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Old 09-02-2019, 09:19 AM   #1
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Disclosure: First I made a couple of attempts to find an answer via the search engine. I may want to build some shelves in the space allocated as a closet. Does anyone know the location of the framing that I can latch onto in order to install runners? My build Picts don't reveal anything. I thinking it is just a rectangular frame skinned out with the 1/4" ply. May adding shelves is not an option?
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Old 09-02-2019, 09:31 AM   #2
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Disclosure: First I made a couple of attempts to find an answer via the search engine. I may want to build some shelves in the space allocated as a closet. Does anyone know the location of the framing that I can latch onto in order to install runners? My build Picts don't reveal anything. I thinking it is just a rectangular frame skinned out with the 1/4" ply. May adding shelves is not an option?
Which trailer do you have - your avatar does not specify. I assume the cabinet construction is the same in all of them, though - the closet is likely framed around the edges with a thin plywood/paneling surface on the inside. Not hard to add shelves, though - the framing is usually plenty wide enough at the corners to attach shelf supports. Do you have a pantry with a shelf? If so, look at how they did the shelf in that - a couple of small angle brackets on the bottom of the shelf screwed into the sides. If you want adjustable shelves you could attach a couple of bars with slots for shelf brackets all along their length, as some people have done, and then would be able to adjust the height of your shelves as needed.
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Old 09-02-2019, 09:40 AM   #3
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The light bar stud finders will find the supports in the panel Escape walls. I bought mine from a Whse. Club on sale for about $30. Franklin is a Mfg. of these type of stud finders. Attached is Amazons best seller.
https://www.amazon.com/Precision-Sen...ateway&sr=8-29
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Old 09-02-2019, 09:43 AM   #4
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I have installed shelves in both my E19 and my E21 closet. There is framing at the front and down the sides at midpoint that shelving can be attached, as well at the rear. I used a nail gun to attach the rails and then thin plywood shelves on the framing.
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Shelves in my 21

Used a strong magnet to find the colored staples that hold the skins to the framing. Then added 3/8 inch plywood sheeting to both sides for my shelves so I could mount adjustable height shelf brackets. On top of each shelf I have a full extension lightweight drawer.


I split the closet so that we still have a 6 inch wide hanging space for bulky clothes. The shelving/drawers are used as the food pantry.
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Old 09-02-2019, 11:30 AM   #6
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Used a strong magnet to find the colored staples that hold the skins to the framing. Then added 3/8 inch plywood sheeting to both sides for my shelves so I could mount adjustable height shelf brackets. On top of each shelf I have a full extension lightweight drawer.


I split the closet so that we still have a 6 inch wide hanging space for bulky clothes. The shelving/drawers are used as the food pantry.
The rare earth magnet is a clever idea. Do you have any Picts you could share re: how you split up the closet?
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I used an Elfa drawer rack from the Container Store for the closet in my 17A. I brought the components with me to orientation and installed at the Lynden KOA. Took some head scratching and advanced planning plus a trip to HD to allow for the bottom lip on the closet as well as cushioning the conduit at the back left that carried the elec. wires (the ubiquitous pool noodles). It's by far my favorite mod.

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The light bar stud finders will find the supports in the panel Escape walls. I bought mine from a Whse. Club on sale for about $30. Franklin is a Mfg. of these type of stud finders. Attached is Amazons best seller.
https://www.amazon.com/Precision-Sen...ateway&sr=8-29
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Thanks for the link. I have a stud finder but it is a pain to use.
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Very cool. love this idea.
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Old 09-02-2019, 12:18 PM   #10
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We did the easy route and had ETI put shelves in our closet during our build.
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