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Sliding Fan Shelf

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Sliding Fan Shelf

Jodie Ramsey, Summerfield, Florida
Sliding Fan Shelf
2012 Chevy Silverado 3500
2019 Arctic Fox 990

We wanted to improve airflow into the cabover bed of our Arctic Fox 990.

Airflow in the cabover is poor and we run a fan at night to help move air around. The counter and table layout in our Arctic Fox 990 meant the fan was a good distance from the cabover area. This worked okay, but needed to be better.

We initially looked into making a shelf close to where we’d want a fan without it being in our way during the day. Then my crafty spouse’s solution was to build a sliding shelf, positioning it over the sink and under the kitchen cabinet closest to our bed.

Sliding Shelf Partially Out

After raiding his scrap wood supplies, he cut some 2x2s and then notched a quarter of their length. These were mounted under the cabinet with wood screws. He then cut a piece of finished plywood to fit that space, notching the back edge to fit around the window valance. The plywood slides back and forth on the 2×2 tracks.

Sliding Shelf Diagram With Caption

To keep the shelf from sliding during travel, or pulling it too far out, a wood block was added to the underside of the plywood shelf. A screw half-way in on the bracket acts as a stop pin. For aesthetics, all the wood was sanded and stained. This increased the time required for the mod as the stain dried.

Sliding Shelf For Fan

We sleep much better now that our fan is at a good position to move air in the cabover, which makes us less grouchy in the morning. You could say we really are happy campers when we’re sleeping.

Materials needed are plywood, pieces of 2×2, wood screws, and wood stain. It took us one hour to complete this modification.

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