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Old 03-07-2016, 05:54 AM   #1
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Pass through storage

Trying to plan out storage in our new A. There is space over the "hump" in the pass through area where the drivetrain is boxed over.

I'm thinking we can put several low profile plastic bins on top.

My questions:

Does that area get hot? How hot?

Has anyone figured out a way to secure the bins from sliding about?

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Given the assumption that a Ford chassis is a Ford chassis, and that the under coach storage set ups are not that much different, for me, if it fits, it can get stored there......

I've never even considered that heat would be an issue, and if it would be, I cant imagine if it was, that it would be significant past the first bay that is closest to the engine and tranny, which I have not observed, but again, never paid any attention to anyway (nothing has melted.......). Now, maybe there is a clearance difference between coaches in the storage areas, so maybe your first run don't put anything across on the first bay and check out if there is any significant heat.

I have several different types of plastic bins, bag chairs and beach chairs, fold up wagon, etc. We also have a pass through that goes all the way across between our Genny and Popane tank that my 7'8" surf board can fit into to!

I have not had any problems with items shifting side to side and falling into the main bays (not like you are cornering at 1g!). And I arrange things so that they is not that much room for them to shift front to back.

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If you have a "weather station" with portable temperature detector, just throw the detector in the bay. It'll also answer the question "How cold?"

I carry our detector in a bay when the coach is not parked, so get the temp info gratis.
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Old 03-07-2016, 08:38 AM   #4
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Improving Basement Storage

Been in cold weather (upper 20s) and really hot weather (110 in Mohave Valley) and we every inch of our basement on the F53 chassis.

To improve the usages of ours, I installed some of the wire coated shelving in our basement to use a two shelf approach.

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To improve the usages of ours, I installed some of the wire coated shelving in our basement to use a two shelf approach.

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I have 2 bays that I have been thinking about adding wire shelving to as well.

One is where my hydraulics are, so I can safely store stuff above that equipment (but need to be able to reasonably access if necessary), and the other is where we store some cleaning and misc. kitchen things that are stacked up, and I get tired of having to load and unload the bay to get something the DW needs.....

It is on my "one of these days" lists , but want to get it done in the next month or so...... I keep looking at the shelving attachment options, and just need to decide on one and do it.

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I used the shelving on the drivers side of the coach in 3 of the bays. As you can see it allows me to use the bottom for stuff (extra hoses, Coleman Roadmaster grill, supplies, folding lounges, etc). The other side I use some plastic stackable drawers for additional interior coach stuff (folding ironing board, additional adult beverages, beach towels, other stuff).

Really makes use of the 172 Sq ft of storage.
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