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Post by Eltel on Sun May 27, 2018 9:25 pm

When I purchased the Nuevo EK in Feb 2016 one 
of the minor issues was storage for the two 
Lafuma folding camping armchairs

We decided to purchase two fold up chairs and 
although practical, we miss the comfort of the 
Lafuma folding camping armchairs.

The problem is where do you store them in 
the motorhome when they are not being used 

I have seen adverts for under chassis/bodywork
drawers that can be fitted to some motorhomes

Is a option with the Nuevo 

Don’t really want a big box at rear of the motorhome.

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Post by roli on Mon May 28, 2018 8:04 am

I think the under chassis drawers would not be big enough on the Nuevo if you have the space as there is already one there as standard.   
Many people stick them on a bike rack, but whats wrong with carrying them in the van then when on site in the cab or under the van ?
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Post by BornAgain on Mon May 28, 2018 1:21 pm

Not sure how big your chairs are but we have two folding chairs which I strap behind driver and passenger seats on our Broadway EK using bungee straps. As the elastic fits between the seat back and squab there is no discomfort but if you want to swivel the seats you need to remove the chairs.
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Post by rose49f on Mon May 28, 2018 3:43 pm

I have a Nuevo and just got a back box. Everything goes in it. They are worth it.
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Post by Eltel on Mon May 28, 2018 3:53 pm

Hi Rose49f
Thanks for the post
Which one did you get?
Any photos of both inside and outside of the box on the motorhome ?
Take it you need a bike rack to fit it to?
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Post by rose49f on Mon May 28, 2018 4:30 pm

Sent but think l should have sent the photos a different way. Might take a while to come
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Post by BarryP on Mon May 28, 2018 5:37 pm

When we had our Nuevo we used a Fiamma carrybox on the back. BUT, we foresaw the storage problem and bought an ES with a Luton bed. Carried chairs, awning and goodness knows what in the overcab space. Lost count of times we met EK owners on sites who said "wish we'd bought an ES". Yes, you need a bike rack too![You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]
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Post by rose49f on Mon May 28, 2018 5:57 pm

Mine is an ES. I put all bedding up there. Duvets, pillows, memory foam mattresses and in my box l have the chairs, table, levellers, cable, wellies boots and the rest. I can always remember my 'garage man' telling me don't put much weight in the Luton as it can make The van feel unstable.
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Post by BarryP on Mon May 28, 2018 6:05 pm

I forgot the bedding!! Point taken re the overcab but ours never felt unstable at all. We even had water barrels, ramps, cables and bits and bobs in box. invaluable when inboard storage is so poor. We loved our ES but got tired of going to the loo in a cupboard and a pathetic shower! 
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Post by RogerThat on Mon May 28, 2018 8:47 pm

Is a roofbox an option? I squeeze a load of outdoor gear in to mine:

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Post by raymondo on Mon May 28, 2018 8:47 pm

Agree the ES is the way to go, but if like me you bought the EK then Im afraid a big box on the back is really the only answer (other than a trailer).

they will fit on a cycle rack but in my opinion are better mounted on a tow bar - I really dont like the idea of hanging a lot of weight off the back wall.

there are several makes of box  Fiama is popular but there are other makers.

If you go for the idea of mounting it on a tow bar  'back rac' make a good platform that attatches to teh tow bar for mounting a box on
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Post by Eltel on Mon May 28, 2018 9:18 pm

I’m not really wishing to carry a lot of weight just items as below

2 x Lightweight Lafuma chairs x foot stools 
Silver Screen cover
Lightweight Windbreak,collapsible water hose


Mains lead, Motorhome Wheel levellers, barbecue will travel in the Motorhome 

So not to much weight
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Post by chrisk on Mon May 28, 2018 9:30 pm

When we not got awning up we stick chairs under MH or leave them in the open.
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Post by bikeralw on Mon May 28, 2018 9:44 pm

We've had an EK for 8 years now and never had a problem with storage space. I don't like the ES with the luton overcab, I think they look a little old-fashioned. The low profile EK looks much better in my opinion.
As has been mentioned, our reclining chairs fit neatly between the seat back and the bench squabs. Our silver screens live on a bench seat in the bag if dry, in the washroom if wet.
We used to tour everywhere on a motorbike, with just a couple of panniers and topbox, so have learnt the fine art of minimalism. It's amazing the stuff you don't need to carry.
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Post by raymondo on Mon May 28, 2018 9:55 pm

 I don't like the ES with the luton overcab, I think they look a little old-fashioned.



Only if you look at it from outside - from the inside (where I normally sit) it looks fine!

we are often on the road for 2 to 3 months at a time and for us storage was marginal  - and we have an older Nuevo with the over cab storage locker not that silly sunroof
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Post by Eltel on Mon May 28, 2018 10:01 pm

Many thanks for all your posts.

I think I will be pursuing the idea of a Fiamma Box as I do not wish to leave them under the motorhome or keep moving them from behind the seats to either the washroom or under the motorhome each time we want to put the beds up or want to use the shower.

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Post by Jaime 007 on Tue May 29, 2018 6:13 pm

A number of members have recommended the Fiamma box to store extra items. I have a Nuevo EK with a bike rack on the back. Is there a particular size of box that you would recommend? Secondly, are they easy to fit to the bike rack?
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Post by raymondo on Tue May 29, 2018 8:41 pm

fitting the Fiama to a bike rack couldnt be easier 4 U bolts (supplied)

but dont limit yourself to Fiama whilst their products are undeniably popular there are others  and often the others are cheaper.

so far as I know Fiama only make two sizes and on Nuevo there is no reason not to go for the bigger one - the smaller one on a PVC would allow the rear doors to open not a consideration in a Nuevo
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Post by Eltel on Tue May 29, 2018 8:43 pm

What other makes are there ?
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Post by raymondo on Wed May 30, 2018 1:15 am

Thule  - £300+  (420L)
Bac rac = £240 (450L)

to name but 2

Bac Rac also do a tow bar mounted box (185L) for£145  which you should be able to mount on a cycle rack  but you would need to provide your own U bolts
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Post by Dare-devil-dennis on Wed May 30, 2018 4:03 pm

I just ordered this from Amazon for my bike rack (on a Stanton)

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It probably needs a heavy duty cardboard box liner and an inner base made from rigid plastic of some sort, but it looks good value and light weight.
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Post by merv on Wed May 30, 2018 10:07 pm

When we had a Nuevo, the motorhome levellers that you refer to fitted neatly in the outside locker (the wet locker.) Like others on the forum, the silver screens travelled in the shower and squashed neatly out of sight behind the turned around passenger seat when on a site.
I would be wary of fitting extras for storage until you've really tried things out thoroughly.
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Post by Wogga383 on Fri Jun 01, 2018 6:01 pm

raymondo wrote:Thule  - £300+  (420L)
Bac rac = £240 (450L)

to name but 2

Bac Rac also do a tow bar mounted box (185L) for£145  which you should be able to mount on a cycle rack  but you would need to provide your own U bolts

Any link for Bac Rac please google doesn't bring up anything meaningful.

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Post by -mojo- on Fri Jun 01, 2018 6:36 pm

If you put "Bac Rac bike rack" into Google it will take you straight to their website, without even having to get the spelling of their name right.
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Post by Eltel on Sat Jun 02, 2018 11:11 pm

The original post was and still is extra storage not a bike rack.
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