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Old 11-02-2012, 12:11 PM   #1
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Keeping things from moving around in the basement

I have a 2011 Allegro Open Road.
I want to store a ladder and other items in the basement and would like to know what method others have used to anchor these items so they do not slide around.
I was thinking of adding carpet and then pop rivets with Velcro straps.

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Old 11-02-2012, 02:35 PM   #2
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We carry a full load of plastic tubs of different sizes that fill the bays. Whether they are empty or full they keep everything in its place.
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Old 11-02-2012, 04:08 PM   #3
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We carry a full load of plastic tubs of different sizes that fill the bays. Whether they are empty or full they keep everything in its place.
Yep... X2 on the plastic tubs. But, frankly, I've never had enough extra room for anything to slide anywhere after everything was loaded. Enough room to "slide around" are things dreams are made of.
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Old 11-02-2012, 04:27 PM   #4
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We do the same as the previous 2 posters. Try to get tubs with height that barely fit under the basement ceiling.
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Old 11-06-2012, 01:53 PM   #5
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I use plastic tubs for small items and if I have anything of size or weight that may move around I use bungee chords to keep them from roaming around in the basement. Tie down straps can also be useful
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Old 11-06-2012, 02:03 PM   #6
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We carpet the entire basement with the thin indoor-outdoor at the back wall at Lowes. Comes in several colors and we use double stick tape. Very cheap and works and looks great. Looks finished to me.
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Old 11-06-2012, 02:41 PM   #7
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I did the Herculiner roll on bedliner in 3 of my bays where I was having issues with items sliding around. Works like a champ.
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Old 11-06-2012, 03:02 PM   #8
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Muffin has it with the carpet!
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Old 11-06-2012, 03:18 PM   #9
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Carpet is a good start. Also using plastic boxes that are clear you can keep thing together and see what is in each box. Camping wold sell ladders that fold up to almost nothing. That will save a lot of room and Bunggies will hold things down. But I can't imagine room enough for things to move around. I have too much jucnk.
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