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Old 06-21-2020, 08:08 PM   #1
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False Bottom Access

Does anyone know if the false bottoms in the cabinets can be removed without causing a lot of damage? I've looked for ways but nothing is apparent and I don't ant to get in there and start hacking away. I'd like to 'add' things in those spaces if they're accessible.

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Old 06-21-2020, 08:45 PM   #2
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I've removed several cabinet side panels in my 2018 Aria while chasing down a wiring problem (finally found where a staple was shot into a wiring harness during assembly).

I don't know if the bottom panels are secured with staples like the side panels, but I suspect that they are.

I tapped a very small flat screwdriver in next to each staple then pried up enough to grab the staple with needle nose pliers. Anyone looking will be able to see where each staple came out, but it looks okay to the boss, so I'm happy.

I fastened the panels back in with screws so that I can easily take them back out in the future.
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Old 06-21-2020, 08:54 PM   #3
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Does anyone know if the false bottoms in the cabinets can be removed without causing a lot of damage? I've looked for ways but nothing is apparent and I don't ant to get in there and start hacking away. I'd like to 'add' things in those spaces if they're accessible.
They are attached with small staples and a little glue A 5" "wonder bar, prying and it comes up. The hardest to remove is the false wall beside the shower, in the hall and behind the kitchen sink, as you can not access the back of the false wall like you can a false shelf (at least on my coach).
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Old 06-21-2020, 08:59 PM   #4
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Theres a how to picture and it shows the wiring in the space between the false bottom.
It's post #144 in my signature thread below.
A suction cup I happened to have created enough of a gap for me to get a butter knife under the panel. It just popped out.
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Old 06-21-2020, 09:22 PM   #5
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yes they can and like mentioned the panels are usually held in place with very small staples. I removed mine under the sink to create more space and when i smuggle stuff


just kidding. i did make more space for under the bathroom cabinet
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Old 06-21-2020, 10:31 PM   #6
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In our Challenger the false bottoms were held in place by a small screw or two in the cabinets that contained wires. The ones without the screws contained nothing in the false bottom.

When I removed one or two I found a screwdriver and a pair of pliers that became contributions to my tool box.
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Old 06-21-2020, 11:36 PM   #7
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Old 06-22-2020, 03:47 AM   #8
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As others have said, screws in the corners of the bottom panels of the places with wires, etc in my 29M.
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Old 06-22-2020, 04:35 AM   #9
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Theres a how to picture and it shows the wiring in the space between the false bottom.
It's post #144 in my signature thread below.
A suction cup I happened to have created enough of a gap for me to get a butter knife under the panel. It just popped out.
So much for quality huh?
Seriously - Thanks.
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Old 06-22-2020, 04:37 AM   #10
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If you keep digging: you might find that kid who fell asleep on his lunch break!
Leave it to you. That's all I'm sayin'
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Good luck with this project!
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Old 06-22-2020, 10:50 PM   #12
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Could y’all post pictures of what and where y’all are talking about?
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Old 06-22-2020, 11:24 PM   #13
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Old 06-22-2020, 11:54 PM   #14
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Are you that stuff didn't come out of a Sauder cabinet kit?
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Old 06-23-2020, 01:29 AM   #15
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Jeff,
There's a post, post #4 in this very thread, saying where the link to pictures is and it referenced a post number within that link, with exactly what you asked for.
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Old 06-23-2020, 01:44 AM   #16
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stuff found in the hidden areas
And can you use any of it? If so, not a bad day's haul for tearing the bottoms out.
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Old 06-23-2020, 01:50 AM   #17
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Theres a how to picture and it shows the wiring in the space between the false bottom.
It's post #144 in my signature thread below.
A suction cup I happened to have created enough of a gap for me to get a butter knife under the panel. It just popped out.
but there is no signature below in this view
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Old 06-23-2020, 04:28 AM   #18
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https://www.thorforums.com/forums/f2...n-18996-3.html

It shows up in my post view and the link works for me.
Does anyone see my signature?
LOL - do now but wasn't logged in. Logged in and bye bye.
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Old 06-23-2020, 01:11 PM   #19
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Theres a how to picture and it shows the wiring in the space between the false bottom.
It's post #144 in my signature thread below.
A suction cup I happened to have created enough of a gap for me to get a butter knife under the panel. It just popped out.
Food for thought. Signatures and avatars are not visible when viewing on an iPhone so someone viewing on an iPhone would not have access to the link.

Full version on an iPhone is not valuable because the view has to be too small.

I am not sure if signatures and avatar are visible on android phones. I imagine they are not due to the nature of mobile websites.
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Old 06-23-2020, 01:25 PM   #20
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I see signatures and avatars on my android.
I don't use an app, I use Chrome.
I can see Keefer above, mine, and I can work the link in mine.
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