Our cabinets can be bolted in and out of the van as we need them. The plan is to keep them in place most of the time, but it’s great to be able to reconfigure the van as we need it.
We collected our new air ride driver and passenger seats from the shipping terminal rather than paying an additional $95 to have them driven 45 minutes to our house. That meant we had to take out the cabinets so that the pallet that the seats were on could fit in to the sliding door area.
We just put the cabinets back in again ready for our next trip. While they were out, we added countertops and painted the aluminum corners black to better match the look of the rest of the van.
It takes about 30 minutes to remove all of the cabinets. The fridge (six screws) and microwave (three screws) have to come out of their surrounds, and we have to take a couple of drawers off their quick-release sliders. That gives us access to the two wall bolts and two floor bolts per cabinet.
Once the nuts are unscrewed from the bolts, the bolts clip out of the Steadymate L-track and the cabinet is free.
At that point, the cabinets can each be lifted out of the van and stored. They are not light – it’s a two-person job – but they are maneuverable.