More Storage from Small Cabinet

Gaining More Storage from Wasted Space


Something we all can use is more storage. There are many Places in a RV that are wasted space and can be made into useful storage. Such is the case in my 5th wheel. There is a small cabinet at the rear of my 5th wheel between the 2 recliners.


It has one drawer and a access panel to get to the Power cord and junction box. I modified the power cord and installed a detachable power cord. see My Power Cord Mod  that I made in a previous post. When I made that Mod I had to remove the access panel and I thought at the time what a waste of space. Today I decided to do something about it. I removed the access panel and decided I could make a hinged Door to access the inside. I needed to remove the power cables and junction box from the floor.


I had enough slack that I could mount the cables and junction box on a aluminum stud at the rear wall of the cabinet.


Using Self tapping screw I attached the Junction Box to the aluminum stud and shortened the big round cable from the Power plug in. I now had a clean floor and more room to store stuff.


With the floor clear I now added a door that I made out of plywood and covered the door with the old access cover so it would match. I added a Magnetic latch and secured the cover on the door with glue and some screws.


I used some black surface hinges and a handle. I used These type hinges and handle because they were cheap and much easier to install while laying on the floor. I just have to replace the handle on the drawer to match. Very quick and easy way to get more storage. To bad they don’t make a Bar Fridge that small. Would be a nice place for Ice and and Libations while sitting in the recliner watching TV.




Author: Mel

I am a Retired PC Tech. My Wife and I love to travel in our Four Winds Infinity Motor Home. I am a avid RVer and like to camp and travel. I am a commercial Pilot. I like to read and like country and western Music.

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