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Old 01-03-2015, 08:44 PM   #519
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Interblog, I just bought a table exactly like that one. I got it at REI online, I think it was $31. We looked around for something small that would fold up and open easily, this one fit the bill. They were back ordered through Christmas, so it just arrived.
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Old 01-04-2015, 08:55 PM   #520
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Small utility table

To find the table we purchased, type "cosco adjustable height activity table" into the search at Target.com.
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Old 01-05-2015, 08:18 AM   #521
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The one we have, posted earlier on this thread, is aluminum and from LLBean.

The top rolls up, attaches firmly to legs, and its' small carry case takes up just a bit of space behind the driver seat.

It is probably not as sturdy as the one shown, although we have only used it ouside, for a table between chairs.

I do like it, tho. And, it's aluminum.


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Another table idea

I found this little gem while antiquing one day…painted it a "happy" color & retired the folding tv-tray type. It folds to a smaller width, opens wider & is not as wobbly. We move it between the Captain's seats, in front of the sofa,or stow it at the end of the counter.
I know our small space isn't as small as the Interstate's, but I've found many great ideas on this thread…So, thought I'd ad one more.
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Old 01-09-2015, 03:37 PM   #523
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This is the one I use for supplemental heating in my Interstate: ...
But as long as you get a "desktop" heater, and it has a switch on the bottom that turns it off if it tips over, you'll do all right, regardless of brand.
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Anybody else have any brand recommendations for heater?

We ordered the "Duraflame DFHDH14T Ceramic Desktop Heater" and it's so cheaply made that it arrived from Amazon already with a broken case. It would not survive accidentally being toppled over even if it had arrived intact. I'm sending this one back and I'd like to get something more robust. This is one of those products for which Amazon isn't very helpful because I can't see how durable the plastic is from the pics.
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Anybody else have any brand recommendations for heater?

We ordered the "Duraflame DFHDH14T Ceramic Desktop Heater" and it's so cheaply made that it arrived from Amazon already with a broken case. It would not survive accidentally being toppled over even if it had arrived intact. I'm sending this one back and I'd like to get something more robust. This is one of those products for which Amazon isn't very helpful because I can't see how durable the plastic is from the pics.
Lasko 754200 Ceramic Heater with Adjustable Thermostat. Highly rated on most review sites. Small enough to go into an overhead locker.
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Old 01-09-2015, 03:58 PM   #525
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I have the Lasko, as well.


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Like Protagonist, we've been here in freezing temps at Canopener the last few nights and have given our DeLonghi electric heaters a real work out. 1 in the front and one in the back of our Overlander have kept us at a toasty temp, actually so warm I've turned them down with their handy remotes. Best thing is that I purchased them at our HSN outlet for about $15 apiece! Click image for larger version

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Old 01-10-2015, 05:23 AM   #527
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Anybody else have any brand recommendations for heater?

We ordered the "Duraflame DFHDH14T Ceramic Desktop Heater" and it's so cheaply made that it arrived from Amazon already with a broken case. It would not survive accidentally being toppled over even if it had arrived intact. I'm sending this one back and I'd like to get something more robust. This is one of those products for which Amazon isn't very helpful because I can't see how durable the plastic is from the pics.
Yesterday after I wrote this, I went on a small brick-and-mortar tour. I found several models of "desktop heater" with the tip-over switches, but all of them were made out of the same cheap plastic that I don't believe would stand up very well in a truck (at least not MY truck).

I decided on a Crane model which is a bit different. The exterior housing is metal, not plastic (the metal was described here and there on the internet as "aluminum" but seems to be powder-coated steel... the style bonus is, it looks very Airstream-y / retro).

It doesn't have a tip-over switch but if you look at this thumbnail, you can see that the frame is open on the bottom, like a pass-through. We figured that, if worse comes to worst on fears of dislodging it, we could flip it over and suspend it in mid-air using strong Velcro strips.

Two settings, 800 watt and 1200 watt. Haven't had a chance to try it out yet, but I'll post back if flaws manifest.

Here's one of the sales listings, and it's available in-store rather than site-to-store, which can sometimes prove to be an Amazon-like pain:

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I found this little gem while antiquing one day…painted it a "happy" color & retired the folding tv-tray type. It folds to a smaller width, opens wider & is not as wobbly. We move it between the Captain's seats, in front of the sofa,or stow it at the end of the counter.
I know our small space isn't as small as the Interstate's, but I've found many great ideas on this thread…So, thought I'd ad one more.
That table is too cute!

We're all small spaces, just some smaller than others.


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Old 01-27-2015, 09:53 AM   #529
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I have mentioned before how handy suction cup anythings are for the bathroom....for holding cosmetics, shampoos, etc.

I want to specifically say how not useful are those lock-in-place-suction-cup, stainless steel holder things for a bathroom that travels.

The suction cups are not strong enough, and/or the weight of these just will not keep them in place. I despise mine.

Seem to need to re-secure at least one of the two at least once a day, not wanting to pitch them because they are still good and my frugal mindset tells me to use them in spite of how annoying they are.

They are now removed and replaced with plastic storage thingies with nice, secure suction cups from the hardware department at WalMart.

I will place the old ones, many years old but still perfectly good, in a Goodwill donation bin, for someone without a traveling bathroom.

Voila!


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I carry a set of four interlocking mats to use as a place to get some of the grit off our shoes if we do not have a concrete patio. After installing the additional cabinets, I stuffed them in along the left cabinet. That worked fine until we needed to recline the sofa as they protruded too far. Each night I would have to relocate them. I discovered there was room for them between the rear door and the cabinet. I now have them strapped to the left rear door with bungee straps.



During our recent trip to Florida, we were wishing we had taken a vacuum cleaner with us. Pretty hard to keep sand out. I have a relatively small one at home but it still would take up too much storage. On Griotsgarage.com I found this small vacuum which has incredible suction for its size. It conveniently fit in the storage area below the right side seat along with the hose, extension and attachments.

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Old 01-28-2015, 11:48 AM   #531
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Hmmmm.....I really like that little vacuum cleaner.

I have a Shark 12volt, which holds a charge very well and does a pretty good job, but those attachments...especially the wand....would be very handy. Mine has no wand nor hose.

Will have to use the Shark awhile longer, as it is relatively new, but I'm going to keep that one bookmarked for a later time.

I found a piece of tufted vinyl at Tuesday Morning, which has made a really excellent mat for the entry area. It is in a tiny, muted stripe-ish pattern, with colors seeming to have been designed for my Interstate.

It holds crud coming in on my or Lily's feet, but you can't see it until you take it outside and shake it out. Periodically, soapy water poured over it cleans it right up and it dries very quickly. I love it.


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Old 01-30-2015, 03:46 PM   #532
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A military water can from Level 3 container group. Prior to buying our Interstate, I spent some time reading general RV forums, and there was a consensus that RVers ought to carry a jerry can or two of drinking water just in case. The fresh water tank could bloom bacterial slime, the house battery could die, or the pump could fail, so a bit of back-up was a must, especially for boondockers.

The only issue was, the Interstate is too small for a conventional jerry can, so I found this smaller but very rugged 10 L model. I won't break my back lifting it. As a bonus, there was an existing gap beside our fresh water tank that fits this can exactly. This is particularly convenient because the can works as a de facto brace, given that our fresh water tank is not anchored despite being hard-piped (there's that quality control issue again).

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