Easy Bunk End Shelves

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  1. sandyaker

    sandyaker Rock Hill, SC

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    I've had my camper set up in the driveway for a while now. Originally, it was to just let it dry out after it rained while packing up. I then decided to take the time to do a little maintenance and work on a couple of things I wanted to add. The first was adding some shelving in the bunk ends. I just wanted to have a place to put things like clothes, towels, etc.

    I made one using the white wire shelving found at most home improvement stores. I liked using the Rubbermaid brand as it had a wall bracket that was easily modified to work on my bunk end supports.

    Here's a link to the bracket:
    http://www.lowes.com/pd_246393-315-FG3D6101WHT_0__?productId=3229678&Ntt=rubbermaid+shelving&Ns=p_product_price|0

    I just cut the little drywall flanges off flush and then used small machine head screws to fasten them to the upright support poles in each bunk end. You could probably make it even easier to mount by just using self tapping machine screws. Then you wouldn't have to deal with pre-drilling a hole and such. The brackets are mounted on the inside part of each pole and lay flat against the mattress when I fold everything up. This made for a place for the back of the shelf to rest. The front of the shelf is supported by a strap with an adjustable buckle that is just ran over the horizontal support and through the wire shelf itself.

    The whole thing only takes a second or two to put up and take down.
     
  2. Dubbya

    Dubbya Wherever you go, there you are...

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    Pictures or it didn't happen! [;)]

    Seriously though, sounds like a neat idea, how about a few photo links?
     
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    sandyaker Rock Hill, SC

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    I thought about pictures right after I posted the topic.
    I'll see what I can do. They closed Webshots so I'll have to see about posting from another site.
    Anyone know if you can post links to Facebook?
     
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    We've been using photo bucket for years...works great !
     
  5. Dubbya

    Dubbya Wherever you go, there you are...

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    yep, Photobucket.com is the answer.
     
  6. Hawkester

    Hawkester Hawkesnest

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    or Picasa [:D]
     
  7. sandyaker

    sandyaker Rock Hill, SC

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    I hear ya, I hear ya.
    I'm going to try and get some photos of the shelf tonight along with a couple of other things I did. I will try and post them from Picasa.

    That way I can get credit for my work, right Dubbya? [;)]
     
  8. Dubbya

    Dubbya Wherever you go, there you are...

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    LOL! Righteeoh!
     
  9. sandyaker

    sandyaker Rock Hill, SC

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    Ok folks.
    I finally got around to taking some pictures of my recent projects.
    I didn't want to sit here and post each individual picture so I figured I would just tell you where they are.

    If you want to take a look there are two ways:

    You can just click on the small camera icon next to my name and it will take you to my Picasa account where you can see a lot of my pictures. Just check out the album "New to Me" Camper. The last 8 pictures are from today.

    Or...you can just click on this link to go directly to my camper album:
    https://plus.google.com/photos/118117266951701398860/albums/5327692345049524785?banner=pwa

    I hope this works and the pictures can help some others with doing a shelf or at least give you an idea of how you may want to do your own.

    Scott
     
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    Hi Scott, your pup is almost like ours. We have a Coleman Destiny Royale-1993, and we have a couple of small problems. We lost our outside half door last September. DH has NOT worked on it all winter, and probably won't till Spring. Even though we drove back to the park looking all the way for it, we couldn't find it, and have to make a new one. I was glad to see in your pictures how the door actually looked, so he can check out the pictures. Thanks, lots of good ideas in your pics. Looks good! Bobbie
     
  11. Raycfe

    Raycfe Waterford Ct.

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    Nice big bright photos ..........
     
  12. sandyaker

    sandyaker Rock Hill, SC

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    Hey Bjune,
    That really sucks about losing a door.
    Let me know if you need some better detailed shots. My camper is easy to get to and I can take more of the outside door if you need them.
    I'm actually waiting on a call back form a friend of mine who buys and sells and "parts out" pop up campers. I can even ask if he has one for sale that might fit if you want. I'm not sure what shipping would cost but it may be worth looking into.
    Scott
     
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    sandyaker Rock Hill, SC

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    Bjune,
    Marty called me back RIGHT after I posted this so I went ahead and asked if he might have a door for your camper. Unfortunately, he did not. He thought he did and went and looked but it was actually a fold down step type door for a different series.
    Still, let me know if you want/need some detailed pictures of my door. I'll be glad to try and take some.
     
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    I enjoyed looking at the pictures of your bunk end shelves... (another "project" for my husband....bwaaaa ha ha ha)
     
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    Raycfe Waterford Ct.

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    very cool idea
     
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    Really nice idea!
     
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    Oh thank you for the pics in your album!! I sent the links to my hubby so he can look at them and hopefully we can do a couple of those. Ditto on the gratitude for nice, big, bright photos.

    Charlene
     
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    I just picked up some large shower caddy's for each bunk. Granted, not large enough for storage of clothes, but definately will hold bottles of water, phones and other smaller items. Also came with hooks on the bottom.
     
  20. BigBaron

    BigBaron Dreaming of Tommy's chili cheeseburgers...

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    Thanks, Raycfe!
     

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