sjmiller
Storage in our 189R is pretty good, but honestly, the cabinets on with side of the bed weren’t very useful. We don’t really bring many hanging clothes and we thought we could repurpose the cabinets to better suit our needs. We tried those closet hanging shoe holders, but they didn’t really work too well. So, I built some shelf units that I fit in and still allow for a little hanging space. They still need final finishing, but I think they’ll be a great improvement.  
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mkevenson
very nice. Wish I had your carpentry skills.  We settled for premade Ikea shelving. 
Mark
Please buy Made in USA
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sjmiller
Mark, my carpentry skills are relatively new.  I am very slow, but in the end it is acceptable.  Thanks for the compliment.
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KLandry
Very nice. You might be slow but I bet you did not have any rework.
Keith
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Tiki2some
Very nice, indeed. We've been making do with a hanging unit as you had, which is working "okay" for us. But this is slicker.
After finishing, how might you affix? Screw to the floor, or other?
~ Linda & Bill
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sjmiller
Linda and Bill, I made the shelf units pretty exact dimensions, so they fit in pretty tight.  I put a 1x4 board under one side since the inboard (toward bed) side has a small 3/4" square piece of wood that the paneling is screwed into.  So my 1x4 pretty much gives it a level base, one side on my board, the other on the factory installed board that the closet paneling gets secured to.  I made my shelves so they go almost exactly up to the top board the closet rod get secured to, which stabilizes it on the side.  Fore and aft is just fits between the front and back of the closet.  That leaves the "hanger" side as the only side not "secured".  There is about 5 5/8" from my shelves to the outboard side of the closet.  A 1x6 board is actually 5 1/2 inches wide, so for right now (due to my own time limitations), I literally have a 1x6 board diagonally in the bottom corner to keep my shelves from sliding the one direction they aren't "squeezed" in.  Long range, I just plan to cut a block to a more exact side, and it will all hold into place with friction.  No screws needed.  I subscribe to the theory that one should not engineer something that one could actually over-engineer.  🙂
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TravelerGuy
"I subscribe to the theory that one should not engineer something that one could actually over-engineer. " 

I like that!  I used to work in avionics, and I remember a sign in an engineering lab which said:
"There comes a time in every project when it becomes necessary to shoot the engineers and get into production."

Nice work sjmiller!
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Tiki2some
sjmiller wrote:
I subscribe to the theory that one should not engineer something that one could actually over-engineer.  🙂

... sounds like you designed a very well-engineered project ... snugly fitting it's space with no added work needed. Smartly done! 👍
~ Linda & Bill
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backseat
Has anyone installed drawers in the under bed storage area? Also, has anyone installed a second strut to support the lid on that storage area?
Backseat
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