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Old 05-14-2019, 05:22 AM   #15
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We have a 25FB twin, with a very similar storage layout.

Curb side: mostly fresh water stuff: Hoses, filter housing and spare filters, a plastic shoebox with smaller items like winterizing blow-out adapter, hose washers, pressure regulator, etc. Also some non-water items: Disposable gloves for dumping, outdoor thermometer, hand-held scale for weighing propane tanks, propane leak-down pressure guage.

Street side: Leveling blocks, collapsible ramp for sewer hose, and electrical: cord, extension, adapters, surge protector. Plus whisk broom and brushes for getting the bugs off the blocks.

Front: WD bars and friction bars, broom, awning tool, kneeling pad, tarp, two plastic shoe boxes with rarely-used tools and spare parts.

Rear bumper: Sewer hose, green hose for black tank flush, plastic pencil box with spare hose gaskets and vaseline.

Under trailer tube: Sewer hose extension.

Inside the trailer: we don't have any clothes in the closet. We do keep a folding table in there, plus the vacuum, some food storage, exercise/physical therapy items, and odd & ends. Our tools go in a medium plastic bin and a cloth tool bag, which sit on the floor under/aft of the floor-side dinette seat.

Back of the car: Lawn chairs; folding table; collapsible ladder;
--box of folding triangle reflectors;
--large plastic bin with propane grill;
--medium plastic bin with rope, straps, and citronella candles;
large plastic bin with tire-changing tools and other tools, fire extinguisher, day-glo vests, jumper cables;
--small plastic bin with first aid items;
--milk crate with laundry detergent, window cleaner, squeegee, paper towels, silicone spray, plus a medium plastic bin for hitching stuff: snap-up bar, grease, work gloves, walkie-talkies, flashlight, small box containing clips, hitch fuses and a small level;
--two construction buckets, nested, with clean rags, an apron and a long-sleeve shirt;
--loose items include wheel chocks for trailer, plus a hunk of 2x12 wood and a few leveling blocks that go under the tongue.
--Sometimes we also have water softener in there (anchored in one of those buckets) and a 25-foot mast for the cell booster antenna (collapsed to 5 feet).

We don't carry a generator, gas can, firewood, or big propane tanks (we do have a couple one-pound tanks in the grill bin).
You can tell that 1) you have been on, or go on, longer trips and 2) you've been doing this awhile and have encountered a variety of situations. A good list of items to have (the safety vests and triangles especially are something I should get even though so far we have take trips less than a few hundred miles as a time).
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Old 05-14-2019, 02:50 PM   #16
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We were lucky it was just the trailer.



A pickup truck with a full bed full of cargo passed us. It was extremely windy. The top of a 30 inch stove (probably weighing 30 pounds) flew out of the truck bed, OVER THE CAB of our truck, and smashed into the front of the Airstream, cartwheeled over the roof, and down the curb side.



We consider ourselves very lucky. A foot lower and it would have hit US.


Wow! Glad it missed.
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Old 05-14-2019, 03:53 PM   #17
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We love the twin configuration for the outside storage and inside room, plus the extra 8" overall sleeping area over the queen bed! The 28' FC is our third twin; we had 2 25's also, prior. The 27' and 28 are pretty similar in the twin configuration, and more storage with the bigger bins then we had in our 25's.

On power side, I store the electrical 50A cord and fresh water hose, extra chock and leveling blocks on power side. Easy to pull out the hose (I have the Zero G model) by itself if needed. I also have an extra 25' water hose there for flushing black tank, and I keep it clean and connected and in a drawstring bag. (I store two sewer hoses, each 15" lengths, in the hose holder compartment by the sewer connections. I typically only need one hose...so I don't have them connected. I also have my sewer hose accordion style support, which I have never used. My coax cable for satellite or cable is there also.

On the curb side, I keep my X-chocks, cordless drill (for the stabilizer jacks), lubricants and grease in plastic container. First aid kit, a 10' plastic coated steal cable lock, lego blocks for leveling, paper towels, twist ties, tie wraps, and small set of tools.

Rear compartment is pretty big. We store 4 folding chairs, 10x12 screened in room for picnic table, 8' portable folding shade, 9x20' folding carpet, folding table, fishing pole, fly rod, tackle box, 4 hiking poles.

I still have lots of room in each of the storage compartments to add some more stuff, but I also have the bed of our F250. I carry my Coleman Roadtrip propane BBQ grill, 20lb propane bottle/milk crate, my Champion generator, a folding work table, a Volcano charcoal folding grill, propane fire pit, firewood (sometimes), and a 3'x5'x2'h plastic bin. In the bin we carry a Coleman 2 burner stove, portable single burner propane stove, folding water buckets, wood ax, fire starters, table cloths, extra stakes, and lanterns, and extra 65qt Yeti cooler.

We keep our folding GoPower solar suite case inside at the foot of the twins. We also carry a 3 gallon water jug with filter and pump, under the kitchen table. We carry our wine and liquor also under the table. Lots of room.
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Old 05-19-2019, 10:59 AM   #18
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Our FC 27 FB.

Front storage: Water on left; electricity on right; hookup gear in front.

Back storage: Chocks on left; sewer stuff on right.
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Old 05-19-2019, 11:06 AM   #19
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More re our FC 27 FB:

I removed the tubular stock sewer hose container, because it was too narrow for the hose, and replaced it with a wider one.

I added pull-out racks to one of the kitchen drawers.

I removed the two Group 24 lead/acid batteries and now have a free battery box for storage. I bought twin Group 27 AGM batteries and a new battery box and mounted them under the queen bed.

We also use a lot of plastic boxes for the storage areas above the kitchen counter and above the table in the rear (one photo shown).
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Old 05-19-2019, 11:09 AM   #20
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More, again, re our FC 27 FB: Everything else (spare tanks, generators, tool boxes, chairs, step-stool, rug, etc.) goes in the pickup bed, covered with a tonneau cover.
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Old 05-19-2019, 03:10 PM   #21
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Much Improved!

Thanks for all of the information, logic, pictures, and product recommendations.

I have done some shift things and this is much more to our liking.

1-put the sewer connection L and extra hose/fittings in the back bumper.
2-got a nice collapsible crate at Costco for the Electric cord and surge protector. The crate collapses nearly flat when empty, so it will be able to be stashed easily.
3-took the advice and put curbside items in that locker. Moved the bag chairs there.
4-Got one of those water hoses you all recommended. Very much smaller and easier to manage. That is in the street side compartment, along with the water filter and the "L". I found some great containers at WalMart that are Sterilite with lids. 16 ⅞ x 11 ˝ x 9 ⅜. 20 Quart size. (SKU 73149-18448). This fit perfectly in the street side storage compartment, with extra room still on top. I went and got another that I will use for the cable and satellite wire, and also the dog bones. (picture shows the old container on its side). This will still allow room for the satellite stand, and for the tow mirrors.
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Old 05-19-2019, 07:38 PM   #22
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We also have a 27' Classic, 2007, very highly customized. Floor level 120 outlets in toilet area is helpful.

An early storage add-on was a full width 4" black ABS tube with screw on access caps on both sides, with pull strings where needed to retrieve contents. It fits aft of the rear axle.

If doing this again I'd use 6" not 4" tubing.

Contents: a partially collapsed rain gutter for the sewer line, fishing poles and garden hose hose for gray water, etc.

This past year we upgraded to 16" wheels from 15".
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Old 06-01-2019, 04:58 PM   #24
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side storage pass thru?

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I have a 27FB and the largest storage space at the front has less than desirable access. More so as I've mounted my generator in the space between the propane tanks and storage access door.

I'm in the process of modifying the interior to create an access door to the forward storage bay. This is the wall beneath the night stand in the middle. This still doesn't necessarily solve outside access, but at least will allow me better use of the large storage space there. I commonly keep lighter bulkier things there including: couple folding chairs, couple camping chairs, collapsible ladder, 5 gallon portable water tote, horseshoe gameset, 2 burner portable stove. There's still space for more things.

Of interesting note, this space is probably the gentlest riding storage spot in the trailer. Probably also due to my gentle riding tow vehicle. I keep a traditional spring loaded mouse trap here just in case. I've gone probably 500 miles, and its never tripped.

Cut made. No turning back:

I've considered expanding the curb side storage. I rarely use the interior underbed twin storage. Would be much better space utilization to allow a greater portion, if not all of it to outside storage.
We were out at the trailer today, and are considering expanding the curb side storage to make an inside/outside pass thru.

We would like a bit more outside-accessible storage if we can do that without a huge tear-out project.

Today we unscrewed the 6 white screws in the exterior compartment holding the white partition board in.

Then it got really HOT so we decided enough for today.

We are curious if you may know how this all assembles together.

If the platform that is under the mattress is unscrewed, will this unfasten that white partition board? We are thinking we may be able to replace the white partition board with some cut to fit bracing pieces to maintain structure but open things up between the exterior compartment and the under bed storage.

We haven't gotten far enough into the exploratory phase to properly assess.

Wondering what anyone knows about this, or has anyone already done something similar?
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Old 06-02-2019, 05:43 PM   #25
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Our FC 27 FB.

Front storage: Water on left; electricity on right; hookup gear in front.

Back storage: Chocks on left; sewer stuff on right.
Your two side storage areas are quite a bit deeper than ours. We have a 2017 FC FBT. Did you modify yours?
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