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sage 04-29-2017 04:45 PM

Basement storage issues
 
Yesterday we spent about 7 hours on the road and drove a little over 300 miles. We arrived at our campground around 7:30PM and the owner showed us to our site and told us we could do the whole registration thing in the morning. As a result, it was only a few minutes between coming off the road and starting to hook-up, where usually it can be as much as 20 or 30 minutes.

I keep my water hose in a bin in the compartment under the drivers seat. When I opened that compartment door I was surprised at how hot it was in that compartment. It's right beside the engine so it makes perfect sense that it's going to be hot in there, but this is only the second time that we've driven more than a 2 or 3 hours at a stretch and I hadn't really given any thought to how warm those two front compartments were going to get. Gotta make a note not to put anything in them that's going to be affected by prolonged heat!

cpmath 04-29-2017 09:20 PM

So what exactly is the storage issue? I don't get it.

sage 04-29-2017 10:45 PM

Just that it gets really warm in those two compartments - not a good place to store, say, cold drinks if you fill it with ice and then drive 20 miles like is sort of suggested in some of Thor's advertising,

bevedfelker 04-30-2017 12:14 AM

In my front compartments on the Vegas 24.1 I carry my shore water hose, shore power cable, cable TV cable I n two plastic containers on the pax side, and my sewer hose in a plastic container on the driver's side. I carry water, other drinks, cooler chest, chairs etc in the large compartment in the rear. The rear compartments do not get hot on mine.

Baddad53 01-06-2018 05:44 PM

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Originally Posted by sage (Post 66013)
Just that it gets really warm in those two compartments - not a good place to store, say, cold drinks if you fill it with ice and then drive 20 miles like is sort of suggested in some of Thor's advertising,

I carry the water, electrical and sewer accessories (not sewer hose) in the compartment next to the sewer valves. Carry water and heavier stuff in mid-compartments so the weight is more on the rear tires. Don't put anything like a case of water or wood in the front compartments, only chairs, folding table and a few other long things in pass thru. Like to keep it light up there on the front end. JMO

Thehobe1 01-07-2018 05:16 AM

Thanks for the input. Maybe there are some uses for a hot bin...extra blankets. Boots to dry out, clothing to dry out etc.


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