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Old 04-16-2021, 07:13 PM   #1
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Can't find screws for removing sidetables and cabinets in masterbedroom

hi RV friends,
We have the 2010 Zinger ZT31SB Travel Trailer.
We want to install a king bed (or perhaps a double and twin side by side for full width of the room)

I am trying to find some hidden screws for both the bedside tables and the low hanging cabinets (see pic).
I found 2 screws for the bedside table, but some hidden screws are still holding it in place. Did they screw these in from the outside, and then finish the outside of the RV so that the screws are completely inaccesible?

Same question applies for the low hanging cabinets.

Thank you!
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Old 04-16-2021, 07:29 PM   #2
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Is there any evidence that some construction adhesive was also used to secure them to the wall?
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Old 04-16-2021, 07:34 PM   #3
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Just a little insight. Campers are built from the inside out. Start with the frame upside down. The tanks, duct work, waterlines, electrical are all added the the underbelly covering then the running gear and rear stabilizer's. Then the frame is flipped over and the floor is added the the cabinets, inside walls, appliances Then the outside walls the the front and back and finally the roof.

So to answer your question there may very well be screws fron the outside. First look at the inside/underneath of what you are trying to remove for hidden screws. the
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Just a little insight. Campers are built from the inside out. Start with the frame upside down. The tanks, duct work, waterlines, electrical are all added the the underbelly covering then the running gear and rear stabilizer's. Then the frame is flipped over and the floor is added the the cabinets, inside walls, appliances Then the outside walls the the front and back and finally the roof.

So to answer your question there may very well be screws fron the outside. First look at the inside/underneath of what you are trying to remove for hidden screws. the
Interesting. I will have to YouTube that.
How about trying to slide a hacksaw blade between the table and wall? Or it may be to tight???
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A few years back we toured a Forest River factory and the Crossroads plant in Indiana And that is basically how they are built. The Forest river plant was up and running but the Crossroads plant was not it was down for a model change.
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There is a thin silicon bead which had some holding power, but the strength of the table feels like it's still held by at least 2 more screws. I think I'm going to have to pull out Mr. Happy, my reciprocating saw.
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Old 04-16-2021, 08:25 PM   #7
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Just a little insight. Campers are built from the inside out. Start with the frame upside down. The tanks, duct work, waterlines, electrical are all added the the underbelly covering then the running gear and rear stabilizer's. Then the frame is flipped over and the floor is added the the cabinets, inside walls, appliances Then the outside walls the the front and back and finally the roof.

So to answer your question there may very well be screws fron the outside. First look at the inside/underneath of what you are trying to remove for hidden screws. the
Thank you Dagst.
That answers my question. There are no other accessible screws.
It's time for drastic measures.
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If you have one you could try one of those oscillating saws. Some have a thin blade that may help.
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hi RV friends,
We have the 2010 Zinger ZT31SB Travel Trailer.
We want to install a king bed (or perhaps a double and twin side by side for full width of the room)

I am trying to find some hidden screws for both the bedside tables and the low hanging cabinets (see pic).
I found 2 screws for the bedside table, but some hidden screws are still holding it in place. Did they screw these in from the outside, and then finish the outside of the RV so that the screws are completely inaccesible?

Same question applies for the low hanging cabinets.

Thank you!



Just a thought-----have you considered what kind of a chore that might be to put sheets on and make those beds when they are wall to wall?
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If you have one you could try one of those oscillating saws. Some have a thin blade that may help.
I do. I call it Mr. Happy.
He's ready to rock n roll.
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Just a thought-----have you considered what kind of a chore that might be to put sheets on and make those beds when they are wall to wall?
Ha ha! Yes we have thought of that and are prepared for the challenge.
We thought of two separate lifting mechanisms for the plywood platforms.
That should help get access to one bed at a time.
Or we might just never wash the sheets.
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I think the last choice sounds more intriguing.


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Old 04-18-2021, 06:14 PM   #13
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So I just began smashing the heck out of the tables and they ended up coming off relatively easily. They just had the two visible screws. One was accessed up in the bedroom, the other from below in the storage.
The rest were staples which came out relatively easily.
All in a all, a pretty easy fix.
We tore the old carpeting out as well. It's feeling much cleaner and more spacious.

Now for those cabinets...
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