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Old 12-08-2003, 07:36 PM   #1
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Lightbulb Secret places

Airstreams have plenty of storage. Have you found all of your storage places yet?

I didn't know until last week that the "backrest" for the toilet in our Argosy was a secret toilet paper stash!

Can you name other secret places?



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Old 12-08-2003, 11:07 PM   #2
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Well, on my 71 Safari , behind the throne, if you unscrew the top flat panel, you get a huge hidden storage area. I wonder why it was not made usable

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Old 12-09-2003, 12:20 AM   #3
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safe?

anyone have a safe?

i read in an old manual that 70's excellas had one built in as an option.

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Old 12-09-2003, 06:09 AM   #4
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Safes - On AS Motor Homes

Most of the 345's have safes, don't know about the other sizes of Motor Homes.
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Old 12-09-2003, 06:27 AM   #5
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What I've discovered~

Can you name other secret places?
Nothing fancy like a floor safe..
Whew, you guys are too hi-class.`lol

In my unit while cleaning in the bathroom one day, I found that the mirror over the sink 'could be made to swing open' (held in place by velcro on the bottom).
From the first glance , it's appearances is deceiving of the hidden space and, the volume of storage behind it.
That about the only one I've come across and, this was a year after I bought the unit....

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Old 12-19-2003, 10:16 AM   #6
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if we tell, then they will no longer be secret...... while cleaning I did find a very old pack of Zig Zag papers behind the stove vent fan (you know the overhead storage).
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Old 12-19-2003, 11:40 AM   #7
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After buying this new coach, I have nothing to put in a safe even if it came with one!

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Old 12-19-2003, 02:15 PM   #8
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the mirror on my MH swings open also. I kinda wondered what the point of that was. Is it so you can see better in it? It locks back with a plastic/nylon type clip.
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Old 12-19-2003, 03:17 PM   #9
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Our '74 AS TT had an opening behind the toilet backrest as well. But the opening was very large and had a snap-in laundry bag.

That '74 and our '76 Argosy MH had rear baths with the wide mirror over the sink. The mirror lifts up with loads of storage behind it. And angling the mirror up lets you see yourself no matter how tall you are or how far back you stand.

Our '78 Argosy MH has a small padded cornice over the toilet. It looks like decoration only, but has a nice shelf behind it. The cornice acts to hold items in place (like hair brushes, electric razor, etc.)
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Old 12-19-2003, 03:37 PM   #10
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We have two...sort of ~

We didn't think we had any secret hiding places until our first trip with Miss Lily. We had left her alone in the locked trailer for a short time and when we came back she was no place to be found! We knew she couldn't have escaped and so set out to find her...lo & behold, in a cabinet in the bathroom there is a 6" hole at the top that is just big enough for a kitty to drop into the cabinet below, behind the medcine cabinet which swings out for storage behind!


Old "Before" picture but it shows the cabinet well...

She had tucked herself in for a little nap! Now we forego keeping our towels there and it's her "Fraidy-Cat" spot, all set-up with her bed for a quick get-away when too many visitors come calling during an Open House. She jumps from the toilet seat cover to the top of the cabinet then drops into the little hole...no problem!

The second place Miss Lily found is inside the tub, under the molded fiberglass bathroom sink. There is a little ledge that she can sneak up into beneath the sink, but behind the sink's skirt...must not be as comfortable though, because she definately prefers the cabinet.

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Old 12-19-2003, 08:23 PM   #11
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I have a safe in my Excella - only problem is it didn't come with the key! I've wondered since I bought it if there might be some treasure in there. If anyone knows how I could get it open, or has a key for theirs they would be willing to copy for me, I'd love to try to see if it fits mine...

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Old 12-19-2003, 08:27 PM   #12
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Craig,

A guy once had a safe that he couldn't open so he called the local prison and asked if there was anyone in there that could "crack" the safe for him.

The next day the warden and a prisoner appeared and after a short while the prisoner had opened the safe.

The guy was very grateful and asked what he owed for this unusual service.

The prisoner replied, "well, last time I did this I got $25,000!"

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Old 12-23-2003, 09:58 PM   #13
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The wardrobe cabinents on the street side of my '77 Excella 500 have a lower panel beneath a pull out drawer. All you have to do is pull up on the panel and behind it is a pretty good sized space. I've always thought it would be a great place to put a small gun safe for handguns.
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Old 12-24-2003, 12:30 AM   #14
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How about contacting the "PO" to see if he might have a spare key?

justa thought..

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