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Old 07-20-2014, 09:50 AM   #1
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2014 378 how to attach to storage bay walls

I keep coming up with ideas to make my storage easier and better, including installing reels for my hoses and cables. Also gates to keep stuff in the middle of the thru compartments to keep cargo from shifting. Or even anchor points for bungee cords. Has anyone determined the best way to install reels, separators, or other devices within the storage bays? The plastic walls seem so non-structural and I am concerned about attaching to the ceiling of the bays.
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Old 07-20-2014, 02:19 PM   #2
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I think the website mod my rv has a few examples but if memory serves me the boxes are to flimsy for powered reels so plywood or something similar would be in order. Mine are the XL with the doors that open and the inside is larger not sure if you have the same style
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Old 07-20-2014, 02:36 PM   #3
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Thanks. I have the 378 XL also. The boxes are plenty big, but the hoses and cords seem to have a mind of their own. I will check mods. But I think the walls/floor of the plastic boxes do require plywood or other support in order to make them structurally sufficient.
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The way I did it was a 90 angle of light gauge galvan sheet metal 1x1 about 12" long. Held a TV swivel. The stiff goes outside leaving full space . That rotocast plastic is quite strong when the load is spread out . For single point loads, a large washer outside would work.


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Old 07-20-2014, 04:17 PM   #5
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I installed anchor points in the large rear compartment. Used washers to spread the load and use bungees to keep grill, charcoal bin, and a large tool box in place. Did it at the beginning of summer and after two trips and 400 plus miles, nothing has shifted nor caused any damage to the storage containers. Going to install some brakets with bracing along the wall of large rear compartment to hang camping chairs and rug out of the way.
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Old 07-20-2014, 05:04 PM   #6
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I keep coming up with ideas to make my storage easier and better, including installing reels for my hoses and cables. Also gates to keep stuff in the middle of the thru compartments to keep cargo from shifting. Or even anchor points for bungee cords. Has anyone determined the best way to install reels, separators, or other devices within the storage bays? The plastic walls seem so non-structural and I am concerned about attaching to the ceiling of the bays.
I put a 2x2 behind my TV swivel which fit perfectly into the "groove" in the plastic side. I then drilled a hole and used lag bolts.
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