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I'm loading up our trailer for the first trip of the season.

This will be the twelfth season for the Target bathroom organizers that I use in the kitchen. Those suction cups have held up really well, but may have to replace the cups next year.

We keep flashlights by the bed, and by the door, on velcro.

 

 

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Sherry

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After my microwave tried to escape from it's cabinet twice, I redesigned the cabinet to include a wine rack, utensil storage, key hooks and a smaller microwave that cannot get away.  It also provides an additional work surface when open.

 

 

 

 

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John


"I only exaggerate enough to compensate for being taken with a grain of salt."


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@grumbleandtwist Do you know the brand/place that you purchased the stackable bins with the fruit in them?


States our Ollie II has been:


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Good luck on you delivery.  Don't forget to take pictures to include those newly implemented storage ideas.

 

Bill


2017 Ford F150 Lariat 3.5EB FX4 Max Towing 2016 Oliver Elite II - Hull #117 "Twist"

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Since I was taking some inside photos today, I thought I'd snap a few to add to this thread.  Plus I'll add some that I've posted in other threads recently.

 

Here's how we organize all our drawers:

 

Top right, we use an expandable cultery tray from OXO - I cut out some pieces of a stiff felt liner from Ikea to put in each of the compartments, which cushions the utensils and helps keep the tray from getting marred -

 

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In the middle two and bottom left, we use a different OXO tray, with the same felt lining as above -

 

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Then on the bottom right, we keep two cutting boards, place mats, coasters, towels, etc., so no need for any organizer -

 

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For the nightstand drawer, I used the excellent trick that Bill came up with.  But instead of the aluminum angle, I added some adjustable shelf pegs to the drawer, and then stuck some thick felt on the sides of the insert to both center it and keep it from sliding around.  Then I placed a similar 10 x 16 tray in the bottom, also with some felt pads to keep it in place.

 

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Man, now I know where all the lip balm and sharpies end up.

 

I added two wire organizers to the pantry door (glued some 1 x 2 PVC to the door to give some extra depth and something to screw to.). Unfortunately I can't find these exact items on Amazon now to link to -

 

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We added storage nets galore, and these are incredibly handy -

 

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In the pantry, I added a stainless plate from Amazon, to which I attached a small box from Ikea (discontinued) to use as a spice shelf.  (The box slides under the pantry shelf when closed to keep the contents from bouncing out.). A bungee across the very top on the inside holds a folding drying mat perfectly.  The boxes are Sterilite Clip Boxes, medium and small, which you can get on Amazon or at Target.  They're the best fitting that I've found so far.  On our last trip, I had trouble finding stuff to fill them.  The light in the pantry is a Luminoodle Click.

 

By the way, I buy bungee stuff from www.hookandcord.com.

 

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I asked for the cabinet instead of the microwave/convection oven, and we keep a toaster oven there, plus I made a shelf for plates and bowls -

 

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Some hooks by the door are always handy -

 

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As are some flashlights -

 

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Over the kitchen, I found these boxes for glassware, mini bar, etc.  They're another discontinued item, but if you want to find something similar, they're 6.25"w x 11.5"d x 5"h. We keep out the two or three pans from our Magma set that we use all the time, while the rest stays in their storage bag.  I lined the back of all our upper cabinets with the same stiff felt from Ikea that I used on the drawers (they had them on closeout sale, so I bought them out.) Like with the drawers, it keeps things from marring the fiberglass, plus I think it looks a lot better -

 

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The bath cabinet stays stuffed, but these boxes from Ikea help to keep it somewhat organized.  I covered the back of the door with black vinyl to protect the mirrored surface -

 

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In the back of the attic, I put another storage net to hold books in place, and then in front of that, we keep camp chairs and other small items that get unloaded at the camp site.  The rest is filled with electronics.  -

 

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Is that four ways to make fire (plus matches in another drawer) and two thermometers in the cutlery drawer?  Nicely done.  Where are you charging the Eneloops and lithium batteries?  Trying to figure out where to put battery charger and various device chargers without the nightstand.


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Lol, my wife likes to use the sparker on the cooktop and I prefer the lighters for the grill. And I don’t know how anyone cooks without a blowtorch.

 

Chargers are in the bottom section of the nightstand drawer. That probably doesn’t help you.


Snowball • LE2 256 • 2018 Ford Raptor

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I decided to move the remote display for the surge suppressor to under the dinette, using mountainoliver’s method.

 

When I did this, I looked at the space under the rear dinette seat and decided that I should try to use this space for storage. There is a lot of wiring in there, so I did not want to just put stuff in there on top of the wiring. I wanted to put a container in there so as to not interfere with the wiring. I measured the area and decided the maximum for the container was 8 inches wide x 15 inches long x 12 inches high.

 

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I found that the Container Store’s web site, in the storage section, has a nice filter in the sidebar where you can put in minimum and maximum sizes for each of the three dimensions, and then they show you what products meet that criteria. Using this I found the Light Grey Poppin 3x2 Storage Bin that measures 8 inches wide x 13 inches long x 8 inches high. Pretty close to a perfect size.

 

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The container comes folded up; you unfold it and place the bottom piece in to give the container some rigidity. It fit perfectly in my trailer. Fortunately, the container is not rigid, and if the fit were a little tight, you could trim the bottom piece to make it fit.

 

It is flush up against the surge suppressor; I checked the instruction manual for the surge suppressor, and it does not have any warnings about providing cooling space around the unit. So I think I am okay.

 

On this trip, I am storing extra beer in this compartment.

 

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BTW, the picture also shows a flat blue tray sitting on top of the wheel well. In this tray I keep the folders Oliver sent with literature and a DVD for prospective buyers that I show Ollie to; I keep some canvas tote bags on top of the folders.

 

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David Stillman, Salt Lake City, Utah


2016 Oliver Elite II  Hull 164    |    2017 Audi Q7 tow vehicle. 


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Overland,

Wow, great ideas!

 

How are the storage nets attached ? Can they be purchased easily?

 

I really like them.

 

so many great things, so little time,LOL

 

Muppy

 

 

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8/25/2019, we purchased the previously owned “2017 Oliver Elite ll  Hull #170, Standard King Bed, Solar package, Nature’s Head Composting Toilet and all the extras”! 


 


 


 

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Thanks.  You can find a link to the nets in this post.  They're screwed into the hull.  It does require drilling pilot holes for the screws, and a good eye to get them straight, since there aren't any good edges to measure from.


Snowball • LE2 256 • 2018 Ford Raptor

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David, I'd be a little worried that if you stopped hard, your box could shift forward and possibly pull some wiring loose, particularly if you had something heavy in it. I wonder if you could make some sort of stop to prevent that from happening, or maybe tie the box somehow to the battery box support behind it?


Snowball • LE2 256 • 2018 Ford Raptor

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Hey, everyone. I just wanted to thank everyone for keeping this thread going!

 

I've not had a chance to comment in the thread -- heck, I've not had a chance to read the thread in detail -- because I'm just finishing up getting the last of stuff sold off or in storage for going full-time. Have spent several stints of 7/10 days, and longer, in the trailer already. As of tomorrow morning I'm officially full-time though!

 

I will say that I've used several of the ideas posted over the last few months and made a few tweaks. I'm not quite happy with the arrangement I have now but I'm finding I also have been using maybe 50-75% of the storage available in the trailer (It's just me.) so perhaps I'm not going to have to be as clever at some of this stuff as I thought. I'm helped by having a large van as tow vehicle so some of the stuff others might keep inside I have in the van.

 

Anyway, thanks again! Looking forward to catching up here soon and perhaps I'll even throw in some of my own successes.

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David, I’d be a little worried that if you stopped hard, your box could shift forward and possibly pull some wiring loose, particularly if you had something heavy in it. I wonder if you could make some sort of stop to prevent that from happening, or maybe tie the box somehow to the battery box support behind it?

 

A reasonable question, but I think it will be okay if it moves slightly.


David Stillman, Salt Lake City, Utah


2016 Oliver Elite II  Hull 164    |    2017 Audi Q7 tow vehicle. 


Travel and Photography Blog: http://davidstravels.net

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Overland, very nice pics of a well organized trailer. I did notice that your head "bumper" is missing over the entrance where you have installed a net. I hate to say it but, I make good use of the bumper in ours regularly.  Do the contents of the net make up for this?

 

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Possibly.  My trailer was delivered sans bumper, since apparently it's part of the upholstery package, which I deleted.  I never hit my head there, so I don't know if it's thanks to the net or not.  Probably it does provide a subconscious visual cue.


Snowball • LE2 256 • 2018 Ford Raptor

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So, did you have all your cushions made elsewhere? I think that I remember you ordering custom matress(es)?

Just curious.


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2008 Oliver Elite, Hull #12

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Correct.  We started with mattresses and were just going to get the dinette done, but then decided to go with cushions everywhere and sold the mattresses to another owner.


Snowball • LE2 256 • 2018 Ford Raptor

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While technically not cubbies, I did find these handy little silicone pockets extremely handy on our recent family reunion trip.  They stayed in place for 14 days, nearly 3000 miles, 1 COE, 1 NP, 7 SP campgrounds and held a variety of odds and ends.

 

They weren’t cheap at $10 a piece on close out at Bed Bath & Beyond, so I bought one and went home to try it out.  I liked it so much that I went back and bought the other 5.  So we have 4 white ones in the cabin area and 2 grey ones in the bath.  And then I stumbled across a different brand at Kohl’s that holds a beer can and we used it for a bottle of water in the bath to rinse after brushing our teeth.

 

Mike

 

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Lutz, FL


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Mike, those look great. No adhesive, no suction cups.

I looked up similar items on Amazon. A bathroom mirror is labeled "Oliver." ?

 

 

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Thank you Sherry!

 

They did have a couple of mirrors in white at the BB&B at Citrus Park a month ago.

 

Mike


Mike and Krunch


Lutz, FL


LE2 #193 “the dog house”

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