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Old 09-17-2011, 02:05 PM   #1
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Basement Storage

I'm looking for some storage suggestions to get more "stuff" organized in one of my basement compartments. This compartment contains lots of loose items such as a patio cover, bike cover, flags, six exterior window shades and similar things. Since I am always getting them out, they end up in a pile. Any suggestions for shelves or racks or anything to keep them separate and neater would be appreciated.


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Old 09-17-2011, 04:49 PM   #2
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Cat320, It looks like everything you mentioned is "rollable". I boughtf 8 foot PVC pipes in various diameters for all of my "rolled" stuff plus wsha brush handle, awning wand, etc. I hung some from top of compartment, and scrfewed others to the floor either adjacent to or underneath my roll out trays. Where appropriate buy glue on end caps. The one I use the most is an 8' square PVC fence post cover that is open on both ends and is fastened to the floor of my rollout and holds my 7' fold up step ladder that is accessible from either side of the coach. When you get all this stuff stowed in PVC pipes it opens up caverns of space and all of the "stuff" is readily accessible without other stowed stuff falling on it causing jam ups, etc. Most important of all is the PVC pipes have greatly reduced my @#$%^&*, which is gratly appreciated by others, good luck and have fun designing your new storage spaces. P.S. PVC is right behind WD-40 and duct tape as an RVER necessity, Ken....

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Old 09-17-2011, 05:02 PM   #3
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Look at Walmart storage tubs. Pretty big ones around $4. Use painters tape label contents.
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I use 4" PVC drain tile (the gray stuff) ... it is cheaper, lighter, and uses the same couplings ... the perferations help prevent mildew and mold ...

I use these to store add on sections of sewer drain hose ...
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Can yo guys post pics of your pipe storage solutions?

I sue the see through tubes in various sizes.
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I also have a 4 drawer plastic chest of drawers for all those small things. Much easier than digging thru a deep tub type container.
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We use the see-through Rubbermaid and Sterlite plastic bins and drawers. The see-through feature lets you see what's inside.

The fact your stuff is in bins lets you easily move one to get at another. If you get the same type of bins, they will usually stack nicely. You have to be careful, however, because if you put damp things into the bins they will quickly mildew.

Drawers don't seal as well, so there is less problem with mildew. Drawers also let you get to stuff more easily without having to move things around, but you will need to come up with a way to keep drawers closed so they don't open by themselves inside your storage bay as you travel. We use self-adhesive Velcro strips and attach one end to the drawer and the other end to the side of the cabinet that houses the drawer.

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