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Old 09-22-2017, 09:58 AM   #1
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Trash ideas

What are other BaseCamp owners doing for trash cans? I really can't find a place that's out of the way. We have a clever hanger for trash bags that hooks the edge of a picnic table, but it's too big for our little trailer-what are you thinking of?

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Old 09-22-2017, 10:04 AM   #2
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One generic solution is a "pop up" outdoor trash can. They come in a variety of sizes. The basic issue with critters and bugs is the same as any trash can.

One somewhat large example:

Lots of people make them in a variety of sizes.

Bottom line - there really isn't a good way to accumulate trash at your campsite. The "run to the dumpster" is part of the daily ritual.


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Old 09-22-2017, 10:28 AM   #3
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I don't have a Base Camp, but an also small floor space where there is no good place to put a trash can...and I don't want to take up precious cabinet space with a traditional can.

I use an over the cabinet door brushed stainless hook, and 3 gallon black, tie trash bags from Walmart.

I think they are Brawny brand and I find them in the aisle where trash cans are sold, rather than the bags and paper items aisle.

The color blends in, it has been a good compromise.

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Old 09-22-2017, 12:09 PM   #4
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We put ours in a small garbage can in the cabinet underneath the sink. If you'd like the space tho then plastic shopping bags and daily runs to the dumpster are the ticket.
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Old 09-22-2017, 01:03 PM   #5
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plastic shopping bags and daily runs to the dumpster
That's what we do. :-\
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Old 09-22-2017, 03:16 PM   #6
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We use a much smaller version of the pop-up fabric trash container shown in an earlier post.

Because we don’t want to take up floor space, we hang it by the attached loop to a silicone suction pad with a hook. The smooth aluminum interior offers infinite opportunities to hang the container out of the way and move it when necessary.
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Old 09-22-2017, 07:34 PM   #7
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This might work, as mentioned above.
Small enough for rv use easy to store. Sometimes Walmart has them in their rv section.
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We bought two of these tiny trash cans at the container store. They are made in japan. They are a softer non-rigid plastic that can tolerate temperature variations. The texture is "grippy" so they don't seem to move a lot while traveling . I use one in the bathroom. It fits perfectly between the toilet and the wall. The other small one is used near Reggie's small litter box. It holds the scoop perfectly. I bought the larger version of this also. I keep it in the tall cabinet under the sink. It fits perfectly and it is large enough. During towing it nestles perfectly in that cabinet with our Oxo paper towel holder. (Which i also love).

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