Renovations and recycling wood for repairs
My Dutchman 180 classic had the built-in stereo with cassette and radio and a little shelving unit just above the back wall by the dinette. I use Pandora and I have not only a great Bluetooth speaker but an iPad with four speakers on it as well so I never use it.
I decided today I was going to take it all out. I have 3 good reasons beyond what was said above. One, I plan to wall mount a tv in its place. Two, I have water damage on some of the cabinet trim around the power center, and the wood from the stereo cabinet will provide the raw material to replace the damaged parts. Three, I replaced the microwave with a more modern Dometic unit with turntable. Itís slightly smaller than the original ( and not even a third the weight! ) so I will need some filler trim. I will have enough left over from the power center fix to make it look factory. The original black screw down trim piece will hide the seams too, bonus.