Cabinet shelves ideas suggestions?

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  1. Rocks

    Rocks Road Train Member

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    Company bought new Freightliners. They have small refrigerator and microwave but storage room was reduced by more than half. :angry1:
    I live in the truck and will need to create storage room to properly secure my pots, cookware, food, stove, etc, etc, etc.
    Friend let me take picture of inside his new company truck which is the same I may get.

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    The whole cabinet that used to be there from the floor to the ceiling was now replaced by refrigerator n microwave. There's a small one shelf cabinet with door on top of microwave and then more empty/ useless space up to the ceiling and no way to properly secure anything on top. :angry2:
    Any suggestion on a cabinet with shelves to fit in the space between the refrigerator and microwave?

    Behind the driver seat, another small, short and skinny cabinet with no selves. Can barely hang some clothes... despite of the fact that I never hang clothes and need shelves. And on top of that cabinet, more empty/ useless space all the way to the ceiling... :angry1:
    Trying to figure how to properly secure stuff on top of that...

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    The overhead storage that used to be on the front of the cab is practically gone... No cabinet, no door, no way to properly store and secure much anything in a shallow narrow space above driver and passenger seat. :angry8:

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    And so is most of the space under the bunk that now is almost all taken by heater box, truck computer box or whatever and cables...

    Any suggestions on cabinets with shelves and doors that might fit in the space between the refrigerator n the microwave, or between the cabinet and the ceiling and how to properly secure those?

    I will need to have the passenger seat removed and place a bigger and taller cabinet with shelves in there. Any ideas on what kind of cabinet that might be and how to properly secure it?
    Can't screw anything to the truck or make holes.
    Any ideas or pictures are welcome.

    Also, has anyone tried an adjustable shower curtain or a load lock bar to keep boxes on top bunker from falling down?

    Thanks in advance. :)
     
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  3. Chinatown

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    Can use a net to keep stuff on the top bunk from falling.
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  4. Rocks

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    Yeah. the top bunk is not my main concern.
    I will need to find cabinets with shelves and doors that will fit in the space between the top of the refrigerator and the microwave.
    And will need to find a cabinet to place where the passenger seat is after the seat is removed.
    If anybody here has a suggestion on what kind of cabinet and how to secure it, please share.
    Maybe a plastic cabinet?
    Is there some kind of glue tape strong enough to hold it in place? Seen a commercial on TV but can't remember the brand name.
     
  5. Chinatown

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    Alien Tape :
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    If you are handy with the tools and have a functional imagination (haha) check out the cabinets in the right side of this picture. I borrowed this idea for my T660. Since I am a solo operator I removed the top bunk and built cabinets across the back wall. I used the bed rail on each side of the sleeper as my mounting point and the cabinets are secured really well.

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  7. WesternPlains

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    My best thought on the passenger seat area cabinet. Whatever you get. Drill holes in it. Use the bolts for the seat to hold the cabinet.
    Otherwise on the safety net. :cool:
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  8. Rocks

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    Great job. Very skillful indeed.
    You also built a shelf under the cabinet...
     
  9. Gliding ProStar

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    Yeah I dang near copied that photo and built a small workstation at your foot of the bed that folds up and out of the way when it's time to lay down.

    I also have my 43" TV overhead where it flips up and down IMG_20211006_110316.jpg
     
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  10. Chinatown

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    What's that bottle on the right with the orange top?
     
  11. Rocks

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    Very creative... home sweet home. :)
     
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