Bits and Bobs You've Added To Your MH (1 Viewer)

Brody

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Jul 11, 2022
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Wildax Solaris XL
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Back motorhoming after a 6ish year break!
I'm not talking about solar panels, inverters, batteries. I mean things like extra shelving, cup holders, a container for xyz? I'd be interested to see what is useful to another funster that could be useful to us.

These are on our list to do:

1. Take the rail out of bottom wardrobe and add a shelf to fit a dirty laundry section

2. Install a rail with a removable curtain between the lounge and kitchen so we have a private dressing area. The shower area is smaller than my coat cupboard!

3. Get a Bluetooth speaker that lives in the van permanently, we forgot it last trip. I can't cope without music and it's got to be a good speaker or it's not the same.

4. Look at a way to fit a cup/bottle holder for passengers in the back, the kids use the stretchy pouch thingy's but over time will get overstretched.

5. Fit an outdoor shower.

What else do we need that we never knew we needed?!
 
Jan 13, 2014
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Leeds - Yorkshire
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Since l have been Motorhoming since the late Seventies l have had a fair few MH’s from the old VW right upto Palaces on wheels and the one thing common to all of them just about in the bathroom was the lack of Towel Rails, hooks yes towel rails no and towels don’t dry hung on hooks.
So, the first job in any new Motorhome is to check out the towel rail situation.
l use the Stick on ones 3m brilliant,stainless steel job done and at little cost.
 
Apr 3, 2019
1,565
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59,597
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Burstner Travel Van
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Few years now
Not had the van long enough to work out all what we need to do yet.
We have done 2 & 3 from your list. Extending pole @ curtain from Dunelm & speaker from Bose.
Need to fit a kitchen roll holder.
 
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Brody

Brody

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Wildax Solaris XL
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Back motorhoming after a 6ish year break!
Why would you need a private dressing area? Surely you don’t need to hide from your partner, that seems a pointless modification to me.

Because I've got 2 teenage children. 16 and 13 so not really pointless to us 🤷🏼‍♀️

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Apr 3, 2019
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Few years now
Why would you need a private dressing area? Surely you don’t need to hide from your partner, that seems a pointless modification to me.
We have it so when i get up early and open the blinds in the cab the bedroom area is still dark. The control panel also lights up the front of the van at night so it kills that light as well.
 
Aug 26, 2008
4,790
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B&NES
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3,823
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Van Conversion
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since 2007
We haven't done any mods that are permanent (i.e. won't leave screw holes if you undo it) except fit a small waste bin on the end of the kitchen unit.
 

hja

May 8, 2020
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70,433
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Globecar Summit Prim
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Since 2019
We need to fit a kitchen roll holder.
We have one of those tiny useless wardrobes under the end of a bed. We have suspended one of those concertina shoe rack things which we use for loo rolls, tubs of loo sachets, first aid kit etc.
 
Oct 12, 2009
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SW London, Poland and all Europe
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A Class N+B Arto 69GL
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Since 2009
Since l have been Motorhoming since the late Seventies l have had a fair few MH’s from the old VW right upto Palaces on wheels and the one thing common to all of them just about in the bathroom was the lack of Towel Rails, hooks yes towel rails no and towels don’t dry hung on hooks.
So, the first job in any new Motorhome is to check out the towel rail situation.
l use the Stick on ones 3m brilliant,stainless steel job done and at little cost.

I was surprised by your comment about lack of towel rails.

Our 2003 N&B Arto has one. Our two quite large bath towels have to be folded twice to fit side-by-side, so after showers we usually put them to dry on the wing mirrors. If not quite dry then they will finish off on the towel rail.

Did you really have a MH bathroom that could accommodate a 3m rail, or was that a typo?
 
Jan 13, 2014
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Did you really have a MH bathroom that could accommodate a 3m rail, or was that a typo?
Absolutely, usually fixed on the ceiling eve n now we have downsized 2x bath towel + 1 hand towel. The most obvious usage is when traveling no matter how early a start we always shower and they do allow them to dry.
Never been keen on hanging washing off the MH,one has standards 😉
 

Mikey RV

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Mar 7, 2010
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Pictures on the walls, Things hanging from light fittings etc, (y)
 
Jun 30, 2022
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burstner lyseo 590
Bluetooth speaker, small purse with loose change and a few notes ( just in case!), spare 🤓. For the kitchen roll we use a small tension rod inside a cupboard…in fact tension rods are great for just holding stuff secure anyway!

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Bailey58

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Jun 23, 2010
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Extra shelves in one or two overhead lockers to fill wasted space. 2" tall wooden fillets across the front of the shelves in the bathroom corner cupboard to stop stuff falling off when you open the door. Replaced most bulbs with LEDs. Fitted a matching Bailey round ceiling light towards the front of the van where extra light was needed. Added extra sockets. Constructed two or three compartmentalised (is that a word?) trays lined with thin polystyrene to put cups and crockery to stop rattles. All fairly basic stuff apart from the usual extras.

Edit: And a clock bought from a show stand at Peterborough.
 
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Brody

Brody

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Wildax Solaris XL
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Back motorhoming after a 6ish year break!
I was surprised by your comment about lack of towel rails.

Our 2003 N&B Arto has one. Our two quite large bath towels have to be folded twice to fit side-by-side, so after showers we usually put them to dry on the wing mirrors. If not quite dry then they will finish off on the towel rail.

Did you really have a MH bathroom that could accommodate a 3m rail, or was that a typo?
I think they mean 3m command sticky pads? The removable ones.
 
Sep 17, 2017
5,607
10,480
Birmingham, UK
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50,575
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A-Class
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2017
  • Shelf in an outside locker so the Brompton slots in cleanly and doesn't have to be removed to get at the cassette.
  • Shelves in the inside main cupboard. We don't use hanging space. Now we have a 'his', 'hers' and 'laundry' shelf.
  • USB sockets above the lounge seating. 3d printed an enclosure.
  • 3d printed storage brackets for the awning winder and bracing poles.
  • 3d printed bracket to hold the steadies winder
  • Tie-downs points for bungees in another outside locker to hold the chairs, table and another Brompton in place.
  • Motion activated lights in some cupboards (USB rechargeable)
  • Upgraded stereo to 9" and new speakers. Put in some sound deadening while I was there.
  • Removed the TV and put a metal board up in its place... for the fridge magnets we collect for all our travels.
  • Maxxair fan
  • .... I'm sure there's more...
 
Apr 12, 2012
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N/E Lincs
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20,518
MH
Autosleeper Rienza
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as above
If we not including solar and battery things that were fitted pre purchase the only thing I can think of is a kitchen roll holder and a bracket for the electric tooth brush.
We found a kitchen roll holder on the IKEA web site that stands up in the corner behind the draining board. For all the locker space we have it seemed the only solution.
 
Oct 12, 2009
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Absolutely, usually fixed on the ceiling eve n now we have downsized 2x bath towel + 1 hand towel. The most obvious usage is when traveling no matter how early a start we always shower and they do allow them to dry.
Never been keen on hanging washing off the MH,one has standards 😉

Our standard is to always have nice big dry fluffy large bath towels available(John Lewis don't you know ;) ). We do not park near others so do not have to worry what Joe Public thinks, nor would we.:LOL:
 
Apr 27, 2008
11,860
14,110
Eastbourne East Sussex
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2,327
MH
Hymer low profile
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Since 1972
Towel rail
Motion activated light in washroom for nocturnal visits.
Shelves in a cupboard, glass clips in another
Foam whatsit to hold mugs etc
TV ariel
Extra socket
Macerator pump on sink drain
Shelves, racks in garage
12v and mains sockets in garage
Dash cam(s)
CO detector
Extra heat detector in kitchen area
Hooks for fire blanket.
Fire extinguisher
Remote thermometers for fridge and freezer
Fridge vent fans
Four usb charging ports

Only had this motorhome 10 months so plenty of small bits. Larger ones Maxxair and solar panels.

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busbuddy

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Oct 2, 2018
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Fitted a 3 tier pull out kitchen larder unit in where the table is supposed to be kept because we leave the table up, it's the perfect width for shoes

Fitted a 2 tier pull out kitchen unit where individual shelves used to be next to the oven which is perfect width for tins
 
Jul 1, 2010
3,214
35,078
SW Northumberland
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12,394
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Hymer B 588 DL
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Since September 2010
Gas locker door made a grand tool board no holes or screws command strips or Blutac used. As everyone else, usb sockets, mains and 12 sockets, awning rails on sill for a draft skirt.
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Sapper520

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We’ve gone for almost everything rechargeable…….torches, Bluetooth speaker, phones, iPads but to name a few. Where do you store them and their leads? One place, utilising the two coat hooks which we would never use for coats………and I do love seeing photos of others ideas. (y)

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Apr 27, 2008
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Eastbourne East Sussex
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Hymer low profile
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Since 1972
Gas locker door made a grand tool board no holes or screws command strips or Blutac used. As everyone else, usb sockets, mains and 12 sockets, awning rails on sill for a draft skirt.View attachment 681204
Like this idea which I may well copy. I don't like command strips as whenever I've used them they always seem to fall off after a while. I was thinking on the line of magnetic self adhesive tool strips.

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