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Bedside Storage Cubbies For Campers

Welcome to the third entry in May’s Medium Mod-Ster Contest.  One sweet Medium Mod will be published in every Email Alert in May.  At the end of the month we’ll hold a reader vote to determine May’s winner.  For information about the Mod-Ster Contest, including how to enter, click here.

Neil and Yoly Mullen, Dawsonville, Georgia
Bedside Storage Cubbies
2016 Ram 2500HD
2018 Eureka Camper

The Eureka, as provided, is a bare bones utilitarian camper. There is some dedicated storage, but nothing whatsoever in the forward cabover area.

We needed a place to store and have access to items like cough drops, earplugs, Kleenex tissue, cell phones and any other nighttime sundries.

Bedside Storage Shelf Camper

The available space was dictated by the window’s height and the spaces between the edge of the queen mattress and the wall. The length was confined to a space dictated by the left over space after sliding the bed extension back over the top of the original bed platform. This meant that it would be nearly impossible to find any pre-made containers that would fit. This called for custom made bedside storage cubbies.

Glue And Clamp The Bedside Storage Shelf

Using 3/16-inch birch sheet and some left over wood, I used a circular saw and a cordless drill along with some screws and wood glue and made two storage cubbies.

Bedside Storage Shelf Construction

Each measures 21-inches long by 6-inches wide by 7-inches deep. The lids are recessed to allow a 1-inch raised border to keep items from rolling off when laid on top of the lid. The lids lift off for access.

Building The Bedside Storage Shelf

Bedside Storage Shelf

They work perfect for the space available. A standard Kleenex box fits perfectly inside using about half of the space inside. The containers are simple, lightweight, and inexpensive.

Beside Storage Shelf Completed

It took me five hours to complete this modification and cost me $25.  In my opinion, the skill level of this modification is easy.

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