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Old 03-25-2010, 09:51 PM   #1
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Anyone have any storage tips for the 1550 in Lansing?
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Old 03-26-2010, 09:20 PM   #2
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Hi Mclamp

I do not have a 1550 but have created a number of storage organizer options.

Any particular areas you are trying to organize? That may help the search. Many of us spin off ideas from other folks campers even if the floor plan is not exactly the same.

Let us know which areas you want to Dr. up and we can throw some ideas your way.

Hope this helps

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Old 03-27-2010, 07:28 AM   #3
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We have a 1550 and have added a lot of storage.

1. A storage trunk to the rear bumper
2. slide out draws for both outside storage compartments
3. slide out draws under both dinettes, 2 0n the passengers side and one on the driver side. One holds potatoes and onions th deother two clothes.
4. three slide out draws under the kitchen counter. Under the sink a draw for the coffee pot and toaster. Under the stove a draw for the frying pans and a coolapible strainer. As well a draw again under the stove fvorf pots and bowls. We do not havean oven
5. A bread draw beside the gas furnance.
6. Thee bunk has been converted into storage cabinets.
7. We leave our rear gaucho couch as a bed and have five platic containers under the gaucho/bed for shoes and all kinds of misc stuff like a slow cooker....
8.Over each window vaklence we have built wooden shelves/boxes for all kinds of misc stuff - everything has a place.
9. We have 6 blastic trays munted to the walls in various places for glasses, medicine, etc. They cost $1 at wallo marts and again give difined locstions for small stuff.
10. We added a tray yo yhe side of the hanging closet for our sat receiver
11. We added a shelf to the side of the hanging closet for electical recharging.
12. At the top of the hanging coset arte hooks for hats.
13. Thed back of the bathroom door haas two towel racks.
14. Above the gas furnace we havve two hooks that support a 'Walmarts' traash bag.
15. The hanging closet is used ffor hanging clothes or has shelves for food storage on long trips.
16. The storage over the Gaucho is divided into two levels as is the overhead in the bathroom.
17. A kleenex box is to the left of the kitchen counter on the wall just below a rool of paper towels.
18 The tv mounts on a hook at the end of the bed or another hook at the centerf of the bed.

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Old 03-27-2010, 08:23 AM   #4
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Sorry, breakfast was calling.

If you look under Other Files/Preparing a 1982 Sunline on this site you can find pictures of some of these modifications. If you have questionjs about any of them I'd be happy to answer them for you.

Additional things I forgot:

19. We have a floor to ceiling Pantry abut 12 inches wide and 6 inches deep that is a pantry.

20. We've expanded our bathroom adding a dry shower with a bubble skylight. Each corner of the skylight opening has hooks for hanging mostly wet bathing suits or rain coats on rainy days.

21. Under the sink where the water pump is we have a plastic box mounted that holds our white plastic Walmart shopping bags used for trash.

22. Under the driver's side dinette seat against the front outside wall we have a 1200 watt inverter screwed to the wall.

23. We have a slide out draw in the rear side storage compartment. Behind that we keep two plastic storage containers for things rarely accessed, like some Christmas lights and a tiny Christmas tree.

24. Under the front of the trailer between two steel cross members we have a small four foot long, two foot wide shelf. We used this shelf on our trip to Labrador to hoold two pieces of steel matting to allow us to get out of a 'stuck' situation - fortunately never happened.

25. Our roof, though strickly not storage, has two solar panels.

26. Behind our rear bumper storage compartment on the rear bumper we carry various automotive fluids held in place by a bungee cord.

27. On occasion we carry a 1 gallon gasoline can behind the rear tire for a small generator we sometimes carry. The gas can is held in place by a bungee cord.

28. When carrying the generator we keep it in the rear of our Honda.

29. For long out of the way trips, We have a shelf in the back of our CRV. Two to three folding chairs ride on this shelf, bungeed into place.

30. We also contain two plastic containers, one with cleaning stuff, another with travel books.

31. We also carry two raincoats, two sweaters/sweatshirts, 24 bottles of water.

32. Under the rear deck of the CRV we carry a compressor, ratchet wrenches, a hiking back pack and collapsible walking sticks.

33. As a last step we have seriously considered removing the gas furnace because we rarely use it, dislike it's propane consumption and mostly do not like the noise it produces.

34. The rear Bumper Trunk contains our blocks, water hoses, power cords, an electric drill, a grease gun, backup bungee cords (can't live without them). We keep our sewer hose in the bumper.

35. We have another use for a bungee. We bungee the sink cover to the front of the Kitchen Cabinet at floor level under the sink area.

36. Over the door we've added another shelf/box with hooks above. It's for keys and associated things.

37. The box over the passenger's side dinette has hooks on the door side end. These hooks are for a flashlight, tire pressure gauge.

38. The four over little shelf/boxes over the window are used for specific things. The rear one on the kitchen side is primarily used for plastic storage containers, the one on the opposing side for electronic goodies like headphones and Blackberry accessories, the front passenger side for the camera, Geocaching GPS, SPOT. The fourth for refernce books, bird, rocks, tree books.



As you can see we have seriously modified our little Sunline, trying to set it up for the two of us that spend 7-10 months a year in it on the road. It's been a lot of fun making up the list. It served as a good reminder of how we've come to modify our little trailer and all the fun we've had making it home.

The possibilities are endless in a tiny space.
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Another Storage tip.

We use Crest Spinbrush electric tooprushes -$7 at Walmart. They come with a little snap on cap for the brush.

I drilled a hole thru the cap and use a small stainless steel screw to screw the cap to the wall above the sink. The height of the cap is such that the bottom of the screwdriver stands on the top of the sink and the brush snaps into the cap. The caps are a pain to clean but the brushes stay put over the roughest roads.
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Wow, thanks for all the tips, I will certainly be putting some of those to use in our sunline!
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