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Old 01-01-2019, 01:37 PM   #1
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The wife wanted a solution for more storage in the wardrobe.
So.........
Went to Lowes and found these drawer systems. Built the frame so it could be easily removed if wanted and was able to leave clothes rod in place. Still have a couple of inches for hanging a jacket or two.
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Old 01-01-2019, 02:21 PM   #2
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What are the sizes? I see Lowes has several sizes available.
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Old 01-01-2019, 02:40 PM   #3
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The stock number on the box is 932577. Brand is "Simply Put".
The actual size is 20" deep, 14 1/2" wide and 5 11/16" tall.
Purchased three pieces of 1"x16"x48" pine shelf boards to build the frame.
Sides are 33" tall, shelves to mount drawers are 14 3/4" wide. First shelf is 9" from the bottom of the frame and the next shelf is 8" up followed by third shelf 8" up from that. I used small "L" brackets to attach shelves to side and then screws into the shelves for reinforcement to make it sturdy.
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For anyone interested in this subject, here's another thread with storage suggestions on the E21 wardrobe.

Shelves for the closet on 2017 21' Escape

There's a whole bunch of potential solutions out there. We used one of the suggestions (with Elfa wire baskets) to adapt to our old 17B wardrobe. If there's one thing for certain, Escape owners are ingenious and highly adaptable as well as generous with suggestions.
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We went to Ikea in Portland, OR looking for closet storage solutions. Found stackable, foldable shoe racks. They are 4 inches high, 24 inches long, and 12 inches wide. Stacked and unfolded them in the closet, thought this is sure cheap. The shoe racks are less than $5 each. They stack on a solid part of the shelf underneath, all the load is transferred there. The sides do not make contact with the closet sides. The multiple layer rack wobbled somewhat. We filled the 5 layers with canned goods on the bottom, then dried pastas , grains, and seeds, then coffee and tea stuff, then snacks and odds and ends, and finally cereal on the top layer. 6800 miles later the stack never shifted nor collapsed. Our own driveway is the worst road we had driven in our entire trip. Think we will keep this storage method.

Prior to the shoe racks we had given serious consideration to "shelves that slide" for a 3 layer sliding storage unit for just under $300. Glad we went with the cheap and easy system.
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We went to Ikea in Portland, OR looking for closet storage solutions. Found stackable, foldable shoe racks. They are 4 inches high, 24 inches long, and 12 inches wide. Stacked and unfolded them in the closet, thought this is sure cheap. The shoe racks are less than $5 each. They stack on a solid part of the shelf underneath, all the load is transferred there. The sides do not make contact with the closet sides. The multiple layer rack wobbled somewhat. We filled the 5 layers with canned goods on the bottom, then dried pastas , grains, and seeds, then coffee and tea stuff, then snacks and odds and ends, and finally cereal on the top layer. 6800 miles later the stack never shifted nor collapsed. Our own driveway is the worst road we had driven in our entire trip. Think we will keep this storage method.

Prior to the shoe racks we had given serious consideration to "shelves that slide" for a 3 layer sliding storage unit for just under $300. Glad we went with the cheap and easy system.
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We went even lower tech with a hanging canvas closet organizer (less than $10 at Walmart). Works for us....
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We went even lower tech with a hanging canvas closet organizer (less than $10 at Walmart). Works for us....
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We went even lower tech with a hanging canvas closet organizer (less than $10 at Walmart). Works for us....
We use similar.
Fold up T shirts, socks, underwear, jeans, towels, etc. and stuff them in the slots.

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Wardrobe Mod

Here is the link to the Ikea folding shoe racks we are using in the wardrobe:

https://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/40329868/

Ugly as sin, but they are in a closet. My dimensions were wrong, they are 6" high, they fit side to side with a minor gap away from the sidewalls, but are wider than the opening, and are about 1" slightly less depth than the closet depth. Website says stack 3 high, we are stacking much higher. Now priced at $3.99, we paid $4.99 so a big cost savings.

We just winterized the trailer so pulled canned goods, glass goods, and most food products out of the closet. The racks come apart as fast as they went in. We had some nut and dried macaroni spills to vacuum up, easy disassembly and reassembly for cleanup of the closet bottom.
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I'm working on the same project, but using plastic bins from Target. This picture is just a mock up to determine how many bins I can use, which will be 5 of the large bins and two of the small ones.

Just need to install side panels inside the wardrobe and the rails the bins will slide on. Nothing permanent and can be redone or removed if need be.
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