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Old 06-04-2022, 09:00 AM   #1
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Hi, I was just wanted to know what people are putting down so every thing is not sliding around. I'm just setting mine up and I have some stuff like tool boxes.
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I have never had a problem, well unless some jerk brake checks me. For my inboard cabinets I use the non-stick shelf liner. The feel like rubber. I'm thinking that would also work for the basement areas.

Light duty pickup truck mats may work also.

My bays are so packed nothing has a chance to slide around anymore.
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Old 06-04-2022, 09:12 AM   #3
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Ours came with the thin indoor/outdoor type carpet so sliding has never been a problem. If your compartment floors are flat, then I'd glue some of that down and call it good.
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I've set up all of coaches so the stuff I use least is in the center of the bays. I also measure and then buy tubs that are as tall as possible and where I can get them to sit side by side and use all available space. I store spart parts, supplies and camping gear we rarely use in the tubs.

On the passenger side, at the door that is easiest to access, I place the folding chairs, small table and the mat for the ground at the front door.

I also mount as much stuff high in the bays to save space. That may include adding shelves near the frame rails. I have a 7' folding ladder that folds to 4" square. I mounted a square fence tube to a bay wall, so the ladder is out of the way, yet easy to access.

Lastly, I always try to leave a 2'x2' or 3'x3' space so any odd things I need to bring like firewood, or extra supplies for a long trip or even stuff I might buy on a trip.
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Indoor/outdoor carpeting helps a lot. Also, use various size tubs to categorize your necessities. If you buy the same brand they will stack wonderfully. They are easy to pull out if you put the most used in the front.
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I pack mine pretty tight so there isn't much room to move. That will include loading empty bins just to wedge the full bins. It's only a couple extra pounds, and helps keep things in place.



I will also place things like our outdoor mat on the bottom of the compartments to help things I stack on top from sliding around.
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Being a TT the front to back depth is usually the narrow part so barring a sudden stop nothing will move forward. Even if it does more than likely it's only sliding a couple inches. Most TT's don't have a lot of side to side inertia in the front. I've never had a sliding problem in the front of any of my trailers whether 5th wheel or TT. I even put stuff on the bed in the TT and it's always there when I arrive.

The middle and the rear are where the action is.
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Hi, I was just wanted to know what people are putting down so every thing is not sliding around. I'm just setting mine up and I have some stuff like tool boxes.
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You're obviously not packing enough stuff.
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Ours came with the thin indoor/outdoor type carpet so sliding has never been a problem. If your compartment floors are flat, then I'd glue some of that down and call it good.
That works! I tried some of that mesh shelf liner, nope, once I sat something on it I had to pick it up to move it further back in the compartment. That isn't easy with bum shoulders.
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I have a slide out tray in one of my storage bays that I lined with indoor/outdoor carpet. For the other bay, I went to one of the local agricultural stores (Agri-Supply) and picked up a large rubber mat. Tractor Supply would be another good place to look. I think it measures 4'x8'. I had to do some minor surgery/trimming to make it fit around the floor supports, but nothing moves around.

You could also pick up some rubber mat squares that lock together as well...
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I found some yellow/black containers at home depot that I use in my sliding trays and they just fit under the frame rails. I also use them in the compartment without sliding trays.
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I put enough containers in my basement to fill the space. No where for things to move.
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Old 06-05-2022, 09:47 AM   #14
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Thanks everyone I'll make sure my heavy toolbox is secure and pack every thing else tight.
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