellen & Mark

Florida

No Mas is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-20-2010, 01:12 PM   #10
Seasonal Camper
 
ClassicHammond's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Franklin Wisc.
Posts: 274


We got the 4 incher from Kohl's-----we love it. It makes all the difference.

Welcome to the forum, awesome people here---they can likely answer all of your questions.

Ask away

Tom
__________________
Tom&Denice, Carmel,Betsy, Brighton&Daisy(Rescued Cockers)YukonXL 2500 8.1 4:10 CT31GR http://i276.photobucket.com/albums/k...ofP1010009.jpg
ClassicHammond is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


» Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3
Disclaimer:

This website is not affiliated with or endorsed by Crossroads RV or any of its affiliates. This is an independent, unofficial site.


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 06:03 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.