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    Re: Big Country 4010RD office space mod

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    I did notice that the Ikea tabletop/countertop/whatever they call it was hollow and light. Like a hollow core door Do you think that an extra support would keep it from flexing? Or still be an issue?

    My concern is that the file cabinets I wanted (sturdy HONs that would hold up to use and travel) are 60 pounds a piece and I wanted one for each side (in lieu of cabinets). My preference is the laminate countertop similiar to what Nanders used. I couldn't find anything on line or in store about the weight but suffice it to say that thing is heavy. (Particle board always seems to be heavy). I like that it hopefully won't flex but I would think that thing alone weighed 40-50 pounds or maybe more (or less, I really don't know! Definitely waaaaay more than the Ikea one though) Then add files in four drawers, office chair, printer, etc. What is too heavy for the slide?
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    Re: Big Country 4010RD office space mod

    Hi Erika,

    I love this; it's exactly why we're going after the 4010RD (so we can put a desk in). We don't have the RV yet, so I'm wondering what the dementions are of the slide out. I saw you mentioned the width is 63" correct? Do you know the depth of the slide out? And by any chance do you know how much the couch that was there weighs? We already have a desk that may fit, but it's solid wood so I'm thinking it might be too much for the slide out.

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    Re: Big Country 4010RD office space mod

    The width from sidewall to sidewall is actually 72", and from back wall to edge of slideout is 32".

    Our original desktop was smaller, but found it bowing in the middle after a while. We have since replaced the desktop with one that is 67" wide x 32" deep. I don't know how heave the couch was, but it was pretty heavy!! It came out in about 4 pieces.


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    Re: Big Country 4010RD office space mod

    Quote Originally Posted by TravelTiger View Post
    The width from sidewall to sidewall is actually 72", and from back wall to edge of slideout is 32".

    Our original desktop was smaller, but found it bowing in the middle after a while. We have since replaced the desktop with one that is 67" wide x 32" deep. I don't know how heave the couch was, but it was pretty heavy!! It came out in about 4 pieces.


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    Thanks! The desk will fit, and sounds like weight shouldn't be a problem. I appreciate the quick reply!

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    Big Country 4010RD office space mod

    Quote Originally Posted by AFMagnum View Post
    Thanks! The desk will fit, and sounds like weight shouldn't be a problem. I appreciate the quick reply!
    You bet!

    Something to consider, the desk chair you use will need to roll under the desk and be secured some way. There is not a good place to have a large desk chair when the slides come in. In our case, even with the chair under the desk, one caster of the chair does hang slightly past the carpet edge of the slide. But since the chair is "held in" by a strap we added, (just like the dining chairs), it rolls ok with the slide movement.

    Another thing we discovered is that the desk did move when the rear of the coach bounced in transit. We opted to secure the desk to the floor with L brackets.

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    Re: Big Country 4010RD office space mod

    Hi Erika,
    Where did you get your new desk top from?
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    Re: Big Country 4010RD office space mod

    Erika Dorsey
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    Re: Big Country 4010RD office space mod

    Here is the drawer unit from Ikea we have on one side. You could easily have two.



    It's called Alex, and they have various configurations. Mine has hanging files in the bottom drawer.


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    2008 NorthTrail 21FBS (gone)
    2016 GMC Sierra SLT 3500 crew cab, long bed, DRW, 4X4
    B&W Companion 20K hitch, Reese 5th Airborne Pin Box, 507 TST, Torklift Glowstep Revolution Steps,
    MorRyde SRE4000, Winegard Trav'ler, Furrion High-Speed Observation Camera, SmartPlug 50amp Connector
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