- Jul 27, 2019
- Midlothian, VA
- RV Year
- RV Make
- RV Model
- Ventana 4037
- RV Length
- 40' 10"
- 2017 Chevy Colorado
Do you find yourself with too much storage? Are you struggling with finding things to put in the empty spaces? Okay, didn't think so, so here are some tips I've found to improve storage in my coach.
- Above the chassis rail is a great place to put things such as I have a pole saw, stick ladder, hammock rail, water blade pole, and things along this line. Just be careful not to block the slide cable guide daisy chain looking thing. In various basements you'll find over the chassis rail storage options
- On the left and right side of your battery bay are storage spaces that items that can resist being exposed the elements can be stored such as oil, coolant, jack pads, emergency reflective devices, etc.
- Elevated areas are wasted spaces, consider adding shelves
- Slide out trays waste a lot of space but the balance is convenience.
- Generator bay has a lot of opportunity for storing items but it must be able to withstand freezing temps and you must have it very secured so you don't literally kill someone behind you should something come loose.
- Newmar puts "protector" panels in various places. In my case with the dinette there is a board in front of the refrigerator receptacle. Removing that improves storage. The other place is under the sink along the back to protect or hide all of the cables going on back there. If you can be a responsible storage person and understand things can get lost back there then you can remove that panel OR remove it and relocate it further back. My coach does not have slideouts or trash cans under the kitchen sink nor a subwoofer that Newmar once installed back there so it's prime storage space
- There are panels at the bottom of your under bed storage. Narrow and long. If you remove the narrow panels you can put items under that panel that you typically won't touch such as your coach spares (pump, filters, wiper blades, extra slide protectors) etc.
- If you have a jack knife sofa then you may have prime storage beneath that if you don't have a powered foot rest. Pull off the front panel and you can store all kinds of stuff under there.
- Behind your sofa if there is a gap such as there was behind my jack knife sofa and the televator (I removed the jack knife sofa and installed a desk hence the "was")
- The side of your washer/dryer as well as the top depending on how it is installed.
- Again, shelving for elevated areas. Some people installed shelves at the top of their closets
- Reorganize your AV box in the bedroom if you have one. I velcro'd the Dish wally box to the side wall and velcro'd my Apple TV to the dish box and now I have the complete cabinet for use. This is where I store my Dyson and all of the accessories
- If you're new and may not have noticed - there are significant storage spaces on the wall side of your bed left and right sides
- Remove items from their boxes. Packaging takes up a lot of wasted space. This includes pantry items
- Use stackable pots/pans like the Magna products - pure genius!