What holds up your countertop extension ?

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  1. MabelJ

    MabelJ Member

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    The manual mentions that the trailer may be equipped with an extension. The front of our sink counter is hinged, but there is nothing to hold it up.
    What are we missing? Or is this piece hinged only to allow easy access to the pipes and stuff?
     
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    speckhunter80 Well-Known Member

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    Really would help if you would put the make model and year camper you have
     
  3. Unstable_Tripod

    Unstable_Tripod Well, there's your problem!

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    ^^Yes, and a picture. Various brands, models and years of campers had all kinds of differences in details like that.
     
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    There is no bracket underneath? There should be. Obviously the thing is designed to be used and you cannot use a vertical countertop. You may need to contact the dealer to see if the factory just forgot to put a piece one it.
     
  5. MabelJ

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    It's a 1996 Rockwood Xl 1207
     
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    Don't believe that is a counter top extension but just a hinged access panel to get under the sink. What I would do is put a piece of plywood to create a shelf on the left side.
     
  7. MabelJ

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    Duh!
    I found out. The manual says it "may" have a support arm to be used as extra countertop. Ours does not. However I was in here with the cabinet down and lifting that hinged piece allowed me to still open the drawers! Voila - this is the reason for having a hinged panel and not just a solid front.

    Also, any kind of mod to use up that "dead air" space would need to be removable or be careful it doesn't interfere with lowering the cabinet fully. i.e. the "dead air space" is only there when it's up. A thin ply board horizontally only might work.
     
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    and it only took a little less than two years? [:D]
     
  9. MabelJ

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    Yes,
    Giving her a more thorough go-around and cleaning. I'm up in all her little nooks and crannies and learning all her secrets.
     

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