If you have a travel trailer and have struggled with how best to utilize that weird, long outside storage compartment then you will love today’s quick DIY!
I LOVE all the Facebook RV groups because of the plethora of information and DIY’s shared – today’s comes from C. Prachar, and she is sharing how she whipped up a simple but effective solution to all that weird, almost unusable storage space.
What you’ll need to make this handy storage bin for your camper
- Sheet of 1/2″ plywood
- Varrying # of 2x4s (enough to make a track on both sides that extends the full length of the storage space)
- Industrial strength rollers
- Paint to match camper (optional)
- L Brackets
- Hooks to hold the bin in place while in transit
- 1 Sheet of 1/2" Plywood
- 2x4s for tracks
- L Brackets (varies by size)
- UHMW for tops of track
- Set of Industrial Rollers
- Small Handle
- Hooks to hold in place while in transit
- Clear out your work area - this bin design is intended for campers with long storage spots like this!
- After taking measurements, assemble the box itself
- Use L brackets to secure the dividers in position. Make sure to know what you're going to store here so that they will be the right size!
- Add the wheels to the corners of the bin (make sure they are an industrial pair like this so that they can handle the weight!)
- Attach the handle and paint it to match the color scheme of your camper
- Using the 2x4s, making a track that goes the full length of the compartment and secure with L Brackets. Add this UHMW Tape on top so that the wheels glide easier!
- Add the hooks to the ends of the bin to stop it from moving around as much while in transit
Did you make it (or something similar?) Let me know so I can add it to this post!
One of my goals has always been to have a ton of helpful ideas in one spot – if you’ve made one yourself, I’d love to add it to this article so that others might be inspired as well!
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