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Old 03-01-2016, 11:25 AM   #1
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Shelving in a Large Empty Wardrobe

We want to make better use of the closet that is about 3 feet tall by 5 feet wide. Right now it gets boxes of stuff or things are just thrown in. Does someone have ideas for drawers or shelves we could install to organize personal gear or food or whatever?
We have the 2008 Jayco 24 RKS. Across from the bathroom is the large empty wardrobe with a closet rod at the top.

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Old 03-01-2016, 12:21 PM   #2
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We did something similar, see my signature under "General Mods". I only went half way across on our HTT wardrobe. I added a couple 3/4" square furring strips, then cut metal shelving to fit the space. Used the metal shelving bracket clips and screwed to the furring strips or to the wardrobe framing. We picked up baskets in advance to know the height separation of the shelves required. What you do not see, I added a scrap piece of metal shelving vertically between the two sections of the wardrobe so the baskets cannot slide forwards and into the coat hanging section. To secure the vertical section, I used a couple zip ties, as I was not sure if I wanted to keep it or not. Been there since the summer of 2012.
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Old 03-01-2016, 12:32 PM   #3
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Metal shelves from Lowes might work for you, which I added to the wardrobe closet of my last camper, similar to Jagiven:
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Metal shelves from Lowes might work for you, which I added to the wardrobe closet of my last camper, similar to Jagiven:
Good idea... was planning on using the wooden shelves but decided against it due to the added weight
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I have a modification for that area. If you go to my handle and click on albums you can see pictures.
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Old 03-04-2016, 08:19 AM   #6
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Metal shelves from Lowes might work for you, which I added to the wardrobe closet of my last camper, similar to Jagiven:
Nicely done! The shelving looks great, while still leaving some of the closet available for hanging items! I don't need the whole closet for hangables, but I certainly want some hangable space.
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Old 03-04-2016, 10:16 AM   #7
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That is what I was looking for. A picture says a thousand words. I will use yours for a parts list. Exactly what I wanted.
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Glad to help!

Apologies if I'm pointing out the obvious, but if you don't have a pair, you'll need a set of bolt cutters to cut the shelves down to size (a Lowe's employee could also do that for you if you had the measurements with you). You can also cut them with a hand held grinder / cutting wheel.

Lowe's also sells extra rubber end caps so you can cover any resulting sharp metal edges

Hard to tell from the pic, but I used zip ties to secure each shelve to the horizontal support too (probably overkill, just didn't want them to shift around during travel)

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End Caps and Holding Stuff In

Good thought on the end caps. I will use my angle grinder to cut the shelves to fit. I am looking for some type of rod to be placed at the end of the shelves so things do not slide off the open end. I should be able to find a white vinyl covered rod to stick through the open space somewhere.
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Good thought on the end caps. I will use my angle grinder to cut the shelves to fit. I am looking for some type of rod to be placed at the end of the shelves so things do not slide off the open end. I should be able to find a white vinyl covered rod to stick through the open space somewhere.
If I had to do it over again, I'd have cut the metal shelf 2-3" longer so I could bend the rods up vertically on that open side, solving that issue.

In practice, we always had jackets and sweatshirts hanging in the closet and that was enough to prevent anything on the shelves from sliding over too far.
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