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« on: June 18, 2008, 03:53:33 AM »

We just got our new 2009 Starcraft Centennial 3610 last week and I'm so glad I found this site.  Thanks for the great advice on bedding!  Our beds are not anywhere near standard size (67x78) so the jersey sheets idea was a Godsend!  Now I need some storage ideas.  I've used up ALL the storage/counter areas on the 3610 and have no where to put our clothes.  Unfortunately, now that the Centennials come with heated pillow-top mattresses, the Space Stations cannot be installed.  So, anyone have any ideas?  Thanks!
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« Reply #1 on: June 18, 2008, 04:10:07 AM »

For short trips we just use duffle bags.  For a weeklong trip we did last year, we put our clothes into rubbermaid totes -- a tote for each person (there were 5 of us).  The rule was that you had to keep all your stuff contained in your tote so that the camper didn't get too messy.  We just had them sitting across the counter top.  Some friends of ours stack them outside their camper.  Since they are waterproof, as long as you make sure the lids are closed, that should work.  I don't know how many people are in your family, but if there are only two of you, you could use the empty bunkend to hold your bags or totes.  When we go on short trips there are usually only 3 of us, so my daughter usually keeps her bag right on her bunkend with her.Hope this helps!Ken '6 & Debbie '63His kids '85, '87 & Her kids '9, '95Buddy the dog, Fluffy the cat, Sean the cat[popgreen]2 Viking[suv-b]1998 Ford Explorer[car-w]1999 Toyota [car-r]1989 Camaro Convertible
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« Reply #2 on: June 18, 2008, 04:16:27 AM »

We have a set of plastic drawers for the girls basics (underware, socks, jammies, sweats, long sleeved shirt, pants, shorts)  If we are only going for a weekend, all of their clothing can be in the drawers.  If we are gone longer, all of their basics go in the drawers and the other clothes go in a small suitcase.  DH and I each take our own suitcases for our stuff.  Sometimes they are in the way, but for the most part it works for us at this time.
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« Reply #3 on: June 18, 2008, 05:01:38 AM »

There are four of us, so there isn't an empty bunk.  Also, we don't have any counter space to put plastic drawers or tubs/duffel bags on.  I've put modular cube cabinets on top of each counter to hold all my food and cooking paraphernalia ... even though we are camping, I still cook like we are home.I'm pretty good at sewing.  Do you think I could maybe make something with pockets that could hang on the bunk end poles (near the window)?  Will the poles hold the weight without being damaged?  Anyone make something like this?29 Starcraft Centennial 36126 GMC Yukon Denali XL25 Nitro 189 Sport
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« Reply #4 on: June 18, 2008, 05:20:15 AM »

Welcome to PUX!We use generic plastic drawers, one for each of the three of us.  We put them on the short road side arm of our U-shaped gaucho.click the pic...PUX's Biggest Loser: topic | tracking spreadsheet
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« Reply #5 on: June 18, 2008, 05:32:12 AM »

You can try something like this -- or, since you are handy with a sewing machine, you could make something similar:One of thesewhich holds three of theseand three pairs of theseThere is also a similar product: hanging thingy + drawers.I wouldn't hang much weight on the bunk-end poles, but the ceiling can hold some weight... Coleman/Fleetwood PUPs have the rails for the door that are pretty sturdy, or you can rig up something else like a piece of closet-rod that runs from side to side.1995 E32 Waggin[popgreen] 1992 Coleman Roanoke
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« Reply #6 on: June 18, 2008, 05:44:27 AM »

Camp at a nudist park - problem solved WinkTongue. If that won't work for you, we used various Sterilite products.http://www.sterilite.com/ If you can find some spare counter space, floor space, or even unused couch space place some of the "drawer carts" or "closet drawers" there. Remember, don't just buy based on size while the roof is up, remember the storage of the unit while roof is down and do you have space for it.Good luck.
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« Reply #7 on: June 18, 2008, 06:45:51 AM »

I just throw everything in a gym bag, and stuff it in the storage cabinet under one of the beds.CheersDoug (‘81) Canada, DB (‘78) Canada, DF (‘51) Canada, DM, (‘56)Germany1979 Lionel M-51971 SE.Woods AdventurerTow Vehicles:199 Lincoln Continental Mark VII.1999 Suzuki Grand Vitaranon-TV's:1998 Pontiac Firefly1991 GMC Safari1988 Chrysler Daytona Shelby-ZCamping since 1981Places I’ve Camped in:  Canada - Quebec Ontario New Brunswick Nova Scotia USA - Wisconsin [st-MI]Nights camped in 27: 12
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« Reply #8 on: June 18, 2008, 08:58:18 AM »

We have been using duffel bags that sit on the bunk end or on the bench beside the bunk during the day but I have decided to buy a three drawer sterelite that I saw at Walmart. It looks like a dresser and I think it will hold a lot of clothes. We have an old camper so I'm not sure if you would consider what we are going to do but we are going to install a lightweight metal towel rack to the ceiling close to the wall which would go over the "dresser" and then attach s hooks to it and crimp one end so we will have a place to hang hoodies, jackets, rain coats etc because now they always seem to get tossed around from bunk to bench to floor to where ever and I want to get more organized. We are going to add it this weekend before our five day trip next week for Canada day weekend camping. If it works out like I hope, I'll take pictures and post them on my community web shots. IF not, I wont[;)] Canada    Prince Edward Island PopUp Cyan 1973 AMF SunKamper[van-gr] 1999 Dodge CaravanME 1977  Prince Edward Island  [Y]DH Corey 1973 New Foundland  [beer]DS #1 William 24DS #2 Samuel 26http://community.webshots.com/user/jndrake
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« Reply #9 on: June 18, 2008, 09:08:01 AM »

Just suitcases here.I might suggest a duffel back for each person that they keep at the foot of their sleeping place.  Doesn't take up any storage room and each kid/adult has their own clothes bag so you're not digging thru someone else's stuff.  At night just pile them up on an unused bench.  Morning put them back on the bunks.  Just an idea.Scott
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« Reply #10 on: June 18, 2008, 09:51:41 AM »

We do the duffle shuffle, and it works fine for us.  I pack a garbage bag with a dryer sheet in each duffle.  Dirty clothes get packed in the bag, right back in the duffle, so dirty clothes don't accumulate in a separate place.Baytoven(Me)Kisses & Gdog(DH)Evil[st-AZ]DS('92) DS('95) DD('97)'4 Expedition/'99 Niagara (aka Williamsburg)  PopUp Green SUV Red
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« Reply #11 on: June 18, 2008, 03:28:10 PM »

We use the IKEA organizer that pianojuggler is linking. We have the green and white Vacker without the draws because I am way to lazy to open a draw if I don't have to. Not quite sure how to word this but it has firm bottoms that don't sag when you stuff them.25 Flagstaff 524sshttp://www.gallery.pstartech.com/gallery2/main.php?g2_itemId=68768
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« Reply #12 on: June 18, 2008, 07:13:23 PM »

We just keep our clothes in duffle bags at one end or side of the bunk, The bunks are big enough that the duffle bags rarely interfere with sleeping. And if they do, they are just moved to the bench or dinette seat for the night, and back to the bunk in the morning.The two of us, 5 children(3 boys, 2 girls), 1 grand daughter[st-MD]    BEER! BEER! BEER!"9" 15 4x4 Diesel Chevrolet  Pickup Red "5" 15 4x4 crew cab Chevrolet  Pickup Black"9" Cheyenne  PopUp Green "8" Avalon  PopUp Green
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« Reply #13 on: June 18, 2008, 07:52:36 PM »

Our old Jayco has an almost 3' wide clothes closet that folds down into the isle to pop down.  It works great.  Doesn't any manufacturer make something like that anymore? Pickup Red   21 Toyoto Tacoma DoubleCab[popgreen]    1986 Jayco Jay KingIf I didn't write it down, it never happened.
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« Reply #14 on: June 19, 2008, 11:12:46 AM »

We have the centennial 368 so quite similar.  We use plastic stacking drawers that measure about 2x2" and they fit perfectly if I just take away the small square cusion on the bench on the l-couch.  We don't really sit there anyways.  Everyone just gets their own drawer.  We load clothes into them, carry them out to the trailer, they sit inside on the floor or in the back on the truck and once we are popped up, we are ready to go.  We always have a laundry basket that houses our clean linens, bedding and such and that stores under the dinette for dirty laundry.  At the end of the trip, the drawers go back to each owners room, clean clothes unused are put away and the drawer stores in their closet until the next trip.  We also keep a rubbermaid bin in the back on the truck that always has light jackets, spare shoes etc.  We seem to have enough storage space, it was just smart packing.  We bought this for all cutlery and utensils which is handy as it keeps verything in a tight spot on our counter.http://www.canadiantire.ca/browse/product_detail.jsp?FOLDER%3C%3Efolder_id=148474396672187&bmUID=1213998934&PRODUCT%3C%3Eprd_id=845524443283687&assortment=primary&fromSearch=true26 Starcraft Centennial 36826 Chevy Trailblazer EXT
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