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Old 05-24-2017, 05:15 PM   #1
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Storage solutions for 19'

Hi all

I'm looking for storage solutions for my 19' for the wardrobe and under the bed. I'm visual, so please post pics if you have them.

I'm not sure to go with keeping it a closet and adding plastic organizers or get built in shelves. Perhaps some slide out Elfa shelves?

Also don't want to have to crawl under the bed space to get anything. So I'm looking for a slide out solution that works well.

Thanks in advance!
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Old 05-24-2017, 05:20 PM   #2
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Here's a good thread that addresses your questions: 19' Under-bed storage
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Old 05-24-2017, 06:35 PM   #3
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I, too, am looking at storage ideas. I have book-marked this site but haven't purchased anything yet. Kind of pricey, but I think for the ease of pulling things out on a daily basis, it may be well worth it!

What I love about Bret's storage is that is would go all the way to the rear of the trailer. Unfortunately, we aren't handy in that way....

Shelves That Slide Tall Boy 9 7/8"

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Old 05-24-2017, 11:51 PM   #4
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Donna, thanks for the link, lots of nice pics there.

Lorna, I know what you mean, I am going to have to pay someone to install one, but I think it will be worth it to not have to crawl under the bed to get things
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I use 2 Sterilite 66 quart Ultimate Storage Boxes under the bed. I take off the front wheels and leave the rear wheels on. One on right for frequently used items. (my cookware) On the left is lesser used items such as extra hose, power cord, etc. You need to take right box out to have easy access to left box. Leave something between box and access door to keep box from moving out to aisle when moving. (I use a Ss thermos)
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I like that idea kstock! I'll have to try it
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Old 07-15-2017, 10:54 PM   #7
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I too found that Tall Boy from Shelves That Slide, but didn't want to spend $170 after shipping. Decided to fabricate my own box that will slide out from under the bed. I'm certainly no carpenter, but it will do the job. Disassembled an old collapsible book shelf system for most of the pieces. The open areas save a ton of weight. Even with a 1/2" plywood bottom and the mostly solid front it is under 20 lbs. The holes in the front are to grab the drawer to open as the height will take up most of the space and it would be awkward to have to grab the upper edge. This will be attached to the floor under the bed with Blum 430E full extension slides (75 lb. capacity) and Universal bracket (see image). I'll post a follow-up once mounted.

We have a Clam Escape XL enclosure and welded bunk poles that go through the passenger side hatch and angle towards the drivers side rear corner. Need to maintain that space. The box dimensions are 24"W x 23"L x 10"H. This is big enough to be useful, yet small enough to be able to lean over the drawer to access all items. Drawer will be easily removable off the slide for access to water heater bypass and winterizing tee valve.
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Slides are on and ready to mount. Does anyone happen to know how deep screws can go into the raised floor under the bed in the 19 without an issue? Only planning to use 1/2" screws, but I'm assuming the area is raised to accommodate the fresh water tank. Haven't been able to take a close look at the trailer.
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Slides are on and ready to mount. ...
Dave, There are some on this forum who will no doubt point out that you will experience problems storing cold beer on ice in that under-bed container. But I won't....
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Does anyone happen to know how deep screws can go into the raised floor under the bed in the 19 without an issue? Only planning to use 1/2" screws, but I'm assuming the area is raised to accommodate the fresh water tank. Haven't been able to take a close look at the trailer.
The floor is raised, following the step up in the frame. Although I think the original reason for the step was for departure angle clearance rather than tank space, the fresh water tank is under there, against the floor at the front of the stepped-up area. Although the tank is much smaller than the bed (dinette in other models), screws over the tank need to be shorter than the total of the bracket, floor covering, plywood, and fiberglass shell... and I wouldn't want to puncture the shell with a screw point even where there is nothing under the floor.
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