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Old 10-17-2021, 07:59 AM   #21
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We have a 3791RD with a GE Residential Refrigerator and when we got it one of the doors swung all the way open and the handle would hit the glass on the pantry door. I asked my wife to look at the manual for the refrigerator to see if there was an adjustment to make the door stop sooner and she said no. I guess I didn't recheck the manual to verify this, but I decided to come up with a different way somehow.

I fastened a zip tie to the post at the top of the door and another on the lever that goes into the body of the unit up near the top of the door. Then I put a zip tied between the two and drew it tight enough to stop the door swing to where I wanted it. A small piece of tape the keep the two sides of the middle zip tie from separating and another to hold the zip tie on the post on the door in place and that's about it. When the door shuts it folds up out of the way and doesn't get behind the gasket and isn't really visible when looking at the fridge from the front. It's a pretty rudimentary fix but it's functioning quite well actually right now. Keeps the door about a foot from the pantry when fully open. We're still careful while opening the door and it doesn't seem like it's putting too much pressure on the lever coming out of the body of the fridge, but we shall see I guess.

If I find the zip ties start snapping or some other reason this doesn't work, is there another way people are keeping the door handle off the pantry door glass? Or did I waste my time and there's a door adjustment that handles this?
Good idea!
We have the RV fridge, but it has a similar issue. I'm going to see if your idea will work on the RV fridge.
Thanks for posting this!

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Old 10-17-2021, 08:08 AM   #22
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8a. BEDROOM - under bed drawers

8a. BEDROOM - under bed drawers

We wanted to organize the storage in the bedroom, and my wife really liked the idea of drawers under the bed. I was reluctant as I did not want to lose a lot of space to the drawer hardware, and I was not sure that the bed framing would work if I cut holes in it. Well, once I measured everything I realized that I could put drawers in the bed and still have a lot of bulk storage left in the middle for extra bedding. And, when I looked at the bed frame and saw how it was built, I realized that the side panels had only one center support and I could make drawers on either side without compromising any strength for supporting the bed.

Here's some photos. Enjoy!
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Old 10-18-2021, 06:47 AM   #23
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9b. DINING - shelves beside table

9b. DINING - shelves beside table

I love the shelf and cabinet that Montana puts in the dining area. But it doesn't have any storage, which would be really convenient. By adding shelves to either side, storage is added without losing any space.
I started by making a frame using some 3" trim, ripped into 1 1/2" pieces. Then, I attached 1/4" plywood strips to the inside of the frame and to the wall.
Next, I cut some pieces of 1/8" white wallboard to use as the shelves.
Then, some 1x8" pine shelving was stained and installed as the tops.
Finally, to use as storage, I found some fabric drawer organizers on Amazon that were the perfect size. Link here

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Old 10-18-2021, 06:55 AM   #24
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9b. DINING - printer drawer

9b. DINING - printer drawer

As part of working on the road, we needed to setup the dining table as a workspace. The first part was to get some "desk storage", which is in the prior post to install shelves on either side of the dining table.
The next part is to have a place for a printer, handy to the workspace. In prior posts, I showed how I installed drawers in the area underneath the couches. My wife came up with the idea of installing the printer into one of the drawers, and this is the project to do that.

The drawer was already built and installed, so I built a removable shelf to install on top of the drawer. This supports the printer, and allows storage underneath the printer.
Now, to use the printer, just open the drawer!

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Old 10-18-2021, 08:11 AM   #25
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What about reversing the swing on the doors
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Old 10-18-2021, 08:15 AM   #26
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What about reversing the swing on the doors
Yes, I was thinking of that. I haven't done that yet as I would need to get some wood putty to fill the holes on the hinges, but I think the dealer has some.
I think it would make it a bit more convenient, for sure.

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Old 01-17-2022, 12:28 PM   #27
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10. OUTDOOR KITCHEN - big project!

Hi all,

I enjoyed having a small outdoor kitchen on our last 5th wheel and knew I wanted one on our Montana. But, there were challenges with the one offered by Montana, so time to roll up my sleeves and build one. The kitchen is a slide out one that installs into the main storage bay opening on the curb side. It is 24" wide, 29" tall, and rests on 60" long drawer slides.

The goal was to have an outdoor kitchen with all of the utensils and accessories close by, along with an outdoor bar area.
I used a 24x24" stainless top from a restaurant table, and a 12x48" stainless shelf on pop up hinges along with a mini fridge to fit.
The frame is 10 series aluminum extrusion (Faztek Canada, similar to 8020.net), and 1/4" baltic birch plywood finished with black paint then a coat of rattle can black bedliner.
There is no water or sink yet; I will likely add RV outdoor taps with a quick connect spray hose (just inside the storage bay) and will use the 2 foldable tubs that I store in the main drawer.

The stove is really interesting; it is a Camp Chef Sidekick, see here. This is designed to attach to the side of some of the Camp Chef pellet grill models, but I riveted 24" drawer slides onto it to mount in my kitchen. It has a really great burner, but the cool part is that it also has accessories; a griddle, a BBQ sear box and a Pizza oven! I have all of the accessories and they store in carry bags to the left of my kitchen (behind the door there)

Enjoy!
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Old 01-17-2022, 12:36 PM   #28
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Very Nicely Done! That's the one thing my wife misses the most from our previous SOB is the outdoor kitchen. You may have inspired me to get to work on that.
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Very Nicely Done! That's the one thing my wife misses the most from our previous SOB is the outdoor kitchen. You may have inspired me to get to work on that.
It was a tricky but fun project. The extruded aluminum is a great product to work with, once you understand the fastening options and get your design down.
We have the Super Solar Flex which takes up about 40% of the main storage bay, so the only way the project worked for me is that we have the 3790 floor plan with storage in the rear.
I see you have a similar floor plan, so it should work well for you also! And, without the SSF, you should have a lot more storage in that main bay than what I do.

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Yeah, I only have the Jaboni pre-wire, no solar. We don't boondock so I probably will never bother with solar. I do have lots of space, but it stays pretty full with other stuff right now. I'm gonna have to rethink what I carry where.
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