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Old 06-23-2009, 09:14 PM   #1
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Storage Ideas - Need some

Hi: getting ready to go full time in our Fleetwood Fiesta LX, it's only 32.7 feet...so every inch will be precious. I've been looking for ideas, links, stories, anything with clever ideas to stretch the space while still keeping it liveable. Does anyone have a source, idea, link for something like this? I've seen some things on basement storage, but I would like more inside ideas. I figured a few of you more experienced full timers out there have a few tricks you might share?

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My only suggestion is to watch the weight. You may find that you have more space than you have weight carrying capacity for. It will take awhile for you to find the ideal way to arrange the basement compartment with the furnishings you have or will buy to suit you. Once you have everything loaded into the coach with it full of fuel and LP with enough water during travel to wash your hands and flush the toilet, Weigh the coach. A corner weight will be better in that you might need to shift this weight to balance the coach but at least get an axles weight so you know you are not overloaded. Don't forget to factor in any toad weight and make sure you have supplemental braking installed in the toad.
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Old 06-24-2009, 05:40 AM   #3
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Thanks RV, great advice.....we are watching the weight, including the toad. We have plenty of free weight right now, over 2K available after the toad...and are watching the balance on the wheels. I'm wanting to find the tricks to best using what space is available in the closets/overheads.

I found a trick for shoes, to hang a shoe holder on the back wall of the closet, instead of putting them on the floor of the closet. Frees up a little space.
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Check out the Damon forum and look for "ditched the spice rack" by powerboatr. Great idea, doesn't save a ton of room but when planning for a trip the more food you can fit in the cabinets the better off you are. I also have a basement storage for tools only, since you may need them at any time
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I'm on the way...thanks for the idea!!
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fixn2gocamp,

One area I stumbled on to was the gap between the rear cap and the back wall of the coach. On our Winnabago there is enough room for the extra satelite dish after I put a hinge in the arm to allow it to fold toward the dish. I made a bracket and use an old seat belt to hoist into place and hold it for travel. We rarely use the portable dish, but we have it if we need it and it's out of the way. I'm sure with a little thought there are other things that could be stored there.

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