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Old 04-26-2011, 02:28 PM   #1
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Coach Managment / Inventory Software???

Perhaps I'm thinking too much like a yacht captain, but on my new motor home, there are dozens and dozens of storage areas.

Between the ten basement hatches and over forty-five interior closets, drawers storage compartments, I think that I need to be organized as I start to load her up in the coming months.

Years ago when I unloaded one boat, I found thousands and thousands of dollars of spare parts, supplies and things that I didn't know (remember) that I had onboard.

With so many areas to store things in, I see that happening again and me wasting a tremendous amount of money buying things that I may already have onboard.

In the last two weeks since owning my motor home, I've already bought dozens of things (spare light bulbs, motor oil, tank treatment, wiper blades, hose fittings, electrical adapters, etc..)

Is there a piece of software made for motor homes to make such an inventory easier?

I've got inventory/maintenance software for my boat, but after doing an internet search I only found one package for an RV (Travel Pac v5.1). Does anyone have any experience with that?

I could always end up with a quick excel spreadsheet, but I hate to re-invent the wheel..

Id want to track:

(a) Inventory of spare parts
(b) Inventory of fix mounted gear (televisions, a/v, computers, etc.)
(c) Maintenance Events (oil changes, filter changes, etc..)
(d) A database function able to store part numbers, (filters, belts, etc..)

Am I over thinking all of this?
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I just create word docs and create categories. You can keep the list sorted by alpha-numeric order, easy to do. Between the sort and search capabilities of ms word, it's all you need, and you probably already have it, so it's free.
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How about a notebook? I have one for chassis,motorhome, maintenance and repairs. All the spare parts I carry fit in a rubber maid tub. There is also apps.for iPads which I keep all filter#s and things I want to get my hands on quick.
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I like your idea of a bin to bin inventory list.
What I did was just to use Excel spread sheet. I made a list of all my personnal items and their location Plus I put a value of what I paid for each item. My orginal list was for when we traveled to Canada and going through the border stations.
Now over the years this list has grown & Grown[ I know I have more items in the coach than I have in our stick house ]. The other reason is in the event of a fire or the coach stolen, I have a current list of inventory for insurance purposes. I know I need to take pictures of items in our stick house as well as the coach.

Now I think I will do is follow your idea of the Bins/location lists and a combined over all inventory list. This way I can look to see if the item I need is located where I think it is? or thelist will provide the location.
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I second the Excel spreadsheet. There were a couple of DOS programs I used years ago but they won't run on anything I have now, especially since I switched to Macs. A little thought to the process should get you what you want, or just Google search for a spreadsheet. I found one for full timers in seconds.
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Perhaps I'm thinking too much like a yacht captain, but on my new motor home, there are dozens and dozens of storage areas.

Between the ten basement hatches and over forty-five interior closets, drawers storage compartments, I think that I need to be organized as I start to load her up in the coming months.

Years ago when I unloaded one boat, I found thousands and thousands of dollars of spare parts, supplies and things that I didn't know (remember) that I had onboard.

With so many areas to store things in, I see that happening again and me wasting a tremendous amount of money buying things that I may already have onboard.

In the last two weeks since owning my motor home, I've already bought dozens of things (spare light bulbs, motor oil, tank treatment, wiper blades, hose fittings, electrical adapters, etc..)

Is there a piece of software made for motor homes to make such an inventory easier?

I've got inventory/maintenance software for my boat, but after doing an internet search I only found one package for an RV (Travel Pac v5.1). Does anyone have any experience with that?

I could always end up with a quick excel spreadsheet, but I hate to re-invent the wheel..

Id want to track:

(a) Inventory of spare parts
(b) Inventory of fix mounted gear (televisions, a/v, computers, etc.)
(c) Maintenance Events (oil changes, filter changes, etc..)
(d) A database function able to store part numbers, (filters, belts, etc..)

Am I over thinking all of this?

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MS Excel or OpenOffice. You can create one file with multiple sheets by category, sort, print, etc. A notebook works quite well also. After spending 25 plus years in the computer software business I've found that some tasks are best left to post-it notes. ;-)
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