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I traveled solo in my Elite II and was always a bit disappointed in the amount of storage inside the Oliver.  I've sold my Elite II and purchased a Conqueror 490.  Here's a YouTube video of the camper (its a much earlier model--mine is different in a number of ways).  Take a look at the amount of inside storage in very small camper.  BTW, the woman giving the tour is a little ??  You be the judge. When I watched it, I thought about how much space the closet in the Elite II takes up and how unnecessary it was for me to have a place to hang clothing.  I'd much rather have space to store rolled up pants, shirts, etc.  If I still owned my Ollie, I think I'd find a way to install shelves to fill the closet and to make it a great place to store all of my clothing, etc.  What do you think?  Has anyone done this?  Picking up my Conqueror next Monday. Photos below.

 

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Don

 

2020 Conqueror UEV 490 Extreme Platinum

 

 

2019 Ram Rebel

 

 

States I visited with my Ollie (Sold October, 2019)

 

 

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Don -

Bet you can't wait for that new camper.  Certainly one does get a bunch of space on the interior when you move the kitchen and the bath from the inside to the outside.  However, one also gets a much smaller foot-print.

It appears that once the beds are deployed you will be sleeping under canvas.  If that is the case, be sure to take a look at a product sold by a company called "Popup Gizmos".  This product is basically a tarp with one side being reflective and is held on via bungee cords.  It greatly helps in both reducing interior heat transfer (both in and out).  If you decide to purchase this product - get the "wind proof" (most expensive) version.  This version is both stronger and easier to put on.

I have never stored many cloths in my closet - perhaps a jacket and a decent shirt/pants for use in the event I needed something a tad nicer without wrinkles.  However, given the amount of "stuff" I've got in there I can certainly see where the addition of shelving would allow for a ton of cloths.  In my case, I still am not using all my closet space, nor the storage space under the street side bed, nor the space aft of the furnace, nor the space in the back of the truck. 

Bill

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2017 Ford F150 Lariat 3.5EB FX4 Max Towing 2016 Oliver Elite II - Hull #117 "Twist"

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Years ago, I compromised in setting up our closet. We wanted more shelves, but we often have a need to hang some clothes, as well. 

I bought a Skubb hanging organizer, and a bunch of fabric skubb boxes at IKEA.  It takes up maybe a third of the hanging space in the closet, and I can roll tshirts, underwear, etc. and keep the in the fabric boxes on the fabric "shelves." Works pretty well.

I also use larger Skubb boxes in the overhead cabinets to corrall lightweight items ( plastic containers, cracker boxes, etc) to keep them from shifting around. The fabric "boxes" are light, collapsible, and easily removed and rearranged. 

 

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2008 Oliver Elite, Hull #12
 

 

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