Welcome from Colorado! We love your Diamond Package colors! :-)
We are, also, very fond of our state parks and prefer them over the civilian places which, it seems, look a LOT different in person than on-line!
Concerning those long storage areas, we keep things that aren't used very much like our emergency road kit, extra wood and chalks...and it's a great spot to protect fishing poles. (Ours has a door on the outside, too.)
Since most of our dishes are plastic, we just put a handful of empty plastic grocery store bags the cabinets to prevent a lot of sliding around. (With two dogs, you can't have too many plastic bags around!!!)
When does the weather get below freezing in NC? We already have upper-20's at night here in the high country.
Rick & Karen
(Retired USAF, MSgt)
5-year Travel Trailer RVers
2013 Forest River Rockwood Ultra-Lite 2904SS
2014 Toyota Tundra Maxcrew SR-5 TRD 4x4