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Post by samleeds on Mon May 15, 2017 12:45 pm

For those of you with the double bed over the cab who is married to a numpty that gets vertigo when she stands on her toes, then the ultimate answer is what do you store in that space. Personally Ive built a drop down tv in the void between the floor of the bed and the roof of the cab which is around 3 inches. Ive then removed the heavy 23kg cushions or matrasses and laid a false floor made from simple lightweight hardboard. This now gives me a massive space to store stuff. Ill put down what I take around the uk when everything is needed and weight isnt an issue, but on longer trips It gets weeded out and thinned down to save weight. I store....

1. 2 x double plastic lightweight storage shelves that fit perfect on the right hand side and act as storage or dirty linen boxes
2. spare petrol canister in case we get caught between stations
all my windbreak poles (10 meters)
3. water barrel with installed pump that works from the ciggie lighter if I want to wheel it away to collect water then pump it into my tank.
4. silver screen
5. 2 x captains lightweight chairs
6. 1 x double aluminium table in a bag
7. small step to get up and down to the back
8. duffle bag full of lightweight plastic and polystyrene blocks for levelling
9. FiAMMA levelling ramps
10. 2 x full duvalay singles and 2 x pillows
11. 1 x bag full of ti downs, pegs and lump hammer.
12. 1 x 80 cm lighteight bag which hold my bbq and all its equipment

 The whole shooting match there weighs 84kg but the cushions at 23kg that are now out brings me down to just over 60kg stored above and beyond the norm and I can get loads more in if needed which the wife generally fills with her big bag full of clothes that go from house to van to destination then hung or packed away.

If truth be known, these over the head beds are the best things about the auto sleeper but not for sleeping in, just for storage.

What do you store up there ????????

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Post by Peter Brown on Mon May 15, 2017 1:12 pm

We bought our first van with a Luton to use it as a 'Cat Flat' but they ended up sharing it with our Lafuma recliners, silver screens, wine ladder, etc., etc.

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Post by Paulmold on Mon May 15, 2017 1:46 pm

We store duvalays, pillows, 2 chairs, small outdoor table, TV in computer case.!

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Post by meanchris on Mon May 15, 2017 1:53 pm

Bedding, outdoor table, silver screens, etc.

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Post by Paulmold on Mon May 15, 2017 2:03 pm

Paulmold wrote:We store duvalays, pillows, 2 chairs, small outdoor table, TV in computer case.!
Forgot the silver screens.

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Post by Slaphead on Tue May 16, 2017 10:06 am

Honda suitcase generator
Television
Awning side
Cadac
Waterproof lightweight jackets
Silver screens

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Post by samleeds on Tue May 16, 2017 10:57 am

Slaphead wrote:Honda suitcase generator
Television
Awning side
Cadac
Waterproof lightweight jackets
Silver screens
ataboy. nice to see im not alone on the weight issues, lol.

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