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PostPosted: Sat Jun 28, 2014 6:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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OK "Mad guy" Where did you get this ?...I like it Very Happy


Here
http://www.fiamma.com/EN/products/comfort/organizer/organizer/

Mine was brought from Europe, I have not seen it on the Fiamma.usa website.

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PostPosted: Sat Jun 28, 2014 6:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah, I used to have one like yours. The Fiamma one really maximizes all the available space behind the passenger seat and has big pockets specifically designed for shoes. I had been looking for something like this for a while. The standard shoe organizers have small pockets, my shoes don't really fit well in them but the Fiamma one is just perfect and very well made. I have an upcoming trip to Europe so I will look into getting more of these if I have enough luggage space and family doesn't mind.
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 28, 2014 7:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

madspaniard wrote:
I have an upcoming trip to Europe so I will look into getting more of these if I have enough luggage space and family doesn't mind.

How many$$$...I want one, and I can pick it up in alameda..my granny in law used to own the oldest house on the island 1620 4th st.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 20, 2015 9:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

If someone was picking up those Fiamma organizers they could probably bring back a crate and make some money! I'd take on of those shoe organizers if someone was willing to pick one up for me!
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 26, 2015 11:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lots of great ideas. One thing we carry is a lot of high-end camera gear, which poses a temptation to would-be thieves when sitting out in view. So, we cleaned up and insulated under the seat of our 79 Westy and 86 Westy and store the stuff down there. We added a lock for a little extra security, but out of sight makes us feel a lot better.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 26, 2015 11:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm wondering what people have done with the opening where they took out the stock refridgerator, other than buying a kit from someone. Pictures would be great. Right now we just stack stuff in there willy-nilly.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 26, 2015 11:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

a quick search for "Fridge Elimination" returns
this: http://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/search.php?search_keywords=fridge+elimination&search_forum=20

pick 2nd link
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 26, 2015 11:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

My word, some of you guys take soooo much stuff!

Everything we EVER take on a trip fits in the Westy cabinets or on the OEM rooftop luggage tray except for our cooler, firewood, and his and hers duffle bags full of whatever clothes we need for our trip.

Get to camp, pop the top and throw the duffle bags upstairs. Then unstrap the camp chairs, collapsible grey water "bucket", camp table, and maybe the welcome mat from the luggage tray and set those things up. Spin the passenger chair around and voila', totally set up, NO clutter, and I'm drinking beer 15 minutes after pulling into camp.

Some of you should give this a thought http://www.amazon.com/The-Life-Changing-Magic-Tidying-Decluttering/dp/1607747308
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 26, 2015 12:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I just toss everything into a big pile. When I get to a campsite I open the slider and go for a hike. When I get back I check the pile to see if bears chased away the thieves who were picking thru it. Then I grab anything I need and toss the other stuff into a Goodwill box.
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 27, 2015 10:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Back to front:

Storage tray at top of rear hatch: small shovel, spare hats and gloves.

Rear closet: solar shower, 1st aid kit, toiletries, some books, pack hammock, parachord, Frisbee.

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Big closet: bedding, curtains, extra fleece jacket.

Rear bin: paper towels, tin foil, Tupperware, trash bags, maybe a cook book and paper plates.

Front bin: food that doesn't need refridgerated, spices.

Floor cabinet: tea/coffee/sports drink mix, wine/whiskey, maybe paperplates or more non-perishable food.

Fridge: pulled it out now it carries bike helmets/shoes/Camelbacks or fishing gear other misc "toys". Leveling blocks and collapsible trash cans.

Drawer: silverware, napkins, potholders, dish soap.

Big cabinet: pots, pans, etc.

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Under bench space: spare parts, Bentley and Digifant Pro-manual, shoes, bike lube etc. tool box.

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Add a cooler behind the passenger seat, two duffle bags in the back, and chairs/camptable/welcome mat/grey water bucket to luggage rack and we're all set. Simple, really.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 18, 2015 5:24 am    Post subject: Re: How do you pack to reduce clutter? (packing accessories) Reply with quote

If this has been mentioned then just delete. I've been usung a handy item 4 storage, the lg sq clear peanut jars, lg lids & u can get a lot of stuff inside like rolled socks t shirts etc & see what's in each, they pack tightly too. I hate having to label bags boxes as contents change.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 18, 2015 6:34 am    Post subject: Re: How do you pack to reduce clutter? (packing accessories) Reply with quote

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Up top - front and rear
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 18, 2015 9:07 am    Post subject: Re: How do you pack to reduce clutter? (packing accessories) Reply with quote

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Up top - front and rear


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 18, 2015 10:03 am    Post subject: Re: How do you pack to reduce clutter? (packing accessories) Reply with quote

I think that was an ad

cool storage though
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 18, 2015 12:34 pm    Post subject: Re: How do you pack to reduce clutter? (packing accessories) Reply with quote

vanis13 wrote:
I think that was an ad

cool storage though


Very cleverly done ad...... Topic appropriate, adds yet another space option ......

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 18, 2015 12:48 pm    Post subject: Re: How do you pack to reduce clutter? (packing accessories) Reply with quote

dobryan wrote:
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That was my first thought too! I had a hightop for awhile, and yes it was MUCH easier to hide the clutter.

We put stuff in duffels and move it up top (when popped), but after awhile entropy takes over…..
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 18, 2015 1:08 pm    Post subject: Re: How do you pack to reduce clutter? (packing accessories) Reply with quote

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We put stuff in duffels and move it up top (when popped), but after awhile entropy takes over…..


Yes, yes it does.... Very Happy

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 18, 2015 1:57 pm    Post subject: Re: How do you pack to reduce clutter? (packing accessories) Reply with quote

Any surfers got any shots of interior board storage?

I roll in a tintop and often slide the boards in on the z-bed, but would love to find a way to be able to have teh boards inside and still be able to put the bed back into a seat.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 18, 2015 3:09 pm    Post subject: Re: How do you pack to reduce clutter? (packing accessories) Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 18, 2015 3:37 pm    Post subject: Re: great subject Reply with quote

aswah wrote:
I echo a lot of Climber John's sentiments...

Food, I usually pre-prepare as much as possible at home, i.e. make an Asian stir fry base that is shelf stable, precook and smoke ribs then put in vacuum pack bags that I can reheat in a pot of water then use water for cleaning and/or coffee/tea etc. I use a lot of vacuum pack bags that require low space in fridge and take up low space in garbage (pack in/pack out). The rest of my food storage is usually in recycle glass jars. Pretty much they go from y shelves at home to the shelves below the sink (flour, sugar, rice, beans)...

I use a Thule box on week long trip and have a dry bag that we fill with dirty clothes. I generally wear clothes two days when camping. The thule box is filled with the bulk of our stuff as I HATE having too much crap in the bus while camping. I put a twelve bottle wine storage in the bottom of the closet that holds, guess what, wine/beer. Books go on the shelf in closet. I usually have a backpack full of cameras, lenses, computer, etc.

Things like large boules of bread end up in a cargo net that stretches behind the stove top. Back up water/gas go on our cargo carrier that attaches to our bumper (thanx gw) and tables and chairs get stuck in the luggage rack on top... next to our grey water tank.

My laptop has twenty or thirty movies loaded on it for evening entertainment... though I have to be honest it is hard to watch a movie/documentary when the stars are shining bright.


After years of camping/backpacking I learned I am happiest with less stuff and less clutter.

Hope this helps

Here's our packing list:

ELECTRONICS:

o 3 prong thingy
o Batteries
o Camera
o CDs
o Extension Cord
o Laptop
o Macro lens
o Movies
o MP3 Player
o Phone
o Speakers
o Tripod
o Video Camera
o Power Cords for Devices

KITCHEN:

o Bowls
o Bread
o Butter
o Chai
o Cheese Grater/Microplane
o Chef knife
o Coffee
o Coffee pot
o Collapsible bowl
o Cups
o Cutting Board
o Dry Rub
o Egg cups
o Eggs
o Garlic
o Griddle
o Milk
o Mustard
o Napkins
o Nutmeg
o Olive Oil
o Pancake Batter
o Paring Knife
o Parmesan Cheese
o Pasta
o Pasta sauce
o Pepper
o Plates
o Popsicles
o Salt
o Sauté Pan
o Serrated Knife
o Silverware
o Snacks
o Spatula
o Strainer
o Sugar
o Syrup
o Toaster
o Tongs
o Towels
o Vinegar
o Vitamins
o Water
o Water canteens
o Whisk
o Wine opener
o Wood Bowl/Tongs
o Wood spoon

DISPOSABLES:

o Garbage Bags
o Paper Towels
o Poop Bags
o Toilet Paper
o Zippies


OTHER:
o Bedding
o Beer Glasses
o Books
o Candle
o Chairs
o Change for showers/parking
o Clothing
o Games
o Gas Can
o GPS
o Grey Water Tank
o Hat/Gloves
o Hose
o Incense Box
o Jackets
o Lighters
o Maps
o Raincoats
o Shoes
o Table
o Thule Box
o Toiletries
o Water Can
o Wine Glasses
o Wine/Beer

LUCY (doggie):

o Lucy Bed
o Lucy Collar/Barker
o Lucy Food
o Lucy Food/Water Bowls
o Lucy Towel
o Lucy Treats


Thanks for these lists - I'd suggest the following to help collapse it a bit if anyone so desires (disclaimer - I've just started camping in the Westy, but plenty of backpack time, etc.).

Beer glass = Wine glass = Coffee mug - I have a small brown plastic mug that I like from backpacking. Better is a typical thermo mug for coffee in the AM - beer can be had from the can or bottle or poured into this container once rinsed. Wine - same deal. Of course anniversaries or spouse birthday might require nicer glassware. Just saying
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