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Old 06-01-2014, 11:17 AM   #1
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Creative storage in your motor home

Last year my wife and I bought a 2006 Damon Daybreak class A motorhome. On initial look,it seemed to have plenty of storage both inside and under the unit. But after several trips, I am thinking that our old class C seemed to have at least better access and maybe more storage then the current unit. The old unit had a very large storage compartment under the rear bedroom accessible from three sides for large items. The new one has access from both sides but it is only about three feet wide as opposed the old one that was 5 or 6 ft wide. Also about half of these doors are under the slide outs so the doors don't open as wide. Then several of then are occupied by storage tanks for fresh, black and grey water where those were not in storage bays on the old class A. It seems that if you want full height storage compartments that slide out with the slide out rooms you must buy a diesel rig. I guess I am just ranting here but can anyone point to to some info for making the most of my storage. Are there possibly some roof mounted alternatives or maybe a rear mounted deck of some sort to add storage. Thanks in advance!!!

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Old 06-01-2014, 11:25 AM   #2
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What are you currently carrying that you haven't used since you bought the MH? Do you have room to add additional shelves between the bottom of the frame and the basement ceiling? such as these Tell others about your modifications

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Old 06-02-2014, 12:47 AM   #3
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You have to be creative. Often you can find space under the coach. The side walls usually hang down farther than the storage compartments. You can use wire shelving racks to make storage underneath for things like black water totes.

Class "A" gassers usually have some dead space under the hood. Make mounts in their for infrequently used items.

Lastly, you can gain a lot of space by mounting items high in a storage compartment. I use metal clips for poles and tubes and mount them to the ceiling of storage areas. Again, the wire racks work well up high giving you a shelf for items such as ground mats, hoses, etc.
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Old 06-02-2014, 01:07 AM   #4
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Look at mods and upgrades forums for use of external space like plastic tubes under frame. Use space between frame rails in the rear. Use hitch mounted storage units.

There are racks for the roof but manufacturers seem to discourage them in latest units.
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