A couple of year ago, my son Brian told me about the Open Range RVs. I looked at them online and really liked them, too. But they have not been at the RV shows I have gone to and the closest dealer than sells them is over 50 miles away. But I wanted to see one up close and so, last week, I drove to Houston, picked up my daughter, Jacqui, and headed up to Spring, TX to check them out. Loved the bunkhouse model, 427BHS. Here is the floorplan:
You can see the bunkhouse room at the left. My thought is to take out the bunks and add some storage. Jacqui and I went to Ikea to see what we could find there. I really like the Galant series: there are drawers, shelves, file cabinets, and more in a choice of colors (birch, white, and black/brown) like this:
But the more I thought about it, the more worried I was that it would be too much weight on the slide outs. So I am thinking that I can take 4 of the Galant units (probably 2 with drawers like the one above, and 2 with shelves) and position them smack in the middle of the room. That would require 63″ x 35″ and I think it would *just* fit. I will have to remove the other built-ins to do it, but it will be a good use of space. Then, I can put it in tables and (hopefully) file cabinets in the slide areas. I think that will give me plenty of work area as well as storage.
What do you think? I am open to any and all suggestions!!