Hi everyone, thank you for the feedback and the suggestion on the bench (I'm definitely going to have to look at that!).
As far as the clothes and coats, so far we haven't needed/brought anything to hang (we've only done the beach, hiking, and amusement parks). My daughter uses the drawer under the pantry for her clothes (jeans, shorts, shirts, sweatshirts). My husband and I will probably just fold everything as well. The good thing about the rubbermaid wire shelves in the larger closet is I can move/remove shelves and I could always add the hanger rod if needed. Off to the left there is a good amount of space under the shelf if something must be hung (I think that shelf is 18" long). I'm currently trying the piano hinge, cutout under one of the dinette benches (as seen in one of the FR forums) for dirty clothes (in addition to being a copilot my middle dog is a sock thief!).