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Old 07-02-2007, 10:18 PM   #1
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I just bought a 1998 Casita Spirit DX from Bob B. (thanks, Bob and thanks to Mike for sending him my way!). I'd really like to put shelves in the closet for storage. I've searched, but most of the conversation seems to be about Scamps and other trailers. What have you Casita owners bought/made? I've seen the hanging shoe bag, but am looking for other ideas, especially if you found a shelf from Home Depot that fits, or something like that. Thanks!
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Old 07-02-2007, 10:37 PM   #2
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I just bought a 1998 Casita Spirit DX from Bob B. (thanks, Bob and thanks to Mike for sending him my way!). I'd really like to put shelves in the closet for storage. I've searched, but most of the conversation seems to be about Scamps and other trailers. What have you Casita owners bought/made? I've seen the hanging shoe bag, but am looking for other ideas, especially if you found a shelf from Home Depot that fits, or something like that. Thanks!
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I think that no matter what brand FG trailer you have any ideas submitted here will apply in some degree to solve your shelf problems.I myself for my little 13ft unit found plastic shelfs that fit my particular unit.Good luck on your search.
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Old 07-03-2007, 07:30 AM   #3
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We have a Burro but this is what we did in our cabinet...

Cut 4 1"x1" strips of wood, glued them to cabinet walls with liquid nails. Cut 20" deep wire shelving 13" wide and attached them to the wood using the wire shelving small plastic hanger thingys that you screw into wood. The shelves are wedged into the closet making them tight and secure. We turned the wire shelves upside down so that the turned edge was up. We used small bungies to keep things secure in cabinet as we traveled down washboard dirt roads to get to our favorite campsite. These shelves worked well to keep everything in place.
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Old 07-03-2007, 08:30 AM   #4
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Look at my post #13 here for more ideas: http://www.fiberglassrv.com/board/index.ph...=50&t=24170
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Old 07-04-2007, 12:17 AM   #5
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Thanks to all of you for your advice. Patrick, I like your pics--they're worth a thousand words! I'm thinking I may cut boards contoured to fit the inside of the closet like in that one picture, and cut thick dowels for legs so each shelf can sit on the one below it. After looking closely at the closet, I can see with a square shelving unit I would lose a lot of storage space. Appreciate the help!
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Old 07-04-2007, 04:22 PM   #6
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Lisa - Several of us used PVC pipe of two diameters make our shelves and they are easily removable. I put in 5 shelves and added a door on the bottom to access a dead space that I created. It's a good place to keep chocks, levelers, leveler crank, etc. There are lots of good ideas out there. If you do the contoured shelves, start with the biggest one and work down to the smallest one. That way you don't have to make so many patterns. Good Luck!
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Here's an old "Legacy Post" with instructions on making a template. Alas, if there were any pics, they're long gone. But with Patrick's pics and these instructions, I'll bet you can make a dandy set of shelves!!

Good luck with your project, Lisa. (And post your pics when your done, okay?)

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Old 07-05-2007, 10:09 AM   #8
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Thank you, that's about what I was thinking!

Patrick, how are the pieces of pvc attached? It looks like they're just balanced between the upper and lower shelves. It's not one long piece running through holes in the shelves, is it?

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Here's an old "Legacy Post" with instructions on making a template. Alas, if there were any pics, they're long gone. But with Patrick's pics and these instructions, I'll bet you can make a dandy set of shelves!!

Good luck with your project, Lisa. (And post your pics when your done, okay?)

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