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Old 07-29-2017, 05:31 PM   #1
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Added drawers in kitchen

Purchased a used 2011 St25RB Sunset Trail last week and and the only major concern for our enjoyment was the lack of drawers. Well none actually in the kitchen and not even a drawer for the knifes, forks, spoons, tea towels, etc. you get the ideal. So yesterday I made 4 drawers that slide in the opening cupboard left of the sink. Cost $80.00 CAD for 4 sliders and 1 sheet 1/2"melamine. Didn't take to long to whip up the drawers, but was a fair challenge to build the support for the backside of the hangers. But all in all the drawers are probably the strongest part of the trailer now. Oh yea I'm not a carpenter, but a wood hobbyist and do have a very good complete line of woodworking tools which made this project fun. Also MamaBear likes them to
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Old 07-29-2017, 08:50 PM   #2
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Wow. Nice job! Hard to believe they would not have any drawers.
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Old 07-29-2017, 09:30 PM   #3
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Very nice modification. Well done.
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Old 07-29-2017, 09:59 PM   #4
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Nice job, and the factory also got the word. I have a 29SS that's a year or so newer and it has draws in that exact location. I think that there was still 'wasted' space, or at least difficult to use efficiently space, further under the sink, against the exterior wall. I've considered cutting an access door to the left as you enter the camper from the outside, and then putting draws like what you have done. I believe some of the newer units also have this feature!!
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Old 07-29-2017, 11:01 PM   #5
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Thanks for all the praise everyone. Fez also on my trailer there is an under counter cupboard just as you walk in the door, the space you mention I believe, this camper has the cupboard door and is my next target to get drawers. Then I was also thinking of putting a a long slider drawer with a few dividers inside each side of the master bed closets. Rather than just throwing the sock, etc into there, plus still have enough height to hang the shirt and pants. Like everything, give it a little time and it will become as comfortable as a person can get it.
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Excellent job, well done.
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Old 08-03-2017, 02:10 PM   #7
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Mine is a 2013 25rb also with 3 drawers to the left of the sink ,had dealer supply an extra matching drawer and hardware and I made it a 4 drawer section . The newer 250 rb and the like use a cupboard door with drawers like yours . I also have a door that is accessible from when you first come in that uses the space behind the 4 drawers. In which I added wire shelves..wine bottles fit nicely on th floor of it wrapped in old socks...
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Old 08-31-2017, 06:19 AM   #8
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Did a similar thing to mine adding drawers under the dinette seats

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Old 08-31-2017, 06:26 PM   #9
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Biggles, that's a smart looking finish to your bench seats, wise move. Our kitchen has the table and chairs, but when you lift the chair seat they're hinged and have a small storage space about 3 inches high, enough for tea towels and such. One thing for certain, a person can always find something to improve or just make better. I always say preventive medicine is cheap maintenance...
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Nicely done. I'm sure the wife is happy.
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Same thing on my new 254RB...

Our new Sunset Trail 254RB came with 2 shallow drawers in the cabinet to the left of the sink, with much wasted space between them.
I built 2 more drawers, moved the top drawer down, and installed the new drawers above them. Greatly increases storage for silverware, kitchen utensils, etc.
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Old 09-08-2017, 05:43 PM   #12
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Nicely done brother.
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Old 09-08-2017, 07:24 PM   #13
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Camping ISD. looks good, and will be a very handy improvement. It looks like mine, but my lower profile drawers are on the top. I added 5 dividers into my very top drawer for knives,forks, spoons, kitchen utensils, and bread/butcher/paring knives, et. Those are a necessity, otherwise there wasn't even a descent place for utensils, or dish towels. Guaranteed Momma bear will love them because it really makes a kitchen.
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Old 09-13-2017, 03:13 PM   #14
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Looks great! We were just shopping for a new RV and I was blown away by how many units don't have drawers. WHO doesn't use cutlery? LOL.
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