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Old 05-12-2014, 10:03 PM   #1
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Organizing storage bin

Several weeks ago there was a post about organizing the storage bin of the RV. There was one post that was just unbelievable, (with pics) I believe the poster was a retired fireman. If you know of the post I'm talking about please post it, or if you have it saved please post.

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OK , I remember the pictures and I commented , so I'll go back in my User CP and get some info for you, Just have to remember what the original question was. I'm thinking it was " Securing items in the basement"
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Several weeks ago there was a post about organizing the storage bin of the RV. There was one post that was just unbelievable, (with pics) I believe the poster was a retired fireman. If you know of the post I'm talking about please post it, or if you have it saved please post.

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Yep, Bob linked you to the previous thread on this kind of subject. It's me that did the compartments as you see in the pics. Along with being a regular fireman for 30 years, I had an overtime assignment for 24 of those years as an "out fitter" for fire trucks. When a fire truck is brand new, it came to us, completely empty. It was my job, and a crew of a half dozen or so, to completely setup that truck. That meant everything including every tool, breathing apparatus, radios, hose, medical equipment, and much, much more.

So, I've set my motor homes up, very similar. To me, it's kind of a fun thing to do and, having compartments organized, it makes for easier and more efficient use of space. And, instead of looking through boxes and bins and other ways of carrying stuff, it's either mounted or, in my tool box. That way, a five minute job does not turn into a 30 minute job 'cause I'm looking through boxes and bins and things to find something I know I've got. I know exactly what is where, and even if I've got it or not. It's a preference thing.

It's really actually fairly easy to accomplish an organized compartment. First, you find what you'd like to either mount of put on a wall, ceiling etc. Then, you acquire whatever kind of bracket, clip etc. that's needed to mount what you've chosen to go in that area. Then, mount the clip/bracket and, you're done.

Another way is, if you're going to do an entire wall, back wall etc., cut a piece of card board, the same size as that wall. Then, layout all the tools etc. that will be mounted on that wall, on that card board. Draw around all of them and, then transfer that to the wall in question. In some cases, I have to use what's called "nut serts". Those are blind fasteners that act like rivets. A special tool is needed to install them. But, when done, they're a seriously strong mounting system and, its primarily used when you can't get a nut and washer behind the wall in question.

But, if you or, anyone would like more info on mounting or, organizing, PM me and let me know. Be glad to help.
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Thanks Bob and thanks to Fire UP. We have good friends that have sold their house and are going full time for 6 months to a year. Already trying to find more storage space in and under their RV. I thought your pics might help them organize their things to find more space, also see some ideas for our RV,
even though we just travel several times a year. Thank you again!

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