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Old 09-06-2018, 11:01 AM   #1415
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Tho a clever idea, I think by the time you have an organizer mounted there, and your tools you want to organize, you will have intruded into that narrow galley area more than you might think.

Every time you come in and out, there they will be.

And, you may begin to look less like a luxury mini motorhome and more like a traveling toolbox/contractor van, but if thatís the look you want...

Have you considered a small canvas tool bag, perhaps in black, that can hold those items in one place while blending into the interior enough to not be highly conspicuous?

Thata what I would do, FWIW.

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Old 09-06-2018, 12:42 PM   #1416
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I was envisioning something such as a single unbroken expanse of Kydex, molded to my various items and forming a thin sculpture, a wall-skimming work of art of the subtlest relief and minimalist sophistication.



I'm only half joking. There are Kydex DIY tutorials on the internet. People are making impressive tool holsters out of it using ratty old toaster ovens and home-made molds.

I have the Lagun table hung on the front side of the wet bath door. We tend not to run into it. This that I am envisioning would be thinner than that.
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Old 09-06-2018, 12:59 PM   #1417
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Itís your Interstate, and the only people it needs to please are you and your husband.

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Old 09-06-2018, 02:31 PM   #1418
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We are thinking of a little slide out (similar to a slide out pantry, but very thin) where the TV is in the back. We would then reattach the TV, etc. to the new wall.

I have also seen a panty attached to a bathroom door in a LazyDaze Class C. While, if doing for me, I wouldn't make it this thick nor this design aesthetic for the Interstate, it did spark some ideas on use of vertical space should we need it some day. http://www.andybaird.com/travels/gertie/pantry.htm
Andy stopped posting in 2014, but his website was one of the first I saw on full timing in a small motorhome.
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Old 09-06-2018, 02:35 PM   #1419
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I'm considering a flat item storage area along this otherwise-featureless outer wet bath wall. Right now I just have a gift from my father in that spot, a decorative canoe paddle which says, "I Survived S*** Creek" which he gave me after my first solo cross-country drive, LOL.

Because we are working in the bush, we've got a large number of tools (machete, hatchet, multiple knives, general tools, etc.). They tend to end up individually on the floor under the couch where they get pushed this way and that way, and then we have to dig for them. If I could come up with an un-cluttered-looking vertical storage solution, it might be mountable here.
INTERBLOG - that interior pic is very nice, clean, unclutterred. You call it featureless but your father's gift IS the feature (I can envision how it looks from your description). It may detract a bit from the clean lines, but I imagine it is an appropriate personal touch for that space, well worth sacrificing the space & clean lines because of who gave it to you & what it commemorates.

Instead, you want to displace your father's gift and put up a machete, hatchet, knives, and presumably other metallic tools up high on an open wall inside a moving vehicle? One word - projectile. For safety's sake, consider buying a big tool case & place in the lowest part of van, preferably secured under bed, cabinet, etc. Construction/destruction tools are not what I would (IMHO) consider in decorative harmony with a luxury AI interior.

Of course, this is your own rv and your own personal space and as such, your decor/equipment should be configured to best suit your needs. Our rigs are a direct extension of our personality and taste, so as long as it makes you happy, I would say go for it
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Old 09-06-2018, 02:40 PM   #1420
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The best, and often not utilized, vertical space is at the rear.

I installed a 12" wide 12" deep shelf under the original upper rear cabinet. My rolled 8' x 12' patio mat and my rolled up folding table are at each side held vertical by straps.

I quit using the unnecessarily bulky original Airstream cab window covers and use easily rolled custom reflective covers instead.
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Old 09-06-2018, 02:45 PM   #1421
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We with older, 22’ Interstates don't have all that space back there, tho.

Still, I don’t feel mounting them on the wall is the answer, and yes, they would be possibly deadly projectiles in an accident.

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Old 09-06-2018, 04:05 PM   #1422
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We are thinking of a little slide out (similar to a slide out pantry, but very thin) where the TV is in the back. We would then reattach the TV, etc. to the new wall.....
Bugs wins today's prize for originality. That's a brilliant idea. I don't know that I'd want to do it personally, but it's brilliant.

I'm still noodling on this. There may come a minor hobby out of it. The other night I suddenly realized that I had six different knives within arm's length in the Interstate. Six. I have them staged everywhere. There's both black bear and coywolf in the immediate vicinity of my summer property. I'm licensed to carry a handgun but of course I can't bring any of mine into Canada. Furthermore I confess to retaining a strong Canadian ethic where knives are concerned. Growing up, crime in my area was all about knives. So was defense. Occasionally a long gun was involved, but knives figured so prominently in the grand scheme of things.

Six knives within arm's length in the Interstate. Suddenly it occurred to me that I might like to learn to throw. I mean, really throw. I can practice that in my own back yard. Not true of the Ruger or the Smith & Wessons - I can't shoot the place up. I am going to look into the knife thing.

I suspect that a bear crossed close to us, early during our visit to my property. One morning, suddenly I had a bad feeling and I looked up. In the distance, I saw a tree with a mis-shapen top. For a moment, that tree top looked like the black flag of ISIS. I said to myself, "ISIS is here! They're coming! They've raised their flag!" I reached instinctively for the knife that should have been strapped to my left leg. And then I shook my head, figuring I had a major neurotic moment of random origin.

I put it out of my mind until a few minutes later when my husband strode over to face me and demanded to know why our dog was hiding in the van shaking like a leaf and wimpering.

I said, "I don't know, but I just saw the black flag of ISIS in that tree over there. Something dangerous just passed by. I didn't see it consciously but my subconscious told me that ISIS was coming to kill us. The dog obviously smelled it directly and it scared the crap clean out of her."

It wasn't ISIS - it was Ursus. Maybe I should learn knife throwing. And build a proper display and access case in the Interstate rather than having knives scattered everywhere.
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I considered attaching this to that wall and decided against. Would've involved screws and would crowd the aisle. https://www.amazon.com/dp/B06WWHK4P2...lig_dp_it&th=1
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Old 09-07-2018, 06:14 AM   #1424
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Hmm...

Would that fit over the closet or bathroom door, resting inside rather than on the exterior?

I have been very pleased with the one I have mounted with suction hooks on the bathroom wall behind the toilet.

We were judicious about the use of screws and permanent mounts, but did use some...particularly some stainless steel drop-down hooks, like you can still find on trains.

Great mounted on that wall space behind the driverís seat, for jackets. Just use short screws.

I still have a couple, and one of these days going to put them up.

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Old 09-07-2018, 08:26 AM   #1425
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Instead of screws, how about "Command Hooks"? They come in all shapes and sizes PLUS easily removed with little or no marks.
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Old 09-07-2018, 08:48 PM   #1426
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Did a little search for hanging tool bags.

Found this:https://www.atlas46.com/products.htm...-XL/p/47853420
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Did a little search for hanging tool bags.

Found this:https://www.atlas46.com/products.htm...-XL/p/47853420
Irrespective of what I do with all my knives, we do need a new tool bag that works in a small space. Right now we have a standard bucket bag type thing, and it sucks. It's difficult to cram under the couch and then it's difficult to find anything in it.

There's Sprinter tools, including this T1N product:

https://www.millionmilesprinter.com/...he-road-tookit

But then there's the host of general use tools that one needs around an off-grid campsite that are not within that particular set.

And then there's hardware. Rule of life: never mix tools and hardware. Hardware is becoming a larger issue with the need to carry spare parts of various kinds.

Still thinking on this.
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Old 09-08-2018, 08:26 AM   #1428
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Question about removing things like soap dispenser, seat belts in back, etc....what are you plugging holes with?
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