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Old 07-24-2013, 08:27 AM   #171
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Storage question for you 351 owners. My previous TH had "basement" storage, but the 351 has none. I hate having my chairs and things all over the place in the garage area. I tow my golf cart and try and stack items on either side but the movement from travel take care of that. I have used tow straps to strap them together but trying to come up with a better way to store things. How have you guys adjusted to the storage issue on the 351? Yea I'm sort of neat freak who likes things organized.
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Old 07-24-2013, 10:45 AM   #172
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Storage question for you 351 owners. My previous TH had "basement" storage, but the 351 has none. I hate having my chairs and things all over the place in the garage area. I tow my golf cart and try and stack items on either side but the movement from travel take care of that. I have used tow straps to strap them together but trying to come up with a better way to store things. How have you guys adjusted to the storage issue on the 351? Yea I'm sort of neat freak who likes things organized.
I haul a motorcycle and just strap them to the floor tie downs. I load the bike to one side and use the other tiedowns. You don't have that option with a golf cart. I assume you are talking about folding chairs. In your case you could mount a couple of boards horizontally on the street side wall and put some small folding tie downs on it and strap them to it. That is what I had in mind until decided to put the bike on the side. I will probably put the dinette down and put them on it when hauling two bikes. Just have to clean their feet to keep the upholstery clean. I came from a Sierra fifthwheel that had a 6 ft wide pass through storage. Boy were we spoiled. Quite a shock trying to fit all the stuff in with only the front storage and the small compartment on the side.
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YEa K5rbd, I was thinking of some sort of wall mount to strap them too. I'll figure something out over the winter. Just hate having stuff all over the place. Thought about having a weld shop build me something underneath on the curbside.
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Old 07-24-2013, 11:28 AM   #174
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YEa K5rbd, I was thinking of some sort of wall mount to strap them too. I'll figure something out over the winter. Just hate having stuff all over the place. Thought about having a weld shop build me something underneath on the curbside.
Had the same thoughts. Could make out of some aluminum diamond plate as is on the front and inside the cargo area. Just have to weld up frame and cover it with the diamond plate and seal up where it won't leak. Probably little costly don't know.
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Storage question for you 351 owners. My previous TH had "basement" storage, but the 351 has none. I hate having my chairs and things all over the place in the garage area. I tow my golf cart and try and stack items on either side but the movement from travel take care of that. I have used tow straps to strap them together but trying to come up with a better way to store things. How have you guys adjusted to the storage issue on the 351? Yea I'm sort of neat freak who likes things organized.

I have the PUMA 356 (basement not big enough for chairs) but my golf car has a flip down rear seat....... I flip it flat & strap the chairs in the back of the golf car....


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Old 07-24-2013, 07:29 PM   #176
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We carry two quads in the garage of our 351. We slide the lawn chairs under one of the quads between the wheels.
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Old 07-24-2013, 07:58 PM   #177
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Right now I put chairs on floor, on golf cart, anywhere. When I have the golf cart and motorcycle, I want things more secure. Don't want to scratch my paint on the bike!
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Old 07-24-2013, 09:37 PM   #178
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Storage

I have a lot of camping gear I like to take on every trip. Takes up most of the garage. I have started scaling back as I will eventually get a golf cart and I can see the storage problem. So far I am able to manage even with the ATV in the garage. It is a tight fit though. I installed tie downs strategically on the garage diamond plate then use bungees to hold things in place. Just enough tension to keep things from moving. Seems to be working so far and no problems with anything rubbing. Do wish there was a bit more storage on the 351.
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Old 07-24-2013, 09:58 PM   #179
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I have a 2012 Dodge with short bed and standard 5th wheel hitch and have clearance between cab and fifthwheel cap. Can turn way past 90 degrees. The cap is rounded on the end I guess is what does it. Make sure your diverter valve in the bathtub works. Mine didn't. Also none of my brakes worked as all had grease on the shoes and magnets and only one had a bad seal.
I used a Pullrite Superglide on my 2011 F250. I always watched pretty closely as I would manuver the 351. To the point I would move a few feet and get out to see just where the front cap was in relation to the cab. I feel fairly confident a few times I may have hit had it not been for the Superglide. I could be wrong though.
The Superglide is a great hitch. Being a autoslider makes it a no brainer.
I did feel it was a bit "loose" going down the road. A lot of road feed back.
All that said, I have wondered just how much smoother a fixed hitch would feel going down the road. If after towing with a fixed slider for a while and I feel a bit more confident about the clearance I may try a fixed hitch.

I appreciate the input Ke5. I have had others tell me the clearance with the 351 was such they did not think a slider was necessary.

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Old 07-29-2013, 09:31 PM   #180
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Shortbed and fixed hitch

Is anyone else pulling their 351 with a shortbed truck and a fixed hitch? I've decided to give it a try as the Reese Elite Slide is not going to be available for a while.
I am actually thinking about the fixed hitch and maybe go with a new sidewinder pin box.
Anyway, just trying to figure out exactly what I can get away with or perhaps more to the point, without.
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