I'm trying to decide what sort of rig we're going to purchase. Right now I'm haunting our local dealer (I think they all recognize me by now!), looking at different options. Originally a Class C Greyhawk, but now maybe a 5th wheel (and new TV).
I have some requirements - solid door to bedroom so the DH's snoring can be drowned out while he's asleep in the other area and I'm trying to get some sleep. Easy access to kitchen when stopping, in case the slides can't be pulled out. (And of course the bathroom, but that never seems to be a problem in any rig I've looked at.)
On the 5th wheel section, several folks mentioned I should look into Toy Haulers, which I did last night at the local dealer.
Besides using the rig for camping, I also want to start vending at out of town craft bazaars. I rubber stamp on whatever I can get my hands on. Lately it's been glazed tiles from Lowe's. They're all stored in small black totes from The Container Store and weigh appx 23-25#. I have lots of 'em that I haul to the shows with me, so the weight adds up quickly.
I also use 5' by 2' wire grid panels that are attached to feet so they're freestanding. 13" (appx) square totes with the clocks I create from wood, decorative paper and rubber stamped images (told ya I'd stamp whatever I could!
). And folding 6' plastic tables from Costco that are 30" wide. There's other stuff, but those are the main things I'm worried about.
What I need to know is if anyone has used a toy hauler for something other than toys. It was suggested I set up some shelves, but I could see them falling over. I don't know if they can be attached or strapped to the walls. I know there's hooks in the floor, but what about the walls? (It was getting pretty dark last night when we looked and it wasn't hooked to power. Of course I can go back during the day.)
And if things were set on the shelves, I figure they'd fall out and there goes hundreds upon hundreds of dollars worth of inventory as they'd shatter.
My other thought was laying something down on the floor that they can sit inside of, such as shelves laid down. But what a hassle that would be to unload.
If I don't use shelves, how high could I reasonably go in stacking my totes without them shifting around and getting damaged? Hubby suggested we just use a bunch of bungie cords to keep the stacks in place.
Are the back couches removable so I'd have more room for stacking stuff? I know they fold against the wall, but it'd be great if they could be removed.
I know, a lot of questions, but I figure this is the best place to getting some answers. We are quite a ways away from purchasing. I'm trying to do a ton of research beforehand.