Shelf issue - Fiberglass RV
Free 7 Day Trial RV GPS App RV Trip Planner Campground Reviews RV Maintenance Free 7 Day Trial ×


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 11-17-2016, 10:04 AM   #1
Member
 
DrKyle1's Avatar
 
Name: Kyle
Trailer: '71 Boler
Texas
Posts: 32
Shelf issue

OK, first I want to say I did a search and couldn't find ideas but I am sure that this has been discussed...

What do ya'll do to keep stuff from falling out/off of shelves? Here is my situation - the closet was converted by PO for a shelf based AC unit and now I have 3 useable shelves but can't figure out how to keep stuff there w/o it flying out during travel. The door has been removed by PO and given the AC I don't plan on putting a new one on. The stuff will be in baskets etc but how to keep the baskets from coming out...

TIA!
Attached Thumbnails
unnamed (1).jpg  
DrKyle1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-17-2016, 10:24 AM   #2
Senior Member
 
Name: john
Trailer: Compact Junior
Michigan
Posts: 237
Bungees can work.....

When I wanted to keep things in place in my little sailboat I used vertical bungees.

While it won't work for small stuff like canned goods and dinnerware it will work for items in storage bins.
Attached Thumbnails
bungees.jpg  
john madill is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-17-2016, 10:44 AM   #3
Senior Member
 
Name: Gordon
Trailer: Scamp
Idaho
Posts: 184
Registry
These might work for you:
https://www.amazon.com/Camco-44053-W.../dp/B000EDQR4Q
Gordon in Idaho is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-17-2016, 11:03 AM   #4
Senior Member
 
Jon in AZ's Avatar
 
Name: Jon
Trailer: 2008 Scamp 13 S1
Arizona
Posts: 9,891
Registry
I think if you put a lip on each shelf, lay non-skid liner, and use bins or baskets, you should be fine. In fact, if that doesn't work, I'd want to investigate whether the axle might be worn out. One symptom of a dead axle is excessive bouncing.

Best if the bins fit together fairly closely on each shelf.
Jon in AZ is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-17-2016, 01:01 PM   #5
Senior Member
 
theresa p's Avatar
 
Name: theresa
Trailer: Outback (by Trillium) 2004
New Brunswick
Posts: 1,512
Registry
Hi---another solution involves using/sewing mesh fabric with either velcro or elastic loops to attach on either side. There are many mesh fabrics available at your local fabric store and it's easily sewn. It could even be hand-sewn. And customizable to your particular shelves/needs.

They are easily taken down upon setting up camp and quickly reattached for travel.

With ours, which are used to protect the open upper shelves from sending projectiles all around during travel, I am fortunate enough to have rat-fur to attach my velcro to.

Total cost of mine were less than $10 for 4, including the velcro.

Good luck.
theresa p is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-17-2016, 01:53 PM   #6
Senior Member
 
Name: Karin & Don
Trailer: 2012 Scamp 13Ft
Maine
Posts: 127
I think if it was mine, I would put one door over the top two shelves and another over the bottom shelf. (Assuming this wouldn't interfere with the ac) Neater than bungees, and who wants to show off the canned beans.
Kardon is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-17-2016, 06:50 PM   #7
Senior Member
 
Name: Michael
Trailer: Li'l Hauley
Oklahoma
Posts: 5,892
Canned beans next to the air conditioner... sounds like a good excuse to say, "cool beans!"

I have never had a trailer that didn't bounce enough to cause problems with shelved items. I solved the problem by finding containers that would wedge into the space, making use of the cabinet's face frame (the lip around the sides) to keep them from coming out, and then I put my stuff into the containers. Here are photos (forgive the lack of fiberglass in these examples):

Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_0649.JPG
Views:	15
Size:	145.1 KB
ID:	101314

Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_0653.JPG
Views:	15
Size:	138.5 KB
ID:	101315

I'll admit that there were doors on these cabinets. But even without the doors these containers could not really bounce their way out because they were in there tight enough and there was just enough edge lip on both sides. Without the containers, I would occasionally have stuff push doors open. A loose gallon jug of water in a lower cabinet even knocked out the door's hinge screws one time.
Mike Magee is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-17-2016, 10:35 PM   #8
Commercial Member
 
tractors1's Avatar
 
Name: Charlie Y
Trailer: Escape 21 - Felicity
Oregon
Posts: 1,470
Put some "L" shaped lips on the top of the shelves. Mount them with VHB tape if you don't want to screw them in. Email me through my website if you want me to send you a sketch of the concept.
__________________
Charlie Y

Don't drill holes, try custom storage you design: https://RVWidgetWorks.com
tractors1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-18-2016, 12:32 AM   #9
Senior Member
 
Name: Kelly
Trailer: Trails West
Oregon
Posts: 2,968
Just make plywood doors for the sections that don't have the AC unit. Lowes will cut plywood to size for you as will most regular lumber yards. Sand, paint, install some hinges and catches.
k corbin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-18-2016, 07:06 AM   #10
Senior Member
 
Name: Gerry
Trailer: 1979 Boler 1300 / 1991 Casita Freedom Deluxe
Maine
Posts: 1,759
I have done what many suggested just screwed a 3/4 board to the top of each shelf and used that non-slide mat under but also there are spring rods that is sold by Camco called RV Cupboard Bars that work well.
Gerry is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Help... Looking for a pattern for 16 SD Casita Shelf Legacy Posts Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 4 05-16-2019 12:26 PM
For Sale; 17 LD Twin Bed & shelf mod Patt Weaver Classified Archives 0 03-06-2006 09:30 AM
Rear Upper Shelf with LED lights. evan Modifications, Alterations and Updates 2 11-20-2005 09:04 PM
Fun with aluminum or a Shelf for our table Legacy Posts Modifications, Alterations and Updates 10 07-23-2003 08:02 PM
TV shelf and Table Fun.... Legacy Posts Modifications, Alterations and Updates 8 05-18-2003 09:11 PM

» Upcoming Events
No events scheduled in
the next 465 days.
» Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 01:20 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, vBulletin Solutions Inc.