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Old 09-11-2014, 10:25 AM   #281
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My 2013AI/2012 Sprinter came with a 12v air compressor and a can of tire sealant. It's stored in the compartment below passenger seat in the step. It's an option from MB that Airstream includes.


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Old 09-11-2014, 11:04 AM   #282
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My 2013AI/2012 Sprinter came with a 12v air compressor and a can of tire sealant. It's stored in the compartment below passenger seat in the step. It's an option from MB that Airstream includes.


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Unfortunately, Mike, they dropped that option the following year.
I didn't take any chances and bought a Viair portable compressor which I carry in the back.
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Old 09-11-2014, 03:05 PM   #283
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Unfortunately, Mike, they dropped that option the following year.

I didn't take any chances and bought a Viair portable compressor which I carry in the back.

Too bad they dropped it - guess the accountants were trying to save a few bucks. One of the thing I liked about the Airstream Interstate was that the base Sprinter was well equipped with factory option. Much more than other B-van conversions.


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Old 09-12-2014, 06:49 AM   #284
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Found these yesterday at Walmart, for the bargain price of $1.99 each, I believe.

They are suction-cup holders for Christmas Wreaths, also perfect for extra hangers in the bathroom, which is where we put ours. The suction cups are strong and sturdy, and the hook rotates to lay flat if preferred.

Could also use these on your exterior, to hold a water hose off the ground.

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Watching a clip about Christmas sales already starting, and it reminded me of these that I found last year.

These are the best suction hooks I have ever found.

Perfect for in the bathroom, to hang a robe, towel, etc. They are of a good size, hold firmly, never come loose and drop things onto the floor.

I will be picking up a few more this year.


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Old 09-13-2014, 08:34 AM   #285
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Folding Storage Ottoman

I found a stowable, folding ottoman. Since purchasing my Airstream Avenue Class B van, I have been perplexed by not having a foot stool to elevate my legs when working with my laptop, reading, or watching the TV from the back sofa. The attached picture shows the 15 inch assembled cube with lid and side pockets. When collapsed it is only 3 inches thick and stores between the kitchen counter and the back of the right side passenger seat. My is made of turquoise fake suede. It assembles and collapses in a flash. During lengthy stays, it doubles as a storage bin for my throw blanket and laptop for quick access when lounging. I bought mine at Bed, Bath, and Beyond, but this collapsible foot stool is available by different manufacturers and is easy to find with a google search. I have seen them in leather, polyester fabric, and the fake suede. I am off to a state Rally next week with our local Good Sam's Club chapter and will report how it worked.
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Old 09-13-2014, 09:34 AM   #286
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That is a great item!

We bought a set of small, nesting ottomans several years ago, using one in between the driver and passenger seat.

The lid inveted into a tray, great for the phone, laptop, etc., and stored sweatshirts and things inside.

Then, we found Lily, who has to be close, and gave it to my son/his family.


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Old 09-14-2014, 06:07 AM   #287
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I found a stowable, folding ottoman. Since purchasing my Airstream Avenue Class B van, I have been perplexed by not having a foot stool to elevate my legs when working with my laptop, reading, or watching the TV from the back sofa. The attached picture shows the 15 inch assembled cube with lid and side pockets. When collapsed it is only 3 inches thick and stores between the kitchen counter and the back of the right side passenger seat. My is made of turquoise fake suede. It assembles and collapses in a flash. During lengthy stays, it doubles as a storage bin for my throw blanket and laptop for quick access when lounging. I bought mine at Bed, Bath, and Beyond, but this collapsible foot stool is available by different manufacturers and is easy to find with a google search. I have seen them in leather, polyester fabric, and the fake suede. I am off to a state Rally next week with our local Good Sam's Club chapter and will report how it worked.
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I spotted these at Target but was concerned that they might not be too durable. Please let us know how they work out.
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Old 09-14-2014, 06:11 AM   #288
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The back–to-school sections in stores are a great place to find items suitable for living in a small space, as they cater to students living in dormitories.

Lots of places carry these storage ottomans, googling them, and the dimensions are perfect. There's a double one that is only 30" long.

I'm thinking I may need to have one for the back of the Interstate, as it would be perfect for neatly corralling my yarns and crochet items.


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Old 10-26-2014, 10:34 AM   #289
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Plastic bags are wonderful organizers and space-reducers. We move pasta, crackers, etc., into ziplock bags before we put them away. Leftovers can also be stored in these in the tiny frig.

We keep chargers, pet things and other small items in Duluth Trading company's back seat organizer and Cab Commander, which sit on the back of and behind the passenger seat. Perfect, easily accessible and washable.

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Major kudos on this one!! I bought one after reading this suggestion. I can already see that it's worth every penny and I haven't even moved most of our stuff into it yet. It blends into our AI like it was designed for it, doesn't protrude into the aisle, perfect size. Most important for me: The side thermos pocket is large enough my 12V water boiler and its metal bracket, what would be in the cigarette lighter up front while in use (I use the ash tray to clamp down on the metal bracket from which the boiler is suspended). I am a tea drinker and cannot live without a boiler in close proximity. Thanks so much for the suggestion!

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Old 10-26-2014, 08:51 PM   #290
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Your welcome!

The Cab Commander was repurposed from my former work.....an invaluable organizer which carried anything likely to be needed at any point in time, day or night. The stories I could tell.


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Old 10-27-2014, 09:34 AM   #291
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I found at Michael's this am the suction cup wreath-holders I had gotten at WalMart last year, @$2.29 I think. I posted about these awhile back.

Not exactly the same, but very similar and to hold a weight of up to 25 lbs.

These have become my holders for robe, pj's, etc., in the bathroom, as they require no holes and hold better than anythng else I have found.

I also use them to secure my laundry and shower bags in their spots on the little shelf areas either side of the toilet......keeps things from shifting in flight, so to speak.


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Maggie,
Thanks for the tip on the suction cup hooks. We have tried several different kinds of the double sided tape ones, with no luck. Even though we have cleaned our walls several times, I guess there is still some residual old 'stickiness' that prevent them from holding. We will definitely try these!
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Truck stop sourced "Seat Back Organizer" and brand Trucker Tough suction cup hooks. 750k drivers are 150 miles from home on any given weeknight. Loves, Petro, T/A and Flying J.


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There's all kinds of seat back organizers out there, just depends on what one wants.

Those Trucker Tough brand suction cup hooks look pretty nifty but are a bit rich for my blood.....but some here won't care.

The price clashes with my "spend less, do more" philosophy.


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