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Old 04-03-2008, 05:15 PM   #1
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I have been unable to come up with any real good ideas for some type of storage area within reach of the driver that could hold sunglasses, chapstick, lotion, Good Sam cards, etc.
Any ideas anyone?


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Old 04-03-2008, 05:15 PM   #2
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I have been unable to come up with any real good ideas for some type of storage area within reach of the driver that could hold sunglasses, chapstick, lotion, Good Sam cards, etc.
Any ideas anyone?


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Old 04-03-2008, 05:49 PM   #3
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What I've done is get one of those small trash cans that has (for lack of a better term) bean bags on either side. It looks like it was originally designed to sit on the transmission hump of a rear-wheel drive car. It is about a one quart size. It sits next to the seat, doesnt tip over and is small enough that it's not in the way. The only down side is that it isn't verry pretty
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Old 04-03-2008, 06:42 PM   #4
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I really agree with ClarkBowen on this subject. There's a good deal of space on the port side of the driver seat that could be put to good use for storage of odds and ends.

And while we are at it, the storage side on the passenger seat on the mid-doors could use some work as well. there's one big bin and it's hard to put stuff in as well as get it out.

So an idea for the focus group might be on how to better provide storage space on the outboard side of both passenger and driver seats. And how to provide more and better cupholders while we're at it would be helpful.

A lot of these coaches, especially driver's side, could be retrofited with a better storage system under the switch panels and outboard of the seat.
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Old 04-04-2008, 01:55 AM   #5
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I, being the astute young man that I am, also noticed the lack of usable storage space in the open areas described.
Soooooo, I made a wood rack/bin/map case for the passenger side and a wood flip-top box for the Driver's side. To further demonstrate my brilliance, I affixed a "Bulls-eye" bubble-level on top of the driver's bin and leveled it to reflect bubble-level in the refrigerator.

So far, both have worked quite well.
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Old 04-04-2008, 04:49 AM   #6
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Being of the carpenter impaired varity I have a multitude of Dollar Store plastic baskets around for misc. storage - works great on both driver and passenger sides and doesn't interfer with the slides.
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Old 04-04-2008, 05:59 AM   #7
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I am also in agreement with the storage issue. In fact, I think the entire driver's compartment needs to be redesigned.

If the top of the dashboard were flat, it would be easier to set a container of some sort on the dash, I do use a box and put it on a piece of non skid on the dash, but you have to keep an eye on it as you travel as it will slowly creep aft and eventually fall off.

Another complaint I had was why only one 12 plug in the entire front area of the coach and then why is it placed down by my right foot where there is no need to plug anything in? I had WRV add two 12 volt plugs, one on either end of the instrument panel so now I have a place to plug my GPS, Brake Buddy light, or what have you.

Also, I would like to see a 12 volt plug on the passengers side to plug things into.

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