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Piano Hinge For Easy Dinette Step Access

Welcome to the second entry in March’s Mini Mod-Ster Contest.  One delectable Mini Mod will be published in every Email Alert in March.  At the end of the month we’ll hold a reader vote to determine March’s winner.  For information about the Mod-Ster Contest, including how to enter, click here.

Les Sage, Joplin, Missouri
Piano Hinge For Easy Dinette Step Access
2015 GMC 3500
2015 Lance 855S

In the Lance 855S, the narrow step up into the dinette sitting area has a lift-up storage area underneath it. The battery disconnect switch is also located under this step.

Access into this area was difficult since the lid was held in place by compression and gravity. To make it easier to lift the dinette step, I installed a piano-type hinge. Now it can simply be accessed by lifting it up. It is much better than the stock set-up.

Dinette Piano Type Hinge To The Step Up Storage Lid

It took me one hour to complete this modification and cost me $10.  In my opinion, the skill level of this modification is easy.

Disclaimer: The modifications above are submitted by Truck Camper Magazine readers. It is your responsibility to make sure that any do-it-yourself modification project you undertake is safe, effective, and legal for your situation.

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