Originally Posted by kootenaigirl
Hi, I want to add better storage in my Scamp
16 and would love to see some pictures of what others have done.
I am mainly interested in the wardrobe closet and the lower cupboards with the wheel wells in them. I really like your wardrobe mod Carol H and think I will add the lower door as right now it is a very poor use of space. I did look at your large mod thread Norm and Ginny (also the silicon spray worked well on the windows
, thanks for the tip.) that was a wealth of information although I am not planning quite such large projects! Just want to make the best use of what is there. Thanks.
There's several ways to attack the "storage issue". Some obvious, others not so.
What we've done is in kitchen overheads we bought Dollar Store mini egg crate plastic boxes. Keeps every thing from banging against the doors. Add a couple shallow boxes that just fit the end over heads and got a lot of stuff corralled.
The closet. Not so difficult, at least for us, some jackets and a shirt or two get hung up. T-shirts, and other clothing that you might put in a dresser drawer go into duffel bags, one hers one mine. No changes or modifications necessary.
We use sleeping bags for bedding, so I put a partition in the compartment under the street side dinette seat. This keeps the sleeping bags and the power cord and converter separated.
For long trips we add a couple larger duffel bags to truck for more clothes.
A larger tub goes under the couch center to hold most of the food.
One of the best ways to overcome the storage issue is to reduce the need to carry so much stuff. Look at everything you carry and look for some way to use something else you carry to do the same thing. Do you use all stuff you carry? A good example is look at the number of pots, pans, and skillets you carry. Could you get by with fewer?
We carry two handleless pots, (cheap pot lifter works as well or better than handles) a small skillet for most skillet cooking and a larger square flat type for pancakes. NOTE: We could get by with just the one.
Clothes- Layering is best bet. Do you really need a light
jacket, a medium jacket, a heavy coat, a rain coat, and a super heavy coat? Probably not, but a couple sweaters and nice water resistant shell will perform just as well.
If you really do want to reduce the stuff I suggest reading one of the backpacking how to books. Lots of good hints there that won't reduce your enjoyment, probably increase it since you won't always be looking for something.
OK that's my 2cents worth