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Old 11-29-2011, 03:18 PM   #15
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The first 6 months or so that I had my Scamp I tired various bins and boxes. None really satisfied me plus I didn't like crawling under the table for the other items I had stored in the very back.

So 10 years ago I found my solution which also encompasses the porta potty. I simply took a 1/4" piece of plywood and cut it to the dimensions of the foot well. I added 1x2's on the sides and back with a 1x4 in the front. This tray simply slides in and out with what ever I choose to put on it.

Now consider that there is a step-up to deal with. What to do to keep the tray from tilting, when pulled out, under the weight of the items on it. I simply used 3 pieces of 1x6 trimmed to the height of the step-up and connected with "L" brackets to make a brace. It's placed on the floor prior to pulling the tray out. Where to store it?? Around the porta potty which is on the tray. When pulled out, held up by the brace, the potty is at a very usable height.
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Old 11-29-2011, 05:11 PM   #16
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Joy,
Do you have any pictures?
I just may " borrow " your idea!

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Old 11-29-2011, 06:18 PM   #17
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I always thought Steve L had a great under bed storage solution. There's a picture in his Castle Pretentious registry.

I was looking for the old discussion, where he described the building of it... those posts devolved into a dust ruffle argument (that was actually pretty funny, at the time). So far, I haven't found the discussion, though.
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Old 11-29-2011, 06:24 PM   #18
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Sure help yourself.

Pic #1 shows the curtain covering the area. It's just a tension rod across the opening.
Pic #2 shows the curtain partially open
Pic #3 the tray partially open so you can see the brace stored around the potty
Pic #4 has the brace on the floor
Pic #5 the tray partially out supported by the brace
Pic #6 the tray fully out to use potty or access the other items on the tray
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You know I looked at the "U" brace and it is not held together with "L" brackets. It's just put together with screws. You can see them in my pictures.
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Joy, thank you!
I too keep my potty under the bed. This would make it so much easier than having to pull it out, put it back...

SUPER IDEA!!
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Sure help yourself.

Pic #1 shows the curtain covering the area. It's just a tension rod across the opening.
Pic #2 shows the curtain partially open
Pic #3 the tray partially open so you can see the brace stored around the potty
Pic #4 has the brace on the floor
Pic #5 the tray partially out supported by the brace
Pic #6 the tray fully out to use potty or access the other items on the tray
Joy we too have tried different things over the last 6 years bins, baskets, bags, boxes just not all that happy with them I like your Idea!! simple but workable This way we can put our clothe in the closet & keep other stuff under the bed!!
The potty would only come out at night so I don" I think we would leave it on the "tray"
Our bed stays made up I am kind of thinking of making the front into table seating
so will put a pin in the door(small one in the middle of the bttm bunk) hinges so this door can be removed but still put back when needed We would like to keep the bunk option for when a grandkid or two or three come camping or for a sleepover
Now I can't wait till spring!!!
heck the Boler is being stored in my Daughters barn I can work on it anytime!!
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Old 11-29-2011, 10:00 PM   #22
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Joy, thank you!
I too keep my potty under the bed. This would make it so much easier than having to pull it out, put it back...

SUPER IDEA!!
You still have to pull it out and put it back, actually push it back.

What actually happens is that the little potty is now at a usable height and you don't have to lift it out and then lift it back.
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Old 11-30-2011, 08:39 AM   #23
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Porty under the bed. Ha, ha! There's no way in the world am I sleeping on top of the Loo.

Joy, I love what you did and it looks great but I bought one of those small tent type enclosures just to keep the pota pot and the night odours outside.
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Old 11-30-2011, 10:40 AM   #24
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James,

I happen to have my Grandmothers "Chamber Pot" don't know if you recall them but they were kept under the bed, too.

If I ever decide to convert the couch up front to a small dinette I may move the potty over to the seat near the door, much like what Ken James (who this fiberglass family just lost) had done in several of his trailers. That requires making the seat/cabinet taller, which isn't a bad idea as it lifts you higher so you can see out the window better.
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We have two drawers (his & hers) which are actually on rollers and serve as a platform for a two plastic boxes in each drawer. When we pack clothes, etc. we fill the boxes in the house and just set them on the drawer platforms for traveling.

The wheels for the platforms came from Rocklers, a tool & hardware catalog. The frame is easily constructed mostly of 1/4" birch plywood. They're very light weight and servicable.
Ron, you get first prize for best organizer. Can you post more detailed pictures of what you built? Thanks, Conrad
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Ron, you get first prize for best organizer. Can you post more detailed pictures of what you built? Thanks, Conrad
Thanks for the compliment Conrad. It was a "mother of invention" thing. I'll get a couple more photos and post them. It's really a pretty simple solution.

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The two plastic bins (1 large & 1 small) are off the shelf from Wally World.
The frame is 1 x pine that I kerf to accept 1/4" plywood for the platform.
The face is 1/4" birch and the bottom is 1/4" luan (much less expensive).
The latches are from Camper's World.
The wheels are from Rocklers. I just went looking on their web site for a link and didn't find one. Hmm. I suspect that casters could be used instead if needed. The last photo shows the wheels that I got.
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Ron, Great job and thanks for the detailed pics.
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