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Old 06-25-2010, 11:57 AM
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Default Wardrobe Storage Ideas?

We have been trying to maximize the storage and access to the wardrobe in our 2310H. It is basically the same that has been used for too many years already. I would rather see drawers or shelves or something built in that would be more efficient. We have tried about every form of plastic bin/drawer that will fit in the opening and it still always almost works but not quite. After having had five popups and a 1705T we have collected about every form of storage unit there is.

Has anyone made any modifications or found anything that really works?

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We hang everything on hangers then we run a piece of duck tape across the top of all the hangers to keep them in place on the road.

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Old 06-25-2010, 01:16 PM
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We have a 2704 TL and do extended stays which requires more clothing and storage. We utilize the hanging closet for laundry and other things and have, when parked, used a ceiling light chain attached to an open screw hook on each side of the bed ceiling area to hang clothes on. When traveling we just lay them on the bed. We also insulated the top shelves with 1/2 styrofoam (side & top), secured with liquid nail, to keep the walls from sweating on things stored there. I caulked the joints to seal the seams. Works fine! We do use plastic trays for underwear, socks, etc in the top bins.
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We took a canvas shoe holder that is designed to be secured to the bottom of a bed, cut it down and secured it to the inside front wall of the closet. So, when we open the closet door, our shoes are all lined up.

We saw a hi-lo that someone secured zippered mesh bags to the underside of the flip-up counter that held smaller clothing items. When the counter was down, it also prevented the hangers from jumping off the rod during travel.

We have a plastic 3-drawer dresser that we set under the dinette (between the seat and table leg) when we are traveling, and set on top of the wardrobe counter when parked.
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Rich,
Do you have any need for hang-up clothes storage? Jim
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Old 06-25-2010, 06:38 PM
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No, not really. We are more for folding our clothes and keeping them in drawers. But we are trying everything including the hanging things that are like shoe holders. We got them at Ikea, they come close but still don't fit the cabinet. The wardrobe is a space waster the way it is built. I would take shelves or drawers over it.

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Old 06-26-2010, 02:01 AM
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My wife and I have also looked at a number of storage devices designed to hang in a closet and meant to maximize storage efficiency. We've found these at The Container Store, the tent section of Cabella's, and other stores (sounds like you've gone through the same process at similar stores in your area). Frankly, none have been perfect solutions.

I've considered putting permanent shelves in our wardrobe. but haven't because I like keeping the option of hang-up storage. Consequently, I've been looking at wire shelving. Carried by Home Depot, this stuff is actually designed for home closets. The wire shelves latch into vertical support brackets mounted on the rear wall... a design that enables them to be placed at different heights, depending on individual needs, or removed entirely, if needed. The shelves are easy to adjust/remove since they're not permanently attached to the support brackets! The shelves are cut to proper length with either a hack saw, or bolt cutter. Furthermore, since the shelves are wire, if needed it would be easy to use bungee cords to hold shelf contents in place when moving.

One of the best storage ideas I've read here is the plastic three-drawer unit (from Target I believe), that campthewestcoast sits on top of the wardrobe when set up. Very clever!
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We used a two drawer unit in our 1705T and it fit nicely into the wardrobe. In the 1705T the wardrobe has a flat bottom like a regular cubboard so sliding a drawer unit in was very easy. I just had to remove the slideout clothes hanger bar to give vertical clearance.

I am looking into the wire type shelving also. I saw that Ikea has a free standing adjustable shelving system. The vertical supports attach to floor pieces to form an "L" configuration and then the shelf supports lock into the verticals much like the standard wall shelf design that has been around for years. I may have to take a trip to Pittsburgh to check them out in person.

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I removed the hang bar from our 2209T and installed shelves. Works great. I can send photos if you're interested (and you provide your email address).
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Good idea! Check your email.

Thanks!!
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