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Old 04-14-2013, 09:45 PM   #1
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Roo Mod / Wardrobe into Pantry

Finished turning the wardrobe into a pantry yesterday. My 233s comes with a wardrobe that I will not find very useful. It can hold one maybe two adult coats. That seems like a poor use of space for what we will use our camper for. I was looking around at other campers online and stumbled onto Surveyor campers that use some neat brackets for their closets and instantly knew I had found the makings of my W/P mod.

I called the local Surveyor dealer and sent them a pic of what I saw online and they ordered me up some of these brackets. Purchased the cherry boards from Home Depot and I was in business. Not the cheapest mod for sure but then I wanted it to look as seamless as possible. The brackets are solid and the shelves are a perfect match in terms of color. I might add some sort of non-stick lining to keep things from sliding around but have no clue what to do with that just yet. I am very open to ideas...hint hint. :-)
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Old 04-14-2013, 09:50 PM   #2
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That looks great! Did the dealer give you the part/model # for those brackets?
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Old 04-14-2013, 10:05 PM   #3
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Thank you. It does look pretty sweet. Got a little help on the install and made for quick work. The dealer did not give me the part number. I sent the pic of the Surveyor trailer and told them it is for a closet in a SV-235. I'm 100% sure these same brackets are used in other Surveyor trailers as well. I have included a copy of the exact picture I sent my dealer.
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Old 04-14-2013, 10:14 PM   #4
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Very nice job of turning not very useful space into something very useful!
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Old 04-14-2013, 10:34 PM   #5
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Awesome job. You can still stack clothes in there too! Nothing lost, all gain!
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Old 04-14-2013, 10:35 PM   #6
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Very nicely done!
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Nice!
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Old 04-15-2013, 10:49 AM   #8
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Just wondering how much for the brackets if you don't mind me asking , and did they fit or did they need altering in anyway. how did you secure them to the thin side of the closet? thanks.
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Old 04-15-2013, 01:17 PM   #9
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That's awesome! I would love to do that too, but that's where I put all of our camping chairs.
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Old 04-15-2013, 01:44 PM   #10
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Ask away. Thats what this is all about. Sharing ideas and helping others. This morning I sent an email to the local Surveyor dealer that I purchased these from to get the part number.

Forest River Part #30I4337A

They are 2 feet long and cost $6 each. I purchased 8 to do this project. The brackets needed no cutting or modificiations. I cant remember how much each board cost from Home Depot. We purchased three boards and cut them to size. There was a little bit of waste. Tools we used were a level, drill, and saw. For cutting the boards we measured front and back and both measurements were not the same and were different as we went higher and lower as well. We did this to get the tightest fit and didnt want the shelves bouncing around in there. So the shelves are not square as the wardrobe is not square. We cut each shelf to fit the opening at the specific shelf height. We even were maniacs when it came to width of blade when cutting as we really wanted a snug fit but not too tight. You can move a shelf up or down a couple of notches and it still fits okay but if if I moved the top to the bottom it would not fit as well. Might be too loose for my taste but then my expectations might have been a little anal on this. It turned out great though. Very happy. I dont do much of this kind of thing either so its doable for just about anybody.

You can use some of the shelves or all of them. Remove some shelves to store chairs and still have a few shelves for extra pantry space. The brackets allow for shelves to be removed and put back into place. They are not permanent.
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