Organizing is important for this truck camper’s peace of mind. I started out on this trip panicking every time I lost _______ (fill in the blank). I panicked over every lost item. Losing the truck keys twice changed my organizing habits. Losing my wallet, once, was awful. Now everything has its very own place.
The passenger door storage has rubbing alcohol, a cloth, and some Handi-Wipes. I use the rubbing alcohol to clean my pocket knife, earbuds, telephone, etc. The storage area also has shoe polish. I don’t know why the shoe polish is there. It has been there for three years. I always remember where it is. Scared to move it to a “better” place and lose track of it.
Behind the passenger door storage has serious cleaning stuff. WD40, GoofOff, 409 cleaner, cloths and toothpaste. The toothpaste is for the headlights. Kinda works, briefly.
The driver’s door storage is handy. An umbrella lays on top of toilet paper, a cloth, 2 measuring tapes and the colorful collection of electrical tape (which lasts better than duct tape in the sun). Now it also has a packaged mask, just in case I forgot one of the pretty ones.
Behind the driver door storage is the area I use most often. It has ammonia, Windex, butcher scissors and hand clippers (for spiny bushes). The ammonia is for mouse/chipmunk deterrent. I spray a squirt or two on the tires if I am in a mouse heavy area. Works great when the CAB is not enough, or when the animals are going into the engine compartment.
There are sweet little other areas in the truck. Above the windshield there are two little spots. In the truck bed there are two not-very-accesible spots (these carry the extra CAB mouse repellent boxes ) and metal detecting finds, like musket balls and barbed wire pieces. There are pockets behind the front seats. Under the seats are precious protected spaces for thin items (the drinking hose, the hose bandit and the jumper cables under the passenger seat, a bag of paperwork under the driver’s seat).
No more disorganizational panicking! Phew. Relief.
Toyota!!! They have always have made the best storage spots in any of their vehicles. Love this post, I agree, you are an organized camper at that. Stay safe.
Thanks, Gloria. I am not as organized as I’d like to be, but am working on it. Spent a few hours this morning putting zip ties around all of my spare ropes!
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Well sounds like it is a work in progress. Zip ties? See now that is another step in organization. You are amazing. I love your adventures. Stay safe.
Thanks for reading, Gloria. The zip ties were out of frustration. Then I was rewarded each time I opened the “tarp bag” when I saw the cute, contained ropes and bungees. Such simple things give so much pleasure!! I loved you post about cooler corn.
On Thu, Aug 6, 2020 at 9:06 PM Truck Camper Hints wrote:
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Thank you for reading my post. I agree, the simple little things are best!
The more I read your posts the more I envy you and remember these things as I may be joining you with the way things are going.. Take care, db
Take notes! You have things pretty well dialed in for camping. Not much work to do! Hugs to you.
On Wed, Jul 29, 2020 at 2:07 PM Truck Camper Hints wrote:
The Toyota Tacoma has to be one of the most practical and durable trucks ever made. I wonder if they had realized how useful it could be in the engineering process.
I agree, Fred. I have driven Fords and Chevies and Jeeps. Toyota has my heart.