Post up your drawer/storage system

jgaz

Adventurer
haha, not coffee it’s water in insulated jugs

I get to keep ice cold water when it’s hot out and keep water from freezing when it’s cold. Easier to move and use vs. the 5 gallon scepters I use for dishes/misc washing.
Great idea using the insulated jugs. Might have to use that one
 

alia176

Explorer
There are some seriously talented folks on here. My storage solution is basic but very robust for my needs.

- 10g water bladder under the second row platform which houses a fridge and a "snack" box with open top for accessing while driving. The water bladder implodes into itself, which keeps the water sloshing to a minimum. Our duffle bags sit next to the snack box.

- cargo area has two drawer system made out of alum and they contain all recovery gear and tools. This area also houses a kitchen, one 5gal potable water can and a 10# alum Worthington propane tank.

- Under the RTT are two storage compartments (you can make them out in the pic with the RTT deployed) - the fwd compartment under the RTT houses the awning walls and misc soft items. The rear compartment under the RTT houses a DIY alum table. Both compartments are lockable and accessible from both sides of the vehicle. These are made out of bend 1/8" alum, nothing fancy.

- The cargo attic holds soft stuff like jackets and such. I'm using a 48" Metra food shelving that spans both sides of the cargo area.

- There is also a permanent dog bed next to the kitchen box in the cargo area. A no spill water bowl lives there as well.

-Kitchen drawers have no slides, simple wood on wood action. Drawers are lined with adhesive backed foam on the top and sides. Corrugated plastic is used for separation and to keep the rattle to a min. The whole kitchen fully loaded probably checks in at 100#, just a WAG on my part. This box houses all kitchen stuff, including the stove and the RTT ladder. A ladder with muddy feet is no longer an issue! On the right side open compartment the rtt ladder is housed. On the top open compartment there is a two burner stove, and an area rug.

-There is a slide out (more like, rotate out) tray under the fridge that is used to temp hold food during loading/unloading the fridge. You can see a hose in the same area and it is connected to the water bladder for dishwashing. The tray also holds clean dishes during dishwashing.

- A handwashing station is always ready with a soap dispenser on the door, next to the fridge, along with a towel. So nice to wash hands at a moment's notice before making a samich.

- An utensil holding system made out of thick canvas is attached to the left side of the kitchen. Each utensil has its own compartment, which eliminates any rattling and also promotes quick access for roadside lunch action. Knives and a medium size cutting board live here as well. My daughter is amazing with a sewing machine!

- Alum cargo drawers hold all recovery gear, including front+rear driveshafts, axles, one birfield, various hardware, welder, jumper cables, spare fuel pump, fusible links, bottle jack and a good assortment of metric tools.

All this took 17 years of tweaking and finally, has reached a plateau. No more frustration from digging for stuff, re-arranging things, etc. Vehicle is always ready to serve. Yes, she's a heavy pig at 7200#! The cargo barrier is from AUST and it's super convenient to hang hydration packs, bungee camping chairs, first aid kit, etc on the forward facing side.

Let me know if you have any questions.


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