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Old 11-23-2011, 07:12 PM   #1
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old topic rehashed?? under bed storage ??

What are others doing for under bed storage?
we leave the bed set up & need an easy way to get all the way to the back I'm thinking of some kind of pull out system I'm also sure it's been done
any ideas /pictures you would be willing to share? please!!

planning for spring already!!!
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Old 11-23-2011, 07:31 PM   #2
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Something like this?

Under Bed Storage, Under Bed Storage Containers, Under Bed Chests, Bags

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Old 11-23-2011, 07:36 PM   #3
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I am using one of these under the bed for my clothes. I keep forgetting to take the under-the-bed measurements to see if a second will fit side by side for when the mister comes along camping with me.

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Old 11-23-2011, 07:38 PM   #4
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I was looking at those!!! so yes something like
I'm wondering what others have done to custom fit the space
I have an idea it's to get it from my head to where it can be understood so it can be made
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Old 11-23-2011, 07:56 PM   #5
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We just use 2 Laundry Baskets. Measure the height of the under bed space.
Ours do not fit side by side so a cord is attached to the one in the back so it can be pulled out. Works for us.


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Old 11-23-2011, 09:12 PM   #6
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We just use six plastic boxes, three in each row, with enough room to lay the table pole between the two rows. The boxes have snap-on lids, to keep any "intruders" out. The two boxes in the back have holes for a light rope to reach slightly longer than the distance to the near edge of the bed.

We put emergency stuff and extra clothing in the back boxes, and have separate boxes for dry foods for each of the three daily meals. To access any of the boxes, we simiply pull on the rope on one side or the other, and all three boxes on either side can be pulled out from under the bed.

The boxes are just low enough to miss the carrier I built for the tiny dining table that I also built. It is stowed in a rack made of light aluminum channel on the underside of the bed board.

No need to crawl back under the bed for the boxes in the back. To return them to their places, you just have to put the boxes with the ropes under the bed first, one on each side, hang onto the rope and one by one, push the boxes back, and pay the rope out as the boxes are pushed under the bed.

Works fine for us.

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PS: Don't forget to hang onto that rope end, or you WILL need to crawl under the bed. ;-)
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Old 11-23-2011, 09:27 PM   #7
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I have a short (about 3 1/2 to 4 ft) pole with a screw hook on the end. Just stick the pole under and catch the hook on the edge or in the hand hole ( if any ). I use this in the back of the truck, too. Works well.
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Old 11-24-2011, 06:52 AM   #8
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Under Bed Drawers

We no longer have under bed storage because we don't leave our bed set up.

When we did leave the bed set up in our son's Casita 16, we built a large slide out drawer. In this drawer we had 5-6 covered plastic storage containers. The Drawer provided easy access to the containers and the plastic provided a closed boxes. It worked very well.

We built a similar unit in our other son's Scamp 13. In that case we had two side by side drawers that pulled out instead of one, again with plastic containers.

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Old 11-24-2011, 08:13 AM   #9
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sandy---we do the same as you---use a laundry basket. i put our small appliances, heater, etc in it. our clothes are in the closet on shelves.

and norm and ginny---you are in one of our MOST favourite campgrounds!!! how's the weather?? happy camping to you.
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Old 11-24-2011, 08:37 AM   #10
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...and norm and ginny---you are in one of our MOST favourite campgrounds!!! how's the weather?? happy camping to you.[/QUOTE]

We also like Myrtle Beach State Park; peace amongst turmoil. Actually our first choice is Huntington Beach State Park but it was full for Thanksgiving. We are parked next to a Casita and there are at least two other Casitas in the park. Both parks have marvelous beaches.

Yesterday it reached a high of 77 and today we're going to reach the 60's, all comfortable compared to our NH home.

I will say it's great to be on the road again..
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Old 11-25-2011, 07:14 PM   #11
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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.
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Old 11-25-2011, 07:54 PM   #12
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We have room for three plastic bins with flip-top, folding flap lids from Lowe's under our bed. The faraway bin contains items seldom used (extra winter gear, extra sheets and towels, blanket,etc.), and the front two are for frequent use items, lightweight, mostly clothes.
We measured the space below, and found the biggest bins that would fit.
Great, because we can bring them inside to pack, and haul everything out of the house ready to go.
I've always thought about adding a small hole and a rope to the far-back bin, but never got around to it, as it's seldom used...
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Old 11-25-2011, 07:58 PM   #13
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I use two large garment storage bags (designed for storing sweaters or blankets or such) which have a handle on the side and the top is zippered shut like a suitcase. One is for warm-weather clothes, the other for cold or cooler-weather clothes, and I swap their positions (front or back) depending on which I am using. (My clean clothes r always "navy-rolled" and put away, the only thing I hang in the closet is my uniform)
They keep dust and bugs out but are squishy enough to conform to the shape of the space under the bed. Works quite well and no need to build anything!
My only complaint is after over a year of heavy use and abuse, they are both starting to rip around the handles from being yanked about so much. But they weren't made of the strongest stuff, it's that papery fabric like the throwaway doctor's surgical scrubs are made of.
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Old 11-28-2011, 07:01 AM   #14
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With the table down, we made a filler piece with a piano hinge and plywood to fill the space under the front edge of the matress. It would lay flat under the trailer during the day.
After making a two person dinette and a permanent bed, my wife added a valence across the front and we keep a his and hers tote under the bed. Access to the underseat space is now from the outside for outside kitchen items and utility stuff.
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