Need Ideas for Bulding Storage Cabinets - Fiberglass RV


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Old 09-30-2014, 10:55 AM   #1
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Need Ideas for Bulding Storage Cabinets

The Parkliner has an option for bunk beds, which I didn't get. So the area is begging to be built out.

Let me try to describe the area. At the front of the trailer is the bathroom which takes up about 1/3 of the width. The bathroom has a storage area at floor level and a storage area about 4' up for towels, etc. - both extend to the left.

In the below picture, the towel storage area is seen at the top where it extends from the bathroom into the lounge area. The bottom bathroom storage area is at the fabric level below the wood frame.



In the following picture, I opened the wood panel which acts as a backstop for the lounge or chair cushion. The storage area is not easily accessible, so I would like to build a storage unit that would go from the bottom bathroom cabinet to the top one.



If you have a Parkliner, you know what I'm talking about. If you don't have one, my explanation is probably confusing, so ask questions and I will try to clear it up.

My goal is to have storage, preferably drawers, that I can store things in when traveling. I think what would be handy is to build it as a small chest of drawers for storing clothes.

I need ideas. I haven't been able to figure out how to go from what I have to what I want!
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Old 09-30-2014, 11:41 AM   #2
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Huck, I wonder if slide rails would allow you to pull the shelf toward you enough to be able to get at your items (perhaps in plastic bins).
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Old 09-30-2014, 11:55 AM   #3
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Huck I like drawers for catching small stuff but I find they are a bit restrictive in regards to what can be stored in them and you do loose some space due to their design/mechanics.

Perhaps a drawer attached to the bottom of the overhead towel storage area and some open shelves under it - I would make them adjustable and put a large lip on the front of them to prevent things from sliding off. Or perhaps doors - but even if I put doors I would still put a lip on the front of the shelves to stop items from sliding into the doors and pooping them open.

Another thought is that the outside wall of the bathroom might be a good spot to store solar panels if you have loose one. I installed a couple of bungees on a similar wall on my scamp for storing the panels when traveling.
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I am still sketching mine out but what I have so far is a free standing drop in unit that straddles the cushion. I will secure it in place for travel but I want it to be removable so when grandkids come into the picture I can still use the bunk bed option( leaving the cabinet at home). Right now it is a contour fit (to the trailer) with internal adjustable shelving and an adjustable incline door to give a slant to the seat back. That last bit is where I am waffling. Do I go simple or do I have my cabinet maker friend create a roll top desk type side pull door?
I did half heartedly consider a flat screen built into a flush mount upper door with DVDS storage behind but my desire for a tv isn't equal to the task. So for now the plan is not to go all the way up and instead consider the remaining space for book/magazine racks......
I have all winter to sort it out.
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a free standing drop in unit that straddles the cushion. I will secure it in place for travel but I want it to be removable so when grandkids come into the picture I can still use the bunk bed option( leaving the cabinet at home). Right now it is a contour fit (to the trailer) with internal adjustable shelving and an adjustable incline door to give a slant to the seat back.
I don't own a Parkliner, and did not stay at a HIE last night but this would be my preference and I think it makes a great deal of sense.
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