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Old 08-18-2015, 12:28 AM   #1
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FL Owners, A little more storage

Not the most exciting picture to show and you will only enjoy if you are an FL owner. As we know there is a shortage of basement storage.
If you run in cold months and need to have your heat running for pipe freezing reasons you would need to build a box. In my case we do not run in cold months so under your central vac wall in the basement I came up with about 9"x40"x50" and works great for rolled lawn chairs and shade screens and still more room. I also wanted a ladder tall enough to reach my awning top in case of issues so you can see I found a spot for a 7' ladder. I'm not ready to hook up my water filter every time I stop on the outside so I left mine in place but as you know it's a matter of time before that bracket breaks. It's solid and secure now.
Nothing exciting but thought I would mention.

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Old 08-18-2015, 02:44 AM   #2
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Thanks Steve! We can always use more storage space. We full-time, so I'll have to enclose some of the open spaces, although we do our best to avoid cold weather. This has definitely got me thinking about how to tap into some of the unused basement areas.
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Great job Steve, got to be creative on storage with these FL's.
One of the first Mods I did was to remove that water filter from the rear or the storage compartment !!!!!
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Old 08-18-2015, 03:55 AM   #4
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Steve,
I plan on moving that back wall back about 6" and re-working some of the water lines. I was thinking of making that back wall on a slider track so you don't have to unscrew anything to get at it. On the central vac side that is a great idea! Like we talked at the rally..still trying to figure out if the metal cage for the generator can be taken out to gain more room. I haven't been able to talk to Randy at the service center yet.
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I also took the complete generator box out this weekend and installed shelving on the door side. Lots of extra storage. I'll take a picture tomorrow. After thinking about the generator we decided most likely we will not install one so out it came.
Your able to gain at least 6" on the back wall without cutting any pipes. You can move the main wood support that RW has the pipes fixed too with only a few screws and of course the water filter. Move a few blocks for the rear wall and your done. If you go any farther they have a 5" hole in the floor for the water tank sensor. you may need to cover over.


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I plan on moving that back wall back about 6" and re-working some of the water lines. I was thinking of making that back wall on a slider track so you don't have to unscrew anything to get at it. On the central vac side that is a great idea! Like we talked at the rally..still trying to figure out if the metal cage for the generator can be taken out to gain more room. I haven't been able to talk to Randy at the service center yet.
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Great job Steve, got to be creative on storage with these FL's.
One of the first Mods I did was to remove that water filter from the rear or the storage compartment !!!!!
sorry to hear that RW didn't move that in the 2014 FL! We have a 2013 FL that my hubby had the filter moved from the rear of the storage trunk. That was really a very poor design on RW's part.
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I also took the complete generator box out this weekend and installed shelving on the door side. Lots of extra storage. I'll take a picture tomorrow. After thinking about the generator we decided most likely we will not install one so out it came.

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We left our Generator box at Lazy Days dumpster, took it out when moving into our Redwood from our previous 5er.
In our 4 years of fulltiming, only had one time where it would have been nice to have a generator, for us we do not need the expense, weight and need the storage space.
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I removed all the screws from basement wall & stapled industrial Velcro to all edges, now a good hard pull & the walls are out of the way.
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Steve - I'm thinking you may need to start a side business in modifying RV's.
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Did you get pictures of the front with the Generator box gone? I'm curious what it looks like behind there. There is a whole man cave above my generator box, plus there is about 18" above the generator within the box, that all seems like useable space.

Dory says "useable space? - you're already at 4,300 lbs pin weight and they don't make a triply truck!"
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