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Davion206

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Posted: 12/23/17 10:14am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

When you are on the road and you do not use the over the cab bunk for sleeping, do you remove the pads and store "stuff"? How do you anchor so it stays put? Thanks.....


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Yes, I removed the mattress parts and place stuff up there based on it’s probability of staying safe. I use sheets of the waffle-like shelf liner (actually it also looks like rug pad) in areas where more friction is needed. I have never had problems. My overhead has a rough finish so that is very helpful also. I am old and not too strong so nothing very heavy goes up there. It is an extremely useful area.
Some things, like my banjo, ride on my bed and then get moved overhead when we arrive.


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Posted: 12/23/17 11:12am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

When on the road I only put soft stuff up their (sleeping bags, blankets, pillow etc). I keep the pads in place.


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When we owned our Class C we always used the cab over for storage when travelling. Our daughter used it when camping. We did not remove the mattress before travelling, just put a sheet down that we didn't use for sleeping.

We did the same thing with the top bunk that no one slept on, except we always used it for storage.

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Davion206 ~~ When had ClassC always used for some storage. Only had 'overhead' & 'sofa'. Usually X Clothes; blankets/pillows sofa. other 'soft' stuff. Never took out bed/bedding as would have to find a place TO STORE IT!!! JM2¢

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No reason to remove the mattress. "Storage" is in the mind of the beholder. Although I rarely have anyone sleeping up there it has become, as others have observed, a place for many soft things, extra bedding and for me a host of things that may be set away in transit and brought back down when set-up. I don't know if I would want to anchor anything up there per se. It is quite utile otherwise. I never wanted an entertainment center in the cab over for that very reason.


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Our matresses seem damp....yes, we have checked for leaks....two damp rid tubs up there....thus the reason we will remove them and store them when we return home in spring.

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We have always used the cab over space for storage. I made a low fence, about 2-3" high and it keeps things from falling off.


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Davion206 wrote:

Our matresses seem damp....yes, we have checked for leaks....two damp rid tubs up there....thus the reason we will remove them and store them when we return home in spring.


I removed my mattress parts to keep them clean and nice In case I ever wanted to use them as a bed. Now I don’t have to worry if I put something dirty up there and the space is easy to clean. Also every bit less weight is a good thing. Also I like to use the front of the space as a counter for fruit/produce bowls, catch-all trays, coffee maker etc and the hard surface works much better.

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MobileBasset, great idea, thanks. Now, what do you have for a privacy curtain. Ours velcros to part of the matress. When we removed it, I'm trying to figure what to use. We have the exterior windshield cover and for a quick fix, we use reflectix cut to fit on the inside.

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