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I was in TK Max today and noticed they had some sink organisers for a few £.

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Just the job for our little glass topped sink

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Actually the metal one (stainless!) is perfect for our washing up liquid and cooking oil (separate items! ). Just needs a couple of screws

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Sorry if these have been posted previously.
 
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I was in TK Max today and noticed they had some sink organisers for a few £.

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Just the job for our little glass topped sink

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Actually the metal one (stainless!) is perfect for our washing up liquid and cooking oil (separate items! ). Just needs a couple of screws

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Sorry if these have been posted previously.
Thank you for those (y) - good ideas & as you might have noticed we are a bit partial to any product in stainless steel especially!:giggle:
 
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As the bed cushions sit partly on top of the side units & only on slats in the middle, to avoid damp under them we have fitted Froli springs with extra support mesh cable tied onto the slats:

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There are special half springs but not easily available in the UK so just cut a spare one in half & it works fine:

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The springs don't show once the cushions are back on & a bonus is that it should be super comfy! :snooze::snooze:

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Like other Funsters who have had these & are Froli fans we will be able to remove them for reuse in the next motorhome - they are very strong so should last years & achieve good prices secondhand if no longer needed.
For anyone considering buying Froli - it's possible to get good prices even with the carriage cost of buying from Germany as not much competition on prices in the UK - suggest emailing Oliver info@l-parts.de & mentioning that you are a Motorhome Fun member as he has offered to do his best prices for us on his products & see if he can offer a better price than elsewhere. This is his website https://www.l-parts.de/advanced_search_result.php?categories_id=0&keywords=FROLI&inc_subcat=1 & eBay shop https://www.ebay.co.uk/str/lparts
There are tips for buying from abroad on post #186 of this thread.

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Where did you source the Froli springs and how much did they cost, if you don't mind me asking?

Thanks.
 
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Where did you source the Froli springs and how much did they cost, if you don't mind me asking?

Thanks.
We bought ours quite a while ago but have now added details of one place to try on post #243 above (y) If Oliver does give you a good price then please post here as it may help others considering these.
 
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From the same seller (so no extra carriage) we bought these HEOSdoor mats too https://www.l-parts.de/einstiegsmatten-2068.html - bit of a luxury but we had them in our previous motorhome & they worked well protecting the front edge of the rubber seal as well as trapping dirt. More info. here http://www.heosolution.de/GB/index.php?tip=heosdoor .
A cheaper DIY option is to cut up some car mat & use super strong Velcro.


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Everything fits in the garage :Grin:- even our two folding bikes ... just! Downsizing from a coachbuilt this was always a slight concern. One of the tough Wham Bam boxes (posts #48 & #116) but more in behind & easy to reach & slide from the inside:

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The only disadvantage is that you can't see what's inside & labels don't stick on well as the surface is textured but so strong that we can sit or stand on them & they stack well too:

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These boxes are claimed to be strong enough to do this:

 
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Spot our trusty Tubtrugs (which have now rebranded to Gorilla Tubs) https://redgorilla.red/search/tub+trugs?search=tub trugs in the post above in two shades of blue - have tried different makes but these have endured being strong but flexible & available in lots of funky colours, a variety of sizes & covers & lids (so can stack) are an option too.




Where flexibility is less important square/rectangular trugs are useful too.

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Permanent marker? (y)
That's the cunning plan but only once we have tried the present storage system out quite a bit as sure to be adjustments to what we store & where & don't want to spoil these somewhat expensive boxes if the marker pen doesn't come off if we change our mind!
 

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That's the cunning plan but only once we have tried the present storage system out quite a bit as sure to be adjustments to what we store & where & don't want to spoil these somewhat expensive boxes if the marker pen doesn't come off if we change our mind!
What about some of these where you can slot in labels? They stick very well and are cheap enough that if you need to change the label you can peel off the old one and put on a new one.

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/50-A6-Plain-Unprinted-Document-Address-Wallets-Labels-160x110mm/251260799386?epid=1288391597&hash=item3a804f899a:g:8pgAAOxyAc1STIyh

Alternatively some labels with extra strong adhesive on them ...

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/High-Quality-Strong-Reliable-Adhesive-Address-Label-Roll-Pack-of-1500-76x50mm/223206652959?hash=item33f8273c1f:g:rxIAAOSwvupbrQ~8

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As the bed cushions sit partly on top of the side units & only on slats in the middle, to avoid damp under them we have fitted Froli springs with extra support mesh cable tied onto the slats:

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There are special half springs but not easily available in the UK so just cut a spare one in half & it works fine:

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The springs don't show once the cushions are back on & a bonus is that it should be super comfy! :snooze::snooze:

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Like other Funsters who have had these & are Froli fans we will be able to remove them for reuse in the next motorhome - they are very strong so should last years & achieve good prices secondhand if no longer needed.
For anyone considering buying Froli - it's possible to get good prices even with the carriage cost of buying from Germany as not much competition on prices in the UK - suggest emailing Oliver info@l-parts.de & mentioning that you are a Motorhome Fun member as he has offered to do his best prices for us on his products & see if he can offer a better price than elsewhere. This is his website https://www.l-parts.de/advanced_search_result.php?categories_id=0&keywords=FROLI&inc_subcat=1 & eBay shop https://www.ebay.co.uk/str/lparts
There are tips for buying from abroad on post #186 of this thread.
Froli spring set is at an all time low price wise on Amazon Amazon product £114.66 delivered per single bed set (y)
 
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These No Drill Suction Hooks Amazon product at around £5 per pair aren't the prettiest but very tough ABS plastic & amazing strong suction hold & out of stock on Amazon & elsewhere at the moment but excellent item:

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Ideal for the bathroom wall as they work best with a smooth surface. Bought these three years ago & they still look like new. There's a huge choice of suction hooks online but this pull down lever fixing type work particularly well & leave no trace when removed.
 
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This Koziol suction soap dish Amazon product £8.75 (also one with damaged packaging in Amazon Warehouse £4.35) was handy in our last motorhome & in use again fixed on the mirror so it drains over the sink:

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The dish part lifts off for travelling & easy to keep clean.
It's available in a range of colours too - red, taupe, grey & blue.






There's a toothbrush holder in some colours Amazon product from £4.50 in Amazon Warehouse to match too:

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Looking at other Koziol items spotted these holders Amazon product £5.50 each in a large range of colours for normal (non electric) toothbrushes:





There are quite a few similar designs like this but cheaper so worth shopping around.
 
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Love those hooks @Wombles and totally agree with you about the quality versus cost thing. We now have our hand made shelf / sofa arm things for beside the bed with a real Denby mug nestled in each :) (The camper is named Denby)
 
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Love those hooks @Wombles and totally agree with you about the quality versus cost thing. We now have our hand made shelf / sofa arm things for beside the bed with a real Denby mug nestled in each :) (The camper is named Denby)
Thinking about it another reason is that my Gran didn't buy a lot of things & she was very careful with money but she chose the best quality & design that she could afford. I didn't really appreciate that until recent years & now that we have a house full of way too much "stuff" our new mantra is if it isn't useful or beautiful it has to go! Still working on that though. Funnily enough I have a small set of matt powder blue Denby mugs which are both of those things, around 35 years old & remind me of good days with my Gran as they were hers so they make me happy every day when I use them.

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Although the original pop out caravan style [handles] fit flush & look neat, once we have the drawers loaded with cooking bits & pieces not sure how well they would cope long term. Having done this before in our previous motorhome know how much easier too having good strong pull handles can be.
That's a good point. Our new (to us) MoHo has a couple of "sticky" doors. Unfortunately, unlike yours, it's 19 years old, so the pop-out handles on ours are brass, which would not be my choice of metalwork colour, so I don't want to add any unnecessary extra handles, but it's a good idea to add some to the doors that don't "fall" open easily - especially as both are ones that are likely to get used regularly. I can at least find some brass handles that complement the ones on the oven.

Loving this thread - there are some great ideas in it.

I feel a post of my own coming on. We'd got used to the modifications we'd made to our old MoHo, and can't believe that our new one (like the old one) has had got to the ripe old age of 19 without (as far as I can see) a single mod. Not even the addition of a bin! I've made a few mods already, with some more already in the planning stages. We haven't even been away anywhere in it yet :rolleyes:
 
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Had this Technoline radio controlled clock with alarm, weather station function & temperatures for quite a few years now & very handy - currently Amazon product £23.95 delivered. We don't often use the outside temperature sensor but could be useful for some. Runs on AAA batteries, is quite slim & light & is stuck on with a heavy duty Velcro disc as mentioned above:

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Another use for the Velcro (just one disc) was for the hard cased fire blanket:


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We've had ours for some time now but a similar one here Amazon product £9.98
Just spotted an alternative use for the extra sensor that comes with the Technoline unit - a German motorhomer uses theirs to monitor their fridge temperature so will be trying that as it sounds like an excellent idea & good to repurpose that rather than buy a fridge thermometer.
 
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