Friday, October 7, 2022


A place you probably haven’t thought of to store shoes in your RV

Finding a place to store shoes in your RV is always a [not-so-fun] game. Having limited space to store anything is challenging. Especially challenging is finding a way to store the growing number of shoes that get kicked off at the door. We’ve finally found two ways to corral them to keep them hidden and out of our way.

We got into the habit of taking our shoes off at the door in our old motorhome that was all carpet, and now we do the same even with tile floors. It is amazing the amount of dirt that is tracked in on our shoes!

Our old motorhome could fit a shoe storage rack on its back behind one of the seats, so we could easily put our shoes there as we came in. They didn’t bounce out either when on the road.

Our new motorhome… not so much. In our new motorhome, there was no place to fit the shoe rack so it went to the back of the motorhome closet for seldom-worn shoes.

We had to find a new way to store shoes in our RV. I found clear boot trays that fit in front and behind the driver’s seat. It’s an easy, convenient place to store them when we come in from outside. And when we need to travel, we simply slide the trays full of shoes under the dining table. We found the clear ones at the container store, but Amazon has many similar ones.Nanci and her husband store their shoes under their RV's driver's seat while they're not traveling


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Jeff Craig
6 months ago

I had three pairs of shoes in our rig (street shoes, house slippers for in the rig and crocs that double as shower shoes). My wife bought me two more for ‘situations’ (hiking boots – we don’t hike and beach sandals – in WA State it’s way to cold for them).

My wife has fourteen pairs, seven of which she brings back and forth from home. I have no clue why….

6 months ago

Shoe storage was a no brainer for us. As most RV’s have a lift up bed with 6″ overhang on both sides. I built 2 shoe racks using thin plywood and dowel rods. Stained them to match the cherry color of the bed frame, then mounted them on the left & right sides. Now we each can store 3 pairs each out of the way & off the floor.

Jeff Mattingly
6 months ago
Reply to  Walt

I started with a similar idea. Then I built a frame using 2×6 ripped down to 4.5″ for the long sides and 3/4″ for the shorter sides added a 1/2″ plywood top with hinges set back about 3″ from the side that would be up against the bed and mounted the “racks” to the top of it. You can fit 4 or 5 pairs lying on their sides under the lid plus the 3 in the rack. It also serves as a small step up into the bed. Found some thin door mats and stapled to the ‘door’ and it works very well for us. I would suggest 3/4″ for the top. It sags a little with 1/2″ but it’d do for less than 200 lbs.

Donald N Wright
6 months ago

I have learned to keep slippers at the door, to keep the floors clean. The only places inside the trailer I can store my 15’s, are under the table or in the closet.

Bob p
6 months ago

Going to buy a new refrigerator for our new home.

6 months ago
Reply to  Bob p

Cool place to keep your shoes!

Ed M
6 months ago
Reply to  Rick

I like what you did there!😉

Last edited 6 months ago by Ed M