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    DIY Slide for basement

    Added a slide tray to basement of 3250BH. I made a much smaller one for my previous TT. The design allows long storage to the rear of the right compartment. I also made the second level removable or I can flip it up when out to get to something. I will live with it a while and see if I need to make any changes. I can also store things less than 2" tall under the tray as well. Did not show that. I will say it is a bit heavy, but I wanted more tongue weight anyway. It could easily be made to be less heavy, but I used materials I had on hand as well. All in for about $100 counting the materials I had on hand.
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    Video short of use.

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    I had a slide in our previous trailer, and always felt it took up more room than it was worth.
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    It is not for everyone, just thought I would take a minute to assist anyone thinking of doing it. I would not want one without it. But I like organized over space. I never seem to totally fill up the space.
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    Thanks for this post, as you say, not for everyone. But I appreciate it when people post about their projects. It can inspire others to do things they might not otherwise try.
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    We had a Joey bed on the Foretravel in the larger bay. Very easy to get to stuff with that. The smaller bay didn't have one, so I put things in there that we didn't need to get to as often. Now, with a travel trailer, things are a bit different. We have a Bed Slide in the pickup. The outside storage is much more limited here, and the way I divided the pass-through for the electrical upgrade means that there isn't as much space under there. We're fairly heavy on the tongue anyway, so a slide wouldn't be worth it. The Bed Slide, though, is well worth the weight. I only wish it was the heavier one, but since I bought a used truck I took what was there.
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    That certainly looks heavy.

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    It is not that heavy. All of the wood is pine and dry. It was built in three pieces and each piece was easily carried. Less than 100 but more than 70. Like I said, if weight is an issue, would not be ideal. The one I built for my other TT was less than 40 pounds, but one level. With any basic woodworking skill, one could make a similar tray system that would weigh well less than 50. I wanted some more tongue weight so deliberately built it stout. But hey, if you don't like it, don't build for your trailer. I am not selling it, just showing one simple, cheap way to get a tray slide if someone would like one.

    I would never want a bed slide as I use my truck all the time and would not want to have to take it in and out. Does not mean it would not work great for some people.

    I will not post any more mods on here.
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    "I will not post any more mods on here."

    If you're going to post on forums, especially things you've done, you will need to grow a bit thicker skin. Not everyone will praise your deeds. I don't like slides, but other people do. People have different ideas/opinions, doesn't mean yours are lousy or unwanted.
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    Or people could just look at the mod, think to themselves it is not for me and move on. Some are not wired that way I guess. Was not asking for opinions, just took some pics so anyone that was thinking about tackling it could have some ideas. I just posted it for information to anyone searching for a DIY slide option. Like I said, I will just keep it to myself and not post any more mods on this site. No big deal.

    I have posted dozens of mods on a Bronco Forum, Xpress forum and others. Just to help anyone thinking about doing something similar. I always check to see if someone has done something similar when planning a project.
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