Storage is one of the biggest problems with an RV, there is never enough. I’ve created a 30″ x 36″ space across from my bathroom to be used as a shower.
I had the door for the bathroom setup so that when it opened it would close off the hall and make both the bathroom and shower one room. Great idea, I had it all planed out… After talking to many people with RV’s, Class A, Class B and travel trailers. They all don’t use their shower, except for storage. There are many reasons, shower is to small to use, need to fill fresh water and dump grey water often, creates a lot of humidity in the RV and it is a pain to clean among many.
I figured this would make a great closet. By using the same method I used to create the walls for the bathroom I re-did the walls for the new closet.
I used the same layout as before, the only difference was the depth was 1.5″ shorter. The top and bottom end pieces I made 1.5″ shorter. I used one of the bathroom walls before I re-attached it to make a template for the closet walls. I just cut that down 1.5″ too.
I put in a vent at the bottom for air flow to my power inverter and battery charger. The back wall is cut into three sections, the bottom section lines up with the bottom of the battery bay so I can get to the power inverter and battery charger. The middle section to give me access to my battery bank and electrical panel.
I was smart enough to put cross pieces in the wall to line up with the clothes hanging system I planned to use. I didn’t want it all to come crashing down while I was driving down the road. I used the simple wire style to give me a shelf at the top for more storage. I have room at the bottom for my generator and all my tools. Someday I plan to mount the generator under the bus.
While living in the bus, I was laying in my bed looking at the battery bay and thought “I wonder if a dresser would fit in there.
It was 1:00 am in the morning and I got up and measured the area. The next day I went to Walmart and found one of those build yourself dressers that would fit nicely.
Using the same technique as I did with both the closet and bathroom. I made a wall platform front and back to place the dresser on. Then I screwed the sides of the dresser to the vertical supports. It is in there solid.
If I need to get to this side off the battery bank, I just pull out the drawers and remove the four side screws and it comes right out. I will eventually close in the top and make more storage. The bottom will be closed in and a vent added just like in the closet. It is nice have a dresser flush with the wall not taking up space in the bed room.
Between the closet and dresser, it is nice to have a place to put all my clothes.