Shelves & Storage
in a Sprinter Van / Small Motorhome / Campervan
- 1/2" Plywood, 2x3
- L brackets / shelf braces
- DC LED lights, wiring
- Screws: Exact size to barely reach other side of plywood
- The rear-most vertical wood piece with shower mounted is mounted in center; due to chair and ladder slide storage on left and narrower shelves on left vs right, an optical illusion is created to make it look off center.
- The storage partitions and beams strengthens the bed platform, although not the main intended purpose.
- I looked at sliding drawers systems of many types and found them to be either too heavy, clunky operating or taking up too much space for the frame. I thought about making my own sliding trays, but decided not to because the wheels, slides, etc. would decrease storage space and add weight.
- The back wall is about 3/4 deep. The other 1/4 is accessible from the front. This allows not having to use sliding shelves/drawers or having to remove too much stuff to get to the back.
- I donated by far most of my stuff to thrift stores and sold some stuff to such a large degree all I have left is what fits in this 144" WB van. I no longer deal with storage units. That is a big savings of money, time and stress (stress of worrying about theft, confiscations due to payment logistics, etc.). Donating stuff feels good. Dealing with storage units is stressful. The only other place I have anything physical is a small (4" x 24") safety box in a Chase bank they offer to vets for free.
- I have several safes bolted to the floor.