It took two long days but both cabinets are finally installed. Each on is attached to the seat brackets on the floor using U-bolts as well as to the bed platform using more Unistrut brackets.
Cabinet 1 - aka the clothing cabinet.
I'm grateful that we decided to move this cabinet to under the bed and free up the space in front of the bed for dining. An added bonus to this cabinet is a extended front with a door that opens to reveal a space above the wheel. It will provide storage for the curtains and shades when they aren't in use
Create a channel in the base of the cabinet that will allow us to fish the ubolt around the seat bracket and thus secure the cabinet to the floor
Drill holes through the back of cabinet to secure cabinet to the platform. Some adjustments needed to be made to the rear straps to allow them to be attached to the rear of the cabinet
Cabinet 2 : aka the kitchen cabinet
By choosing a local contractor (John Ortiz -TON Custom Cabinetry, we regained 5 inches in the drawer width along with a butcher block top
Place cabinet in final location and mark edges of cabinet on floor. We added some cushioning between the cabinet and the leg of the bed platform to help with rattling
Measure location of holes for U-bolts. Because we could lift up this cabinet, we were able to drill four holes into the base of the cabinet and, using a stack of stakes to hold the cabinet off the floor, reach underneath to position the U-bolts into their holes. Only about 10 tries and we were successful. The bolts were topped with lock nuts to keep them from scraping things as we moved items in and out of the cabinets
We had to make a slice in the vinyl that was covering the bed platform in order to slip in the bracket that attaches the rear of the cabinet to the platform. After drilling two holes we were about to begin milling the brackets and cutting the door glides when we realized that by reversing the bolt heads to inside the cabinet everything would fit without modifications. Hooray!
We're a Connecticut couple that retired early so we can see our kids, grandkids and the world. We purchased a 2015 144" High Roof Sprinter Passenger Van and we're converting it ourselves into a camper.