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Old 09-15-2015, 04:22 PM   #1
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Optimizing Storage in 26BH

Just got a new Jayflight 26BH and am looking for storage ideas to get the most out of the cabinet spaces.

What has worked for you?

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Old 09-16-2015, 12:32 AM   #2
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Fill up all the spaces keeping like items together and leaving most of it home because you probably will not use it.
Just our experience after 10 different RV's.

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Old 09-16-2015, 04:56 AM   #3
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You should find out soon just how little you really need.
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Old 09-16-2015, 05:00 AM   #4
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If the 26 BH is like our 32 BHDS, I built shelves for the wardrobes as we NEVER have the need to hang clothes in there. Only thing that is hung up is maybe a sweatshirt. Thats what the hooks that I mounted on the bedroom door are for.

While we don't have the same model, check the mods link in my signature for possible ideas. The fence post sleeve mod I have stores my sewer hose, a GPL 7' folding ladder, and 4-6' pvc poles for when we need our "tarp tent" due to weather.

In the pass through I used a couple large ladder hooks to hold a brush on an expanding pole, 2 flag poles, and scissor jack crank handdle.

Have fun, and don't lose to much sleep surfing for ideas!!!
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Old 09-16-2015, 05:37 AM   #5
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We have a 23rb so I'm not sure if the bathroom closet is similar in the 26bh or not. I bought a hanging shelf closet organizer from WalMart for the bathroom closet and it works well for me to put our towels, washcloths, undies, etc. in each of the dividers and still have room for what little hanging clothes we take along. The divider would also work in the cabinets on both sides of the bed but that's where I store our pillows/blankets when we're not using them.

Doing a search on this site and also on Pinterest will give you lots of ideas that might work for you. The more you use your trailer, the more you'll find out what works best for your situation.

Happy Camping!
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Old 09-16-2015, 05:47 AM   #6
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Great answers so far. I agree that most of the crap we put in our pantries never gets touched except for in May when we load it, and October when we unload it. That's how people get to the mysterious "1,000 pounds of stuff".
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Old 09-16-2015, 07:36 AM   #7
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Like need-a-vacation suggested, adding shelving to the wardrobe cabinets is a great idea. I bought Rubbermaid wire shelving and hung them with command hooks for around $50. Totes in the rear storage, under the bed and under the sofa are a great way to keep small stuff organized too. Vertical file holders also work well for storing aluminum foil and food wrap boxes.
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Old 09-16-2015, 09:03 AM   #8
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If you can see "it"/find "it", then you'll use "it"! Therefore I'm a fan of plastic see-thu storage ~ I don't even need to label them 'cuz you can see what's in there. I've actually bought cases of the flip-top storage boxes as they fit perfectly in the entertainment center, for shoes in the closet, for cooking implements, and in the storage lockers for small hardware, etc. We've also gotten ones for clothing, a rolling cart for bathroom storage, and big flat bins for water, sewer, and electrical crud needed for various camping scenarios! They also makes it easy to remove and store - everything in them remains clean and organized until needed again.
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Old 09-16-2015, 10:59 AM   #9
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I use cloth storage bins and plastic baskets. I try to keep everything alike together. Under the dining benches I have zippered underbed storage where extra towels and blankets are stored. The things that get used the most are the most convenient to reach. For example, I keep paper plates, etc. in a bin above the table but I store back up supplies under the couch which is harder to get to.
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Old 09-16-2015, 12:14 PM   #10
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I have similar TT, we have not done extended long trips, mostly long weekends but storage in the cabinets has not been an issue for us, like was said leave as much home as you can, but since we like to cook we do err on the side of having more cooking stuff than we need every trip but good to have it on there in case. We have all the cabinets on the sink side filled with cups plates and stuff, coffee making supplies, spices, etc, and we use the cabinets over the kitchen table for pantry. Like was suggested, clear plastic bins even w/o lids help organize stuff like spices and cups, etc.

We use a large bin to haul food in/out of camper as I want to avoid rodent and other infestations so I take all the food out, even spices, when storing it.

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