Gear Guide: Motorhome storage

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  1. Tony says:

    I have found old shoe boxes to be very useful. Because I mostly wild-camp I usually take enough clothing to cover the whole holiday period, invariably four weeks, but by careful folding I find that four weeks’ requirements of shirts, underwear and socks can be condensed down to a few boxes which then go in an under-seat locker: in themselves, these take up less volume than folding plastic boxes. I cut down plastic milk crates to fit in the bottom of the kitchen storage cupboards: these are a tight fit, effectively only removable at the end of a trip, but they enable secure, rattle free stowing of all sorts of bottle and cans. Even so, these cupboards are voluminous and there is much wasted space above these crates so I have added slide-out drawers above them. Our Swift “Escape 624” has deep overhead lockers without shelves so much space is wasted: I have fitted fixed shelves but will shortly make these adjustable in a couple of the cupboards. I use shoe box lids to store small items and have three-four of these stacked in one of the overhead cupboards which I can slide out one at a time as required, just like drawers. The overall effect of storing everything so compactly is that I have space to spare!

  2. Douglad says:

    To get around this problem I just bought a Venter Trailer to tow behind my Motorhome. It has a generous payload of around 500 kg and I should be able to clear out most of the bulky items leaving the Motorhome free to relax in without a lot of clutter and most important of all, legally within the prescribed MTPLM

  3. Jon White says:

    Hmm… we find that the best way to make the most of storage space in our Wellhouse i800 is to take less stuff with us!
    Jon


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