Anyone who knows me realizes I should never use “final” and “mod” in the same phrase. But just go with it for a title…
This week, I put the finishing touches on Lance’s trailer ‘George’ to get it ready for summer cycling trips. In this video, I add some storage accessories from one of our favorites, Organized Obie. But the ones I use in this video are different from the Obie accessories you’ve seen us use before. Have a look:
Most of the Obie accessories – nets, pockets, what have you – work great when you’ve got a surface like an RV wall to attach them to. You can usually either screw the products down, or attach them with SNADs. But neither of those would work inside our trailer because the walls weren’t solid; and they were fuzzy so they wouldn’t support an adhesive. I called the walls “compressed rat fur” in the video, but I’m at least 50% certain it’s not actually rat fur… Anyway, in the trailer, we only had framing members that would support a screw every 24 inches or so.
So I dug deeper into the Obie catalog, and found their slatwall storage system, which they call “HandWall”. I ordered up several lengths of the PVC track, and a variety of baskets and hooks (and a paper towel holder) to use with it.
But while the slatwall accessories are nice, I didn’t confine myself to using it strictly as a slatwall system. Since the PVC machines easily, I used it to support screws for one of their gear nets – where I otherwise wouldn’t have been able to mount one. And I also used some of their clothes pegs, which I mounted directly through the HandiWall panel.
You can see all of this in the video. But for those of you who like a shopping list, here you go. None of these items are expensive, which we can all appreciate.
- 6 x 45 Black HandiWall
- Deep Basket
- Medium Basket
- Paper Towel Holder
- 1″ Single Hooks
- 30″ x 24″ Gear Net
- Aluminum Clothes Hooks
Now if this inspires you to try something in your own RV or trailer, do be sure to use the discount code THEFITRV at check out at Organized Obie, and you’ll get 5% off (and we get a bonus, too!).
That’s all for now. Time to hit the road!!