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Old 07-14-2013, 04:59 PM   #1
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Shelves in the closet

My husband and I just bought a 13' Scamp - LOVE IT!!! However, we really want to put sturdy shelves in the closet so we can use it as a pantry of sorts. Has anybody done this, and if so, what did you use and where did you get it???? THANKS!!!! Anne & Aaron
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Old 07-14-2013, 05:02 PM   #2
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Old 07-14-2013, 06:40 PM   #3
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I bought a pine board for $20, cut it up, stained it and made shelves out of it.



I made a cut out in the bottom shelf so I can store things underneath.



all the details are on my site OurBoler, Family Outdoor Adventures or on the thread here with the same name.

I have also seen wire rack shelves installed and Ikea bin holders installed, both seem to work well.

Good luck with the project
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Old 07-14-2013, 06:49 PM   #4
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I put 1/4" plywood on the sides with quarter round screwed to it where I wanted my shelves. Made the shelves from 1'4" plywood also. Used a piece of masonite that I had for the back, but plywood would work there too. Assembled it all in the closet so it can't move. Camping World has under counter drawers so I put one of those under one shelf. A short screw in from each side also helps to hold the whole thing.
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Old 07-14-2013, 09:17 PM   #5
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Installing shelves into the closet was the BEST EVER modification we made to our, then new, Scamp.

My hubby's handy and created a removable shelving system much like Tom's with no drilling or adhesive required. He used four 1"x4" fir uprights that were cut in 2 pieces each and screwed together so as to fit in the tall upright space. He drilled holes spaced about 2' apart to hold metal shelf clips Engineered Product Company (EPCO) 520-NN - Shelf Clip with 1/4" (6mm) Pin - EACH (Nickel) - The Hardware Hut. The shelves themselves are 1/4" thick plywood. The bottom shelf lifts much like the hatches in the original seats to access storage in the wheel well. Sorry, no photos.
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Thanks y'all! We tried gluing supports to the closet walls but the TX heat melted that pretty quickly, so we ended up drilling holes in the fiberglass and mounting them "properly"! They work wonderfully and we love them!!
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Thanks y'all! We tried gluing supports to the closet walls but the TX heat melted that pretty quickly, so we ended up drilling holes in the fiberglass and mounting them "properly"! They work wonderfully and we love them!!
glad you found and are using a solution that works for you!
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Old 08-17-2013, 09:04 AM   #8
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For shelves in our closet I balanced not wanting to drill into the fiberglass sides in case I want to adjust shelf height later and the floor/bottom of the closet was extremely flimsy and wouldn't support much.

The top rod for hanging clothes was run perpendicular to the side of the scamp and is sturdier than the base of the closet.

Shelves were built from the top down using a bit of rope and plywood cut to fit with holes drilled at the corners.
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Old 11-06-2013, 08:29 PM   #9
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Those are nice looking shelves Chris, but I'm curious what you did to keep them up. I can't tell from the pictures.
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We too have plywood closet shelves. Ours are fully adjustable though. We attached metal shelf holders to both sides of the closet with pop rivets. There are wee brackets that slip into slots in the metal uprights to hold the shelves. We didn't put the bottom shelf at the lowest point and slip the rubber boots and spare shoes down into the bottom. There is a name for this mounting system - but I don't know it! Hubby got everything needed from the local lumberyard/hardware store in our small town.

We left the rod in the closet in case (when we eventually sell) the new owner wants a hanging closet.
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Old 11-06-2013, 09:59 PM   #11
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I used pine planks and lath screws. The lath screws went in through the fiberglass side and into the shelf. It is strong, the screw bits well into fiberglass and wood, as well as looking more finished than most screws seem to in fiberglass.

Since I have also added a shelf in the top and used a hole saw to access it, this cleaned up all the clutter than found itself on the counter.

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Chris, what a great idea! Have not seen anyone do that before.
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Thanks Carol, it works great.
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For those considering adding shelves I highly recommend putting some sort of lip on the front of the shelves to prevent things from sliding up and hitting the door when traveling - it will cause the door to pop open when traveling.

I used wire shelves upside down to create a lip and they work well. Was able to clip and bend the wires at the back to match the shape of the trailer walls. I did mount rails on the sides of the cabinet to allow the shelves to be moved up or down. Needed to moving them several times until I found the position that worked best for what I store on them. When mounting the rails I used Scamp snap caps and holders over the screw heads that were visible on the outside of the fiberglass cabinets. Just as is done at the factory. Hard to tell from the outside that they were not always there.

Dont mind my messy shelves - photo was taken during the middle of camping season. Thats my excuse and I am sticking to it!
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