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Old 08-22-2019, 07:08 PM   #21
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Old 08-22-2019, 08:13 PM   #22
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Outside table

We use a plastic rectangular milk crate to store whatever in the pickup bed, then empty it and use it upsidedown as a small table outside next to the beach chairs to set lunch and cold beverages on while we chill.
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Old 08-22-2019, 08:34 PM   #23
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BTW: Wally World has these egg crate like things on sale.fkr $2.50 right now. Click image for larger version

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Old 08-22-2019, 10:37 PM   #24
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This is what works for me when storing my fishing poles. Got the idea from someone else and tried it. Works flawlessly and frees up space as well as protects the poles. Picture I included isn't actually mine so I used one I found. But, this is exactly what I did.
Few feet of PVC, cut into 6" sections and screwed them into the top of the pass through storage area.
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This is what works for me when storing my fishing poles. Got the idea from someone else and tried it. Works flawlessly and frees up space as well as protects the poles. Picture I included isn't actually mine so I used one I found. But, this is exactly what I did.
Few feet of PVC, cut into 6" sections and screwed them into the top of the pass through storage area.

Out of curiosity, what is the blue striped pipe for?
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Old 08-22-2019, 11:27 PM   #26
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Looks like the fresh water tank fill line.
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Old 08-22-2019, 11:42 PM   #27
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Looks like the fresh water tank fill line.
That's not my actual TT. Didn't have a pic of mine so I grabbed one off of the internet.
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Old 08-23-2019, 12:12 AM   #28
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How much for the pony and where does she ride?
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Old 08-23-2019, 01:50 AM   #29
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Water jugs

Got these 2 nesting water jugs At Walmart for $6 each. Square shape and handles make easy carry or roll on my folding hand truck. 3 gal each. Designed for refill at water machines at most Walmart stores. $1.12 each for refills. Cheaper than paying extra for a hookup site . I Velcro a funnel to the water inlet to transfer to my camper tank.
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Old 08-23-2019, 07:55 AM   #30
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Multi purpose every day items

Liquid Swiss Army knife
93% Rubbing alcohol.
Itís good for:
First aid for cuts, scrapes,
Burns, bites and stings
Excellent for lighting campfires
In a can as a camp stove
In a folded aluminum foil tray for lighting charcoal. Smells way better than the stuff they sell and not messy if it spills.
In a metal tray as a quick easy campfire substitute.
Underarm deodorant funky feet and funky shoe fixer.
drain cleaner
And then there is:
Baking Soda: Cleaning pots and drinking bottles. Toothpaste substitute. Helps to remove foot odor from shoes. Antacid for tummy rumblings. Assists in relieving itching associated with insect bites, bee stings and poison ivy/oak. Underarm deodorant substitute.
And then there is:
Hydrogen peroxide for:
Cut and scrapes
Drain cleaner
Stain remover
Mouthwash
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Old 08-23-2019, 08:09 AM   #31
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Here's something that works great for us:
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A rolling water jug! We got this one at a going-out-of-business sale at a Gander Mountain store for cheap. It replaced a plain H2O jug that I had modified by cutting the opening to 3" and capped with a PVC threaded pipe cap. Anyway... The majority of our camping is done in National and state parks without hook-ups, so to fill our fresh water tank I drop a small 12 volt submersible pump into the filled jug, and plug the pump in via a 12 volt cigarette lighter extension cord, (either running from the camper or the truck), and pump the water into the camper's holding tank through a short length of hose attached to the pump. I gave up the whole lifting heavy water jugs while holding a funnel years ago! And now with this nifty roller jug I don't even have to carry water from the campground spigot to the trailer anymore.

BTW: It has an 8 gallon capacity. Reliance "Hydroller". I think the original price on it at Gander Mountain was $39.99 (but we got it for 75% off that).
I do the same thing with the hydroroller. I got a 12v portable shower system that has a submersible pump. Drop the pump in the hydroroller, unscrew the shower head and put the tube in the gravity fill port to the fresh water tank and turn on the pump. I can either plug it into the 12volt outlet in the car, or I also have an small inverter so I can plug it into the 120v outlet in the camper or site pedestal to run the pump. Works great.
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Old 08-23-2019, 08:21 AM   #32
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Our front storage isn't a pass-through since the water heater sits on one end. To keep from climbing into the space to pull totes out of the back, I cut holes in one side of the back totes, looped about 8' of rope through the holes, tie together, and leave the rope laying on the floor toward the door.
sorry, no pics, TT is in storage.
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Old 08-23-2019, 11:42 AM   #33
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My two favorites. The gray tote is stackable. I get deliveries to my restaurant in these every so often. The drivers don't always take them back so I bring them home. Nice for my sewage and electrical stuff. Fits under bed nicely also.
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Old 08-25-2019, 11:50 AM   #34
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Buckets. 5 gal with smaller ones to “nest” inside.
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We got tired of the plastic water hoses. They are heavy and a pain to roll up. We went to the Zero-G hoses. This bucket holds a 25', 50', and a 100'. Lightweight and no more kinking!

Sorry about the sideways pic. I can't figure out why the forum does this or how to fix it.
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Old 08-27-2019, 06:46 PM   #36
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Here's another handy gadget. This is a pot scraper from GSI Outdoors. Its hard plastic on one edge, and soft silicone on the other. I use it to squeegee every drop of pancake or waffle mix out of the bowl, or to scrape all the pots, pans, and other dishes before washing them. That way I can use a smaller amount of dish water. Using less water means less trips to dump the grey water, and less trips to refill the freshwater tank.

I think I only paid a few bucks for it, and I had it in my backpacking gear up until I converted to all boil-in-bag meals. I use it every day while we're trailer camping and it takes up hardly any storage space.
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Old 08-27-2019, 09:41 PM   #37
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My DW loves these for so much more than storing shoes. Dollar store for.......thatís right, a dollar
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I bought a Sterilite plastic storage container with a footprint sized to fit in my refrigerator. Cut around the sides about 3 " high (short enough to fit under the lower shelf). Great for storing vegetables, small items, etc. and helps keep the cold air from spilling out when door is opened. Works great for me.
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Old 08-31-2019, 06:10 PM   #39
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Great ideas but I'm looking for a suggestion on how to store the sewer drain pipe after draining the tanks. I wash it out but it's still wet when I put it away and I'm concerned about water on the storage compartment floor. I've been thinking of hanging it from the rear ladder until it dries and I can put it away. Anyone got a suggestion?
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In the rear bumper.
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