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Old 11-05-2014, 12:51 PM   #309
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Might be a way to attach it to the frame of the seat in front of it.

It will need something, just to keep it from becoming damaged when you are driving.

I'm sure you will figure out something.

Make sure you have a permanent black marker with you, as any scratch on that Ikea furniture will show up near-white, as I recall.......my daughter had some of that, once upon a time.



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Old 11-05-2014, 01:00 PM   #310
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Great ideas!
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Old 11-05-2014, 01:09 PM   #311
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Might be a way to attach it to the frame of the seat in front of it.

It will need something, just to keep it from becoming damaged when you are driving.
On the side closest to the wall, take a strap (metal, leather, whatever) straight up to the clothes hook on the door pillar above and behind the driver's seat. This will help keep it upright.

Also there is a tie-down ring right behind the driver's seat at the bottom of the door pillar, as a legacy of its cargo van origins. You might be able to attach to that ring as well.
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Old 11-05-2014, 04:15 PM   #312
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Here are photos that I meant to include in previous post.
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... And with desk top down.
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That is great!! It should be submitted to the Ikeahackers website.
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Old 11-05-2014, 06:40 PM   #313
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....Make sure you have a permanent black marker with you, as any scratch on that Ikea furniture will show up near-white, as I recall.......my daughter had some of that, once upon a time.

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Great tip, I used a black marker to color the nail heads on back side. I also gave the thing three coats of polyurethane, so it will be more durable than the stock IKEA finish.

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Old 11-05-2014, 06:59 PM   #314
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That is great!! It should be submitted to the Ikeahackers website.
Interesting you should mention the Ikeahackers website. I recently discovered it when I finished this project. I've been building permanent furniture from IKEA parts for about 10 years now. A set of metric wood bits really helps and with my Shopsmith I can duplicated any IKEA panel or joint.

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Old 11-06-2014, 07:43 AM   #315
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Interesting you should mention the Ikeahackers website. I recently discovered it when I finished this project. I've been building permanent furniture from IKEA parts for about 10 years now. A set of metric wood bits really helps and with my Shopsmith I can duplicated any IKEA panel or joint.

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We are also into DIY around our house (i.e., we are not just Interstatehackers) and I've had three projects featured on Ikeahackers (they can be found using Google search terms cool teen bedroom workstation, Numerar laundry Ikea hack, and Numerar cutting board with pool cue bumper feet).

We custom-built our house and then spent the following 4 years doing DIY hacks of one kind or another to further improve upon the initial customization. Most projects tend to have convenience, reliability, and enjoyment paybacks that wildly exceed the initial effort required to complete them, so it becomes a self-motivating lifestyle. We had this very much in mind when we bought our Interstate. If we can do it to a fixed house, we can do it with one on wheels.
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Old 11-06-2014, 08:11 AM   #316
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Some of you guys could develop nice little side incomes doing these types of things for those of us who are not so handy.

On another topic.....I would like to hear from folks who are using their FoodSavers, or similar vacuum sealers, for travel prep. What do you seal up??

I am using mine more the last 6 months or so , to avoid eating whatever I cook until I am absolutely sick of it....instead, vacuum sealing individual portions for my freezer, giving me a variety of choices any day I don't feel like cooking.

This first, long trip, I had a half-dozen or so meals in my freezer, and started out the trip with a couple defrosting in the frig.

Minus electricity, the bags can be put in a pan of water on the stove, add the lid and simmer a few minutes to defrost and reheat.

I am looking for things I can pre-mix and store for my upcoming winter trip. What are others doing?


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Old 11-06-2014, 08:38 AM   #317
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Some of you guys could develop nice little side incomes doing these types of things for those of us who are not so handy.

On another topic.....I would like to hear from folks who are using their FoodSavers, or similar vacuum sealers, for travel prep. What do you seal up??

I am using mine more the last 6 months or so , to avoid eating whatever I cook until I am absolutely sick of it....instead, vacuum sealing individual portions for my freezer, giving me a variety of choices any day I don't feel like cooking.

This first, long trip, I had a half-dozen or so meals in my freezer, and started out the trip with a couple defrosting in the frig.

Minus electricity, the bags can be put in a pan of water on the stove, add the lid and simmer a few minutes to defrost and reheat.

I am looking for things I can pre-mix and store for my upcoming winter trip. What are others doing?


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This is a good idea above - one I hadn't yet considered. Bags in hot water on the stove eliminates the need to use the electricity-pig microwave for quick defrosting and heating.

I was planning to start a separate thread on small-space food management ideas - it has been on my to-do list but we've been dealing with other issues and it was a lower priority for us. My food predicament is larger-scale, though, so I'll start that thread and let folks reply on whichever thread best fits their input.
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Old 11-06-2014, 10:16 AM   #318
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Small space food management is a great idea for a thread.

We traveled several times with up to four grandchildren with us, small-ish ones at the time, and still found there was no way we could keep from going into a grocery store every few days. Milk, eggs, fresh produce, etc., had to be replenished as there was not adequate storage space in the Interstate and its little frig. Still, a great way to travel with kids, and they loved it.

We also bought a 12 volt cooler, which rode between the two front seats and helped a lot for milk, orange juice, and bottled water, and could be plugged into electricity when at a campsite, serving as an extra frig.

For Doug and I, when traveling we ate a lot of one dish meals that used a combination of fresh and dried/canned items.

Worked well for us, and then when parked for a few days somewhere I would cook for him, frequently using the crockpot for meatloaf, pot roast, swiss steak, etc.....meat for my carnivore hubby.


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Old 11-06-2014, 10:23 AM   #319
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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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Duluth trading has a nice & fairly priced seat back storage / organizer ... we find it terribly useful and would highly recommend.
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Old 11-06-2014, 10:26 AM   #320
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Yep, the Duluth one is the one we bought and use, hanging it directly over their Cab Commander which sits on the floor beneath, all on/behind the passenger seat.

These are reasonably priced, and of great quality, and can be thrown in the washing machine every once in awhile to keeo them looking brand new.

The Cab Commander we have is a good 10 years or so old, and is unphased by its steady use all this time.


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Some of you guys could develop nice little side incomes doing these types of things for those of us who are not so handy.

On another topic.....I would like to hear from folks who are using their FoodSavers, or similar vacuum sealers, for travel prep. What do you seal up??

I am using mine more the last 6 months or so , to avoid eating whatever I cook until I am absolutely sick of it....instead, vacuum sealing individual portions for my freezer, giving me a variety of choices any day I don't feel like cooking.

This first, long trip, I had a half-dozen or so meals in my freezer, and started out the trip with a couple defrosting in the frig.

Minus electricity, the bags can be put in a pan of water on the stove, add the lid and simmer a few minutes to defrost and reheat.

I am looking for things I can pre-mix and store for my upcoming winter trip. What are others doing?


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Hi Maggie,
"Foodsaver" caught me eye....we were gifted a Foodsaver and have not used to full potential.
However, I have pulled out my old mason canning jars and store fresh nuts, dried fruit, homemade granola very efficiently. It came with an accessory which fits over canning jars to seal and extends self life of dried goods.

With the bags and vacuumed sealed fresh cranberries, homemade applesauce, and soup for freezer.
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This could be broken out into a number of different productive threads. I have perused general RV forums looking for recipes and food ideas that are particularly useful within the context of RV-ing, but what I've found is that the general RV-ing food headspace doesn't really reflect my lifestyle either on- or off-wheels. I mostly saw lots of ideas for extremely traditional American fare, without much regard for specific dietary requirements, health objectives, or food quality.

I didn't buy America's most exotic conversion van only to eat America's most average factory-farmed food while traveling in it. I know that sounds terribly snobby on one level, but bear in mind that it comes from someone who has probably bought only a single pair of new pants in the past five years (and they were next-gen quick-dry hiking pants from REI). I will spare everyone the "America has its priorities backwards" lecture about physical health vs. physical appearances, but suffice it to say that I plot strongly toward the health end-member of the continuum.

Anyway, bottom line, I would enjoy seeing a standalone thread where healthy AI-compatible ultra-small-space meal plans and recipes are accumulated. I plan to make a blog category for that one; it's on my ever-lengthening to-do list.
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