Scamp 5th wheel (Standard) - Closet Space - Fiberglass RV


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Old 01-12-2014, 05:12 PM   #1
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Scamp 5th wheel (Standard) - Closet Space

We have the Standard layout of the Scamp 19'. Simply put, we have no closet space. I was wondering what other owners may have done over the years - as we certainly aren't the first to encounter this lack of storage space!? We are a family of 3, trips will be 3 weeks max, use of clothes will need to be "efficient", to say the least.

My thoughts? Using some heavy duty suction hooks, hang one of those hanging closet organizers with cubbies on the sidewall of the bathroom (the unused space over sofa, between bathroom and loft)?
See hooks: (Amazon.com - FI&RA The Super Powerlock Suction Cup Hooks with 2''Base (Set of 4) (orange))
See Organizer: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...=ATVPDKIKX0DER -or- Amazon.com - Whitmor 6082-13 Natural Linen Soft Storage Over-the-Door Shoe Organizer

Shoes under the sofa seat? Or in the open space just under the bathroom door? Clothes in the big cabinet at base of sofa. Socks and undies and whatnot in the overhead storage in loft?

I have found many clever ideas for the Deluxe floorplan, nothing for the Standard.

Thanks!
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Old 01-12-2014, 09:01 PM   #2
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Welcome to the site. If you have a newer 5er with the frig. by the door we kept our shoes in the small cabinet under the frig. In my older 5er we dropped extra shoes in the bottom of the closet (same space) and the shoes we were using were kept under the bath ledge. In my older 5er I made a shelf in the space between the bath and the loft, others have made a couple of shelves and enclosed them with doors. Pretty easy to make the shelf with 3 L brackets and plywood.
We use soft bags to keep our clothes in and usually stash them on the seat between the loft and bath. Usually an extra pair of jeans and shorts and a weeks worth of sox and underwear. Wally World sells lightweight fishing pants with zip off legs, these are great for the guys. WM also sells lightweight rain coats/suits by Frog which are light, compact and quite nice. Don't forget to get a dirty clothes bag. On long trips keep most of your clothes in your vehicle and use a small bag to take your daily clothes to the trailer. We usually wash clothes about once a week.
Since you have a 5er. tie some 550 line (parachute cord) tight from the frame at the top of one landing gear to the top of the tongue and back to the frame above the other landing gear. We use this as our clothesline for drying towels and wet clothes. The line can live there all the time if is kept close to the bottom of the deck floor.
For extra storage we have two short storage boxes that live under the rear of the dinette table and they can be tossed in the upper deck if they get in the way during meals.
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Old 01-13-2014, 08:14 AM   #3
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I'll be watching this site for any good tips on storage. we will be taking a six week trip from Florida to central Calif. in about 16 months. Boy do we need storage tips. Any and all would be good.
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Old 01-13-2014, 08:30 AM   #4
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I began my biz after trying to use the space in my Casita more efficiently; wound up making only custom sized containers (shelves, racks, etc) for other folks. Check this page for some ideas:

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Old 01-13-2014, 01:59 PM   #5
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This is a great start! Thanks everybody!

Eddie - How/where were L brackets attached?

Charlie - I've actually run across your stuff during my search for solutions, very clever indeed!

Mike - It'll be nice to have some folks to share ideas with! I was sitting inside the trailer last night, staring, trying to come up with ideas. We have the mid-sized fridge near the door, with the small cabinet just above the fridge. There is a small space with a slightly angled surface on top of that cabinet, which would be perfect for spices, medicine bottles, etc, if I could build/attach some sort of restraint around it on the three exposed sides. No specific ideas yet though as how I'd achieve that. At some point, hopefully I can post some pics of the small things we've done thus far.
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I was sitting inside the trailer last night, staring, trying to come up with ideas. We have the mid-sized fridge near the door, with the small cabinet just above the fridge. There is a small space with a slightly angled surface on top of that cabinet, which would be perfect for spices, medicine bottles, etc, if I could build/attach some sort of restraint around it on the three exposed sides. No specific ideas yet though as how I'd achieve that.
If you can sketch it (with dimensions) I can probably build it out of white ABS plastic, which mounts with industrial grade 3M VHB tape. I work from sketches 95+% of the time. Angles are no problem. No cost to quote the job.

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I attached two small "L" brackets to the bath wall with #10 stainless screws and a nylock nut. I used rivet caps and bases to cover the screw heads in the bath. I used a 3/16" pop rivet to attach the other "L" bracket to the fiberglass wall support. On mine I made the shelf out of 3/8 plywood using a 1X2 for a front ledge and support.
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Old 01-13-2014, 11:25 PM   #8
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We only have a 13' Scamp, but perhaps you can adapt what we have done to yours. We use a closet hanging shoe rack and a hanging sweater rack in a closet to put shoes and clothes in. I also made a storage area using "L aluminum via 3M VHT and plywood just in front of the "bump-up" in the floor near the rear dinette.
Hope these help.
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Old 01-23-2014, 09:12 PM   #9
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We found that the closet was too small to hang up clothes.
We decided to leave the bed made up in our 13 foot boler so converted the bunks to a dinette.
We then added a shower curtain rod above the bed at the foot end.
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Old 01-26-2014, 09:22 PM   #10
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We ditched the front gaucho sofa/bunk, extended the loft back a bit, and created a chest of drawers, closet with hang space, junk drawer, a laundry hamper, storage/dog kennel space and a couple of cubbies under the steps up to the loft.

It works really well for us, but it was a big project.

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