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Convert a RV TV Cubby into Useable Storage

With the popularity and growing trend of adding technology to RV’s, we like to occasionally acknowledge that not every RV’er needs multiple TV’s, Bluetooth, or WIFI. It occurred to us that perhaps there are some of you out there looking for ideas on how to use the space that was intended to accommodation for that technology. Julie, from The New Lighter Life recently sold their 2013 Forest River 365 SAQ to close friends. This is a fifth wheel with many creature comforts and no shortage of technology. The RV includes a space for a flat screen TV in the bunk room where children often rest. They weren’t interested in providing a TV for this area so they came up with a very unique way to use that space. They converted the RV TV cubby slot into a shelf to hold magazines and books instead.

RV TV Cubby Unmodified


RV TV Cubby with Storage Rack


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According to Julie, their friends were able to find matching wood at the home improvement store Menards’s which has locations allover the Midwest. If you aren’t in that area then you may have to try your luck at Home Depot, Lowes, or your local lumber yard.

This idea could be expanded upon to include smaller partitions for art supplies, toys, tools, or any other smaller items that your passengers may readily need access to. There may be enough space in the RV TV cubby to build some kind of housing for folding chairs. We are eager to here if there are any other ideas of what do with unused space as a result of removing or not option for technology items. If there was no satellite, back-up camera, TV, or radio….what would you do with all that extra space and time?

You can see many other photos and modifications from Julie at

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