Post by 57 Trotwood on Oct 28, 2020 9:49:20 GMT -8
I need help please. When I purchased my 1957 Trotwood it only had the front upper cabinet. I need some ideas of what size your cabinets are. The width and depth of the cabinets on both sides.
I have completed a ground up rebuild to the point that I rebuilt the brakes, refinished the frame, new floor framing, new subfloor, new FORBO floor and I just finished applying the shellac to the new walls. Now I need to begin building the cabinets. Any photos with dimensions, doodles with coffee stains, I will take anything. I know all campers are different. I have photos of similar Trotwood interiors but I need dimensions to start building them.
Post by John Palmer on Oct 28, 2020 10:38:57 GMT -8
The actual dimensions are not really important. What is important is their structure, and the way they are attached to you floor/walls/ceiling/roof.
The front cabinet ties the walls together. The closet supports the wall and ties the roof and floor together, the kitchen counter supports the wall. the bed ties the rear of the walls together, the upper kitchen cabinet ties the wall into the ceiling. These fixtures need to be securely screwed into the floor/wall/ceiling framing. It's not like placing furniture in a stationary home.
Just make sure you look at the relationship of the various items when designing a new item. For example, if you have lifting doors on the kitchen overhead cabinet, make sure they do not overlap the vent or maybe light fixtures.
Keep in mind everything needs to fit in concert. I'm at the same point right now building my front seat bases. I cannot determine the exact size/position until I source my new water tank, and figure out the position of the fill hose.