I'm writing this almost a year late, but at least that way I can include all the modifications we've made to the truck and how it's performed over the last year. Anyway, we got a new truck. It’s 2 years newer and has 28,000 less miles. Okay, Okay. It’s not new, just new to us. It’s a 2003 F350 with 442,000 miles on it. BUT, it has a Ford remanufactured engine with only 58,000 miles (as o...
- Crates: Put everything in crates to avoid any loose items and make sure everything has a place. When you have limited storage, everything needs to have a place, or else things get messy fast. And this way, everything is waterproof in case you ever had any leaks.
- “Garage” Storage: The camper has one outdoor storage area, and the truck has four truck bed boxes that serve as our “garage.” All outdoor items belong in these locations, including truck fuels, tools, spare parts to the truck and dirt bikes, and even extra camping gear. We also store our water filter and leveling blocks in these outdoor storage areas.
- Trash: Living in a camper and constantly on the road, you have to get used to carrying your trash with you and finding public places to dump trash. Sometimes you can find dumpsters at rest stops or left open behind a commercial building, but lots of dumpsters are locked, and its hard to find a place to throw away large bags of trash. So we re-use plastic or paper grocery bags so that we can throw away our trash in smaller bins and more often! This way we can dump smaller bags of trash at a gas station or regular trash cans.
- Command hooks and stick on shelves: Command hooks are helpful around the camper for hanging towels, trash bags, oven mitts, hats, and lately, our Covid masks. We have stick on small shelves in the bathroom to hold toiletries. Since it’s a wet bathroom, we found plastic shelves with holes in the bottom so water won’t build up.
- Laundry Bag: Dirty laundry goes directly into a drawstring laundry bag, and it sits at the end of the bed.
- Tile Key Finder: It’s surprising to think that things can get lost in such a small space, but it happens when you’re moving around so much and sleeping in a different place every night. We have the Tile on our key chains and wallets to find them easier. One time we left a wallet at a dit bike shop and drove an hour south before figuring out we left it there and had to turn around. Oops.