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 Post subject: Storage
PostPosted: Mon Feb 06, 2017 8:36 am 
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Looking for tips from all the full timer's on storing non perishable foods. Does anyone store stuff in the basement? Having a 376FBH, I have a tremendous amount of storage in the basement and thinking of maybe building some kind of shelf to put in there to store non perishable food items. Canned goods, ect. We are not fulltiming yet, but will be in about the next year, so I'm just trying to plan ahead and get some great tips from those already living the fulltime dream!!

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Since we full time we have learned there is a grocery store or Walmart most places we stay; keep that in mind. The more can goods and "extras" you carry the more you weigh! We have down sized the amount we buy (gave up the Sam's membership since there is no more bulk buying). Even with that we always have more on hand than we really need or use.

Take inventory before you go and buy what you need.

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 06, 2017 11:56 am 
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Our full time situation will be a little different than most. We will be in the same spot for about 2 years.

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Jordan, we used plastic totes in the basement for storage of everything not needed on a daily basis including grocery items, It worked well for us.

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Jimc3165 wrote:
Jordan, we used plastic totes in the basement for storage of everything not needed on a daily basis including grocery items, It worked well for us.


Sounds good, thanks.

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We always took too much food with us on a trip. We also were buying too much food at home for the 2 of us. We now buy the smallest can or box of food possible, no more bulk buying or loading up a month of food.
Like someone said there its always a store near by and sometimes the store at the RV Park. We were always packing up our trailer like the world was coming to and end, no longer.
We buy enough food for home or trailer to last us 3 or 4 days, so we go to the store and about twice a week. We found ourselves throwing away less food because it expired.

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One of the top 3 attractions when I purchased my 340FLR was the storage space. This thing has a garage that rivals most 5th wheels. In addition to that, there is a significant "crawl space" under part of the bedroom, the hallway and the bathroom. It's roughly 9' deep, 8' wide and tall enough for me to roll over in. (I'm 5'11", 200 lbs) It's a commando crawl for sure but the "floor" is some sort of linoleum and not unpleasant to scoot across. The plumbing, electrical, and HVAC are all in there. Most of it is out of the way.

I tied the furnace tubes to the "ceiling" as well as a few wires and I can now scootch right up the middle. For lighting, I installed a 12v LED lamp with a switch at the entrance. Access is through the garage and it's not terribly convenient to get in there. I keep light, bulky items closest to the entrance(lawn chairs, etc)so I don't have as much to unload when I need to crawl in there.

I store things in there, well, that need to be stored... Excess bulk food and supplies from Costco, xtra bags of pellets for the Traeger, Christmas deco., etc.

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