Using the space under the van

Discussion in 'Motorhome Chat' started by Cyclists, Apr 21, 2016.

  1. Cyclists

    Cyclists Funster

    Joined:
    Jun 22, 2014
    Messages:
    189
    Likes Received:
    61
    Location:
    South Woodham Ferrers
    Underneath my Swift Bolero there seems to be space that could be used given a bit of thought. I am referring to the area to the outside of the chassis longitudinal. It’s still limited I would agree, and you have the dirt from road but has anyone ever explored this area of opportunity for some kind of storage?
     
  2. Electraglide

    Electraglide Funster

    Joined:
    Jul 27, 2010
    Messages:
    330
    Likes Received:
    362
    Location:
    Farnham Surrey
    Try a search for Genie Box. Not sure if Beenie Box are operating after the death of the owner.
     
  3. tonka

    tonka Funster Life Member

    Joined:
    Jul 2, 2008
    Messages:
    5,343
    Likes Received:
    7,604
    Location:
    Cannock, Staffs or Benidorm, spain
  4. FIDGET

    FIDGET Funster

    Joined:
    May 7, 2011
    Messages:
    2,878
    Likes Received:
    5,962
    Location:
    Isle of Wight
    I made a large shelf / box type area at the back of my Pilote A class between the 2 chassis members for storage of planks /plates to park on when a bit muddy & used a piece of white plastic fascia board as the access door to it.
     
    • Thanks Thanks x 1
  5. sedge

    sedge Funster

    Joined:
    Jul 7, 2009
    Messages:
    4,501
    Likes Received:
    3,860
    Location:
    Nr Jct 3 M6
    Well you also have to consider whether the loss of that amount of ground clearance is do-able.

    For instance are you only going to stay on pukka sites with made-up proper roads and hard standings - or might you need to cross a field any time? We do both. It's just one of the things you always need to be aware of when going camping in or on or with anything - bike/tent, car/tent, car/caravan, campervan, Moho or RV !
     
    • Like Like x 1
  6. Ralph-n-Bev

    Ralph-n-Bev Funster

    Joined:
    Nov 30, 2009
    Messages:
    5,890
    Likes Received:
    8,607
    Location:
    Wrenthorpe, Wakefield.
    We've already got our (insulated) water / waste and gas tank under Pug. That way we don't have any valuable storage space used up under the beds or in base lockers. Everything's been made to fit in the voids, so nothing is low enough to ground on anything. We very rarely ver camp on sites.
     
  7. xsparks

    xsparks Funster

    Joined:
    Mar 11, 2013
    Messages:
    133
    Likes Received:
    66
    Location:
    Gillingham
    Fitted a gas tank in a similar space on my swift.
     
  8. peterc10

    peterc10 Funster

    Joined:
    Jul 5, 2013
    Messages:
    3,214
    Likes Received:
    2,290
    Location:
    Tunbridge Wells
  9. injebreck99

    injebreck99 Funster

    Joined:
    Dec 5, 2011
    Messages:
    1,119
    Likes Received:
    1,169
    Location:
    norfolk
    Had a Beeny Box fitted to our Bolero on the N/S when we were down in Cornwall a few years ago, great for the hookup leads, walking boots and chocks etc, but not waterproof though, regularly used and would definately miss it if not fitted.
     
  10. Cyclists

    Cyclists Funster

    Joined:
    Jun 22, 2014
    Messages:
    189
    Likes Received:
    61
    Location:
    South Woodham Ferrers
  11. scotjimland

    scotjimland Funster Life Member

    Joined:
    Jul 25, 2007
    Messages:
    28,934
    Likes Received:
    25,574
    Location:
    .
    • Thanks Thanks x 1
  12. scotjimland

    scotjimland Funster Life Member

    Joined:
    Jul 25, 2007
    Messages:
    28,934
    Likes Received:
    25,574
    Location:
    .
    Have a look at a Hymer.. all the underfloor space is utilised with lockers, one of mine goes all the way through to the other side..
     
  13. funflair

    funflair Funster Life Member

    Joined:
    Dec 11, 2013
    Messages:
    4,515
    Likes Received:
    4,781
    Location:
    Guisborough
    I put a slide out drawer under the garage floor on our Flair, you can only access it when the garage door is open so it is secure.

    You have to work out how you will get to the space as no doubt there will be side skirts in the way.

    Martin
     
  14. emmitdb

    emmitdb Funster

    Joined:
    Aug 14, 2009
    Messages:
    1,618
    Likes Received:
    1,530
    Location:
    Cornwall
    Slightly off topic???
    The local cats use all the space under my van. Talk about stink!!!
     
    • Like Like x 1
  15. tonyidle

    tonyidle Funster

    Joined:
    Aug 6, 2013
    Messages:
    2,882
    Likes Received:
    2,702
    Location:
    Kendal, Cumbria
    You'll have developed 4 foot arms like me then:D.
     
    • Funny Funny x 1
Loading...

Share This Page