Storing Outdoor Chairs, Bbq Etc

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  1. Lizi

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    Just wondering where people store things like these if they have a u-shaped lounge layout with no garage? If the weather is good when you get on site, I suppose they will be outside much of the time but if in the north of Scotland in the rain, where could they go?
     
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    Depends on how safe you feel the location is. When we're at music festivals and things like that we usually just put chairs and wet shoes and stuff like that under the van. Never had a problem yet.
     
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    Under the van ?
     
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    Under the back overhang then tie the dog near them he can then help the thieves to load them(y)
     
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    We have a sort of garage which runs across the back of the MH under the floor where we can store a few things like chairs, hoses etc.
    - and hopefully a BBQ if I can get one in Aldi tomorrow when the offer starts! :smiley:

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    Meant to say :welc: :party:
     
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    First prize for longest overhang :Eeek:
    Obstacle illusion :p
     
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    we usually put the windbreak up so put the cover on the BBQ and tuck it in the corner. We have a cover for the chairs and usually lay these down.
     
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    If possible it would be better to get ones that can be stored in the under seat lockers so you don't have to faff about moving them around inside (chairs can be put in the overcab bed during the day if you have one).

    We purposely bought chairs that go in a 'tube' type bag about 14 years ago and still have them - they were a bit more expensive than the standard ones at the time but they've more than paid for themselves time and time again and show no signs of giving up the ghost at all.
     
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    we have some very comfy reclining chairs from our camping days and I presumed we would use these. Perhaps we need to re-think layout and get one with a garage! I can see it's going to take some time to think through everything and then find it!
     
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    Ooh,oohh, wot we won? Never win anything!
    Nice play on words. :rofl:
     
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    make the best of what you have if you have a roof wrak stick them up there don't worr just enjoy you will work it out
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    Lizi - what about a bar on the back of the MH and one of those boot boxes, depends on the size of your chairs. We have a fair bit of space in our garage. Depends what MHs you are looking at?
     
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    One of the first things we do when we get onto a site is to turn the swivel cab seats around, then we can put the chairs and table between the back of the seats and the dash if we want them indoors. But they are often stowed under the van.
    But as @HappyBrewer says, don't over-think it or you'll never get your van! Decide on what sort of travelling you want to do and how you want to live indoors (you need to be able to spend time inside on rainy days without murder most foul) - get your van - then the rest will happen - you'll manage! - as Bill says - "just enjoy you will work it out"
     
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    If you have a bike rack on the rear of the van you can use that. Personally mine go either under the van or in the cab when I have swivelled the seats.
     
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    Last van had u shaped lounged and central dinette, front seats didn't swivel. mostly chairs were outside under the van if not too wet, but they also fitted behind the drivers seat if it was pulled completely forward. On the move they sat nicely in the stairwell, bungeed in place (took us 5 years to work that one out:oops:) before that were stored in the loo. took us a while to find comfy seats that were good height for dining too.
     
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    When traveling the chairs go under the fixed bed, when on site under the van. If we go off site we generally leave them sitting on the pitch, never had a problem.
     
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    We have nothing in our van that can't go under the sofa or in a cupboard. Like was said above, first decision is what sort of travelling you will do. If like us you want to arrive in time to sleep and leave in time to explore then the outside chairs need to be small folding ones that go under the sofa in case you want them for a picnic etc, on the other hand if you plan to tour differently or not tour at all your needs will be different.
     
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    We have a U shaped lounge with no garage so we store our recliners behind the cab seats.
    Wardrobe is behind passenger seat & washroom behind driving seat so they're out of the way & can be deployed in moments if required.
    Everything else is stored in the over cab (we don't use it as a bed), & under the lounge seating(y)
     
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