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Old 01-13-2022, 08:57 AM   #1
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It's too cold to do anything to the new camper so it's a good time to get ideas. My last 5er I always felt like the basement area was a train wreck. We carry too much stuff so on this new one I want to downsize what we carry and organize what we do. I'd be curious to see how you guys organize it and if you have one storage mod you really like I'd love to hear about it.
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I installed E-Track in the underbelly. I keep extra extension cords, hoses, etc... on the E-track
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It's too cold to do anything to the new camper so it's a good time to get ideas. My last 5er I always felt like the basement area was a train wreck. We carry too much stuff so on this new one I want to downsize what we carry and organize what we do. I'd be curious to see how you guys organize it and if you have one storage mod you really like I'd love to hear about it.

We use different sized clear plastic totes with lids, we try to have sizes that will stack together and maximize space usage. Our 5er has a small basement so we need to be very organized.
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We use different sized clear plastic totes with lids, we try to have sizes that will stack together and maximize space usage. Our 5er has a small basement so we need to be very organized.
The basement on this new trailer is smaller than our last so it'll be a challenge. Most of the things that take up the most room are things like camp chairs and a folding table. The smaller items I have other places for those to go. I'm going to make a place in the front basement to hang hoses/cords and I'll keep my wood blocks up there.
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The basement on this new trailer is smaller than our last so it'll be a challenge. Most of the things that take up the most room are things like camp chairs and a folding table. The smaller items I have other places for those to go. I'm going to make a place in the front basement to hang hoses/cords and I'll keep my wood blocks up there.
The very reason we got a toy hauler, even though we don't have a "toy" per se. Aside from the fact that it provides a private guest room with bathroom it's also a "mud room" and storage for lawn furniture, decorations, supplies like paper towels, water etc. etc, tubs with shoes...... . Nice to have a "shed".
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The very reason we got a toy hauler, even though we don't have a "toy" per se. Aside from the fact that it provides a private guest room with bathroom it's also a "mud room" and storage for lawn furniture, decorations, supplies like paper towels, water etc. etc, tubs with shoes...... . Nice to have a "shed".
We started out looking at toy haulers but as we looked we found we valued living space above storage space.
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We started out looking at toy haulers but as we looked we found we valued living space above storage space.
We do too. This is how we ended up with a LARGE toy hauler.

(And yes, I know. That has its drawbacks too. It's all compromise.)
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We do too. This is how we ended up with a LARGE toy hauler.

(And yes, I know. That has its drawbacks too. It's all compromise.)
Oh yes....I know only too well. What we bought isn't even similar to what we started looking at. Length and weight was an issue on the larger toy haulers. I have a 1 ton but it's a single wheel megacab so payload crippled us. There's also a very sharp set of turns we take to get into a private camp we do most of our camping at so needed it 40' or less. Tough shoes to fill for a toy hauler and impossible for a toy hauler with a larger living area. I'm the king of putting square pegs into round holes so I'll make the one we bought work for us. Carrying less junk isn't necessarily a bad thing in my opinion.
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I have a clear tote for fresh water things. Black tote for black water things. Tan tote for electrical things. Two of them can stack and the third has the small BBQ put on top of it.

I only take that which is needed though. For a desert trip I leave the fresh and black water totes at home as I fill the tanks before we leave and dump at home when we get back. For camping with hookups I take both the water totes.
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I have a clear tote for fresh water things. Black tote for black water things. Tan tote for electrical things. Two of them can stack and the third has the small BBQ put on top of it.

I only take that which is needed though. For a desert trip I leave the fresh and black water totes at home as I fill the tanks before we leave and dump at home when we get back. For camping with hookups I take both the water totes.
I guess there's still too much Boy Scout in me. I'd =never= leave home without the tools I'd need to fill up or dump if the situation arose. (shrug)

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12 years ago, when we went fulltime in our 5th wheel, I set up our basement storage area to hold fairly large, clear, numbered, storage cases that would also hold smaller, clear, numbered, storage boxes. I then set up an Excel spread sheet with 5 columns, to show the storage area the item is in, the numbered case, the numbered inner box, the type or class of item, & the detailed description, & also a column to check if I remove the item temporarily. I have separate spread sheets for the rv outside storage, inside storage, our truck, & a storage trailer we keep in Michigan with the items we don't want to carry with us but want to keep. I never have a problem finding what I'm looking for since this list tells me exactly where it is. Once a year I sort & print the list by box, instead of alphabetically, & we go thru the boxes to pare down the list & clean it up.
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tool hangers, etc

I'm looking to organize mine somehow. I have the plastic totes for hoses and cords, etc. I'm thinking maybe something mounted on the walls for tools, etc. We're full time, so when it's packed, it's packed full. It's the times when we unpack that things get disorganized. Anyone have anything mounted on the walls for storing things?
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