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Old 04-14-2015, 04:26 PM   #15
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DW has one basement section dedicated to rocks. Nuff said.
Reminds me of the I Love Lucy Movie "The Long Trailer", but Lucy hid her rocks.
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Old 04-15-2015, 06:44 AM   #16
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We keep certain things permanently packed away in the MH. We like to minimize what has to be packed before trips. I don't load up every inch of storage and I try to keep the heavy stuff low. Class A's if properly made have a great deal of storage space inside and out. It's a good thing too. The Mrs feels as though something is wrong if there's an empty drawer, or cabinet. ;-)
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Old 04-15-2015, 06:53 AM   #17
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Okiedoke,Think how happy Ricky would have been if Lucy could have settled for 1 bay.
Compared to my DW Lucy was an amateur.
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Old 04-15-2015, 07:12 AM   #18
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Okiedoke,Think how happy Ricky would have been if Lucy could have settled for 1 bay.
It wasn't long after watching "The Long, Long Trailer" that I happily agreed to a dedicated "rock bin".

And it probably helps a bit when driving in cross winds too!
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Old 04-15-2015, 07:29 AM   #19
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Ours is pretty much always ready to go, too - sans personal stuff (clothing, meds, etc). In the winter all the freezables come out, too. But even keeping it loaded, all of the compartments and bins are not nearly full.

I guess we could make room for a rock bin!

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Old 04-15-2015, 07:45 AM   #20
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DW has one basement section dedicated to rocks. Nuff said.
Are we married to the same person? Just yesterday I removed all of the rocks from the basement storage and put them on the dining room table in the house. She said "what are all of these dirty rocks doing on my table "? I said these were in the coach basement storage bins from the rocks you picked up along the way". She then said "pretty aren't they". I said "Yes Dear".

Now back to the OP. Our storage bins are mostly full and sorted. Hiking backpacks and assorted gear in one, swimming gear in another, work tools etc etc. The inside areas are all hers. I get one Walmart bag to put my clothing in and she gets the closets to fill.....or at least it seems that way to me.
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Old 04-15-2015, 08:00 AM   #21
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We stay packed up and ready to roll once we dewinterize. We have most of our clothes packed, duplicates of most toiletries, sheets, towels, blankets & furkid leashes, collars, beds, pillows, blankies, bowls, toys (they have as much if not more stuff!). About all we have to do is put water in the fresh tank & put in fresh foods since I try to keep the pantry stocked. There are empty cabinets inside even when we're packed.

The storage bays still have some room and I could lose a couple of camp chairs & clean out some other stuff if I had to. Our boxer dawgs each have a cot that they use outside so those are in the large bay too along with the outside water bucket & tie outs.

When we were weighed last fall with mostly full tanks of everything & packed up with a week's worth of beer & food, we were still 3000 lbs under max CC. We do not plan on ever reaching that max CC though.

Anyone that gets a glimpse of our basement would think things are just thrown in helter skelter but there is a plan. Really, there is!
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Old 04-15-2015, 10:16 AM   #22
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We're ready to go all the time. We mostly go to dog shows, and there's a lot of equipment involved. That stuff is always in the motorhome: we arrive at a show, and everything is already right there. The basements are quite full, and 75% of the stuff in the basements is used on every trip. The other 25% is used often enough that it's worth carrying it, especially since we don't know whether we will need that stuff until we get there (extra extension cords, leveling blocks, and things like that.)

That being said, there is still way too much stuff inside the coach. DW doesn't understand packing light, and doesn't see why she can't take the stuff as long as there is room for it. There are no rocks, but does she really need 20 pairs of shoes, especially when she wears the same two pairs 95% of the time?

It used to be that I had the small shirt closet, and the three larger drawers for jeans, underwear, and socks, and she had everything else, including the whole large wardrobe closet. Now, I'm down to a couple of the smallest drawers and only have a third of the shirt closet: she has everything else.

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Anyone that gets a glimpse of our basement would think things are just thrown in helter skelter but there is a plan. Really, there is!
Same here!
  1. Front right: grill, door mats, pop-up tents, step, etc: "human basic needs"
  2. Rear right: table, chairs, dog X-Pens: "common setup needs"
  3. Front left: leveling blocks, extension cords, hoses, etc: "RV setup materials"
  4. Rear left: wheeled cart, dog crates, dog beds, grooming tables, etc: "dog show equipment"
  5. Inverter compartment: stakes, bungies, clamps, ropes, etc: "misc fastening/setup supplies"
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When we sold our last MH I could not believe how much junk we had accumulated inside and outside. Stuff that had not been used or seen for years. I told my wife that this new coach will not have that happen to it and now we have everything we need as well as some empty storage bays and cabinets inside. When we leave for a trip, all we take is some clothes for the time we are gone and some new food, etc. Jackets, blankets, towels and other stuff like that gets washed when we return and put back in the coach. It is nice to open up storage bays and be able to see to the other side.
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When yourenot sure what you will need you bring everything. Then you remove as time goes by. All liquids come home over winter including batts. All wet things on street side and cooking, chairs etc on curb side.
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Your DW has her own rock bin?
Wait till I tell DH. He pretty much lets me have all the rocks I want, but I must load them myself. I am seriously strong but it is still a challenge sometime.
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Okiedoke,Think how happy Ricky would have been if Lucy could have settled for 1 bay.
We drove over the Tioga Pass, (the treacherous road in the movie), from Yosemite Lakes RV Resort to Mono Lake in the Eastern High Sierras last July.

My Hurricane was pulling a Prius, and it was a piece of cake! These days it's a rather nice VERY scenic drive!
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Our basement storage is about 75% filled with items used outside, tools, spares, etc.
I tell the wife she can have one for misc (but I actually keep two ready for her) items found during our trips.
I love having all that storage for my tools just in case.


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Old 04-15-2015, 06:29 PM   #28
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DW has one basement section dedicated to rocks. Nuff said.
So your wife is a geologist? That's really cool. You should try and steer her field of studies to the volcanic rocks, they are usually much lighter
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