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RV Storage: FINDING UNUSED PLACES TO STORE THINGS:By Peggi McDonald author of "RV Living in the 21st Century"

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RV News and Stories This is an excerpt from 21st Century. Numerous more tips are
featured in her new book..... *Unless you design and build your own ‘Dream Machine’, most RVs
have many areas of wasted space. With a little effort it’s easy
to transform these out-of-the-way places into creative storage
spots DO NOT OVERLOAD – IF IT GOES UNUSED FOR A YEAR,
REMOVE IT.

*Try to make as many areas as possible DO double duty. The
following should help to peak your imagination. Each RV is
different, while checking yours out, you may find more spaces.

*Frequently the space inside the cupboards is high. This means
there is a lot of wasted space above the first level of
contents. BY ADDING AN EXTRA ADJUSTABLE SHELF, all space can be
utilized.¨

*You can also use this extra space to store small items in a
RECTANGULAR CAKE PAN above the lower contents either on a shelf
or on top of dishes. The pan should stay put and travel well
while doubling your space.¨

*SQUARE OR RECTANGLE LIDDED PLASTIC TUBS stack well, again
doubling or even tripling tier space.¨

*If you browse home design stores you should find a selection of
UNDER-THE-COUNTER SHELVES AND APPLIANCES. Holders for Kleenex,
paper plates, napkins, coffee pots and more are designed to fill
this unused space.¨

*WALL-MOUNTED RACKS AND HOLDERS provide magazines and maps with
a special place while eliminating clutter. ¨

*A wide variety of HOLDERS THAT ATTACH TO THE WALL ARE AVAILABLE
FOR REMOTE CONTROLS, alarm clocks, drinks and much more are
available from dollar and discount stores, discount furniture
places and thrift shops.¨

*Look for SPACES UNDER THE DASH or on the passenger side of your
tow vehicle or motorhome that can house plastic file holders for
maps or campground directories.¨

*To add working space inside, several friends BUILT A SHALLOW
CABINET WITH CASTERS ON IT. They wedge it beside the table
during transit and move it to the blank wall when the slide
is extended. ¨

*Another friend COVERED HER BLANK SLIDE WALL with space
enhancing long narrow mirrors. What an impressive sight!¨

*Other RVers have built a TWO-DRAWER CABINET OVER THE ENGINE
COVER on their motorhome.

*WE REMOVED THE BUILT-IN TV IN OUR LAST MOTORHOME and covered
the space with a door from the factory. Our large floor model
unit sat on the engine cover while parked and between the chairs
while mobile.
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One review stated “Peggi provides the answer before you even
thought of the question”. This publication overflows with mega
information. It has so much for so little – Only $16.50
For more information about Peggi's book, go to>>
http://rveducation101.com/detailpages/RVLiving.htm

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