Converting 16' Scamp front bathroom to easy access storage - Fiberglass RV


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Old 05-19-2015, 05:12 PM   #1
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Converting 16' Scamp front bathroom to easy access storage

I'm looking for ideas on how to convert our front bathroom (Layout #6) into storage. We don't use it but also don't want to lose it. Some ideas that are reversible would be great. Looking forward to our 3rd season of camping in the Scamp and hoping to be a little better organized this year.
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Old 05-19-2015, 09:27 PM   #2
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Chris, it would help to know what you would like to store there. I assume you're planning to keep all the fixtures in place and put in shelves or bins or something without damaging the fiberglass shower surfaces. Am I close?
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Old 05-19-2015, 09:44 PM   #3
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Put a tension rod close to the ceiling and use that as your hanging (coat) storage. I have a sidebath Scamp and the bathroom does double duty as a closet
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We don't really hang clothes so a rod isn't much use. I was thinking of shelving or stackable bins. Just curious what others are placing there.
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We don't really hang clothes so a rod isn't much use. I was thinking of shelving or stackable bins. Just curious what others are placing there.
You can hang shoe racks, sweater holders, etc. in place of shelves, and still stack bins below if desired.
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Old 05-20-2015, 06:58 AM   #6
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I just tore the bathroom out of my 16', but the PO did something clever that I will tell you about. He took four firing strips, and put them in the corners of the bathroom. They were thin and flexible enough to follow the outside contours of the bathroom. He then made a few plywood shelves and attached them with L brackets to these supports. I can't exactly remember, but there was one shelf directly over the toilet (never used), and maybe three more above it making a pretty big closet. All reversible.

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Hmm, I never thought about those shoe hangers. That might work.
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Do you have a shower surround or just the toilet? Not having a shower surround, we just removed our toilet, replaced the floor (as it was rotted near the seal anyway), kept the water tubing in place (capped it off), & installed shelves. Each shelf did require 2 holes (per side) drilled into the closet fiberglass. If we wanted to reinstall the toilet all we need to do is re-drill a hole in the floor. We also have hooks hanging on the outside of the closet towards the bunk, & the inside for towels etc. We have a fabric shoe hanger on the inside of the door as well
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Hmm, I never thought about those shoe hangers. That might work.

I didn't have much success with them myself. I put a sweater hanger and a shoe hanger side-by-side in the small closet by the door of my Scamp 13 for paper goods, towels, and other lightweight items. Too much stuff ended up on the floor of the closet in transit. I ended up replacing them with some stacking plastic bins instead, which have a lip in front to keep things in place, but still easily accessible (you can see them in my registry).

I think it depends on what you want to store. For towels, clothes, and similar "grippy" stuff, the hanging storage would probably be fine. Maybe combined, as suggested, with bins underneath for heavy or slippery items. Tension rods are useful to stabilize a storage unit without making holes. Trailers do bounce around a bit.
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Ned, I love that setup. Not sure I want to drill holes, but maybe I can find a way to construct something that will require minimal drilling.
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I totally understand that! We were hesitant to drill them as well, but currently because of the bunk, you don't even see the ones on the right, & there are only a few bolts to see on the left because of the stove/counter. If we converted back we could either leave the bolts in place, hang up hooks utilizing the holes, or plug them somehow. That's how we justified it anyway! Good luck!
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