Join Date: Mar 2008
My Motorhome: A Caravan of all things !!
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I had a 696G for a few years and, by a system of trial and error worked out the below system.
“Aquire” a few bread baskets or the sort that supermarkets use for fruit and veg.
Then get yourself some timber battens (2x1 roofing batten was what I used, cheap and easily replaced if necessary, and make up a framework. I made up a frame that stood on the garage floor and was secured to the front wall of the garage. Mine held three of the above crates and was located against the front wall of the garage on the passengers side. The bottom section (the floor) I left free of any of the crates for whatever I wanted to put there, the next one up was fixed to the frame and the two above slid out (twds the back of the garage) BUT I made a couple of small (easily removed) braces across the bottom corners. That way I could, if I wanted, slide the crates out to gain access etc. I also left enough room to access the top of the crates without having to pull them out. Label the side of the crate with what’s in it (you WILL forget otherwise)
I had a couple of folding bikes that were strapped to another wooden batten secured to the back wall of the garage by some small ratchet straps secured to large hooks fixed to the batten.
A full size spare wheel was on the drivers side, held flat against the front wall, again by (larger) ratchet straps. The Full size Cadac was bungee strapped to the spare wheel. I still had space for other “stuff” like chairs etc.
One VITAL addition I added was a decent lighting system in the garage, cheap self adhesive LED strip lights fixed just above the locker doors with a switch for each located somewhere easily accessible but not easily hit. I actually used a couple of domestic pull switches (like in a bathroom) fixed to the garage “roof”, cheap as chips from B&Q. Trying to find something in your garage, in the dark, using a torch when it’s raining soon makes you appreciate the value of lighting. A small warning light alongside the access door from the habitation area makes sure you don’t leave them on over night!
Hope that gives you some ideas, but I would suggest that you spend a fair while working out exactly you want in the garage, how often you are likely to access it, and how easy that access needs to be BEFORE making any form of framework.
Oh nearly forget, another crate just inside the access door for fruit and veg so you don’t need to go outside to grab an apple!
Its not the destination that matters.
It's who you share the journey with (even if like me, it’s in a caravan!)
I am very fortunate to have Mrs Plodd to share mine with
Last edited by Mrplodd; 11-03-2018 at 21:47.