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Old 04-28-2016, 05:24 PM   #15
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Originally Posted by SpaceNorman;3044266
I'm giving some serious thought to removing the slide-out tray from the "totes" compartment. It would reclaim effectively lower the "useful bottom" of a 96" x 48" compartment by 4" and in effect reclaim more than 10 cubic feet of [I
usable[/I] storage space.
I don't know about removing the slide-out tray....we found them to be a terrific way to pull out things, especially for those with backs that aren't as flexible as years ago. To get to the plastic totes in the middle you'd be hauling out the front ones first to get to them. Besides, you know if you have more space you're just going to fill it with perhaps non-essentials.

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Old 04-28-2016, 11:03 PM   #16
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Thank you again for visiting my blog Greytraveler I appreciate it.
Just like you I had a whole bunch of stuff that I thought I loved. In fact I had a three-story 4000 square-foot house full of stuff that I thought I loved, But once I came to the realization that all of that stuff was controlling my life, I knew it had to go.

And it's hard at first, really really hard to start getting rid of all of those things, but I found out that the more I got rid of the more I wanted to get rid of because everything that went out the door made me feel free. Remember what Janis Joplin said, "freedom's just another word for nothing left to lose ".

I haven't gotten rid of all of it yet I still have a storage room with stuff in it, and I've still got way too much stuff in the Arctic Fox. But this summer when I get back to Colorado I'll be getting rid of more. And its not nearly as hard as it was when I first started.

About the furniture sliders I can't remember how many I put under mine but I bought the biggest ones I could find, and I think it just has to be enough so that the bottom doesn't sag down and rub on the carpet.

You'll also need a way to keep the drawer from pulling all the way out and falling on the ground. And something to keep the front of the drawer from dropping down when you pull it out. And something to hold it in place so it doesn't slide when you don't want it to.


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I will need to give the tray and its loading some thought. I do not plan to put any heavy items on it and most if not all will be in plastic lidded boxes grouped by category.

I will have a truck box where the small compressor and generator will live. A few other things as well.

If we still lived in the SF bay area it would be a lot easier to hit the road. And stay out for extended periods. Where we live now can be hard to leave. So much to do close to home. Hiking, mountain biking, winding motorcycle roads, or just sitting on the deck with a cup off coffee and watching the trees grow.

But we do get restless at times hence the RV so we can see new sights. And take the dogs.


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