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Old 07-08-2010, 05:44 AM   #1
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Space saving and storage tips.

Hello All:

We purchased our 2010 27fb Classic "Limited" this past spring and been able to get out a couple of times, which the frist time I would rather not discuss. . .
Anyway, back to the subject at hand. It's just my wife and I, but I still feel a little tight (mainly in the bathroom/big guy) and we're looking for any type of storage or space saving tips or any helpfull ideas.

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Old 07-08-2010, 06:03 AM   #2
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The inside the trailer is what it is. My tow Vehicle is a pick-up with a shell on the back; I use plastic storage containers in the back of to keep extra items, paper products in one, drinks in another, and so on. A plastic kitty litter bucket works well for cleaning items not needed daily.
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Old 07-08-2010, 07:12 AM   #3
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There's been a couple lengthy threads on this forum discussing such -- many, many great ideas...


Let's see... I'll search for "storage" and maybe find the one's I recall.... shoot, I don't recognize them exactly, but here's a couple for starters!

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f484...chen-5410.html

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f396...ons-51071.html

and in general, some neat ideas in this thread: http://www.airforums.com/forums/f42/...0-a-28364.html

Sorry about your first trip out - hopefully you'll be ready to discuss it (and laugh) soon.

Laura
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Old 07-08-2010, 09:21 AM   #4
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Thanks Laura!

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There's been a couple lengthy threads on this forum discussing such -- many, many great ideas...


Let's see... I'll search for "storage" and maybe find the one's I recall.... shoot, I don't recognize them exactly, but here's a couple for starters!

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f484...chen-5410.html

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f396...ons-51071.html

and in general, some neat ideas in this thread: http://www.airforums.com/forums/f42/...0-a-28364.html

Sorry about your first trip out - hopefully you'll be ready to discuss it (and laugh) soon.

Laura
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Old 07-08-2010, 09:57 AM   #5
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Since there is only the 2 of you just pack for 2. Like, 2 cups, 2 dishes, etc. and the rest paper stuff for company. I think the 27 has lots of place for storage compared to other models. The twin 27 model even has more storage than the queen bed model. Do you have the twin or queen?
I put big stuff like the charcoal, cooker, satellite dish, extra food or bottled water, bikes, air compressor, tools, patio mat, and things like that in the back of the tow vehicle.
If you still don't have enough room for stuff you can add a roof rack to the tow vehicle and stick a pod up there that can carry a lot of bulky stuff or heavy clothes.
What kind of tow vehicle do you have? A pick up with a camper shell or a large van is perfect to haul all the extra stuff.
I use a long bed pick up truck just for that reason! I even have an extra 30 gal fuel tank in the bed under most of that stuff I mentioned earlier. My tow vehicle is a 1 ton and I use mostly all of it for hauling all my favorite stuff I can't live without.
Hope this gave you some ideas.

Oh, forgot to say that if you do have the twin model, Target has some nice semi clear plastic boxes with lids that will fit under the lift up section of the beds. I think they are made by Sterilite and are about 3 inches high. They are great for smaller things. I bought one box so far and will try to get more today. Hopefully, everyone in Ft. Worth didn't see this, and there will still be some on the shelfs for me when I get there..
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hi 'low...

lots of hidden space in the stream that can be used...

and like here much of the good stuff gets buried and forgotten.

here's a couple more that are either useful or funny...

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f484...ans-54408.html

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f296...8-a-17610.html

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f42/...ems-35925.html

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f46/...ine-55532.html

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f38/...ight-4811.html

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f463...cab-37655.html

and please don't keep anything u might wanna USE again in the holding tanks...

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f446...elp-33571.html

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f444...ank-42506.html

my big issue is REMEMBERING where the stuff is when needed.

packing is not the same as organizing.

and there IS a tendency to try carrying TOO MUCH STUFF.

my solution is 2 essentially EMPTY out the stream 2x a year.

anything NOT used or opened in the previous year doesn't go back in, except for spare parts.

anything not used or opened in the last 6 months gets tagged for consideration.

i also do this with the truck.

these regular audit/dumps are not only cathartic,

but provide space and payload for the NEW crap picked up on the next trip...

need some rocks anyone?

cheers
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Old 07-08-2010, 10:14 AM   #7
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Laura,

Lots of room in a 27' Classic but have have to be sure you're using it all and that you're not bringing too much stuff. I myself am not very fond of the organizers and tubs and so on though certainly there are people who use them. Here are my tips, for what they're worth:

1) Downsize your stuff. Replace big poofy bathrobe with a thin one, replace kitchen colander with collapsible one, small towel instead of big, laundry bag instead of basket

2) Use layers in clothing and bedding rather than a range of lightweight and heavyweight items

3) Purchase food in smaller sized packages than you would at home. Yes it costs a few cents more, if that bugs you then repack food instead at home.

4) The classic has many storage areas. Be sure you're using all of them. It takes several trips to figure out the best spot but you should be putting bulky items under the bed, in the arms of the gaucho, or under the dinette, and smaller and lighter things elsewhere

5) Use nylon bags, available from backpacking places, to organize smaller items. Unlike boxes they will adapt to the size of the compartment you're using or the size of the contents.
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