Storage over/near bed

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  1. CObiker123

    CObiker123 New Member

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    We are 4 trips in with our new to us Flagstaff MAC and love it. Looking for ideas on some bedside storage for glasses, flashlights, phones over the bed. I keep thinking about he mesh gear loft we have in our tent but there is pretty limited mounting points and much to high to reach unless it hangs low. Really just have the one 'shepherds' pole connecting to the frame propping the tent up. Would love to see your solutions.

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    Natureangel Everythings better outdoors...

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    Funny, sometimes just seeing one picture spurs all kinds of ideas, thank you!
     
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    Google "Coleman bed end shelf", you'll get a lot of dreck, but there there are images on the first page with shelves that fit between the bunk end bow.
     
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    I used an over the door shoe organizer that I cut down to size and added Velcro so I can attach it to the back of the bunk. Cheap and simple and can even leave it on while folding the camper. Just in front of the bunk I use a sweater organizer to keep other odds and ends, but I watch the weight on that one.
     
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    This is mine. I took a wire closet shelf, cut it to fit leaving posts on the end to insert into holes I drilled on the bed loops. I used some nite ize Paracord clip things I found to support the center when raised, and I cut plastic shelf liners to fit so things would not drop through.
     
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    Yup...made my own with Chain, hooks and wire shelf from Lowe's. ..25.00 total for both bunk end shelfs.
     
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    All great stuff, thank you. I like the simple shoe hanger idea right now, but going to keep looking and thinking.
     
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    I forgot to mention, look at some of the cot organizers. Academy, Cabelas/Bass Pro and others sell them. They usually attach using some Velcro strips, and they would work well along the bow pole. Some of them even have a built in coozie.
     
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    ☝ did mine same way....inexpensive, colapsible and sturdy.
     
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    I use something like these, they velcro over the bed bow.
     

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    We use this cheap dollar store item that can be hung so both people can use in the middle of the night as needed. Collapses into nothing for storage.

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    Just watch the bunk end wire shelves, mine were starting to rub on the tenting when closed up.
     
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    We use these...
    we use these...
     

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    Good point, it can be a problem. I always stored the bedding on top of the shelf’s so I didn’t have any issues.
     
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    Yeah, I noticed mine doing that too, so I started laying a beach towel over the shelf and that helped. I also have a strip of clear vinyl tubing that I intend to install over the top rail and zip tie it. Should solve all the remaining issues.

    I also discovered that when camping solo those cot organizers work great hanging from the side of the shelf for extra stuff if you need it.
     
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    You know you could use a pool noodle or pipe insulation, slip it over the shelf end during transport, just a random thought:smiley:
     
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    We also have a MAC. I just picked these up from Ikea for this very purpose. $5 for the pair
     

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