When it comes to finding a place for all the “stuff” in a RV, organization is typically the key to successfully finding a home for the gear you take with you. What happens when you have exhausted your organizational abilities and find yourself simply out of space? Then it must be time to clear out some stuff (no fun in that) or make additional room. It can be a challenge to add storage to a RV. Perhaps one of the easiest methods for adding space is the Add-A Drawer kits that you can find at camping retailers. The aptly named accessory adds drawer storage to the underside of a cabinet, table, pantry or even inside a cabinet. It is made of a rigid molded plastic with accompanying self-locking mounting channels to allow for the drawer functionality.
What makes the Add-A-Drawer kits so appealing is the ease of installation and value. Sure, it may look a little nicer to add a custom wood drawer or cubby, but rarely can it be installed in minutes at a price point less than $30. The plastic construction also is much lighter and takes up less space than wood. We cant however argue that wood wouldn’t be a more sturdy solution. Yet for most RV’ers storage needs of games, cards, remote controls, silverware, recipes, and countless other tools, it is the perfect solution.
The original has become very popular and one of the best selling RV accessories of all time. Primarily used for under tables or deeper cabinets, it is a tried and true storage accessory.
Dimensions: 2″H x 8″W x 17″D
Manufacturer Description: Heavy duty molded plastic drawer that installs under tables or cabinet. The slide rail design accommodates flat or lipped table styles. Self-locking sliding channels keeps drawer shut when moving. Includes one drawer tray with handle and mounting hardware.
This unit has a deeper drawer for larger items as the pictures show such as canned goods or board games.
Dimensions: 4″H x 11 7/8″W x 10 15/16″D
Manufacturer Description: Made of durable heavy duty molded plastic, easy to clean drawers rest on self-locking sliding channels. The slide rail design accommodates flat or lipped table styles. Includes mounting hardware.
The low profile unit carries the same dimensions as the Deep Profile version above with the exception of its height which is lowered to 2”. This makes a great addition under many cabinets and tables depending on the room you have to work with.
Dimensions: 2″H x 11 7/8″W x 10″D
Manufacturer Description: Made of durable heavy duty molded plastic, easy to clean drawers rest on self-locking sliding channels. The slide rail design accommodates flat or lipped table styles. Includes mounting hardware
The tough part for most people we know with an Add-A-Drawer kit is finding a spot for it that allows for proper fastening. Most cabinet and table surfaces don’t allow for a very long screw. If you want to load your Add-A-Drawer up with heaver items you should consider that though the kit can probably hold it, your fasteners may give. You can always remedy that, but something to think consider none the less.
See another perspective and review of the Add-A-Drawer at TrailerLife.
What do you use to gain additional storage space? Would you consider an Add-a-Drawer or do you prefer more traditional DIY storage mods?