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Old 05-18-2013, 06:52 PM   #1
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How do you tie things down inside the camper

there's no bracket s or anything to bungee to. so it doesn't hur so it doesn't hurt anything
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Old 05-18-2013, 07:06 PM   #2
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there's no bracket s or anything to bungee to. so it doesn't hur so it doesn't hurt anything
I always envied those folks who know how to tie just the right knot. Then Maggie bought a knot book. I still can't tie knots, unless were in the door yard and I can find the book. Raz
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But there's nothing to tie to no bracket or hooks or anything I'm not sure where to put them
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I have a basic rule about stuff we take with us. If it's to be uses inside the trailer it goes into the trailer most likely inside a cupboard or storage area. If it's to be used outside it goes in the back of the truck, things like chairs, folding tables, camp stoves, etc.

At time when we're traveling we just need a few hours sleep, so a campground or RV resort is not necessary. We simply find a place to park and sleep. There's nothing inside the trailer to get in the way.

I don't look at the trailer as something to haul stuff in, I look at it as a place to live in.
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i have a basic rule about stuff we take with us. If it's to be uses inside the trailer it goes into the trailer most likely inside a cupboard or storage area. If it's to be used outside it goes in the back of the truck, things like chairs, folding tables, camp stoves, etc.

At time when we're traveling we just need a few hours sleep, so a campground or rv resort is not necessary. We simply find a place to park and sleep. There's nothing inside the trailer to get in the way.

I don't look at the trailer as something to haul stuff in, i look at it as a place to live in.
ditto!but I have been known to bring home a piece of antique furniture now and then.
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But there's nothing to tie to no bracket or hooks or anything I'm not sure where to put them
Ok I understand. I don't carry cargo in the trailer for fear of damage. I do put the solar panel on the bed tucked between the rear wall and the sink but that's about it. Sorry I can't be more helpful. Raz
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Old 05-18-2013, 09:13 PM   #7
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its the small folding table and folding camp recliner chair i have in place of the captains chairs. eventually i will have the table hinged to the wall. the chair fits under the bed but i would like to tie it so it stays there

when ppl add little sheleves and things how do they know where it is ok to screw in or do you use something different than screws?
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We have never had to "tie" anything down in our camper except the TV gets strapped in place on it's shelf. If we put anything on the bed for travel it gets put against the wall with the bed pillows to the outside of it.The table has always traveled in the down( or rather bed postion) if something sets in under that it sets on a rubber backed rug if we think it might slide around.If something has to set in the isle it gets a blanket or rug throwed around it so that stays in place.

We don't travel off road with our camper sometimes we have been on rough roads(lots of pot holes) leading to a campground but we haven't ever had problems with stuff sliding around.
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I'm screwing anchors into the floor to strap the kayaks and bike to.
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If I have a smooth fiberglass surface where I'd like to have a hook, I use Command hooks or I sometimes use 3M VHB tape if I need a stronger bond.

Another option is 3M 4200 Fast Cure adhesive. Glue a small block of hardwood to the fiberglass wall, then screw a fixture to the block. However, if you have rat fur in the area, you'll have to cut away and clean the surface before attaching the block.
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again-i'm glad i asked. a lot of good ideas here. i love the rubber back rug idea. that will be so easy and makes so much sense.

i am on good roads and spend much more time parked than moving so i am different than a lot of you i guess.

i always did throw a quilt over anything i put in the open space-just because i guess. maybe that is why they didnt move so much anyway. they hardly move as it is but with all i've learned about where you carry the load and having a smaller TV than a full size truck i wanted to be organized right.

so-maybe i should ask arlon or one of the casita ppl but are the floors pretty much just wood under the vinyl? i wonder how thick they are-to know what size screw.

wait a minute jared...you put kayaks and a bike INSIDE???

can you just buy these things at lowes or home depot or a hardware store?:

" I use Command hooks or I sometimes use 3M VHB tape if I need a stronger bond.

Another option is 3M 4200 Fast Cure adhesive."

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We carry some of our clothing in plastic boxes under the bed. Unless secured they end up in the front of the trailer. Solved this by holding them in place with one of those shower curtain tension rods side to side under the bed. Stuff always stays in place, nothing tied to anything.
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that is such a great idea...and one of my problems...so easy. ty
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When I removed the water tank, pump, etc. I also discarded the exiting sink as it was quite a bit larger than we needed and more than a bit decrepit. After a couple of times out, we found that we really needed a sink.

I made one using the stainless steel lid from a non-working electric fry pan. Then we bought several basins for various used that would fit into the new sink.

When traveling the basins and a stainless steel tea kettle ride in the sink.

Our sound system consists of two JBL computer speaker sets, the $30 ones from WalMart, each with two small satellite speakers and a small subwoofer powered by the trailer's 12 volt battery. One set is mounted under a cabinet that I added, and the other under the cabinet at the rear that I added also.

The audio inputs to these are wired together to a small plug that fits a pancake CD player, a short wave radio and a lap top computer. The best way we've found to keep the CD player, radio and lap top quarantined during travel is to place them under the pillows on the bed with a comforter tucked in nicely under the mattress.

Unfortunately in implementing my KISS philosophy I have torn these wooden cabinets out and am replacing them with large wire shelves from the closet section of Home Depot. I also plan to upgrade the sound system. Perhaps one from Bose or one of the 'knock-offs'. These wire shelves are not as pretty as the nice cabinets with hardwood framed doors that I had previous made. But they have a much larger capacity, air flows through them and it is much easier to locate and access whatever is on them.

The front one is done and we like it, so will get busy on the rear one soon. So far nothing has fallen out during travel, but if this becomes a problem it would be easy to tie things down using bungee cords of an appropriate length.
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