|Forum topic by wildbill001||posted 09-24-2012 01:49 AM||734 views||0 times favorited||4 replies|
09-24-2012 01:49 AM
We bought a very used motorhome last month. Had an old tube-TV mounted in the dash, in the front, over the “dog house” or engine cover. It didn’t work very well so out it went. I’m building an insert that will go in it and want to add a few things to make driving on the road a bit easier on me.
One of those things that I would like to add is a pop-up panel, for lack of a better term. What I am envisioning is a panel that contains several 12v sockets (for phone chargers, GPS, etc.) This panel would be normally flush with the top of the new insert until needed. Then, you push down on it and it will then rise up, hinged on one side, to reveal the outlets. The part with the outlets would be, I’d guess, approximately 2” wide.
Anybody have any idea what I could use to do this? I’ve searched for small gas springs but can’t find anything less that 12”. I found the spring-latch—the kind you find on stereo cabinets where you push the glass and it opens but it has a travel of only about an 1.
Hope this makes sense to someone.
Anyway, open to suggestions, comments, ideas.
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