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Old 07-31-2013, 12:41 PM   #11
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the shelf over the door is a awesome idea, would be great for keys,wallets and dog leash type stuff. you should sugest that one to the factory .
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Old 07-31-2013, 01:44 PM   #12
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Great job Doug! I imagine once we start using our trailer we will need all kinds of storage spots for various items. Keep the ideas coming.

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Old 07-31-2013, 03:03 PM   #13
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I imagine once we start using our trailer we will need all kinds of storage spots for various items.
Actually, I find that with the tremendous amount of storage space the 19 has, my biggest problem is remembering where I put things.
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Old 07-31-2013, 03:55 PM   #14
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I would agree that there is alot of storage. I do find that keys wallet and such does not seem to have a great home, the shelf idea over the door seems like a great spot for these items
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Old 07-31-2013, 11:02 PM   #15
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There's a fair bit of storage, no question. But it's not all in the right place, or the in the right configuration. The bedside shelves are a good example of this. The wife and I both wear glasses. In the stock trailer, where do we put them when we sleep?

This activity isn't so much about adding *more* storage, but about adding *the right* storage.
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Old 08-01-2013, 06:50 AM   #16
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the shelf over the door is a awesome idea, would be great for keys,wallets and dog leash type stuff. you should sugest that one to the factory .
Hi: dave macrae... Someone already asked Reace to do an "Alf Shelf" and I think it's one idea he would rather leave to the individual owners to complete.
As dbailey mentioned the new style door frames are not as deep so an extra piece is needed for depth. For those owners taller than me, the addition of a yellow rubber ducky might be a good idea too!!! Alf
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Old 08-01-2013, 08:58 AM   #17
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This activity isn't so much about adding *more* storage, but about adding *the right* storage.
Sorry Doug, I am not sold on this justification of why you are doing these projects. It really is because you just like to play and create, right?

It's okay, I really do understand, and like your ideas.
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Old 08-01-2013, 10:02 AM   #18
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Well, yeah; of course. I think I said that (or something similar) to Donna in the first thread. From a pure economics point of view, these additions are stupidly expensive in terms of time for the little functionality benefit that comes from them.

But in addition to the bit of extra storage, I get:
- a bit of myself invested in the trailer
- a bit of customization to the way we use the trailer
- a conversation starter
- time spent designing
- time spent in the work shop

Most people would agree that personal touches make our possessions more enjoyable. And when you're an introvert, something to talk about never hurts, 'cause talking just doesn't come naturally to some of us. But those last two points are the big ones, and they're something that not everybody would "get".

I love the act of designing. Give me a problem to solve and a set of constraints to work with and I can spend endless hours working out solutions on paper. Great fun!

And time in my work shop is something I love too. I'm very much a dilettante when it comes to my hobbies. Over the years I've tried dozens of different things. But woodworking is the one that's stuck. Yeah, I go through phases where I might go a month or two where my work bench is just a horizontal surface for stacking things, but I keep coming back to it.
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Old 08-01-2013, 10:21 AM   #19
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But those last two points are the big ones, and they're something that not everybody would "get".
I totally get it. I especially like designing something with awkward parameters, and getting it to work good.
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