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Old 10-06-2017, 05:04 PM   #11
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here is a terrible drawing of my plan
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Old 10-06-2017, 07:15 PM   #12
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I think I follow you. You are doubling the glides to get the extension that you want. What sort of cabinet or stand will you use from there?

I'm not sure if this is a cop out or an epiphany, but today I was contemplating just installing a MorRyde Freezer tray in the storage space, then placing a DeeZee tread plate tool box on it. I think I could then secure my propane cooktop to the top of the tool box, and store my propane grill and electric griddle inside. I could then cover the back of the flip down toolbox door with HDPE or Corian, so it could be used as a work surface or a place to set up either cooking device.

Although it will be a bit cobbled together, it may look cleaner than if I make my primitive attempt at engineering drawers or some sort of cabinetry. I am no woodworker. I may be less apt to set the aluminum on fire, plus I can't decide what sort of material would look the best.

The bays are carpeted, the cooktop is welded aluminum, and the grill is stainless, but I don't think a carpeted cook area would work. I'm afraid that oak or hickory cabinetry would look odd around all that fiberglass, black carpet, aluminum and stainless steel. I was even thinking about a welded steel framework with butcher block inserts, but I fear a bit of moisture in the storage bin would cause mold or mildew on the butcher block.

This solution is quite spendy, and not a great working height, but it may make for a clean installation. In addition, the "cooking unit" could be lifted out to free up the storage if necessary.

I am told that I will be able to get out and maybe take some measurements this weekend. I I will see how far off I am then. Thank you for sharing your thoughts and your project with me.
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Old 10-06-2017, 10:29 PM   #13
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I was thinking of using a sheet of plywood with short sides, and cover the bottom with stainless or tread plate to make it pretty and easy to clean. I have carpeted storage too. I am thinking when I do this drawer I will use all the space from top to bottom, now I only use what will set on top of something else... I believe with my grill I am going to be able to keep things neat and clean and would only use that area for grilling the food only, do the prep inside. I always have to fight the mosquitos when I cook.

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Making better use of the vertical space is part of my objective too. I'm hoping that this arrangement will actually free up some space.

You are a better man than me. If I had to routinely face mosquitos, I'd be cooking inside!
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I did a couple things in 2 different bays. One bay, I made a large box out of plywood and used banding to cover up the edges. I attached the drawer slide to 2x4's mounted to the bottom of the bay. I added another slide part way up and attached to one wall. That seems to help with heavier weight. This bin is for water and drinks. Since in a prior RV we got damage due to a leak we poly urethaned it to be water proof. The bin has higher sides. and the "lid" is another bin that can slide back words and attached to the higher walls. This top bin holds the grill. The top bin has a magnet at the box to hold it into the box. So when you pull the big bin, the bin is open with the grill staying in the bay. To use the grill we pull it and the lower bin out. I made a tray with a "leg" that is a slot that fits between the gap do to the slide so I have a side table for the grill.

In the other bay, I build a wood frame that mounts to the floor of the bay with some screws. That frame holds Ikea wire baskets that slide out. I did this so I could remove the baskets and then remove the frame if needed to service. This bay has all of the electrical systems (chargers, inverter, breakers etc.) so I can get easy access to them versus a pile of stuff I need to take out.
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Thanks for sharing your solutions. I think I have a picture of it in my head. If you get a chance to post a photo, I would appreciate it.
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I did a couple things in 2 different bays. One bay, I made a large box out of plywood and used banding to cover up the edges. I attached the drawer slide to 2x4's mounted to the bottom of the bay. I added another slide part way up and attached to one wall. That seems to help with heavier weight. This bin is for water and drinks. Since in a prior RV we got damage due to a leak we poly urethaned it to be water proof. The bin has higher sides. and the "lid" is another bin that can slide back words and attached to the higher walls. This top bin holds the grill. The top bin has a magnet at the box to hold it into the box. So when you pull the big bin, the bin is open with the grill staying in the bay. To use the grill we pull it and the lower bin out. I made a tray with a "leg" that is a slot that fits between the gap do to the slide so I have a side table for the grill.

In the other bay, I build a wood frame that mounts to the floor of the bay with some screws. That frame holds Ikea wire baskets that slide out. I did this so I could remove the baskets and then remove the frame if needed to service. This bay has all of the electrical systems (chargers, inverter, breakers etc.) so I can get easy access to them versus a pile of stuff I need to take out.

Ok Doug,

You have to send pictures now. So we can see how it works and such, more the better!

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I actually used semi trailer door hinges to mount my exterior door and built the grill right on the door. I have a "big gas grill 2" mounted on a frame that swings open flush with the side of the truck. I mounted the grill so that it swings out and is 14 inches away from the side of the truck so that it doesn't splatter the truck.
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Pardon the mess on the ground. Still plugging away at this thing.

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The video doesn't play for me. If you like I can put it on the facebook page.
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