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userBazzeruk
Posted: 2 December 2019 9:04 AM
Subject: Rhythm Compact Storage
 
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Clever ideas please how to maximise use of storage, specifically in the Autocruise Rhythm Compact.

I have freed up space and accessibility of the large table, by storing it behind the driver seat, rather than over cab.

Other ideas would be appreciated
userDerek Uzzell
Posted: 2 December 2019 10:46 AM
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Barry’s Rhythm is 2013 vintage and there are reviews of the model here

https://www.caravanguard.co.uk/news/2013-autocruise-rhythm-compact-a-size-that-matters-4528/

https://orbit.brightbox.com/v1/acc-jqzwj/Auto-Sleepers/media/uploads/reviews/Symbol%20vs%20Rhythm%20WMC%20Nov%2012.pdf

The 3rd page of the latter review includes two sections relevant to storage (“ON THE BOIL” and “ON BOARD STORAGE”).

The Rhythm Compact is just 5.42m in length, so the opportunities for gaining major extra interior storage space are fairly limited. Simple things - like adding shelving to cupboards/lockers that don’t have shelves - would help, but freeing up a Rhythm Compact’s gas-locker (located beneath the kitchen sink) by installing an underfloor LPG tank (mentioned in the review in relation to Auto-Sleepers’s Symbol design) would be a costly exercise.
userBazzeruk
Posted: 2 December 2019 4:02 PM
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One other question - do most people leave the mains connected when at home?
userBruceM
Posted: 2 December 2019 4:33 PM
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Bazzeruk - 2019-12-02 4:02 PM

One other question - do most people leave the mains connected when at home?


If you use the search facility to grind your way through the forum you’ll find that this is a much discussed item see https://forums.outandaboutlive.co.uk/forums/Motorhomes/Motorhome-Matters/Why-shouldn-t-I-be-plugged-into-EHU-all-the-time-/39683/ and https://forums.outandaboutlive.co.uk/forums/Motorhomes/Motorhome-Matters/EHU/52167/ for example.

I think that you’ll find that the wisdom of doing so will depend on the electrical equipment powering your van, your van usage, and the reason you’d want to stay connected to EHU in the first place; and consequently there will be a variety of answers sometimes with anecdotal justifications. Personally I don’t but then I don’t need to.
userBazzeruk
Posted: 2 December 2019 5:54 PM
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Great - thanks

BruceM - 2019-12-02 4:33 PM

Bazzeruk - 2019-12-02 4:02 PM

One other question - do most people leave the mains connected when at home?


If you use the search facility to grind your way through the forum you’ll find that this is a much discussed item see https://forums.outandaboutlive.co.uk/forums/Motorhomes/Motorhome-Matters/Why-shouldn-t-I-be-plugged-into-EHU-all-the-time-/39683/ and https://forums.outandaboutlive.co.uk/forums/Motorhomes/Motorhome-Matters/EHU/52167/ for example.

I think that you’ll find that the wisdom of doing so will depend on the electrical equipment powering your van, your van usage, and the reason you’d want to stay connected to EHU in the first place; and consequently there will be a variety of answers sometimes with anecdotal justifications. Personally I don’t but then I don’t need to.
userDerek Uzzell
Posted: 2 December 2019 6:09 PM
Subject: RE: Rhythm Compact Storage
 


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Barry

i don’t think you'll get advice here on maximising use of storage specifically for an Autocruise Rhythm Compact because I’m pretty sure no forum-member owns (or has owned) one.

You might find useful general storage-related information on the Hints and Tips forum - for instance

https://forums.outandaboutlive.co.uk/forums/Motorhomes/Hints-and-Tips/What-to-pack-/39874/

and there’s a fair bit of on-line stuff that could be of interest

https://www.pinterest.co.uk/ajmcounselling/campervan-storage-ideas/

For example, the storage method shown in the attachment below can be adapted to store things other than cutlery, and for years I’ve carried plates and dishes using a similar arrangement fixed to an interior wall of a wardrobe.

If you wanted to discuss particular aspects of your motorhome with other Rhythm Compact owners, you might try the "Swift Talk” site

https://www.swift-talk.co.uk/



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useronecal
Posted: 2 December 2019 6:40 PM
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Fab' idea,,,Derek
On the EHU,,,If not using the van for a prolong period , but a timer on it ,so as your batteries will not overcharge , Some very good previous posts on this matter as BruceM points out and also below https://www.outandaboutlive.co.uk/caravans/articles/practical-advice/caring-for-and-charging-your-leisure-battery

Edited by onecal 2019-12-02 6:50 PM
userpaul2
Posted: 2 December 2019 8:29 PM
Subject: RE: Rhythm Compact Storage
 
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Hi

I had a Swift Mondial rl I put my chairs where you have just put your table!
You just have to try and find what's right for you.

Paul
userbuddy
Posted: 2 December 2019 9:45 PM
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Location: West Sussex Autocruise Rhythm 2015


I have an Autocruise Rhythm (not the compact) and also keep my folding chairs behind the drivers seat,the large table is in my loft at home and find the smaller round table that came with it does the job..
userDerek Uzzell
Posted: 3 December 2019 8:34 AM
Subject: RE: Rhythm Compact Storage
 


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Barry

If storage is limited in a motorhome (as it will be with a Rhythm Compact) besides making best use of what storage is available, it makes sense to rationalise what is being carried.

In this 2015 forum thread a ’shopping list’ was discussed for things that one might carry in a motorhome

https://forums.outandaboutlive.co.uk/forums/Motorhomes/Hints-and-Tips/What-to-pack-/39874/

It might be worth you looking through what Don636 said he carried in his 6.36m-long panel-van conversion and identify how many of those items you believe will be essential for how you plan to use your motorhome and then decide where they might be stored in your vehicle.

There’s another ‘storage ideas’ link here

https://tinyurl.com/yxxb586n

userpaul2
Posted: 3 December 2019 10:22 AM
Subject: RE: Rhythm Compact Storage
 
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Hi

I use camping microfibre towels they take a lot less space than normal towels and they dry very quick.

Paul
userBazzeruk
Posted: 3 December 2019 10:49 AM
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paul2 - 2019-12-03 10:22 AM

Hi

I use camping microfibre towels they take a lot less space than normal towels and they dry very quick.

Paul


Thanks Paul - we took those to New Zealand with us as space was very limited there - they are excellent
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