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    Posted: 25 Feb 2019 at 8:41am
Anyone remove the entertaiment center out of the 176?  would like to get rid of both top bunk and entertainment center to make a bigger bed but don't know what wiring is in the entertianment center.

MOD NOTE. Since you asked the same question twice, I deleted the 2nd one.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote dcard44 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 17 Mar 2019 at 10:55am
How did you secure the dispenser in the wet bath? I have a 177, same bathroom and would like to add that too.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote EchoGale Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 18 Mar 2019 at 10:21am
Hi everyone,

I've been busily working on making my 2016 172 "mine." So here's a first round of posted mods:

1. I removed the dinette table opening up the space and making more of a "living room" feel; this really made the pod feel bigger. I have a folding table to use when its needed.
2. I replaced the back cushions (that were too far back into the slope to be comfortable anyway) with piles of pillows and made bright covers for them.
3) I covered the valences in a coordinating fabric until I get to replacing those window covering altogether.
4) I removed the dark brown back curtain that blocked all the light and made a fabric roll-down shade to replace it.
5) I opened the under-dinette storage to be accessible without lifting the cushion and added storage bins.

I've got a couple of nice pictures of all of this but I can't for the life of me figure out how to post them here.Ouch

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Post Options Post Options   Quote shande61 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 04 May 2019 at 10:46am
Hello everyone.  We have a 2016 RPOD 171.  I am building a wooden cabinet to install over the window above the bed.  It will be curved to match the ceiling. I want to attached it to the ceiling and wall above the window.  From what I've found the walls are made from tubular Aluminum.  Any ideas on how to best locate these?  Another assumption is that the roof is wood.  Is it solid wood?  From front to back.  Thank you all for any insight.  We love our RPOD.  
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shande81, you can find the frame using a stud good quality stud finder.  It will pick up both metal and wood.  As for the construction of the roof, I believe it is framed with 2x2's perpendicular to the walls that are attached to the aluminum wall frame.  inside is fiberglass insulation and it's covered with a big single sheet of fiberglass that extends from the bottom front of the trailer over the roof and to the bottom real of the trailer.  There are some videos of the fabrication of the rPod that you can take a look at that will give you a very good idea of the basic structure.  

By the way, welcome to the board and congratulations on your new acquisition.   
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Take a look at this construction video:


The flat section of the roof and the walls are framed with 1 inch square AL tubing. The curved roof sections contain wood stringers. I wouldn't recommend trying to attach anything significant to those, there's not much strength there. 

If you have a cool humid morning you can often see where the structural members are are because of condensation differences.  
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I built a shelf that goes across the bed on my 179 - the walls are really not strong at all, you can only use extra-short molly bolts as the veneer skin is very thin. I built mine out of 1/8" underlayment plywood and 1/2" milled hemlock (Lowes carries it) which is strong and very lightweight. I wouldn't plan on anything that weighs more than 20-25 lbs loaded. We use ours for clothes in plastic baskets. 
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