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Old 03-13-2013, 10:21 PM   #1
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Weather Proof Storage for Underneath the Airstream

We are setting out tomorrow for our first real trip in our Airstream. 30 hours to New Jersey from Texas. We've been transitioning our stuff into and living full-time in the Airstream since December. I didn't realize until all of our laundry was done all at once and we pulled out our coats for the different climate how much we have. 2 adults, 2 kids. Whoa. I put a built in organizer in the wardrobe from Ikea (Argot). It really helps. Shoes, towels, delicates, freed up drawers. My issue is the jeans, coats, a few dresses, work clothes etc. I'm out of hanging space. Just shy of having it all fit. I've purged, and purged, and purged. We have the dog food in an outside container that we added weather stripping to and so good. I was wondering if there is a better solution. A weather proof container that can slide under the trailer when docked? We are buying a couple of long flat containers until we find a better solution. We will be staying in one place for 6 months at a time most of the time so having extras to go underneath isn't really a hassle for us. Thanks everyone! See you on the road
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Old 03-14-2013, 05:16 AM   #2
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I was wondering if there is a better solution. A weather proof container that can slide under the trailer when docked? We are buying a couple of long flat containers until we find a better solution. We will be staying in one place for 6 months at a time most of the time so having extras to go underneath isn't really a hassle for us.
Could try something like this: Tidy Tent and Bike Cave. I bought something similar to store my electric mountain bike out of the weather while camping. The brand I bought doesn't come in different sizes like this one, though.

Nothing made of fabric is completely windproof and rainproof, though, so you'd still want to use plastic storage boxes inside a storage tent. But with a storage tent, you're not limited to flat boxes that will slide under the trailer. Instead you're only limited by what you can fit through the door of your trailer for when you're in transit, and fit through the door of the tent while camped.

If you want something more weathertight (but also more expensive), you can always rent storage somewhere in your camping area to store the out-of-season articles.
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I have used regular Rubbermaid and the RM ActionPacker under the trailer when enough room, or in a tent when extra storage is needed...

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I don't know what type of TV you are using but a roof pod would be good for out of season clothes and other items that the heat would not hurt. They come in all sizes. I have a Thule Atlantis 2100 that works well for extended trips.
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Pelican boxes. Have a lifetime warranty, lots of sizes and are really tough.
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Old 06-26-2013, 09:31 AM   #7
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When storeing items "long term", place cedar blocks, desicant and or dryer sheets in the container.

cedar for moths
dessicant to keep moisture at minimum
dryer sheets for smell, and other issues. 20 Household Uses for Used (Yes, Used) Dryer Sheets | Apartment Therapy, .......

Always keep the containers out of harsh weather, that only exacerbates the problems.

As Protagonist said, look into storage units close by, climate controlled would be ideal but a little more pricy. Some sizes are just right 5 ft x 5 ft, etc...
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