15 Shoe Rack Ideas & Hacks for Your RV

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Trying to find a hack for eliminating the pile of shoes next to the front door in your camper or motorhome?  See if one of these DIY shoe rack ideas can help.

1. Shoe Organizer Hung on the Side of the Bed

A regular over-the-door shoe organizer can be cut into sections and hung around the base of a bed, or along a wall or cabinet. This is the perfect place to store shoes that doesn’t take up any floor space.

To attach the organizer to the bed in a camper or motorhome, some RV owners have used Gorilla Tape, Velcro, screws, or staples.

Shoe storage along RV bed

Follow this tutorial to easily make your own. Or you can also purchase this one that’s ready-made and ready to hang with no drilling or damage:

RVZONE RV Shoe Pockets 10 Pockets Heavy Hanging Bedside Storage Organizer with Sturdy Hooks Storage Pockets Hangs on Bed for Shoes Toys and Tool Accessories
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RVZONE RV Shoe Pockets 10 Pockets Heavy Hanging Bedside Storage Organizer with Sturdy Hooks Storage Pockets Hangs on Bed for Shoes Toys and Tool Accessories
  • GOOD LOAD-BEARING DESIGN: 5 hanging holes, 10 pockets, increase the bearing capacity and better fix the organize

2. Shoe Organizer Hung on Front Door

This is one unique shoe storage idea! The Miles family uses a homemade shoe organizer right on the interior of their front door as a handy place to store flip-flops.

The back of the organizer is made from pet screen material edged with binding tape. Yhe pockets were made from mesh net fabric edged with bias tape and sewn to the pet screen through ribbon to reinforce the stitching. 

Finally, the organizer was attached to the door using snaps.  (Thank you to the Miles family for sharing such a detailed explanation!)

Shoe storage on RV screen door
Mesh flip-flop organizer hung on the front door of the Miles family’s RV

3. Space Saving Double Shoe Rack

This type of shoe rack is one of the most space-efficient styles I’ve seen! It lets you store shoes two layers deep, fitting double the pairs of shoes. You could mount it on a wall, door, side of a cabinet, along the bed, or anywhere you can find space.

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Lavezee Wall Mounted Shoe Rack Organizer 8 Pairs Sandals Slippers, Set of 2 Black Metal Shoe Storage Holder for Wall, Entryway, Bathroom
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Lavezee Wall Mounted Shoe Rack Organizer 8 Pairs Sandals Slippers, Set of 2 Black Metal Shoe Storage Holder for Wall, Entryway, Bathroom
  • SPACE SAVER: This shoe rack can fit up to 8 pairs of shoes. which is very suitable for household shoes and bathroom slippers. It can put the shoes in the correct position and keep the shoes scattered on the ground in order.

4. Door Hooks to Hang Shoes Along Bed

RV shoe storage idea: over door hooks along side of bed
by DeAnn Sitter

Several RV owners have used over-the-door hooks, available online or inexpensively at Dollar Tree, as shoe hangers along the edge of the bed frame.

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Booda Brand Over The Door Hooks 10 Pack, Z-Shaped Door Hanger Hook Fits The 1 3/8' and 1 3/4' Door Widths, Reversible Metal Door Hooks for Hanging Clothes, Coats, Towels, Shoe Organizers (White)
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Booda Brand Over The Door Hooks 10 Pack, Z-Shaped Door Hanger Hook Fits The 1 3/8" and 1 3/4" Door Widths, Reversible Metal Door Hooks for Hanging Clothes, Coats, Towels, Shoe Organizers (White)
  • Reversible Z-shaped Design - This over the door hook is engineered with the Z-shaped reversible constriction, which ensures it can fit the two popular door widths that includes 1 3/8” and 1 3/4” wide. Therefore, you can just sightly hang it over the door to create storage space and organize your clothes and items.1

5. Mug Hooks Used to Hang Flip Flops

One RV owner, who calls his wife a “sandal-aholic”, screwed mug hooks into a strip of wood for hanging flip-flops.

Flip Flop organization in an RV bedroom
by Diane Powers

That’s one way to keep your shoe collection on the road!

Antique Brass Ceiling Hooks for Hanging Cup Mug,1-1/4,20-Pack
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Antique Brass Ceiling Hooks for Hanging Cup Mug,1-1/4,20-Pack
  • The advantage of Screw Hook and Eye Hinge is that it allows things to hang from it and takes little time to install

6. Small Shoe Cabinet

If you can find a spot to put it, a small shoe cabinet secured to the floor or wall (so it doesn’t shift during travel) keeps shoes neatly out of site. This one comes in either white or gray:

7. Tray Top Storage Ottoman

A tray top storage ottoman makes a great place to store shoes worn less frequently because it provides an extra seat as well as a place to set drinks when you flip the lid over. This shoe storage bench comes in multiple different colors.

8. Basic Shoe Shelf

A shoe shelf to kick shoes onto like this bamboo one is handy to have next to the front door for shoes worn most often.

RV shoe storage idea: shoe shelf next to door of camper
by Ashley Mann

9. Wooden Shoe Racks

These wooden shoe racks are a lot cuter than many of the other shoe storage options on this list, especially if you’re decorating your RV with a rustic theme. Plus, they can easily be installed in a small entryway.

MyGift Set of 2 Solid Wooden Wall Mounted Shoe Rack Storage Organizer with Rustic Burnt Wood Finish, Hanging Footwear Holder for Closet, Mudroom, Entryway, Holds 4 Pairs
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MyGift Set of 2 Solid Wooden Wall Mounted Shoe Rack Storage Organizer with Rustic Burnt Wood Finish, Hanging Footwear Holder for Closet, Mudroom, Entryway, Holds 4 Pairs
  • Set of 2 Wall mounted shoe rack storage shelves with rustic burnt wood finish for keeping your shoes neatly organized and stylishly displayed

10. Wall-Mounted Elastic Mesh Caddies

The nice thing about these mesh storage caddies compared with other wall-mounted shoe storage solutions is that it’s less likely to hurt if you bang your shin on them, and when they aren’t full of shoes they lay completely flat against the wall.

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2 Pieces ABS Plastic Frame Car Storage Net Bag Phone Car Mesh Net Holder RV Storage Boat Cargo Pocket Organizer Framed Mesh Net Pocket with Screws for Auto RV Net (16 x 8 Inch)
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2 Pieces ABS Plastic Frame Car Storage Net Bag Phone Car Mesh Net Holder RV Storage Boat Cargo Pocket Organizer Framed Mesh Net Pocket with Screws for Auto RV Net (16 x 8 Inch)
  • What you can get:you will receive 2 pieces car storage net bags, which are suitable for most cars, and sufficient quantities can meet your daily use demands and replacement; Note: When using the adhesive, you can use alcohol or clean water to clean the position that needs to be adhered, and then adhere after the surface is dry; You can also heat the glue surface to make it firmer; After sticking, press it with your hand for 1 minute to let the air out, the best use after 24 hours

11. Fifth Wheel Stair Modification

The space under the stairs is often wasted in RVs, but with some modifications, it can become the perfect shoe hiding spot.

These RV stairs had empty space underneath, so the owners simply turned them around to create access.

This under-stair storage cubby was created in an RV when the carpet was replaced with laminate flooring.

Under stair shoe storage area in an RV
by Jessica Deubner

Other RV owners have added hinges to their stair treads so they can be opened to create storage inside.

12. Wall Storage Baskets

RV owner Amanda hung wall storage baskets using Command hooks to store shoes in the hallway of her fifth wheel RV.

Baskets hung with Command hooks as shoe storage in RV hallway
by Amanda of VentureToInfinityAndBeyond.com

You could try something similar with baskets like this:

Wall Mounted Bin Basket with 5 Hooks 3 Label Plate Adhesive-3 Pack, Cabinet Hanging Metal Wire Basket,Rustic Farmhouse Decor, Storage Organization Shelf for Pantry Kitchen Bathroom 10.6*7.5*5.1inch
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Wall Mounted Bin Basket with 5 Hooks 3 Label Plate Adhesive-3 Pack, Cabinet Hanging Metal Wire Basket,Rustic Farmhouse Decor, Storage Organization Shelf for Pantry Kitchen Bathroom 10.6*7.5*5.1inch
  • Wall Mount&Use in Flat: Every piece of metal wire basket can be wall mounted. Easy to hang on the wall or slatwall with pre-drilled holes and included accessories. Also, you can just place basket on flat surface, like work counter, kitchen counter, table top or desk.

13. Repurposed Cabinet

One clever RV owner purchased a kitchen cabinet to use as shoe storage. (Look for a cheap one at a Habitat for Humanity Restore!)

Shoe storage cabinet next to front door in RV
by Diana Roller

14. Shoes Hung on a Curtain Rod

Another RV owner had the brilliant idea of mounting a curtain rod along a cabinet using heavy duty adhesive hooks and hanging shoes from it with S hooks

Shoes hung on a curtain rod along an RV dining booth
by Kerry Boyd-Motton

If you plan to hang a curtain rod using adhesive hooks, be sure to take into account the width of the finials!

15. Adhesive Wall Mounted Shoe Racks

Don’t want to drill holes in the walls in the walls of your RV? These adhesive plastic shoe racks may be the perfect solution for you! They come in a pack of 6, and you can get them in black or white.

15 Shoe Rack Ideas for Your RV

Hopefully these ideas will help you solve your own shoe storage problem!

For more ideas for organizing and storing things in a camper or motorhome, check out my RV organization resource page!

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  1. Question. Have you used the Amazon shoe storage thing you mention in #1? I’m really considering that one, but with a bed that lifts up to storage underneath I’m wondering how it would do as the bed slides when lifting.

    Also, in our last RV, the owners put in storage under the stairs for the central vac. It was brilliant. I still want to find out if our stairs in the new RV have wasted space under there so we can do the same in this one. It would be a perfect spot for shoes!!!

    For now, I have everyone take off the current shoes they’re wearing and put them on the floor in the closet that’s right inside the front door. I have no space for the fancy IKEA shoe cabinet…though I wish I did.

    1. Hi Kristi, I have not personally used that method, but it is one of the most common ways I’ve seen RVers store shoes. I would hang it along the top edge of the base, not from the platform part that lifts up. I have seen people use staples, duct tape, or binder clips to attach it. Hope that helps!

  2. These are great tips! We did a remodel on our RV, turning the unusable top-loading under-the-bed storage into front-facing drawers. One is for shoes and one is for dirty laundry. https://homeiswherewetakeit.com/rv-remodel/ It takes a tiny bit of carpentry knowledge, but nothing you can’t learn on YouTube! 🙂

  3. Stumbling onto this site. I’m so happy I did. We have an RV but haven’t figured out a few things on organization. So thank you very much. You have wonderful insight.

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