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Old 08-04-2021, 07:15 PM   #15
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Originally Posted by carybosse View Post
I like your method a whole lot more than fiddling with extra buckets. Everytime I read something on here, it seems like I need another widget or gadget or contraption. My pass through storage is filling up rapidly, and I detest having to take half a dozen things out to reach that one item I used sporadically.

I guess I understand why the manufacturers give us such a high cargo carrying load. They get kickbacks from the guys who make the accessories.
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I could open any compartment, cabinet, draw etc and SEE what was in it W/O having to shuffle/shift STUFF out of the way

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FTng....LESS is MORE

I could open any compartment, cabinet, draw etc and SEE what was in it W/O having to shuffle/shift STUFF out of the way

I am not there yet, the open up any compartment and see what I need without shuffling items. That is my goal. With the covered truck bed, I keep most of the tools in there, since I frequently need tools even when I am not camping.

I do like that the totes that come with our trailer for under couch/dining table are a somewhat see-through frosted plastic. A quick glance can tell you which tote is storing the items needed.
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I run a short flat extension cord into the rear door of the van for the house battery heater and chassis battery maintainer. The connection to the regular extension cord is kept in a plastic coffee can on the ground with notches at the top, and a brick to keep the lid on.

If I had to cover an extension connection, I'd do the same thing but with a bucket, and upside-down as others have described. Or a small plastic storage bin. I would support the connection higher than the notches though, so the cord angles downward as it exits the bucket so rain water won't follow it in.

Use the storage bin or bucket for holding the surge protector or power monitor or whatever, so it's not just an empty vessel when traveling.
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3-gal or 5-gal bucket, w/ notches cut for the cord; insert cord, install lid; DIELECTRIC GREASE CAN ALSO HELP REPEL WATER AND RETARD CORROSION (comes in tubes, electric supply @ Lowes/ HD)
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