Okay, I remembered to measure the closet - but not to post the dimensions! Now to catch up... hopefully before Karen leaves for whatever city has the Ikea store.
My closet is 15-1/2" wide inside, but the frame overlaps the opening a bit, so the opening is only 15" wide.
The opening is essentially flush with the bottom inside the closet, and is 46-7/8" high (I guess they sized it for a 4-foot high door).
The inside back wall and ceiling of the closet is just the inside of the fiberglass shell, covered by the same foam lining as seen everywhere else in the trailer, so it is a curved shape. Thus, there's not just one depth or height to quote:
- at bottom - 26-1/2" (2' 2-1/2") deep
- at 32" above bottom - 24" (2' 0") deep
- at 42" above bottom - 21" (1' 9") deep
- at front of closet - 48-3/4" (4' 3/4") high
Here's a cross-section across the trailer, or what you would see from the other side of refrigerator
if you had x-ray vision...
The extra lines inside the closet are just to show dimensions - it's just an open space.
There was a clothes hanging rod across the top of mine. Not really a rod, but a track with plastic parts sliding it it that hangers hook through. I just pulled it out (had to squeeze the end to unhook it, I think) and left the brackets in place in case we want to use it as a closet again later.
We put a stack of plastic storage drawers in the closet, not from Ikea but from Home Depot or Canadian Tire (the Gracious Living brand, found all over the place). These drawer units are not advertised as being modular, but they are in one-drawer sections which are snapped together, so with some care they can be reassembled into whatever combination of shallow and deep drawers is desired.
This is the type of storage unit Jackie showed us in Scamp 13' Closet, Restoring and Remodeling
One warning about trying to install anything in this closet:
The left (rearward) side is the right side of the refrigerator
cabinet, so the other side is not accessible for anchoring fasteners (such as putting a nut on a bolt from the inside) except at the back (via the outside refrigerator vent).
The other side is worse: the right side is shared with the bathroom, and has a screwed-on access panel to get at the shower plumbing. This side wall is fastened to the closet floor and front panel, but is attached to nothing along the trailer shell. It moves around with any force, so it's a lousy thing to attach shelving to.
I think some free-standing form of storage is a good idea.