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Old 01-14-2016, 06:59 AM   #771
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I don't think I have a use for this--or space--but maybe you do. It will only be available for today.

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That's an interesting device to add/increase table surface. If the link you provided is only good today it will be difficult for others to know what you're referring to.

Here's a link to YouTube as well as a picture:


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Old 01-17-2016, 08:43 AM   #772
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I have been using a couple of the smallest of those shown here, for warm socks.

These are from ebags.com.

Hanging them by their carry handle on small hooks toward the top of the closet uses up otherwise empty vertical space, and makes them very easy to access.

I store other clothing items in the larger bags in the area under the benches.

They fit perfectly.


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Old 01-19-2016, 09:21 AM   #773
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Have you ever come upon a communal dump station, seen what someone had left there, and said to yourself, "You. Have. Simply. GOT. To. Be. Kidding. Me." ?

That was me yesterday morning. If I gave you an accurate description, the Mods might delete this post for the sake of decency. Let me just say that I had 250 miles to ponder what I was going to do differently so that I would be maximally prepared for the next time I came upon a scene like that. Forget about carefully doing the dump deed and washing hands thoroughly afterward. I needed to pre-stage full-on pathogen control measures.

I was not going to stash yet another item in the Interstate's limited interior cabinetry that I would routinely forget to retrieve, or spend too much time rummaging around for, every time I stepped out to unleash the hose. It needed to be kept in situ. I would have preferred to strap this little supply box closer to either the under-mounted dump hose or the Valterra valves for the tanks, but the Interstate is so small that there simply wasn't room under the chassis in either of those locations. So I chose this alternate location right under the lip of the bumper for easy access. And with that, hopefully my dump-inspired nightmares will abate.
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Old 01-19-2016, 10:19 AM   #774
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I would have preferred to strap this little supply box closer to either the under-mounted dump hose or the Valterra valves for the tanks, but the Interstate is so small that there simply wasn't room under the chassis in either of those locations. So I chose this alternate location right under the lip of the bumper for easy access.
On newer models with a macerator pump, it's possible to store nitrile gloves in the hose reel compartment. In place of a rigid dry box, a small dry bag— available in the camping and/or boating sections of Cabela's or Bass Pro, at West Marine, and other fine "sports & outdoors" retailers— could be used to store disposable gloves in that compartment.
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Old 01-20-2016, 05:44 AM   #775
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re: dump stations

I haven't had that experience, but live in fear of it! I posted about my black tank leak last year and received great guidance from Interblog and others. Decided to go with an Airhead compost toilet to bypass all black tank issues. A bit ironic that am going lower tech to solve such a fundamental problem. Will convert black tanks to gray, I hope. Can't find much about this issue in these forums. The sailors have lots to say, however, and I'm hoping I agree with them!
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Old 01-20-2016, 06:57 AM   #776
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I haven't had that experience, but live in fear of it! I posted about my black tank leak last year and received great guidance from Interblog and others. Decided to go with an Airhead compost toilet to bypass all black tank issues. A bit ironic that am going lower tech to solve such a fundamental problem. Will convert black tanks to gray, I hope. Can't find much about this issue in these forums. The sailors have lots to say, however, and I'm hoping I agree with them!
(1) If you could post or PM pics of your new commode (views above and below the cabinetry / floor level), I would be eternally grateful (it would be good to start a new thread because I don't think we've heard from any Interstate owner who has done that conversion). I'm considering either composting or incinerating based on the feedback I read on one or two of the trailer threads. We have a mid-bath model so our black tank abuts the existing electrical converter. It's a hygiene concern but also a small-space concern because if we can delete our black tank, that frees up the obvious space for the future lithium battery array. And we are severely limited on where we could place one or more additional batteries.

(2) Unfortunately there is still the gray water management issue even with the black tank resolved. I encountered the dump station horror scene on Monday at one of the most popular of the Texas state parks. The competition for reservations in our state park system is remarkable. Even on a Sunday night in January with temperatures falling to 32 F, there was still 100% overnight occupancy, with many die-hards in tents as well as RVs and trailers. There were signs saying, "If you discharge gray water, we will find you and we will crucify you." Actually the wording was a little simpler than that, but the message was clear, and there were workampers everywhere to enforce the rules and manage such a large volume of campers. In more remote locations it is possible to discharge gray water to the ground surface without causing a problem or offending anyone. Not so in a place like that, and so centralized dump station use was obligatory.
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I interested as well knotdonne. Do you still have the ability to shower in your motorhome with the composting toilet in place?

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It's not done yet--the van in the limestone mine until March. Will post when done.

Airhead assures the toilet is fine in a wet bath.
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Old 02-02-2016, 06:28 AM   #779
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Wall mount cereal dispenser

I reall love the look of these....they also come in sets of 3 or more, in a couple of different styles.

Wall mounted, plastic, sleek and space-saving, hold 13 oz.....coffee beans, oatmeal, cereal...good for anything dry, that is oft-reached for.

I think they would be great for getting some things out of the limited cabinet space and onto a small wall area in the galley.


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Old 02-02-2016, 06:42 AM   #780
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These are by Zevro, and also come in single mount...

I like the brushed stainless on these...on edit, actually grey plastic.

An advantage to the 3 canister model is that the mounting framework is large enough to lend itself to good mounting tape....the single canister would require drilling holes.
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An advantage to the 3 canister model is that the mounting framework is large enough to lend itself to good mounting tape....the single canister would require drilling holes.
Well, you've inspired me to pull my fool OEM smoke detector off the cabinet endcap and finally magnetize it. Of all the items that SHOULD be magnetized in that rig, the smoke detector is number one because I have to remove it every time I make toast anyway. With a magnet, I can place it on the magnetic organizer board behind the driver's seat, or on the back doors, or in the glove box when I need it NOT to go off first thing in the morning.

I layered up two business card holders and super-glued them on, because there's a small rim on this smoke detector that is a bit proud of the back plate and I needed the extra thickness. Not sure this will be strong enough so I may resort to neodymiums.

I wanted to free up that cabinet endcap to instead hold something far more valuable than a smoke detector that can be placed almost anywhere. I love those canisters that you found but there's not room for three of them on the endcap. But now I've made ready for the really super-cool organizational thing that will come along next, and I'll know it when I see it.
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My first post. Only have 800 miles on our 2016 Interstate GTX. My first space saving test is making use of the extensive space in the microwave drawer. A wash tub in there gives us room to store the breakfast lunch and snack dishes till after dinner when I wash everything. Another reason for my attachment to the Interstate floor plan was the external/outdoor hookups for propane stove/grill, 12/120 power for coffee hotplate fan..., hot/cold water (where I plan to do most of the KP), lighting, awning, etc and avoid collisions in the confined space inside.

We upgraded from the 21ft in the toiletless VW Eurovan Camper which served our passion for minimalist travel. We can still park in alleys and on city streets (two spaces though) with our 24.5 foot Interstate. If we take the alaska ferry again, it is 25 feet, not 50'.

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I have a question about the LATCH system for attaching child safety seats. I need help from Interstate users who have the motorized bench lounge in the rear. Our Interstate GTX has no captain chairs in the second row behind the driver. Those are the only seats that have the attachments for the top teather. My grandkids are coming and I have to move fast. HELP!
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I have a question about the LATCH system for attaching child safety seats. I need help from Interstate users who have the motorized bench lounge in the rear. Our Interstate GTX has no captain chairs in the second row behind the driver. Those are the only seats that have the attachments for the top teather. My grandkids are coming and I have to move fast. HELP!

Take a look at this thread on the LATCH system:
http://www.airforums.com/forums/f240/child-seat-latch-lower-anchors-and-tethers-for-children-131478.html


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