Cool hidden storage spaces in a Caravan - check this out

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#1

I just thought this was cool, I found this space where the jack goes and couldn’t believe how much stuff I fit in there, and there is still room for other things so I am curious what anyone else stores back there. In mine I fit the jack and the tire wrench, 2 cans of insta-trak tire traction spray, 2 cans of fix-a-flat, a can of wd40, a can of windshield de-icer, a tool kit containing, tire repair tools, windshield chip repair kit, rear view mirror repair kit, fuel tank and radiator repair kit, and some basic tools. I was also able to fit a portable air compressor, jumper cables, and a tow rope in that compartment. There is still a little extra room, I was thinking maybe a small extinguisher or flares ect. Any other ideas? I’ll post pictures. I also found a nifty place to store brake fluid and power steering fluid just in front of the battery, and a quart of oil to the left of the washer fluid tank. The power distribution center also had a space marked spare that is perfect for holding those little tins with spare fuses.


#2

Here are the pictures


#3

1/5 of rye.


#4

All of these things are adding weight to the vehicle, which will reduce fuel mileage. What’s the point? Most of these thing you will never need, or at least I hope you will never need.

I used to carry a heavy tool kit, just in case. No more. It’s just dead weight.


#5

You could add a handful of latex gloves so you keep your hands clean while overhauling the engine with all the other stuff you have. And maybe a jar of peanut butter and some Saltines.


#6

… too bad u couldn’t fit a spare tranny in there !
if you want really cool storage space; take all the panles out!


#7

It’s great to stop things from rolling around! If you have no garage, those spaces can help. No rags in the engine area, they always get loose and cause trouble.


#8

I would be a bit concerned about the liquids in the engine bay. If they heat up then they might not be so hidden anymore. Have you figured a place to hide the fire extinguisher?


#9

10-20 lbs of extra stuff in a caravan is not going to affect fuel economy. We have a Caravan, and it gets the same mileage with one, two, or three people in it, which is a lot more weight than some extra oil, jumper cables, etc.


#10

Actually I do have latex gloves, they are in the little glove box next to the back seat. Guilty as charged


#11

Trust me with the luck I have, I do need these things, and they are in constant restock rotation.


#12

I was also apprehensive about the fluids in the engine compartment but the temptation of having such a nice location was too nice. The air box actually blocks nearly all the heat, I tested the fluid after hours of driving on a hot day and it only reached 110 degrees. They have been riding there for two years now no problems.