Netting for the Trillium's upper shelves - Fiberglass RV


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Old 08-18-2011, 02:50 PM   #1
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Netting for the Trillium's upper shelves

For the first nine thousand miles we traveled with the Trillium, we simply accepted that any clothes stored on the upper shelves in the back would end up not on the shelves at the end of a travel day. Hurmph. Enough with that, sez we!

My strewn around undies, et al, should be a thing of the past thanks to Collins Cottage Industries' netting, plus velcro, a 10' length of bungee cord, and Raz's clever re-using/re-cycling ideas!

Now tell me: Just how cool is this!
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Old 08-18-2011, 05:14 PM   #2
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That looks terrific! Great job!
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Old 08-18-2011, 06:29 PM   #3
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WOW - How Fabulous is that!! Did you make the corner brackets that support the bungee cord?
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Old 08-18-2011, 06:36 PM   #4
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thats a heck of a mod.. looks like it left the factory that way, good job!
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WOW - How Fabulous is that!! Did you make the corner brackets that support the bungee cord?
Hi Pam ...

Raz recycled a piece of metal bar stock and copper elbows he had laying around . There is one upright in each corner; they are each attached with two screws, washers, and nuts.

I think the mesh will hold up okay, it has a nice "give" to it. After the whole thing was installed, I could easily pull the netting down to put a 5" high basin on the shelf, so there won't be any problem putting clothes and blankets up there .

Can't wait to test it on our bumpy ol' backroad !
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thats a heck of a mod.. looks like it left the factory that way, good job!
Thanks, John! We feel pretty good about it
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Thats a great mod!!! Good job it looks nice!
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Old 08-19-2011, 06:01 PM   #8
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That looks so great I've wanted to add upper shelving to my trailer, but thought I'd need to unload everything before going down the road. You've inspired me!
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That looks so great I've wanted to add upper shelving to my trailer, but thought I'd need to unload everything before going down the road. You've inspired me!
Hey Donna!

Raz sez "Tell her maybe she oughtta wait til we try it out on the road!"

Will report back after next week's outing!

Thanks for the quiet applause
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Maggie, I'll keep my fingers crossed that it's as successful as it looks. And yes please, do report back... inquiring minds want to know!
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Maggie, I'll keep my fingers crossed that it's as successful as it looks. And yes please, do report back... inquiring minds want to know!
Since you don't have trillium shelves...
Go to your local junk yard and get the grocery nets out of a couple of wrecks, most have four corner loops and the can be attached between cabinets to make travel proof stuff hammocks!
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It turns out that the shelf is made from much thinner fiberglass than the trailer walls. Pushing down on the shock cord caused the vertical supports to twist inward, buckling the shelf in the middle. To cure this we have added a metal stiffened to the front of the shelf. This seems to have fixed the problem as long as the gorilla glue holds. Raz
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Looks fabulous, great idea
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That is so awesome! Going to look at doing that with ours. Would be so handy not having things spill out! Thanks
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