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Old 02-17-2016, 04:28 PM   #1
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Let's see your basement....

Counting down the days until I bring our new Fifth Wheel home and I have been thinking of how to get things organized in the basement and other outside storage areas. Coming from a DP to a 5er, it seems like it could be a challenge. How do you veterans have your stuff (hoses, cords, grills, etc) organized.

Since I asked for pictures, I'll share one too.... From the DP. The "outdoor kitchen" bay!

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Old 02-17-2016, 04:38 PM   #2
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I have containers from Lowes ~~ large black with yellow flap covers. One for tools, one for power cord and FW hose. One for 'stuff'. Small container for blackwater backflush hose. 2 beach chairs and 2 folding rocking chairs lay flat. Not much else in the passthru and just cleaning supplies in the front. Just 2 of us so we still have a ton of room.
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Old 02-17-2016, 10:25 PM   #3
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I just picked up my latest 5er a month agao and it has been a midwest winter, but here is what I have done so far to start organizing the basement. The hook closest to the door is for the 50 amp power cord. I'm also going to put in some wire baskets on the other side to hold balls, gloves, frisbees and other things.


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Old 02-17-2016, 11:18 PM   #4
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My basement is a hot mess 99% of the time. I did hang a few things on the walls- just flat stuff that I don't often need:

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I've posted it before, but I made a shelf out of plywood and 2x12s. This gives me a place for my fold-up table and zero gravity chairs without having a ton of stuff piled on them.

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Most everything else is bin'd/crated/contained in some way. There isn't a whole lot loose.
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TV #3 is down there too as sometimes it is nicer to watch outside in the evenings,,,
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Counting down the days until I bring our new Fifth Wheel home and I have been thinking of how to get things organized in the basement and other outside storage areas. Coming from a DP to a 5er, it seems like it could be a challenge. How do you veterans have your stuff (hoses, cords, grills, etc) organized.

Since I asked for pictures, I'll share one too.... From the DP. The "outdoor kitchen" bay!

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Here is a blog post with some of the things we have done. We also added a small pressure tank in an area that we could not use for storage.
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Here is a blog post with some of the things we have done. We also added a small pressure tank in an area that we could not use for storage.
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Sorry, picture finally downloaded.
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No worries, help is on the way Just use the wheel on your mouse and scroll down on the page for the info in question.
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Going from a class A MH to 5er is a huge downsize in underneath storage. I have more than we need but only 2 of us and we rarely are gone more than 2 months. A longer stay and it would need to get creative.
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