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Old 04-16-2015, 10:07 AM   #51
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Another possible mounting method would be using strong cord stretched between a single screw on the top where there is likely some frame structure and a bottom screw to keep the line taut.

My concept would be to use wire shelves and "S" hooks mounted at the appropriate levels. The shelves shouldn't jump out of the hooks while underway, but if that is a concern then the hooks can be crimped closed.

The hooks would be tied into place. I would use a bowline knot at the top. Two half hitches with a lock, or figure "8" loops would secure each hook. The lines can be pre-fabricated using a long enough board using a top screw anchor. The hook locations can be marked on the board to assure consistency. The lines would then be installed and tensioned to the bottom screw as the last step using two half hitches and a lock.

Strong nylon or Dacron cord would work. High tech line would almost guarantee no stretch over time.
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I would simply use a wood screw or deck screw at the top and bottom.

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You will be installing the screws in a strong, relatively safe area for penetration.
The shelf heights can be adjusted if your needs change.
It is a strong, inexpensive, and relatively easy install.

Disadvantage:
The shelves may shift a bit and may scuff the interior. A single stabilizing screw cable tied to each wire shelf should solve that issue.

FWIW. vic
I really like this idea! Very creative, and you can put it back to "factory" if you ever decide to sell the trailer. Very nice!
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Old 04-16-2015, 10:16 AM   #52
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I really like this idea! Very creative, and you can put it back to "factory" if you ever decide to sell the trailer. Very nice!
Thanks.

It occurs to me that the "S" hooks may not even be needed. The figure "8" knot loops may be able to be just hooked over the extended cross round stock at the end of the shelves. Without hooks a small cable tie may be needed to keep the loops in place on the ends. Overall a bit cheaper than "S" hooks.

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Nice job Vic! I'm stealing your idea!
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Old 04-16-2015, 10:40 AM   #54
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I think it will very difficult to get all the knots exactly even on the vertical cords.
In technical rigging we call this an equalized system. Hard to achieve perfect equalization.
Maybe try using light duty chain instead of cord?
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I think it will very difficult to get all the knots exactly even on the vertical cords.
In technical rigging we call this an equalized system. Hard to achieve perfect equalization.
Maybe try using light duty chain instead of cord?
Good luck.
That is a good possibility too. Chain is good for stabilization, but may scuff the surfaces more.

Suggesting the mock-up board and high tech line was my way of trying to get uniform results. I suppose that screws or nails could be set at each level on the mock-up board to give something to strain against. That should give consistency. Using S hooks might be easier than not using them.

I guess a lot depends upon how picky you are as to the shelves being exactly level. Once you close the doors...
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Perhaps you could use the tension on the cords to adjust the heights? If you were a little high or low on one corner, you could increase or decrease the tension on that cord slightly for the desired fine-tuned adjustment. You'd have to get pretty close with the knots, but I think it could be done.

Or possibly a really tight cord-lok to hold the shelves? I wonder if you could get one tight enough?

I'm having a frenzy of ideas for this project!
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Plastic chain?
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CHeck out LOWES for the CLOSET ORGANIZER wood kits. They may have just what need.

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Perhaps you could use the tension on the cords to adjust the heights? If you were a little high or low on one corner, you could increase or decrease the tension on that cord slightly for the desired fine-tuned adjustment. You'd have to get pretty close with the knots, but I think it could be done.

Or possibly a really tight cord-lok to hold the shelves? I wonder if you could get one tight enough?

I'm having a frenzy of ideas for this project!
Keep thinking. Many of my threads and suggestions are really just thinking out loud. Hashing it around usually works toward a better solution.

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Plastic chain?
Good thinking. Or maybe plastic covered steel chain?
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CHeck out LOWES for the CLOSET ORGANIZER wood kits. They may have just what need.
Yep, or IKEA. Either has some really great organizer products that will work.
The cheap side of me has me looking to less expensive, and lighter weight, solutions.

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Here are the shelves I added to my 23B last summer. Just some furring strips and some white pine boards.
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