"Clever" retasking of non RV items? for mod or build.
I was wondering if anyone had come up with, or found any products that adapt nicely to an RV as a mod or in a DIY conversion.
For instance, a thing I have in mind, is that Walmart often puts complete futons on sale for around $100, folding frame and pad/seat cushion. Since I found out that a bed sized piece of foam custom cut runs to as much as $200, before you make a cover for it or anything, I began thinking that maybe if I wanted a "gaucho" in my van, I'd use at least the pad, maybe some of the mechanism and frame off a Walmart futon.
Also, thinking in cheapskate mode, I've got a Koolatron 12V powered cooler I picked up used for cheap, I'm pondering whether I want to buy an RV fridge, or adapt that to a permanent fixture... (Though I might well build it into a cabinet that's big enough to fit a "real" fridge, for when I feel richer)
I'm also kind of on the lookout for "premium" as it were, plastic storage drawer units. They seem light, compared to built up storage, but the low price ones seem kind of flimsy, at least, loaded up with kitchen utensils and rattled round for a few hours at a time, they might crack up easy. So just wondering if anyone has found high quality editions, at double or so the price of the others, it would still be a cheap and easy way to add storage for an RV.
What else has anyone discovered or thought of using?