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Message posted by Lynm24/7/2007 at 5:10pm
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I put black plastic bags on the floor in bed pod and then have 2 fold up plastic baskets 1 for OH and 1 for me. Works well.

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Message posted by Dripping_Wet24/7/2007 at 8:49pm
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We use those fold up baskets and have 1 each.  Works very well. 



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Message posted by rebusuber24/7/2007 at 9:01pm
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If you have the outwell wardrobe things that seem to be popular, ditch the hardboard shelves and replace with some plywood. Why you ask? Watch the hardboard soak up some moisture then sag in the middle (over time of course), oh and they get mouldy as well.

Message posted by Jayemcee24/7/2007 at 10:01pm
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We take a contraption I have for hanging up ironing at home, I can't remember what it was called but it's quite light and stands in a corner of the tent out of the way. It stands on a tripod and has three 'arms'. We don't put everything on it but it's good for keeping a few things smart and for drying damp towels.

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Message posted by scotia7224/7/2007 at 11:12pm
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Good thread this.

We just keep the gear in the holdalls.

With it just being the two of us, well 2 and a bit now !... there is plenty of room in the Vango's 2nd room. In the Khyam, we rig up one side as the bedroom with the bags and the rest of tent is the living 'quarters' (and now baby's sleeping area)



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Message posted by caz89025/7/2007 at 8:49am
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We live out of our holdalls.  I know pack all my little uns clothes into a seperate carrier bag for each day, makes it easier to find undies for him, then just add in a ton of extras just in case.  Ours just go in holdalls, but we are going away on the 4th, so may just pack mine in bags too, just for ease.  If we just go for a weekend we pack it all into one suitcase and leave this in the boot.

 

We have thought about wardrobes etc, but hubby rants about fitting everything in car as it is.


Message posted by patricia196025/7/2007 at 9:40am
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Holdalls for us to, sit either side of beds and a bin bag for the dirty clothes. Havent found a problem and usually have found sites have irons if worried about crushed clothes. But you wouldnt catch me ironing when I'm camping, I'm on my holidays 

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Message posted by kevandjo25/7/2007 at 11:05am
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Weve got big blue IKEA bags, cost a 1, and you can get loads in, also squashes up in the car for packing.  They go on the floor in the spare pod.  Top tip, there are 4 of us, get 4 carrier bags, and keep each persons sets of undies, socks etc in each, so easy to find rather than rummidging about the bags.

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Message posted by Caroleeeeee25/7/2007 at 2:35pm
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There are five of us and normaly everything is put into a holdhall.  We go to Spain next week with the tent and I am trying the clear box thing.  Going to pack all clothes into the clear and grey lid boxes the ones that fit under the bed, everything can stay in there in the tent.  Each box is to have that persons clothes, towel shower stuff and flip flops.  The theory to get the kids to help me pack and they can't take any more than fits in their box.  Hope it works it sounds good but will wait and see. 

Message posted by campingmeerkat26/7/2007 at 12:34pm
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We used to use holdalls till we were flooded- then you never use holdalls again! Now we use a wardrobe

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Message posted by andy+jane26/7/2007 at 5:11pm
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I got a really clever idea from this site earlier this year.  I bought an awning extension pole and put it up inbetween the bed pods of our TT.  I then attached 3 cheap wardrobe shoe/jumper shelves( the kind that attach with velcro).  That gave us 18 individual sections to put clothes in, as we are a family of 6 that was 3 each .  It was great and as we were flooded a couple of times in France saved our clothes and my time in washing!!

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Message posted by katejopson26/7/2007 at 10:44pm
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Just read this post and find it interesting as we are off to new quay tomorrow and given the weather at the mo am obviously concerned about flooding the tent. Unfortunately there are 7 of us and a zafira with roofbox so not a lot of space. I get the kids to pack a rucksack each and then they have their 'swimming bag'. As we are only going for 4 nights mine and dp's clothes are in a holdall, 2 year old and 4 yr olds are in those swim type bags and the older 3 have rucksacks. We always live out of the bags though as simply no room in car or roofbox for anything else! Have got to pack the car tomorrow and am going to take the tent and poles out of the carrybag with the inners and groundsheet and just place in roofbox as gives more room but these will be on top of everything else as the 1st thing we need! I will have to supervise dp v.carefully to ensure that he packs it right as at 5ft tall i cannot reach all the way into the roofbox! The kids will prob end up with bags on laps and in the footwell and the coolbox will be behind my seat in front of 2 year old as she does not require the legroom. Wish me luck i may post again asknig for help tomorrow depending on how hard it is to get it packed!

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Message posted by rickit26/7/2007 at 11:26pm
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Quote: Originally posted by rebusuber on 24/7/2007
If you have the outwell wardrobe things that seem to be popular, ditch the hardboard shelves and replace with some plywood. Why you ask? Watch the hardboard soak up some moisture then sag in the middle (over time of course), oh and they get mouldy as well.

The actual Outwell ones are fine as they are not hardboard shelves but much better and do not bow. Have the Trinidad and Jamaica here and great purchases they were to, great for storage. We have a Sunncamp kitchen unit that had the hardboard shelves which have been replaced by plywood as you so rightly point out, they after one season were so bent.


Message posted by Blimey28/7/2007 at 3:01pm
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I have been oooohhhhwwing and ahhhhwwing about getting a wardrobe storage thing for the tent.

Its does take up more room in car, it does cost about 40 and how often would i use it.

I sit here and say just live out the bags but i will know when i am away for a week i will be stressing as everything ain't organised properly.

I'd say bye a storage wardrobe thingy and let me know how you get on.  


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We have just lived out of the suitcase which fited in the bedroom with the double airbed. Our new tent has 2 separate bedrooms, so we'll be using one as a dressing room. We'll see how that goes, then think about clothes storage if we need it.
Those of you with the cheap clothes rails, are they designed to keep putting up and taking apart? There's one in Argos for 5.99, but there's the little screwdriver symbol next to it. Screwing and unscrewing it every time would be a real bind!



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Message posted by colin1525028/7/2007 at 9:03pm
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Hi

We have the Outwell vermont with the wardrobe that we use for our best clothes and coats. This year after reading a thread about storage of clothes on this forum before we took somebodys advice and used the empty plastic boxes that we use for transporting stuff in the trailer and put our clothes in them. We found this particularly useful and easy, we put them under the kids camp beds and everyone in the family found it easy to pull out and get what they want. They didn't go damp and cold either like they can in a holdall.  



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