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#1 Carol Christensen

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Posted 02 May 2019 - 12:49 PM

This is part of my plan to allow us to keep camping without having Jack dislocate his hip again, like he did last year.  I'm looking for ways to give us easy access to our storage areas - no extreme bending/twisting.  So I'm moving some items to the upper cabinets and improving access to things under the rear bench.

 

To that end I've been looking for a wheeled storage bin for the back of the aisle.  We have the LD and our twin bed mod includes a rear seat (25" deep) across the aisle, so I didn't want a container that was too deep.  I found wheeled storage at The Container Store and Home Depot.  First, I bought the cheaper one at HD but the wheels were a joke.  They didn't work if there was any weight AT ALL in the container.  So I got the The Container Store's version which I love.  There are 4 sizes, our is 21-3/8"d x 15-1/4"w x 11-1/8"h and holds 35 qts.  The cost is $35.

 

It only sticks out about 3" into the aisle (the photo makes it look like more).  But we plan to do the slant board mod which will add a few more inches of depth to that space.  And I think we will leave the lid off for easier access.

 

I think these containers would work very well for other models, where the bed is permanent and the side table is used.

For us, the small table goes across the aisle near the rear. So there's the good and bad, the table leg will keep the container from rolling down the aisle.  But the small table & leg will need to be removed to pull the container out.  Or we could just move the table nearer the sink.  We'll see what works best.

 

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Rolling Storage Plastic Tote


Edited by Carol Christensen, 02 May 2019 - 03:34 PM.

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Carol Christensen
2005 17' LD Nova & 2001 Toyota 4Runner

pre-Nova was Ova-the-Rainbow 1999 17' LD (sold)



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#2 Smokymtgirl03

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Posted 02 May 2019 - 05:24 PM

Hi Carol!

  I use one of the rolling containers under the bed in Annie (17 ft SD).  I use a tension mount curtain rod to keep it in place for travel.  Works great-so far...


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#3 Carol Christensen

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Posted 03 May 2019 - 09:58 AM

Have you ever had a problem with overloading it so the wheels don't work?


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2005 17' LD Nova & 2001 Toyota 4Runner

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#4 Smokymtgirl03

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Posted 03 May 2019 - 05:08 PM

Not yet.  But I am kind of a pack rat, so the potential is there...  It is pretty much stuffed to the gills, now, with winter stuff- 2 coats, 2 blankets, a few wool sweaters, 2 dog sweater...







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