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Old 09-07-2020, 11:03 PM   #1
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Patio rug storage

Hi, all. We would like to store our patio mats somewhere other than the storage compartments. When we had a travel trailer, we were able to store them on one of those metal basket things that go into a trailer hitch, along with our portable sewer tank, generator, etc. Now that we have a class A, we don't carry most of those things and the hitch is dedicated to our toad and we really don't want to tie them to the ladder for fear of damaging the coach's finish. I'm looking for creative ideas from this great community.
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Old 09-07-2020, 11:06 PM   #2
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What "breed" is your Toad?
Could they be stored in it?
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Old 09-07-2020, 11:13 PM   #3
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Have you thought about one of these?

https://www.etrailer.com/RV-Sewer/Va...04-5094BK.html

They are also available at camping world and amazon. Mount under the frame or in a compartment. Roll up the rug and stuff it in. You could also make something from PVC from Lowes or Home Depot.
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Old 09-07-2020, 11:16 PM   #4
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What "breed" is your Toad?
Could they be stored in it?
It's a Chevy Equinox and yes, they would probably fit if they were the only things, but that's where we carry our chairs and the DH's fly fishing stuff and, most importantly, we don't want them in there because they are generally filthy. And, before you ask, there's a kayak on top of the toad.
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Old 09-07-2020, 11:17 PM   #5
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Have you thought about one of these?

https://www.etrailer.com/RV-Sewer/Va...04-5094BK.html

They are also available at camping world and amazon. Mount under the frame or in a compartment. Roll up the rug and stuff it in. You could also make something from PVC from Lowes or Home Depot.
I don't think we can roll them up that small
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Old 09-07-2020, 11:23 PM   #6
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Hmmmmmmm...
How about putting a hitch on the Equinox, and mounting a carrier to the back of it?
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Old 09-07-2020, 11:25 PM   #7
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Well, I think that sounds like a fine idea. I'll run it past the DH.
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Old 09-07-2020, 11:28 PM   #8
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After all: hitches are always a useful thing to have.

Like for when you get that speedboat!
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Old 09-07-2020, 11:29 PM   #9
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Don’t know how big your rug is but it should roll up pretty tight. That one listed is 4 1/2 inside if you wanted to make something yourself Lowe’s or Home Depot sell 6” and 8” PVC. A piece of pipe and fittings on each end and you have a permanent holder. Really a closed end fitting on one end, and you really wouldn’t have to mount it if you have a pass thru bay.
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Old 09-07-2020, 11:37 PM   #10
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But I like Bob’s idea.....hitch and speedboat with rug laying in the floor of the speedboat!
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Old 09-08-2020, 12:39 AM   #11
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I always wanted a speedboat...
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Old 09-16-2020, 09:01 PM   #12
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Been there, had that, don't miss it much. Seriously, the first year, we used it weekly. Second year, once or twice a month. Third year, maybe once a month. Eventually, it just sat there.
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Old 09-16-2020, 09:13 PM   #13
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Hi, all. We would like to store our patio mats somewhere other than the storage compartments. When we had a travel trailer, we were able to store them on one of those metal basket things that go into a trailer hitch, along with our portable sewer tank, generator, etc. Now that we have a class A, we don't carry most of those things and the hitch is dedicated to our toad and we really don't want to tie them to the ladder for fear of damaging the coach's finish. I'm looking for creative ideas from this great community.
I store my patio mat in the rear pass through. Since the is the outside kitchen on the other side of the pass through; the mat, wash brush, door rug, emergency step and windshield squeegee are also stored there.
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Old 09-16-2020, 09:21 PM   #14
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We do the same.
But they are looking for a spot that doesn't use the outside storage compartments...
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We do the same.
But they are looking for a spot that doesn't use the outside storage compartments...
But else to could you use the pass through for? My 8'x 12' patio rug doesn't extend into the main storage compartment.
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Old 09-16-2020, 10:50 PM   #16
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I can't answer that for them...
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Old 09-16-2020, 10:55 PM   #17
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Well, I think that sounds like a fine idea. I'll run it past the DH.
I have a handicap ramp/rack that fits into the hitch. I can stand the blueboy up on the ramp and use the basket to hold a mat or a cooler and a mat or a ice chest, mat and wood or Dh gets on your nerves. LOL
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Old 09-17-2020, 12:12 AM   #18
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We store our mat in a canvas bag we bought at Camping World some years back. We have no other place to store besides the small basement of our class c and we don’t toad and carry bikes on hitch.
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Old 09-17-2020, 01:16 AM   #19
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They can always be rolled-up, and placed in the hallway for transport...
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Old 09-20-2020, 05:35 PM   #20
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I have a old Army duffel bag that I store my patio rug in.
I keep it in the bed of my truck (I have a 5th wheel).
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