I recently decided enough was enough with this mess! Our storage compartment was out of control. With a little brainstorming and the use of scraps around my house, I was able to convert our front storage compartment into a space that is easy to use!
First step was taking everything out! It was a disaster: grilling kit, tools, chairs, pool toys, charcoal, fishing poles, you name it.
The current design was just a huge rectangular space. We used some plastic bins, but they were still chaotic. You weren’t ever sure which item was in which bin. I needed a way that I could easily grab tools for set up and maintenance. This gave me the idea to use pegboard. A few 3/4″ screws and some finishing washers and the pegboard fit perfectly! If you don’t have a table saw, Home Depot will cut pegboard for you.
I also decided to suspend a plastic bin on either side that could slide in and lock into place. The passenger side bin is used for tools while the driver side is for cleaning supplies.
I added two push-button lights from Home Depot ($5.90). It is crazy that modern RVs don’t have lighting in the storage compartments.
I organized my tools on the peg-board. Believe it or not, this was quite time consuming. Then I added two boards with circle cut-outs for hanging fishing poles and an awning rod.
Last step was to put everything back in! The total project time was about 4 hours.
Before and after!