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Old 02-27-2015, 03:30 PM   #1
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Creating A Cargo Net

While traveling with our Scamp we like to have the table down in the bed configuration. And, we like to store odds and ends both under the bed and on top of the bed. The stuff under stays in place (likely due to wedging). But the stuff on top inevitably shifts and falls to the floor.

One of this spring's projects will be to create a removable 'cargo net' for while in travel. It will stretch the brief span from the side of the sink cabinet to the side of the closet. And it will not be taller than the counter top.

Before I do so, I am turning to you all. Have any of you created anything similar? If so, would you share a description or even a picture or two?

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Old 02-27-2015, 04:02 PM   #2
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We usually put the various loose stuff into plastic crates and set them on the floor. It works reasonably well and we've been on some rough roads. The cargo net sounds like a nice idea, there must be somebody here who tried it.
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Old 02-27-2015, 04:38 PM   #3
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We also keep our bed set up most of the time and had the same problem with our things sliding out from under the bed.

We found an old SUV cargo net at a thrift store. Thrift stores are great places to find fun gadgets for our trailers. I trimmed it to fit the opening under our dinette opening and threaded a couple bungees through the netting to stretch across at the top and bottom. I used 3M command hooks (hung sideways) to attach the bungees to the walls next to the dinette benches. It's been working great for a couple years now. When we are camping we remove the top bungee to gain access to things and keep the lower one attached.

Sorry I can't share a picture as our Scamp is stored right now.
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Old 02-27-2015, 04:50 PM   #4
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Check Harbor Freight. They have a couple of types of cargo nets with bungees in their catalog at reasonable prices.

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Old 02-27-2015, 05:27 PM   #5
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If you "google" you'll find some examples like what I did using nylon cord and just tying it so that you have the squares the size you want. I would price ready-made against making your own.
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Old 02-27-2015, 06:36 PM   #6
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Advance Auto or JC Whitney will have cargo nets, similar to ones installed in trunks to hold groceries. Here are Amazon's choices http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_no...rds=cargo+nets
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Old 02-27-2015, 06:54 PM   #7
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David---we also find that certain things "jump" off the bed and end up on the floor. What I do is to take our bed pillows and tuck them under the bedquilt, making like a wall between "the stuff" and the edge of our bed. Since I started doing that, the problem has been eliminated.
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Old 02-27-2015, 07:04 PM   #8
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We use the rubber mesh for under rugs on top of the bedding and between items. Our solar panels travel this way and have never moved.
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Old 02-27-2015, 09:13 PM   #9
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Netting Knots

I am sure that whatever you need will be on the [pardon the pun] net. Tying It All Together [TIAT] on Youtube has a wealth of info on knots if you are interested in building a custom fit. I also have an excellent book on net building but I will not be home until some time in mid-April. Send me a PM if you would like me to forward the information at that time.
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Old 02-28-2015, 07:43 PM   #10
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We hung a cargo net from a retired car from a couple of macrame hooks under the overhead front cupboard. Great for overnight clothes or for wet gear on a rainy day.


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Old 03-01-2015, 08:31 AM   #11
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A friend gave me a shoe bag that I hung on the wall in the bathroom. It holds all the small small stuff. It can be seen on Always an adventure.... we Meander in Slow Motion and Lingerawhile.
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Old 03-01-2015, 11:33 AM   #12
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Barbara,

I will be transporting a "book" portable solar panel system this year also, and would like to have something to prevent the panels from moving around.

Did you mean you use the rubbery mesh type stuff that has a honeycomb pattern in it, or the foam pad stuff that woodworkers use to keep wooden pieces from moving around when working on them, or do you use something else.

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We use mostly the rubberized mesh which i believe is meant to keep scatter rugs from sliding. The rubberized shelf lining would probably work just as well.
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Thanks Barbara, now there are three stabilizing options to consider.
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