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Old 09-23-2022, 06:45 AM   #1
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I'm looking for shelving/storage ideas to replace the front end/table area

Hi, I'm working on a 13ft Burro camper that I will be fulltiming in.
I'm looking for ideas on how to create storage/shelving thats off the ground in the front half of the camper where a table or bunk beds usually are. (Mine is gutted)

All ideas/photos are much appreciated!
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Old 09-23-2022, 10:35 AM   #2
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We removed the front bunk and stored all the parts so we can rebuild it if the next owner wants to use them.

I built a countertop across a little more then half the space and installed two HUGE coolers so we can camp for a week or more. (If we can get ice to refresh the coolers)

It's all basically 1/2" plywood, primer, paint and metal brackets.

I plan on adding a string mesh to the right-side to keep things from flying out as we travel.

It gives us a lot more room for food prep, dish drying and storing things as we're camping.
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Old 09-23-2022, 10:39 AM   #3
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Hi, I'm working on a 13ft Burro camper that I will be fulltiming in.
I'm looking for ideas on how to create storage/shelving thats off the ground in the front half of the camper where a table or bunk beds usually are. (Mine is gutted)

All ideas/photos are much appreciated!
Hi: Kblue... IKEA is a friend of mine. They're #1 for small space storage!!!
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Old 09-23-2022, 10:51 AM   #4
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Oh that looks great! Giving yourself more counter space is smart- and I was wondering where I was going to keep a cooler.

I guess I should also ask how do you install without putting screws into the fiberglass siding?
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Old 09-23-2022, 11:06 AM   #5
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The lower shelf is screwed-in to the wood support structure that was used to hold the lower fiberglass part of the seat all the way around. That holds it in really well.

The upper part under the countertop is bolted to the upper wooden part that used to support the upper bunk in two places. It's also bolted to the steel support bar at the left-edge of the door opening with a 90-degree metal bracket.

So no screws/bolts through the fiberglass at all.
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Cooler looks great there ---- but---- I have the same cooler, empty it's not too bad but put ice and food in it, I can hardly lift the thing to get it in my SUV.
Is this cooler on a pull out tray?
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Cooler looks great there ---- but---- I have the same cooler, empty it's not too bad but put ice and food in it, I can hardly lift the thing to get it in my SUV.
Is this cooler on a pull out tray?
Yes the center cooler is on a structure with two heavy-duty drawer slides so it never leaves the camper.

After learning my lesson from the first test drive full of water, I now have steel locking pins that keep it from breaking the 3D-printed clips I made, rolling out and jumping up and down on the drawer slides, bending them out of shape. (That cost me $60)

I also made some tubes that go outside the camper through the front floor and end in valves so I can drain the water from the coolers without taking them out of the camper.

So, they never leave and I never have to left them, full or empty.
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What cooler is it?
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What cooler is it?
Mine were Nurxiovo brand 75 quart coolers from Amazon, but there are at least 3 other identical versions with different branding. Mine were US$250 each

This one looks pretty similar.

https://www.amazon.com/EchoSmile-Rot...f-a2c47c48c32f
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