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Old 12-13-2018, 02:14 AM   #1
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Side of bed storage ideas in 5.0TA

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I've been contemplating some ideas on how best to use the area next to the bed on a 5.1. I was thinking some vertical storage bins at the extreme end, such that the window is not impeded. Or a expandable bar with anchors such that things could be hung. I just wondered what great ideas others have come up with here.
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Old 12-13-2018, 04:40 PM   #2
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i have wine glass holders on each side the fold up when not in use. and a little wood table sits next to the bed also a few bins
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Old 12-13-2018, 05:51 PM   #3
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We do not use the cubby holes very much as we find them too far forward. My plan some day is to rebuild the whole corner cabinetry bigger, to include a cabinet. On the side in front of this cabinet I would like some kind of night table, just enough to hold a phone, glasses and book. This cabinetry and table would have to allow for fairly easy bed making. I would still leave enough room towards the rear as that is where I keep my guitar and Lisa some bins of craft stuff.
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Besides being too far forward, I find the cubby's too noisy. I find the bed side storage areas good the way they, but that's just us. If you were to build something in there would said cabinet/table not be in the way when making the bed? not that I'm the one that does such.
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Old 12-13-2018, 08:17 PM   #5
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I like the standard cubies in the 5.0TA. I'm a reader. Perfect place for me to put my book at the end of the day AND I've crushed multiple pairs of reading glasses over the years... no more. Are the cubies perfect, no. But I can always find my book AND my reading glasses.
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Old 12-13-2018, 08:20 PM   #6
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Interesting ideas. I don't need a cupboard beside the bed in Ten Forward. That's where I store extra rolled up blankets... no one besides me know they're here. At the end of the bed, next to the closet is where I put my 'morning sweats. I wake up in the morning, put on my 'sweats' just for a little while... while I'm waking up and having morning coffee.... they don't need to be in a cupboard... just 'handy.'
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Besides being too far forward, I find the cubby's too noisy. I find the bed side storage areas good the way they, but that's just us. If you were to build something in there would said cabinet/table not be in the way when making the bed? not that I'm the one that does such.
I was thinking the table would be something that flips up. The cabinet just a small, maybe 6" extension of what is there with the entire interior used. As the loft cabinetry is where we keep our folded clothes, some of the small stuff, socks, underwear, etc, could go in it. I would think it being a good inch away from the edge of the mattress on each side would be sufficient, but then, I too am not the one that deals with making it.
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Oo, oo, oo. Just had a brain wave, as opposed to usually having a brain fart. How about a slide out breadboard style night table. If the corner cabinet were a good foot deep, this would allow for a foot wide table, enough to fit my needs. It could then easily be stowed away for bed making, and allow room for stuff to sit underneath which would get in the way of a flip style table.
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We keep our TV at the end of the passenger side during travel and when in use it sits on top of a Berkey water filter. We like the TV out of the way and haven't been willing to screw into the cabinetry for the arm mount yet. We also keep an extra blanket or two on one of the sides of the bed.
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Interesting ideas. I don't need a cupboard beside the bed in Ten Forward. That's where I store extra rolled up blankets... no one besides me know they're here. At the end of the bed, next to the closet is where I put my 'morning sweats. I wake up in the morning, put on my 'sweats' just for a little while... while I'm waking up and having morning coffee.... they don't need to be in a cupboard... just 'handy.'
Hi: Donna D... Ha, ha. Just getting out of bed gives me my "Morning Sweats"!!! Alf
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Oo, oo, oo. Just had a brain wave, as opposed to usually having a brain fart. How about a slide out breadboard style night table. If the corner cabinet were a good foot deep, this would allow for a foot wide table, enough to fit my needs. It could then easily be stowed away for bed making, and allow room for stuff to sit underneath which would get in the way of a flip style table.
Hi: Jim Bennett... What about a flip down table hinged to the inner window frame? Doesn't have to be big enough for "Table dances". Alf
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Oo, oo, oo. Just had a brain wave, as opposed to usually having a brain fart. How about a slide out breadboard style night table. If the corner cabinet were a good foot deep, this would allow for a foot wide table, enough to fit my needs. It could then easily be stowed away for bed making, and allow room for stuff to sit underneath which would get in the way of a flip style table.
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We keep our TV at the end of the passenger side during travel and when in use it sits on top of a Berkey water filter. We like the TV out of the way and haven't been willing to screw into the cabinetry for the arm mount yet. We also keep an extra blanket or two on one of the sides of the bed.


Interesting...can you explain further? We are debating TV options for our 5.0 for next year.
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Old 12-14-2018, 03:12 PM   #14
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Interesting...can you explain further? We are debating TV options for our 5.0 for next year.
Our TV is loose. During travel it is standing against the mattress with an extra blanket stuffed between it and the wall to keep it from moving/protect it. If/when we want to watch in the evening I will put the free standing Berkey (just happens to be the right height/width) at the end of the bed on the passenger side and set the TV on top of it. Typically it will then sit there for the duration, until we break camp and it goes back against the mattress and the Berkey hides in the middle step. We did watch a movie one night during dinner, and we just set the TV on the table. The dinette flip up table might have been better but on the main table we had more direction options. After dinner I just put it back up on the side of the bed.

We have the same mount Escape uses in a box, I'm thinking eventually we will mount it as it is a little low in the current configuration. Just not crazy about driving a couple wide screws into the cabinetry and like how we can put it away and out of site. Although with the mount I suspect we would do the same as it lifts off easy enough, at least theoretically. Anybody know what size screws to use for the mount and is the best place on the very edge of the cabinet?
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Interesting...can you explain further? We are debating TV options for our 5.0 for next year.
We do the same leaning TV against the mattress with blanket protecting it. We do have the mount but find once in camp and TV set up, when out of the way pushed back it blocks the rear of the above bed cupboards. Of course that's my side so it doesn't bother Beth.

As far as extra storage goes, often we find that on driver side bottom just gets filled with clothing odds and ends. Putting something permanent in down there would tend to block the outlets which we use for Beth's CPAP, both the 110 and the 12v.

As mentioned by others the cubbies are not as handy as I thought they would be, noisy putting things away at night, even with a piece of liner on the bottom. We tend not to really use them but just put books and glasses down beside the bed.

We do find after having the old 5.0 single that we don't really need the beside bed area for storage, as we have so much more elsewhere in the trailer. We haven't figured out how to fill everything up yet. Guess we could always get a set of bocce balls to carry around like Jim, but then don't need the weight.
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Old 12-14-2018, 03:58 PM   #16
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In our old rig, very similar floor plan to our soon-to-be-ready 5.0TA, we filled the floor on one side of the bed with cozy cat cottages so they had a secure place to ride while we were driving. A bigger problem, once we stopped, was finding room for us humans in the dinette
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Old 12-14-2018, 05:01 PM   #18
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we have a cheap 3 drawer case from walmart that fits perfectly at the end. Works great!
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Do you have a picture? This is something like I was thinking
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Old 12-17-2018, 12:16 PM   #20
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sterilite 3 drawer plastic at Walmart. Its 12" wide which fits great.
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