Before after shoe storage

Camper Modifications

Pantry Pull Out Drawers

After five years of camping we finally invested in pull-out drawers for our pantry cabinets. The cabinets are deep and we could not easily see what we had already packed for the trip. The stainless steel drawers we bought pull completely out of the cabinet for easy inspection. This is by far my favorite modification in the camper.

Grand Design Imagine Pantry Pull Out Shelves

The cabinet opening for our Grand Design Imagine 2150 is 15 inches, though the middle drawer has the cabinet door attachment in the way. The Home Decor Collections drawer is 14 inches, which leaves room on the side of the cabinet to store spices, macaroni boxes, and other narrow items. We only secured the drawers to the bottom of the cabinet. You can find the drawers at Home Depot for $55 each.

Turbo Charged AC Modification

Coming soon.

Additional Shoe Storage Modification

Our Grand Design Imagine 2150RB has shoe storage on the side of the pantry cabinet as you walk into the camper. The unit fits four pairs of shoes, however we are always looking for improved storage solutions. Many campers have completed this project in the past and we used Ross Stoico’s youtube video for reference. If you reach up inside the space the cabinet has quite a bit of open air. This piece is cut out to create room for a second shelf.

Grand Design Imagine Extra Shoe Storage Modification

Some have said this project is easy, but I would call it doable. We own plenty of tools, but aren’t too comfortable with the circular saw. Our first step was to measure the inside of the cabinet and the open space above was about 15.5 inches in height. Then we cut that piece of wood and made a huge mess. At Home Depot we purchased wood for the 23-inch by 10.5-inch shelf, a 23-inch trim piece, and Ebony stain that is a close match to our cabinet. 

This project took us hours and lots of head scratching/frustration. It was worth it in the end. We love having the extra shelf and can pat ourselves on the back for following through with one of the more difficult mods. 

Closet Shelves Modification

In the bedroom we have large cabinets that are 15 inches in width on either side of the bed . Hanging shelves have worked fine for the past five years, however the shelves left unused space behind them. Using white wire closet shelves we cut a 20 inch (width) and 12 inch (width) down to 15 Inch pieces in length. For our project of two closets, four pieces of 15 inch by 20 inch were needed and two 15 inch by 12 inch shelves.

Using command hooks we hung the shelves in the cabinets. The bottom of the two shelves was not long enough and that is where the 12 inch was overlapped on the 20 inch. If you don’t have a level in your toolbox, remember that there is a level app in your phone. You will also need a flashlight to be able to see what you are working with in the cabinet.

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