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Old 02-21-2008, 11:46 AM   #1
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Due to the huge compartment on a fifth wheel, has anyone tried mounting a storage tray to the ceiling of the compartment versus the floor. I have one mounted to floor now and have all this extra space above it. Just a thought.

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Old 02-21-2008, 11:46 AM   #2
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Due to the huge compartment on a fifth wheel, has anyone tried mounting a storage tray to the ceiling of the compartment versus the floor. I have one mounted to floor now and have all this extra space above it. Just a thought.

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I don't know if the ceiling could support a pull out tray like what is mounted underneath (aren't they like 200 pounds?), but we have friends who have mounted pull out wire drawers to their ceiling and also mounted various hooks and wire racks to the walls.
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Old 02-22-2008, 03:34 AM   #4
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I agree that the wood ceiling would not support it well. I was actually thinking of bolting it to the steel framework. There just seems to be so much wasted space in those large compartments unless you stack lots of stuff on top of one another.
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Old 02-22-2008, 04:58 AM   #5
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If you can not find a slide out tray that would work, you could consider the plastic storage containers that can be stacked.
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Old 02-22-2008, 08:30 AM   #6
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Hey Rick,

I've thought about that. Thanks for your help.

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Shaun & Amy,
Have you thought of building an "upper deck" on your slide tray?
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If I had the huge compartment of a fifth wheel I would consider building two slide out trays. I would put one at floor level and the other about 1/2 way up depending on the stuff that I wanted to store, further up. Just build it like a bunk bed where the top sliding drawer is supported to the floor..
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Old 03-14-2008, 03:46 AM   #9
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It's funny you both mention similar things. That was actually what I was thinking about doing. A two level drawer system.

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Rick A suggested:
"you could consider the plastic storage containers that can be stacked."

Wally World sells them with little casters.

We stack the lawn chairs, lawn rug etc. on top, fasten them with a strap so things can't slide fore and aft while underway and block the ends with other items so they can't roll sideways. Then push it all to the center. You can use the awning to pull them out.

If stacked in proper order things are easy on arrival, lawn (patio) rug comes out first, the chairs etc.
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I have looked at the slide out tray systems offered at places like CW and through the manufacturers. I have come to the conclusion that for me and my situation I would loose too much space. Besides that most of my "junk" is of such a size that it would not fit into anything like that easily.
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I use the rubbermaid tubs to pack stuff in for
the understorage. The understorage is huge but
the opening is not so I have to buy the half
size tubs but once I get it into the storage
area I stack them and use the awning rod to push
and pull the tubs where I can't reach. The rear
storage area is really skinny and I just use that one for stuff like shovels, fishing poles
and other stuff that is long and flat.
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Hey Shaun I don't have any slide out trays and I manage to fill my compartment full all the time. Man why do I haul all that junk around anyway.
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I use the Rubbermaid tubs and they are ok. I use a boat hook to pull them out. I got one tub for electrical, one for water hoses, anoter hold tv cable and one for tools and lubs. I also got two cat food pails I use for sewer stuff.(not the hoses) and cleaning supplies. I keep the ones I use the most at the front and the other farther back.
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