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Our Winnebago Travato has a slightly different floor plan than the rest of them – but the one thing we have in common with the standard 59G is a big blank wall facing the rear doors. Other Travato owners have come up with some pretty ingenious storage solutions to using that space (it’s only about 4 inches wide). I was holding out – waiting for what I thought was the perfect solution. But the wait dragged on for 6 months… Until we ran into Organized Obie at the 2015 RVIA show in Louisville. Check it out.
This was just the sort of built-in storage I was wanting for this space. The BEST thing about this – versus other storage I’ve seen in this space – is that the stretchy cargo net keeps things held firmly against the back wall. This means that they don’t bang, rattle, and move when we drive. (The thought of a broom handle smacking against that wall every time I approached a stop light was one of the reasons I held off for so long.)
The organizers arrived quickly and mounted easily. For the storage you see in the video, I just mounted with the provided screws. I was able to check behind the wall and verify that I wasn’t going to pierce any pipes or wires. (Generally, I don’t recommend blindly driving screws into your RV walls. I ALWAYS check what’s behind first.) But this leads me to one of the other things that’s cool about the Organized Obie products. They have an adhesive mount system that uses VHB tape that can be used with any of their snap-based organizers. So even if you’re not inclined to disassemble wall panels and use a probe camera like I did, Organized Obie has a solution for you.
Besides the organizers, I should mention that Jason (in the video) obviously knows a thing or two about fitness himself. We’re always happy to meet other fitness-minded folks in our travels. And in this case, meeting Jason was jut the ticket for finally doing something useful with that empty space in our rig.