SAGA Galley Cabinetry

Treat your camper right.

Built to last,

not to save cash.

We see lots of campers come and go — just about every brand and model. Unfortunately, flimsy materials like laminated particle board with pine framing and staples dominate construction techniques. This is quick and easy (why it’s used) and will usually hold together (kind of) for a few months — at least until the warranty runs out.

On the other end of the spectrum is custom cabinetry in campers… the hardwoods and Baltic Birch is heavy and negatively affects drive-ability and fuel mileage/range… but, it’s nice. Much nicer then the crap middle America pumps out of the big RV factories.
We’ve seen enough of this come through the shop to make us realize we need to scratch-build our own line of high-quality, lightweight cabinetry. Despite the huge variety of camp trailers, motor homes, and conversions out there, galley needs are usually pretty much the same.

 

Our galley kits are made with lightweight, durable materials using construction techniques that will keep them sold and tight for years.

Overview

Materials

With the torquey engine that’s pulling your camper, it’s easy to underestimate the importance of lightweight construction. You’re cramming a lot of stuff into your camper (pretty much a house) — it’s easy to exceed your max GVW if you aren’t careful. That’s why we use lightweight, durable materials in all of our installations. Our galley cabinetry is made with Lite Ply plywood paneling. It’s tough (8 plys 3/4in), and 30% lighter than conventional plywood.

Construction

We don’t staple our cabinets together. We build our cabinets the right way. We use cam and dowel construction and we laminate both sides of the cabinet. Most cabinetry needs finishing on interior pieces or else damage from water leaks will wreck your sheet. It’s a more expensive technique than stapled joints, but it’s more durable and it makes assembly much easier (for you, not for us). Plus, with tolerances as tight as .5mm, there’s no question that this is high-quality stuff.

Box Types

We offer three types of galley box: a sink box, a drawer box, and a fridge box. We sell them separately, so you don’t have to get all three if you don’t need all three. They can also be installed in any arrangement, so you can set up your galley however you like.

Colors

We currently offer two lamination options from Wilson Art; Atlantis – D25, and White Linen. Custom lamination options are available but will cost more and require six to eight weeks lead time. Contact us for a quote if that’s the route you’d like to go.

Blue

White

Custom Color Options upon Request

Options

Sink Box

Designed to house the Dometic VA8005 stainless steel sink, our Galley Sink Box features a false front above a large door. The large door allows you to use Jerry cans for fresh and grey water — if you don’t plan on adding holding tanks to your van build. In our Sprinter Van Camper builds we use this cabinet box at the end of the galley by the sliding door, and plumb the sink to a wheel well fresh tank and an under-mount grey tank.

Features

  • Dowel and Cam construction for easy assembly
  • Two laminate options: Atlantis – D25 and white
  • Laminated on either side w/corresponding edge banding
  • Constructed from Lite Ply
  • Inset soft-close hinges
  • RV Slides
  • Magnet catches securely hold the door closed while traveling

Dimensions:

  • W: 21″ (53.34cm)
  • D: 17.5″ (45.45cm)
  • H: 35.5″ (90.17cm)

Drawer Box

The drawer box features 4 drawers. That should be plenty of room to store all your eating and cooking utensils, as well as other random crap (headlamps, matches, nunchucks) that you might need in a hurry. The drawers feature RV slides to ensure that the drawers don’t pop open when you’re getting all four-wheeley, and the bottom drawer is a little more shallow to provide room for systems (electrical, plumbing) to pass through.

Features

  • Dowel and Cam construction for easy assembly
  • Two laminate options: Atlantis – D25 and white
  • Laminated on either side w/corresponding edge banding
  • Constructed from Lite Ply
  • Four Drawers
  • Bottom Drawer leaves 4 7/8″ space in back of drawer for electrical or plumbing system pass-through

Dimensions:

  • W: 15.5″ (39.37cm)
  • D: 18.5″ (47cm)
  • H: 35.5″ (90.17cm)

Fridge Box

We built the fridge box to be used with our favorite fridge — the Isotherm Cruise 130 Elegance. It features ventilation on the top, bottom, and back for adequate airflow. The top and bottom vents are made with perforated aluminum sheet. The ventilation space on the top of the box can be shared with an electric cooktop for more efficient use of space.

Features

  • Dowel and Cam construction for easy assembly
  • Two laminate options: Atlantis – D25 and white
  • Laminated on either side w/corresponding edge banding
  • Constructed from Lite Ply
  • Grated openings on top and bottom for proper ventilation
  • Made for Isotherm Cruise 130 Fridge

Dimensions:

  • W: 22.5″ (57.15cm)
  • D: 23.25″ (59.06cm)
  • H: 35.5″ (90.17cm)

SAGA Galley Cabinetry

Your camper didn’t come with cabinetry that’s anywhere close to this quality. If it’s a keeper, it’s worth upgrading to keeper-quality components. SAGA galley cabinet components can be purchased as set or individually. You can install them yourself or we can install them for you. Either way, you’ll be glad you did. 

FAQ

Can I build this at home?

Yes this is designed so you can assemble it in side of your project. 

How much is shipping?

Flat packed full kit delivered freight is around $300…. This needs more work 

Can I modify the boxes to fit my needs?

Absolutely! But, this makes Emily nervous. Of course, once you modify the box, you own it. The 3/4in dimensions are easy to work with, and the light ply holds screws pretty well, but as with anything wood, you can strip out a screw if over tightened. For heavier or load bearing items, we’d recommend using Tee Nuts with machine screws, or add some other type of metal backing plate. Here, you can see an additional flip-up table and a LagunUSA table-system-base added to the sides of our Galley Sink Box.

Can I build this at home?

Yes this is designed so you can assemble it in side of your project. 

How much is shipping?

Flat packed full kit delivered freight is around $300…. This needs more work 

Can I modify the boxes to fit my needs?

Absolutely! But, this makes Emily nervous. Of course, once you modify the box, you own it. The 3/4in dimensions are easy to work with, and the light ply holds screws pretty well, but as with anything wood, you can strip out a screw if over tightened. For heavier or load bearing items, we’d recommend using Tee Nuts with machine screws, or add some other type of metal backing plate. Here, you can see an additional flip-up table and a LagunUSA table-system-base added to the sides of our Galley Sink Box.

Can I build this at home?

Yes this is designed so you can assemble it in side of your project. 

How much is shipping?

Flat packed full kit delivered freight is around $300…. This needs more work 

Can I modify the boxes to fit my needs?

Absolutely! But, this makes Emily nervous. Of course, once you modify the box, you own it. The 3/4in dimensions are easy to work with, and the light ply holds screws pretty well, but as with anything wood, you can strip out a screw if over tightened. For heavier or load bearing items, we’d recommend using Tee Nuts with machine screws, or add some other type of metal backing plate. Here, you can see an additional flip-up table and a LagunUSA table-system-base added to the sides of our Galley Sink Box.