new van elddis 180

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  1. liverpool

    liverpool Read Only Funster

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    have just taken the plunge and traded in my autocruise starblazer for a new elddis 180 the other half is already moaning about the lack of storage but she wanted the van with seatbelts to take the grandchildren away !! i never win :Sad: got a great deal from marquis newbury and expecting to collect it on 18th May :Smile:
     
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    HOPE you have many happy hours in your new mh.

    There are so many brightly coloured boxes that you can put things in in your van, it should be easy to sort storage out as you go along. You may find that once you start cleaning your Eldiss there are all kinds of hidden little storage places that you find .... I know I did on my 200.
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    well she wont be able to take the 6 or 7 pairs of shoes she usually does thats for sure:Rofl1:i keep telling her she only has 1 pair of feet .
     
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    :Rofl1::Rofl1:

    But that one pair of feet can need several different pairs of footwear, dependant on the weather -
    slippers,flipflops,trainers,boots,wellies,walking shoes,and of course high heels - see 7 pairs without thinking that could be needed over the course of a trip.

    Enjoy your new van
     
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    congratulations on your new purchase, may you have many fantastic trips in it xxxx
     
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    Hi Liverpool
    We have the smaller 130 and at first wondered where we would put everything but if packed right its amazing what you can get in it.

    Anyway hope you enjoy the new van and you could always leave her at home and take the grandkids:Rofl1::Rofl1: that save loads of room.

    Gerry
     
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    on a serious note where do you store your chairs and aqua roll ?
     
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    I put my shoes in a laundry bag in the shower room unit. There you are, Mrs Liverpool, you can take as many as you want.:thumb:

    My chairs I put under the dining table when travelling. Sorry - what's an aqua unit?

    Also, there is a bit of room in mine behind the driver and passenger seat where I put a lot of things. There is room in the internal access to the water tank.

    It's something which you use trial and error as you go along.
     
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    Hi Again liverpool

    I know what an aquaroll is but i dont know why you would need one we normally fill up on arrival if staying on site and whe carry a 10L container (Carry in shower room fits neatly and no need to move to use shower or wc) which we use for topping up you will notice next to your fresh water inlet there is a 12v socket you should have a pump that plugs in there and drops in to water container just need a small length of pipe.

    As for storing chairs it all depends where we are going and what we are doing but if like ours your water tank is under the rear facing dining bench, What i have done is unscrewed the slats so they slide along and i can get my fold away chairs on top of the water tank normally wasted space. I dont have a rear lounge like your self but have the dinette and side bench under my side bench i store my fold away table, whirly gig, and still room for things like badminton set and some shoes.
    In the wardrobe we tend to hang up all our shirts and stuff we class as going out stuff and the rest of the overhead lockers are used for tee shirts and odds and sods we do leave a locker empty so we can throw dirty clothes in.
    Things like ramps and ehu cable fit behind passengers seat also have our bbq table there.

    Hope this helps but if you sit in the van with all your stuff and just play about untill you get best way and im sure you will have loads of room.
    Forgot to mention food lol we tend to keep light stuff in an overhead locker and tins and stuff in or low locker.

    Hope this helps
    Gerry
     
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    And you can store your bread in the oven
     
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