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Posted: 07/07/07 11:14am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

5talents wrote:

What about shelving ideas? I want to add shelves to our wardrobes without adding a lot of weight. Has anyone used the ClosetMaid stuff? The side walls of our wardrobes are hollow. Did anyone hang them on these?


How about something like this?

shoe and sweater storage



I have one of the shoe storage things and some Sterilite drawers that are stacked in one side of the wardrobe. I have shoes, caps, and a few other things stored in the shoe holder. An empty baby wipe box fits in a slot nicely, and can hold small things. Those drawers are great too.

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As far as adding shelves to your RV I didn't have a pantry but a large closet in the older rv we bought. I bought an Elfa system from "The Container Store" to use but any home store has this type system. My DH had to cut it down to fit the area but it gave me a pantry. This consist of a strip you hang from up near the ceiling or in my case under the shelve in the closet. Then standards hang from the strip. You can add regular shelves or a type of shelve that has a lip on it. You can buy an end pieces to keep stuff from falling out. I bought 2 of the basket type shelves and DH cut them in half to fit in only half of the closet. I now have four basket shelves for my pantry. It's right over the axle so weight isn't an issue. Sounds a lot more complicated than it was. Doing it this way we only had to put three molly's in the wall for the upper strip. The rest are free hanging.

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5talents wrote:

What about shelving ideas? I want to add shelves to our wardrobes without adding a lot of weight. Has anyone used the ClosetMaid stuff? The side walls of our wardrobes are hollow. Did anyone hang them on these?

I once saw in a MH we were checking out prior to purchasing, a plastic affiar that hung from the closet rod. The top looked like two hangers that had cubes suspended under them. Not sure where they were purchased, or any more info than what I stated here, but it could be an option. good luck


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When my wife washes a few clothes in the Motorhome washer she likes to hang them out rather than use the dryer. We bought one of the foldable portable clothes dryers. It was always in the way, couldn't find a good place to store it when traveling.
I went to Lowes and got a 1 X 2 x 6' long piece of Oak. I wanted something strong. I cut a notch in the end on the top to let our ladder support fit in, the for the support on the other side a cut a notch to fit down over the support. This way the one on the top keeps the board from falling down when she hangs clothes on it. The I cut notched about 3" apart big enough for plastic hangers to fit in. She hangs our shirts and pants on plastic hangers the hangs that on the board to dry. When dry she just brings the in and hangs them in the closet.
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Thanks for the suggestions. We considered the fabric type hanging shelf, but they are typically only 12" deep and our wardrobe is 31" deep. I don't want to waste that other area. The Elfa system looks good, but it seems to have a fixed width and it is also only 12" deep. My husband is thinking about using the ClosetMaid shelving that is 12" deep (and can be cut to any length) and turning it 90 degrees so we can get a shelf to run the full 31". I don't know how this will work with the shelf hangers since the walls are hollow. When we figure it out, we'll let you know.

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Two things, one cheep, one not. The best thing I have bought in years was a "Pressure Pro" tire monitoring system. $400 for a tandem axle trailer but well worth it in preventing damage to the tires and unit. Most important is the peace of mind in knowing each tire's exact pressure at any time. For a simple campfire I go to the local lumber store and buy some broken or twisted 2x4's. Cut them in about 10" sections. Throw them wherever they will fit. When the time comes for a fire, use your hatchet to split each one into 4-6 pieces. They burn great, cause NO MESS inside your trailer, and give those rejected timbers a purpose in life.


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I'm enjoying this thread and getting ideas. Just bumping.


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We have a swim noodle that we made a slit in lengthwise to the center hole, and cut the lengths needed to "rim" our window so we don't bump our heads on the window when it is open.

I also no longer scuba dive, but still have the expensive weights I had bought which are like mesh "bags" and filled with leadshot. I have a bunch of the 5 pound weights. I found a use for them when camping! When we set up out potty tent shelter, I put the weights all aound the bottom so the shelter doesn't blow away in the wind!!

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