I spent my weekend "In The Closet" - Fiberglass RV


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Old 03-22-2009, 12:43 PM   #1
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The Fiber Stream's Closet was designed like many, with a single shelf and a rod beneath it for hanging clothes.
Initially, we added a plastic chest of drawers from WalMart. I like to hang clothes on hangars. Robert does not.


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We kept the Bed Pillows in WHITE plastic bags on the top shelf.

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One feature I liked are the clips that keep the hangars captive on the rod while the trailer is in motion.


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After a long time of observing what others have done with their closet spaces, I came up with a storage system that preserves some space for hanging in the lower left compartment. I sized it for shirts and Jackets. We got some new BLUE bags to store the Bed Pillows in.

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The rod is 2/3 as long as it was before, eliminating one of the clips.
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Old 03-22-2009, 01:36 PM   #2
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Whew,you had me going for a minute there!

Nice job and idea. I think this shows clearly the extra space inside the "Stream". I have thought about what to do in my closet too and I think I may blatantly copy your idea.
How are the shelves curved shelves supported?

Also mine has the "Finished" interior which shows its age all to clearly,I think I like the bare nature of yours sort of a clean slate to work with.

Keep up the good work,so I can follow.

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How are the curved shelves supported?
The original curved shelf is hollow, having a partial stick "frame" with paneling stapled to the top and bottom. After stuffing pillows into that shelf area, the unsupported back part sagged. I disassembled the shelf by removing the plastic front edge, and then prying up the top paneling surface. This revealed the screws holding the shelf to the bathroom wall. The block that is glued to the fiberglass to screw the closet rod to on the left side is also supporting that shelf. There are also 3 screws thru the front wall to the left of the top door hinge. I saved the paneling pieces to use as a pattern for the curved shelves, and made the new shelving out of 1/2" birch plywood. I re-used the internal stick pieces of the old shelf as cleats to support the new shelf on the bathroom wall. I also left the glued-in block on the fiberglass as a shelf support on the left side, and re-used the 3 screws thru the front wall to the left of the top door hinge.

I prefabbed the divider and narrow shelves as a unit. I also cut a 4" wide strip the same height as the divider. These have re-used sticks (from the old shelf) as cleats to attach to the floor, and support the new curved shelf, as well as providing a place to mount the shorter hanging rod.
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My shelving is modular and removable, in case I ever have to repair the wiring under the floor carpet for the tail lights.
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A very snazzy mod, Mr. Simson - and great "how-to's" also. Thanx for posting! L 'n D
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Very nice! Makes the space store so much more in an organized fashion.
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Looks very nice! Great job.
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Close-up of Rod clips
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One feature I liked are the clips that keep the hangars captive on the rod while the trailer is in motion.

Close-up of rod in new compartment
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The rod is 2/3 as long as it was before, [b]eliminating one of the clips.
So I now have an extra rod clip, approximately 8" long.
Does anyone want it?
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