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Old 01-17-2013, 07:51 PM   #1
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Basement Contents

I have recently upgraded my 5er to a 'new to me' rig.

What kinds of items do you identify as necessary items for basement storage. With all that new space, I am looking forward to enjoying some of the new luxury.

It will be nice to be able to store my drinking water hose more appropriately.
And having a means to carry a nicer gas grille.

I am not certain that I can upgrade to patio lights quite yet.

How do you finish off your basements? And keep them well organized?

I am looking forward to your suggestions. Of course, money will again rule the roost; and then the available space.
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Old 01-17-2013, 07:54 PM   #2
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Whatever you do , don't tell DW that you have extra space. It will be taken before you know it.

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Old 01-17-2013, 08:16 PM   #4
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Right on cliff. I convinced my DW that the front bay is all fuel. I got space.
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Right on cliff. I convinced my DW that the front bay is all fuel. I got space.
Im sure your DW is a very smart Ladie, so when she figures it out,...dont come crying to us on account of her having you sleep in the basement LOL

Perhaps a big cardbord box
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I put a different key lock on the first bay. I have to protect the fuel. So far all good.
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I put a different key lock on the first bay. I have to protect the fuel. So far all good.
That's the one with the Jack Daniels. Right?
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My absolute is in there, we agreed on the clothes we brought for our trip. I cheated. Also some of my power tools that aren't with us. Lol
One day my DW will figure it out. When she does. She will just smile. That's my girl.
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The basement Is my area inside is hers
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Wow - for some reason we all think alike

Congrats on the new to you rv !!!!

first thing I did was get 'cloudy' sealed tubs so she couldn't see through them !
Sterilite 3.75-Gallon (15-Quart) Latch Box, Set of 10: Storage & Organization : Walmart.com

now I didn't get ten, but I got 2 or 3 of different colors...
like orange or black for stinky slinky, etc...
white for water hoses,
etc...
and have even seen some people that were so organized they labeled theirs bins they had so many !

Since our 5er has a basement and a sub-basement covered with a roll out tray, I could hide my moonshine in the sub basement easily enough !!!

Haven't done it yet, but going to put some bicycle hooks on the walls of mine so I can hang the long light things that take up the floor space, maybe even the lawn chairs... (we have like 8 of them, every time she sees a new type she has to get it - rockers, lounges, with stands, double ones, etc...

Our site could be a Camping World display !!!
http://www.campingworld.com/search/i...p_sort_default

come to think of it we have more models than they do !!!!!!!!!!!!!! Dang !
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Take what you need, need what you take. Curb/patio side is where we keep outdoor/picnic items and a small 110 AC fridg for drinks. Driver side has hose, grill, tools
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I spent $$$ on various size and shaped clear 'stress clear' totes from Walmart. Tools on one, all electric stuff in one, all sewer stuff in one, awning sun screen and tiedowns in one.

That seems to work the best for us. The totes all have lids so if it gets left out in the rain it will be ok. Remember to always put the lids on in case of that sudden summer downpour.
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Take what you need, need what you take. Curb/patio side is where we keep outdoor/picnic items and a small 110 AC fridg for drinks. Driver side has hose, grill, tools
Our basement is set up about the same...In the front bin i have a plastic tub i keep sewer hose in also carry boards to level the rig.I also have a air compressor and a floor jack.

I do my best to not carry a bunch of junk i do not need and like to keep it organized.
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I spent $$$ on various size and shaped clear 'stress clear' totes from Walmart. Tools on one, all electric stuff in one, all sewer stuff in one, awning sun screen and tiedowns in one.

That seems to work the best for us. The totes all have lids so if it gets left out in the rain it will be ok. Remember to always put the lids on in case of that sudden summer downpour.
Same here. I measured the height, width and depth of each bay and did the math at the store. The clear ones don't need labels if you keep them organized by category.
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