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Old 07-20-2016, 10:43 PM   #15
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Roll, roll, roll your shirts and pants and you can store a TON on shelves, assuming you have them. You can also see what you have easily. Jackets we either stuff into throw pillowcases or hang them on over-the-cabinet hooks or Command hooks on the wood divider by the door of a Scamp.
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Old 07-21-2016, 12:59 AM   #16
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I use plastic bins under the dinette made into a permanent bed in the rear of my Scamp 16 and I drilled a small hole in the bottom edge of the bin and put a knotted cord through it. I have three bins and each one has its own cord. Pulling each cord pulls the bin out one at a time.

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Old 07-21-2016, 08:16 AM   #17
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In our Bigfoot there are 2 cabinets above the front window that measure 41" wide, 9" high, and 16" deep. These are our "suitcases". We pack clothes in several heavy duty plastic bags to keep items separate. We both use 4 or 5 bags of different colors for shirts, pants, etc.
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Old 07-21-2016, 09:11 AM   #18
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I use one cube type bin per person with a few small travel packs inside to keep small items such as socks, tidy & easy to find in the box.

In the Scamp I stored the bins under the rear table/bed. In current trailer I store them on bottom shelf in a large hanging closest. I like using the cube as it keeps clothing all in one place and I can take then into the house for packing.
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Old 07-21-2016, 09:55 AM   #19
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Wife and I keep all our clothes in the storage areas above the bed in the SD17 FT Casita, heavier shirts and coats hung in the closet by the door, duffle bag for laundry in closet floor as well.
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Old 07-21-2016, 10:15 AM   #20
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Plastic tubs & a laundry basket. The laundry basket sits in the back seat of the truck & holds spare dry goods until I need to do laundry. The plastic tubs are sized so they fit under the bed - rarely used clothing, Beer & Wine, and bread products (a large toaster oven lives there too).

I added shelves to the closet in the Escape. That, combined with 2 Umbra hooks holds all my clothes. Somehow, even though there are storage bins all the way around the perimeter of the Escape 17B, I manage to fill, (and lose track of what is in) all of them!
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Old 07-21-2016, 11:00 AM   #21
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I like thing put away, out of sight. I have a casita Liberty. I use the right side upper cabinet for underwear and swim wear. The rear top is for extra bedding and as my bed is permanent I don't like climbing over the bed for clothing. I use two plastic bins under the bed for my regular clothing and have a cloth shoe bin holder with a plastic shoe box in each slot in the closet for miscellaneous stuff which leaves room for my coat and hanging blouses. I just tuck my pjs under my pillow during the day. I also used my tape label machine to mark each shoebox with contents, saves time!
I made a curtain that goes across the space under the bed..everything nice and tidy!
I keep one of of those net foldable laundry containers in the bottom of the closet for soiled laundry. It leaves me room for my boots and lantern in the closet bottom too.
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Old 07-21-2016, 11:09 AM   #22
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suit cases? No way

Too hard. We use duffles under the bed with personal dopp kits in the above storage. I do keep a box of emergency cold weather blankets and gear behind the duffles. I put a cord through a hole in the box so I can pull it out easily without crawling under the bed to retrieve it. We do keep rain gear in the closet near the door to grab if needed. You will figure it all out. Good luck.
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Old 07-21-2016, 05:28 PM   #23
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The rear over head cabinet holds undies, socks, jammies and good tops/blouses folded neatly. I have large things like sweats as well as good jeans/slacks in a large container under the bed, beside it I usually have one extra pair of shoes.

I don't carry hanging clothes so I revamped the closet, it now has 2 shelves above the base. The lower shelf has tees, shorts and jeans folded and rolled neatly. The upper shelf has Lily's jackets, leashes, collars and towels/wash clothes plus my bath carry bag which contains, soap, quarters, shampoo and zorries.

The base of the closet has all my toileteries, kleenix, TP, first aid, creams, aspirin etc.

I have a hook inside behind the little screen wall which holds my jacket/rain coat. All otherjackets/shoes are in the tow vehicle.
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Old 07-21-2016, 09:35 PM   #24
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Like Alf we split the trailer in half, she gets the top part and I'm relegated to the bottom half.... and like Jon mentions, plastic tubs are great because they become your suitcases and are see through. I'll fill one with rain gear and another with personal items, clean clothes go in bins in the closet shelves, no hanging items. First aid and prescription items are in the upper as well as games and books for those rainy nights. Like your home, you will find a place for most items except for the empty suitcases, leave them at your house. Oh, those compression travel bags are great for clothes and bed items, I put a bar of soap inside and they smell wonderful. See here
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Old 07-22-2016, 06:10 AM   #25
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Hi: All... I have an aversion to suitcases. Why? My parents gave me one for Christmas when I was 20.
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That was a hint, Alf........
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Old 07-22-2016, 08:10 AM   #27
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Originally Posted by Alf S. View Post
Hi: All... I have an aversion to suitcases. Why? My parents gave me one for Christmas when I was 20.
Alf S. North shore of Lake Erie
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Old 07-22-2016, 08:19 AM   #28
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Duffles are fine for lounging against so that is what I use. If you are going to have something soft and bulky along make it do double duty
If you are going to carry anything in your trailer, try to make it at least dual use.

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