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Old 04-22-2013, 02:55 PM   #1
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Four Winds Hurricane

We are headed to Alaska this summer in our 31d Hurricane. I'm new to camping and I need packing ideas for the inside cabinets and outside storage bends. Everyone and everything I've read says that the roads to and from Alaska are a bit rough so packing things so they don't move is very important.
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Old 04-23-2013, 08:35 AM   #2
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For inside cabinets, use toilet paper rolls, napkins, paper towels rolls, Even marsmellows as "dunnage", to protect dishes, glasses, etc. We even use bags of potato chips as dunnage. These are also "consumed', so they are not taking up "extra" room.
Outside: use the items as dunnage, placing them "against" each other, to prevent movement. Use rags, towels, etc. You may carry surplus paper products due to no "stores" along the way, so use those as dunnage also.
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Go to the dollar store and buy rubber matting and place in all cabnets. We have corellware for dishes so dishes aren't a factor. Pots and pans have matting between, plastic cups and lots of paper. As for storage bins I use containers for smaller items and larger items I just pack tight.
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Old 04-23-2013, 05:28 PM   #4
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Go to the dollar store and buy rubber matting and place in all cabnets. We have corellware for dishes so dishes aren't a factor. Pots and pans have matting between, plastic cups and lots of paper. As for storage bins I use containers for smaller items and larger items I just pack tight.

X1. works great in our 29x hurricane
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Old 04-29-2013, 12:41 PM   #5
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I have a 2011 four winds hurricane and was wondering if the sink in the bathroom runs into the black tank?
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I have a 2011 four winds hurricane and was wondering if the sink in the bathroom runs into the black tank?
You should start a new thread when you have a new question that doesn't relate to the OP's post. If your holding tanks are empty then test by opening the black tank drain and running the water in the bathroom sink. If it comes out then you'll know. If it doesn't come out then close the black tank and open the gray drain. If the water comes out then you will definitely know.
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Old 05-02-2013, 03:46 AM   #7
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My 31D is an 2006 versions and I found that the rear storage bin has what looks like a lip for a shelf or something on both sides. Found that black concrete mixing tub fits perfectly. Keeps the bigger stuff I have across the back in place plus a more efficient use of the big storage area. If I load heavy stuff in the tubs I support the bottom using a bag or two of charcoal. I also lined the large storage compartments with 1/4" plywood. The bins will start to sag if you pack a lot of heavy stuff in them. I also added a wood lip to the ply to keep stuff from sliding around and jamming the lock.

The three small storage compartments I have found are best for specific usage. The street side bin in front of the rear axle has my sewage hose and water hose I do not use for potable water. Curb side has my tool kit and the third bin behind the axle curb side has engine fluids such as oil, grease, antifreeze and such.

Good luck with the trip.
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