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Old 10-03-2011, 10:56 PM   #1
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My wife and I just returned from our first weekend using our new (to us) Little Joe. We are wondering how other Little Joe users use their limited storage space. What gear gets kept permanently aboard the Little Joe and what gets hauled in your tow vehicle?

Has anyone tried a port-a-pot in it? If so, do you find it satisfactory?

What about a heater?

Thanks for your ideas!
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Old 10-07-2011, 11:00 AM   #2
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Welcome Rangerbuff. Congrats on your Lil Joe. Actually don't have a ton of member's here who own lil Joes but there are a few. Frankly, your storage questions would most likely be as any "glass/egg brand" owner/owners storage questions would be. Most of us have the very same issues.

As far as a porta pot, I am sure it would come in handy. Do you guys do a lot of back country camping, campground camping? There are several options, it would be just finding which would work both with your space available as well as your camping style.

As far as a heater, it would be finding what best works for your trailer. There are several post on different brand heaters that members voice their likes and dislikes on which type. Put space heater/ heater in the search and you should find several topic's that will help you out.

Again, Welcome! Glad you joined us.............
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Old 10-07-2011, 11:51 AM   #3
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As far as what we put where, we're still in the adjustment phase, but initially we put the stuff we use outside or infrequently in the seat bins. This also happens to be strictly camping items, and stays permanently in the trailer. By the way we found some Snap Ware containers at Lowe's which measure 11 1/2' W x 15 1/2' L x5 3/4' H. Tilted they go perfectly into the bins and can be stacked double. They really help to organize and save space.

Stuff we access regularly goes in the top cabinets.

We also pack a 12x12 canopy between the seats along with a poly ground mat. We put the bed supports and the cushions down so that we can sleep without moving things around too much for overnights in route. The porta potty goes under the bed while traveling so we have access if needed. This is also where we put the potty when we sleep. Just slide to the foot of the bed, slide out the potty and have at it.

We use a Dometic 970 series toilet. Can't remember the exact model, but it has the 2.6 gallon holding tank, pressure flushing and tank gauge. It fits neatly between the seats while traveling. During the day while camping, when we have access to public facilities, it fits nicely in the seat bin for the potty.

Everything else we put in the TV, with the exception of camp fuel, stove and lantern, which go in a small cartop carrier on the Tribute.

By the way, the previous owners installed a small lockable door in front of the right wheel for storing extension cord, hose, chocks and such.....highly recommended.

Any more questions, just ask.

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Old 04-22-2012, 02:11 PM   #4
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I don't believe that I ever thanked you for this very helpful advice. Thank!
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Old 04-24-2012, 06:34 AM   #5
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those are cool little units. clearly you touch on a vital issue. keep a list and check off the items you use every trip. anything that doesn't get checked leave home. you might be amaized at the number of things you carry just in case, that you never get around to needing after all. and if you do get desperate and really need something,,,theres usually a walmart near by.
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