One of the hardest spaces in a van to utilize effectively for storage is the area immediately above and besides the rear wheel wells. Therefore TK embarked on an effort to manufacture a set of lightweight but sturdy cabinets that can be ordered for either the drivers or passenger side of all major van models. Wheel well cabinets can be ordered in the following configurations
All standard wheel well cabinets are 10.5" deep and terminate 1.5" in front of the wheel well. Standard heights range from 28" to 33" depending on the van model. Custom heights (only height) can be built for a small up charge.
Our Design Approach
When ordering both passenger and driver' side cabinets together we can also add mounting brackets and the option for a 3 or 4 section bed platform
We have Wheel Well Cabinets available for the following van models
Exterior finishes available:
Similar to our other van products in construction, these wheel well cabinets use a 1" aluminum space frame along with structural composite aluminum or bamboo panels that are riveted to the aluminum frame. What this provides is a very solid, rattle and squeak free construction that we can then mount to the floor only using the aluminum space frame and brackets. Like all of our products these cabinets are designed to be self contained and the mounting is designed so that the cabinets can be easily removed and reinstalled if necessary. All mounting hardware and brackets are supplied with the units.
Unlike conventional custom van builds our floor only mounting system creates vans that are extremely quiet going down the road. This is particularly important in off pavement situations since the walls and floor always move at a different rate and direction to one another. (This is why conventional RV's and Van builds sound like a rattle trap after a few miles of use)
If you own an existing TK Van Kitchen we also have a specific interface for the passenger side that allows you to mate up the wheel well cabinet with the van kitchen so that you can still easily remove the Camp kitchen. See the product photos for more details. There are also various options available for mating up with a TK Van Kitchen:
Please contact Trail Kitchens if purchasing a wheel well cabinet to fit your existing TK Van Kitchen. We can discuss in detail the particular options available for your model van. (530) 563 6120