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Old 04-11-2013, 09:14 PM   #1
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OK, have most of my "stuff" in the basement in tubs with lids, but I'm thinking that some of you smarter than me have come up with some really innovative shelving / racking / storage ideas.



Anyone care to share how they maximized the space in the basement and also was able to find it after they stored it ??



Pictures and ideas would be great !
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Old 04-11-2013, 09:51 PM   #2
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we use a couple of the single large Steralite stacking drawers: 1 for all things electrical, another for all things freshwater, etc... and the tall but narrow 3 drawer unit for small stuff. clearing out the basement is quick and easy</span>
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Old 04-11-2013, 09:53 PM   #3
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forgot... sewer hose goes in a tub with lid
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Old 04-11-2013, 10:17 PM   #4
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I use clear drawers for storage. Easy to see what is in them and easy to remove for cleaning and sorting.
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Old 04-11-2013, 10:35 PM   #5
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I use clear tubs bought at Wal Mart 51 qt. I also had the sliding tray installed at the dealer. Best 600 I ever spent. It slides out from either side and now when I want something (it's always in the middle) I flip my little latch and pull the tray out and get it. . The tubs I use can be double stacked and a smaller clear one set on top. Put two more tubs between the tray and the wall and 6 lawn chairs three small tables and a step ladder and I'm loaded. Much more room than my old Open Range. you can get 8 large tubs and four small tubs on the tray.
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Old 04-12-2013, 01:24 AM   #6
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fathog99 - I'd really like to pic of how that works. Can you send some?
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Old 04-12-2013, 07:28 AM   #7
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One thing that really helped me (but I still have more to do), was the power cord reel that I bought and installed. I carry a 50 ft power cord, which was really difficult at times to keep coiled up. With the reel, it's a 2 minute job to put that away and keep it in one location.
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Old 04-12-2013, 10:51 AM   #8
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Dave,
I like to idea of the power cord reel. Which side did you install it on? Any pictures?
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SW1117, Sharon I wonder if that slide drawer is an optional item from RW...Might get cheaper from factory installed
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Piperguy - my RW is in for warranty work so I can not take pictures. I decided to make full use of my basement storage by installing 3 removable metal closet rods spanning front to back across the entire width of the basement. This provides storage for long items such as my truck bed cover, RV ladder, and some of the wife's painting easels. I also bought a full size metal car carrier (wire basket) and hung it from two of the closet rods with chain and S hooks, so the height of the basket can be adjusted. The basket hangs in the widest part of the basement and fits nice. I still have space underneath the hanging basket to stack two full size plastic bins. If I need to get access to space behind the side walls I can easily take down the closet rods and hanging basket. Beyond that I use plastic storage bins and plan to use a plastic stackable drawers.
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