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Old 02-03-2016, 04:20 AM   #785
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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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Old 02-03-2016, 04:28 AM   #786
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"I love those canisters that you found but there's not room for three of them on the end cap."

I ordered them.

I'm going to mount them on the wall area, just to the right of the window in the galley. Three sets of heavy-duty mounting tapes should do it.

Oatmeal, mueslix, trail mix, etc....

Pretty, functional, and space saving.


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Old 02-03-2016, 06:59 AM   #787
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Webstaurant has the best price on these, by a good $10 or so...if anyone is looking.


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Old 02-03-2016, 07:10 AM   #788
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.... 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. ...

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Sounds like you found a good workaround for what is, IMO, the most tedious on-the-road task - the dishes. I use a Prepworks by Progressive collapsible dish pan which I stash in a cabinet under the couch (too large for my microwave). On short solo trips, I will accumulate dirty dishes and not wash them until I get back to my own stick-and-brick double kitchen sink.
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Old 02-03-2016, 07:24 AM   #789
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I'm going to mount them on the wall area, just to the right of the window in the galley. Three sets of heavy-duty mounting tapes should do it.
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They would, indeed, fit superbly in that space. And bulk dry food storage is a challenge that I have not yet solved, so I am wishing I could find somewhere else for them, because I use my right-of-window space for my growing gallery of art- and souvenir-related stuff. And I can't lose the gallery no matter how space-impractical it may be, because nothing puts a smile on my face like walking into that truck and seeing it.
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Old 02-03-2016, 07:45 AM   #790
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I understand...I had artwork there, too, but have spent several hours over the last couple of days taking them down and cleaning that wall area of sticky bits. I had also entertained thoughts of putting them toward the top of the closet door.

Time to redecorate a bit.

I have dry goods under the sink to the left, where they fit and even stack around the sink base.....in clear, round plastic containers of several sizes from the Container Store, which don't have thick edgings on the container or lids like Rubbermaid and others do.

It has worked fine, but oft-used items such as oatmeal requiring pulling things out, then putting back and restacking. A bit of a pia, when a turn of a crank with these will suffice for many breakfasts before needing to be refilled.

I get rid of all boxes and bulky packaging that I can, as soon as I get back from the grocery store.

Items like flour, rice, crackers, etc., can either go into freezer Ziplocs or remain in their own bags, minus their box. You can store these in a rectangular fabric basket under the counter in the galley area, to keep them from slip-sliding all around.

Once original bags are open, just use a clip to seal them back up. I've been known to open cracker bags, squeeze the air out, and clip, just to reduce the space needed to store them.


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Old 02-04-2016, 02:25 PM   #791
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My 3 canister whatever dispensers arrived today, and they are perfect for the area I wanted to put them in.

Sturdy, the canisters snap tightly in place, and a little cap goes into the base to keep things fresh.

The attached cups are graded to 1 cup.

I like.


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My 3 canister whatever dispensers arrived today, and they are perfect for the area I wanted to put them in.

Sturdy, the canisters snap tightly in place, and a little cap goes into the base to keep things fresh.

The attached cups are graded to 1 cup.

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Old 02-05-2016, 06:41 AM   #793
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I like them staggered....they look a bit "food service" all at the same height.
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I don't eat dry cereal, but for my own mueslix, but if you were into Cheerios, Raisin Bran, etc., these would be great.

The 13 oz container capacity actually holds quite a lot. I emptied my oatmeal container under the sink into this, but for a couple of cups leftover that went into a plastic bag. Gone.

The directions caution buyers not to put things like flour, sugar, etc., in these, which would be too heavy, I think.... especially on a wall that moves.

I used a 4-pack of heavy duty Velcro fasteners across the back, to affix the framework to the wall, which is flat and lays flush.

Each fastener is supposed to hold 35 lbs, so there should be no problem.

I'm very pleased with them, and they go perfectly in here.


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I get the best ideas on this site, from this thread. Love the canisters.
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And....they work great.


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Old 02-06-2016, 09:21 AM   #798
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I like them staggered....they look a bit "food service" all at the same height.
This is a great find, Maggie. The stylistic conformance to the Interstate is superb.

T1N-ers, look at this mock-up pic below. I took digital images of the dispensers and overlaid them on a pic of the end cap, very closely to reported scale. I don't want to give up my wall space for a three-pack of these, but with the smoke detector re-assigned to another location and the end cap of the cabinet freed up, there is room for two singletons there.

It's probably going to be necessary for me to drop the height of the one on the left, as I showed here, to accommodate the total width including side clamps which I cropped from this overlay for clarity. However, like Maggie, I prefer the staggered height - it looks better anyway, especially because the cabinetry is slanted at the wall join. If I position them carefully, I can make the clamp from the one on the right hide the old drill hole for the smoke detector. Because this end cap was already drilled by Airstream, I don't hesitate to drill again to hold these - I'm already committed to covering up the end cap somehow because of the existing holes.

Pleasing design is all about repetition and cross-referencing which gives rise to a feeling of cohesion. The gray color of the plastic matches the adjacent head-bumper for the sliding door. The handle design repeats the knob on the Fantastic. And the metal parts reflect the aluminum cladding.

The best price I found if buying singletons is Wayfair. Webstaurant wanted $24.29 for shipping. Wayfair was a tad more expensive per unit, but they only wanted $4.99 for shipping. Amazon vendors did not have reasonable offers.
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