Here we’re seeing a rough layout (larger image) of the utility area, as it’ll be seen when opening the rear barn doors.
Essentially I wanted to be able to access all of (or as many as possible) of the various mechanical systems as possible in one area. To that end, I managed to get all of the guts of the electrical systems in this area. It would have been nice to get all of the plumbing in this area as well, but it didn’t quite turn out that way.
To get a better understanding of what you’re looking at here, imagine opening up the back of the trailer. You’re then faced with an area that is 8.5′ wide, 8′ tall, and 32″ deep. The very bottom of this area has a storage area that goes under the bedroom, and I’m likely going to have various large plastic bins in that area. Above that will be custom-made shelving that will fit all other bits and pieces that RVs need. Electrical components, water hoses, an air compressor, the “outdoor” portion of the split A/C unit, tools, and more storage.
I’m hoping to make some of the more frequently-used items (fresh water hose, sewer hose, extension cord) easily accessible. I might even be able to put some of those items on reels, but that might just get to be too convenient.