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M380 (Unique Issues) If you have a unique issue with your M380 model coach and it can't be answered in one of the other forums here, then this is where you can list it.....list your M380 Parts here too.

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Old 07-19-2019
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Default M380 interior storage - what do you do?

Coming straight out of a coach with a lot more usable interior storage, I have been thinking about where everything goes once I've got today's big cleanup done and start putting things away.

I guess I'm lucky having the rear closet for overflow as this is a 2 slide. I now know why the Ramseys ditched their Splendide for pantry space. Particularly kitchen pots/pans, dishes, cups et.c. I think I might make a railing of a sort to go above the sink/cooktop to use that shelf for OTR storage of cups and the like as there's no way for things not to move. Apart from this, there are a lot of very small cupboards but nothing particularly commodious.

So Where do you all stow stuff?
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Chip,
I feel your pain. Going from a 89 WB with a lot of
storage to our 2000 LX. The LX has a lot less storage. We looked at what we did not
use and it didn't get put back in LX. You would be surprised with all the stuff
you have on board and you do not use it.
A wise man once told me................KC. That the newer coaches have a lot
less storage then the older ones. So true.
You will figure it out.
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Try storage in an 87FC! Ha, nothing but essentials, but it works for us.

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Under couch drawer would hold lower profile pots and pans. We have a dinette with two large drawers, one under each seat. Those serve us well.
We also have collapsable bowls like you'd mix pancakes in and they fit under the sink.
I think we have more storage than the PT36 or equivalent. Then again, my wife does most of the packing on the inside and our trips aren't long (enough!!).
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Someone posted a description and pics of their construction of custom built pull-out shelves in the cabinet opposite the frig. Had LED lights and was very professional looking result. I loved the design/execution and wanted to duplicate it. Thought I had bookmarked it, but can’t find it at the moment. Arrgg. I’ll keep looking...
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I think this one: https://www.wanderlodgeownersgroup.c...d.php?p=292865
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Try storage in an 87FC! Ha, nothing but essentials, but it works for us.

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Well Don, you’ve added to my collection of ideas for that space - Jim’s conversion is truly magnificent! Don’t remember seeing this post. The one I remember had shelves on full-length roller extensions with LED strip lights down the sides. Although nice, it didn’t come close to matching Jim’s finishing touches.

I’ve looked at several SOB YouTube cabinet projects so may be thinking of something I saw there instead of WOG. Old brain cells, you know.
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I think this one...
Nope, this one : https://www.wanderlodgeownersgroup.c...029#post434029

Haven’t missed the W/D even once. The slide out shelves work perfect and hold everything that we could never carry before. Could be removed by next owner if they want a W/D instead. Highly recommend the LED strip lighting on each side. Repurposed the two existing light fixtures to power the LEDs automatically when the doors are opened. Eventually, I’ll get real switches for that. Making the shelve heights adjustable would be a nice enhancement. Could show you them loaded, but you’ll just have to trust me that they work great at the fixed heights as installed.

JimD’s install was (he sold his coach) nice and I considered it. LanceH also did an insert style of modification. Both look great, but I wanted something with pullout shelves that kept the original mirrored W/D doors. With them closed it’s impossible to tell anything have been changed and the sliders give better access to everything. The LED lighting also works great and I’d recommend it even if you don’t use pullout shelves.

BTW - If you put heavy stuff in the couch drawer, the latches may not hold when making quick left turns .
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The couch drawer latches on Chip's are pretty strong. Only one was there when we got it (drawer side had been removed) and I wonder if that was because it took such a heavy pull. In any case, I replace the latch.
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