One of the limitations that comes with RV travel is finding places to store all your gear and stay organized, as there isn't as much available storage space as there would be at home. Depending on the size of your camper, you may need to get creative in order to make the most of the space that you have. Thankfully, there are a number of ways to create storage space for your RV, along with the right accessories to help you out.
You can easily use your RV's interior space to keep things well organized without having too much clutter. One way that can be sometimes overlooked is using vertical storage and not just shelving in cabinets or closets. Using a vertical surface to store items frees up space on your shelves for other items and keeps things off the floor. Having items mounted on or over the door for example, such as a
trash can or plastic bag dispenser, as well as items that can be mounted to a wall like an organizer or TV remote holder can come in handy.
Using the space underneath cabinets and tables can also maximize your RV's storage. Things like plate or napkin dispensers or even
tissues can be mounted underneath your RV's cabinets to free up counter space in the kitchen area. Drawer kits allow you to mount additional drawers under a cabinet or under a table to create more storage space.
Speaking of the kitchen area, a great way to free up cabinet space as well as keep all of your cooking supplies organized is to use collapsible items. There are a number of items such as
collapsible storage bowls, measuring cups, dish drainers and more that will take up minimal space when not in use. This isn't limited to just kitchen items. Trash bins, buckets, and even step stools are further examples.
As for your RV's exterior storage areas there are ways to organize those spaces too. Having
reels for your hoses and cords will keep them from becoming a tangled mess, and by keeping them coiled up they will take up less room. Sliding cargo trays allow you to have easy access to everything in your storage compartments by preventing you from having to crawl into the compartment or extend your reach too far. Retractable spare tire carriers can be installed under your trailer, freeing up the space along the rear bumper. Ladder and hitch mounted racks can carry not just bicycles, but motorcycles and even Go Karts. Exterior hitch mounted cargo trays and carriers provide even more space, while using a roof rack on your tow vehicle or RV allows you to take advantage of what may be unused space.
While these methods can be a good starting off point, these are just a few examples of ways to take full advantage of your RV's storage capacity. With a little ingenuity and creativity, it's not too hard to find the storage space you need.
Making the most of your RV's Storage Space