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Message posted by sheeprider7902/7/2019 at 12:27pm
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Hi,

I have recently purchased a rear fixed bed layout.

Now when you lift the bed up there is a massive amount of storage underneath available. I am well aware of towing and where to store heavy items etc... But how many of us take advantage of the space and use it probably way over and above?

I have x 4 camping chairs, waste master, hoses for serviced pitches, fold up kitchen and a few other bits and bobs probably about 40kgs which all use to be stored in my middle dinette in my previous model.

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Message posted by bessie500 via mobile 02/7/2019 at 1:06pm
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I store all that under my fixed bed amongst other things, including the awning

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Message posted by lion12302/7/2019 at 5:25pm
Outfit:  swift alpine sport     Location:  pyle bridgend s. wales
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we have a fixed bed as well,tend to keep spare bedding under bed,all heavy things including awning goes on the deck over the axle,best to be safe than sorry.

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Message posted by Baileyjake04/7/2019 at 4:56pm
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i store my waste master aquaroll and small table top bbq under my sons fixed bunk and 6 folding chairs and camping table under the rear dinette seat. other items are stored about the caravan but the majority of the weight is in front of the single axle. i am careful that the nose weight is high, between 90 - 100kg. my car has a max nose weight of 150kg but i am aware the alco hitch is only rated to 100kg. i have seen the videos where they put some weights on the rear of demostration trailer on a 'tread mill' and appreciate that if the nose weight is too light because of too much rear weight there would be a snaking problem. as a mechanical engineer i can also see that providing the nose wight is correct and you are not exceeding the MPLM of your caravan then loading items at the rear would have a lesser effect. too much at the ends would increase inertia which would lead to the pitching and yawl. but i dont think a waste master and aquaroll will give too much of a problem provifing the nose weight is correct. this is usually minimum 7% of the caravans loaded weight so in my caravans case ut would be 112kg which i cant reach without exceeding the hitches max load so less than 100kg it must be.

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Message posted by agri12/7/2019 at 10:45am
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That's the trouble with fixed rear beds to tempting to store everything in there. If you have always put heavy stuff over axle to get a good balance why suddenly move it to rear ?


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Message posted by chrisn712/7/2019 at 1:20pm
Outfit:  Bessacarr Cameo 625 2011     Location:  West Yorkshire
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Lightweight stuff under the bed, awning in the car.

Message posted by Rainbowsend via mobile 14/7/2019 at 12:56am
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I've always thought that the storage under rear fixed beds can lead to the rear being too heavy and constantly dangerous.

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Message posted by richardandjo201016/7/2019 at 12:52pm
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For me its folding chairs under front seats awning over axle, there are a few things under fixed rear bed mainly small hoover but on the wet locker floor tray I keep all the pegs level blocks hook up lead etc then in front locker goes waste master and aquaroll and 2 small gas bottles. My car only has a 6okg towball weight, a nosewight should be 5 to 7% in my case im working around the 5% mark ive never had any stability issues

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