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Darthmosher

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More interior storage for big families.
« on: June 24, 2017, 06:49:47 PM »
We take our three kids camping in our 10.0.  We soon realized there isn't enough storage for 5 people that each have luggage.  We usually camp at state parks or KOA campgrounds and all have a picnic table already, so we didn't see any reason for the table and benches that come with the camper.  So, for our last trip we went to the Florida keys for two weeks and left the table and benches at home. Instead we brought two plastic storage shelves to set up during our stay. Wow! So much storage space now! Everyone had their own shelf for their luggage and misc items. One shelf for the kids TV/DVD player. Another shelf for beach snorkel stuff.

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Re: More interior storage for big families.
« Reply #1 on: June 25, 2017, 07:04:29 AM »
I took out on benches and chairs as well.  Replaced the "missing bed" with a camp cot and purchased some plastic bins.  The bins fit under the camp cot leaving us with much more room.

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CosmoRummer

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Re: More interior storage for big families.
« Reply #2 on: July 18, 2017, 07:47:17 PM »
Darthmosher, this is a great idea!  We have already removed the table, but now I'm going to remove one of the benches. We do use one bench for seating.   Which type of shelves do you use?  Thanks!

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Re: More interior storage for big families.
« Reply #3 on: July 19, 2017, 08:23:20 PM »
We also took out the benches and table after 2 seasons. We found that we weren't using the benches and table inside the camper and that we mostly kept everything down in the bed configuration which we weren't using. So we took the benches out and bought 4 27 gallon plastic bins that we use to store everything. Two of the bins have our bedding materials, mostly blankets and sleeping bags. Another bin is used for the dog supplies and the last bin has misc supplies (fans, board games, electric lantern and various other items). In a couple weeks we will take one of the bins out since we don't expect the need for sleeping bags at the beach. This way we can have more room for another ez-up canopy.
When we set up camp we store the bins under the bunk end on each side of the trailer tongue. So we have a lot more space inside to move around and it is a little easier getting in and out of the rear bunk. its amazing how much room we have since doing this and it's easier to get things when we need them.
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Re: More interior storage for big families.
« Reply #4 on: July 24, 2017, 05:04:16 PM »
 >:( Apparently LL doesn't read these customer testimonials as the 2018 QS 10 I just took delivery of has the front dinette bench SCREWED TO THE FLOOR   and adding insult to injury it is mounted in the WRONG LOCATION on the floor where the table won't lay flat between the benches and crashes to the floor on the slightest touch rendering it unusable as a 'bed'. It can't be moved back unless the divider is also relocated and there is now a large cut-out in the front corner where it has to fit over what look like larger wheel wells used on this years build... so much for the idea of using this as an ice cooler !
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