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Old 12-04-2011, 08:47 AM   #1
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why is the bed so high?

Apologies for asking so many questions, but this rv thing is surprisingly complex and simple at the same time.

We get the idea of storage but have not thought of anything to put in there yet except one set of sheets and an extra blanket.

The bed could be a normal height and still do this.

Are we missing something obvious? Thanks in advance for both the help and good humour (canadian sp.) by everyone.

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Old 12-04-2011, 09:01 AM   #2
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Dave, which model do you have? I think the height of the bed is all about storage. On mine there is a boatload of room in the front pass through compartment which runs under the bed as well as the other storage area behind that one. In time you will find stuff to put in there, I keep chairs, grills, life vests, storage container for sewer fittings, a small rake, leveling blocks in there and other items. I keep a blue tote tank under the bed also, well cleaned of course before storing.
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I'm thankful for the extra storage. That's something that the RV builders didn't give much thought to. I have 2 folding lounge chairs and a collapsable ladder that lives under my bed. The Blue Tank storage is a good idea that I had not thought of. I have an aluminum storage box on my bumper and with the spare tire ,didn't have a place for the blue tank mount. I'll have to think about that one..I don't think mt bed lifts high enough to slip the tank inside it.
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I'm thankful for the extra storage. That's something that the RV builders didn't give much thought to. I have 2 folding lounge chairs and a collapsable ladder that lives under my bed. The Blue Tank storage is a good idea that I had not thought of. I have an aluminum storage box on my bumper and with the spare tire ,didn't have a place for the blue tank mount. I'll have to think about that one..I don't think mt bed lifts high enough to slip the tank inside it.
Bob, my tank is only 22 gallons so it fits with room to spare for the chairs and stuff. The bed lifts more then high enough.
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It is a feather light sport 22'6. Thanks for the tips. Have some stuff in the pass through, but the bed still seems like too much storage vs. the height.

We are at that stage in life where we are trying to downsize after the kids, and wonder where all this STUFF came from? Maybe I'll put some of it under the bed.

cheers, Dave.
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It is a feather light sport 22'6. Thanks for the tips. Have some stuff in the pass through, but the bed still seems like too much storage vs. the height.

We are at that stage in life where we are trying to downsize after the kids, and wonder where all this STUFF came from? Maybe I'll put some of it under the bed.

cheers, Dave.

You just need to spend some more time in the trailer and that space will fill right up.
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The things I store under the bed I may not need every time I set up camp like; box fan, extra 6-gallon water container, blue plastic tarps, extra blankets, extra chairs..., and a two man tent for overnight visitors (they won't stay long).

Don't have a blue sewer tote, never had a need for one (yet). If I had one it would definitely be stored "outside" the TT (rear bumper, tongue, underneath, etc.), just not something I would store inside the TT under the bed.

Here is where a friend of mine stores his sewer tote (the square galvanized tube supports the tote):



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The things I store under the bed I may not need every time I set up camp like; box fan, extra 6-gallon water container, blue plastic tarps, extra blankets, extra chairs..., and a two man tent for overnight visitors (they won't stay long).

Don't have a blue sewer tote, never had a need for one (yet). If I had one it would definitely be stored "outside" the TT (rear bumper, tongue, underneath, etc.), just not something I would store inside the TT under the bed.

Here is where a friend of mine stores his sewer tote (the square galvanized tube supports the tote):



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Bob, I only use mine for grey water and clean it thouroughly, then it is sealed tight so its not a health or odor issue under the bed. Its also not very heavy. If I had an outside mounting place I suppose I would put it there. As for needing one, well many of the places we camp have no sewer hook up so the 32 gallon grey tank can fill fast, especially with 3 kids. I did the pneumatic tire mod, and just tow it to the dumpstation when full. I don`t intend to ever use it for black water, of course some do but the black tank takes quite awhile to fill up.
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snip...... I don`t intend to ever use it for black water,.....snip
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That was my biggest concern...., and wheeling the tote around the dump station. Some folks returning from the dump station it was obvious they didn't even rinse the tote off after dumping......, oder was terrible.

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