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Old 02-09-2012, 02:21 PM   #1
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How to secure stemware/plates while on the road?

We're new to RV'ing and would like to know how to ensure that the glasses and plates don't break while underway? Should we use plastic glasses or throw away cups? Your advice is appreciated.

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Old 02-09-2012, 02:29 PM   #2
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we used paper for years. we also started using coffee mugs only. we have lined our cupboards with a non slip liner, you can buy it at wally world or a rv store. test your cupboard doors to make sure they are secure and won't fly open during travel. most door latches are adlustable

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Old 02-09-2012, 04:40 PM   #3
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If you have a rear kitchen, it can be tough, that is the roughest ride in any RV. Place some of the non skid 'stuff' between the plates, that will help.
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Old 02-09-2012, 05:06 PM   #4
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Corelle plates (thin and break resistant) and plastic glasses. BTW - there are some very nice plastic glasses/stemware these days. For mixing bowls and such stack using that cushioned shelf liner stuff between. I shy away from glass anywhere in the moho for the obvious reasons. I just don't need the hassle of a breakage.
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Old 02-09-2012, 05:19 PM   #5
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Old 02-09-2012, 06:32 PM   #6
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We use Corelle dishes on non-skid shelf liner. We carry Bodum glasses for adult beverages and glass stemware. The Bodums fit nicely in plastic storage containers (Gladware I think) and the stemware is in the divided box it came in. So far we have not had a problem.
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Correlle worked good in the pace arrow with it's hardwood kitchen floor.
The Kight's floor is ceramic tile. We've had the cabinet door pop open twice, shattering correlle all over the salon.
In the spring, some work on the cabinet door latches is on the schedule.
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Cabinet doors during travel

We too had the cabinet doors come open during travel. Broke several dishes. Now we use a small bungee cord on all cabinet doors and that keeps them closed. Ken
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Between the plates we use a weave spongie shelf liner that we get at Wally World. The stem wear you can put in beer bottle 6 pack carriers. Then to keep every thing in if the doors pop open, you can use the small spring loaded curtain rods.
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Old 02-11-2012, 09:20 AM   #10
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We have had 2 5ers with rear kitchens now. Alot will depend on the suspension of the trailer and also how long it is. Our last trailer was only 30 ft and nothing got broke. We just bought a 35 ft Montana and broke a bunch of dishes. We have always carried glass dishes and cups. That was the first trip in the Montana and had not had time to situate stuff yet and did not have alot of weight on her so it was bouncing pretty good. We hope now that we have things put where they go it will be better. Like others we have the spongy shelf liner and the spring rods across the openings of the cabinets that are prone to open. We also found felt plate liners to put between the plates at a dollar store of all places. We use to use the shelf paper cut in circles but the felt is a little thicker and looks nicer. Just make sure things are placed in the cabinets tight with little room to move. If they are half emtpy then use the spring rods again to keep stuff tight. No matter how you pack it though you will still get some bounce and things are gonna move around, but at least you can keep stuff from breaking.
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The dish on dishes

We lined all the dish storage areas with a soft felt like cushioned material that we bought at Home Depot. We cut squares of felt to put between the dishes. Some of our dishes are plastic and some are glass; if you do not put felt between them the plastic ones get scratched and the glass ones can break. Our wine glasses are Lexan, coffee cups are glass. The pot and pan drawer is also lined and the felt squares keep them from rattling. We gave up on paper since there is so much waste to handle. We also have a new dishwasher.........Me.
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When we first started RVing LW loaded her Correlle dishes into the 5er. She loss almost all of them. We now use plastic and paper. We also use the child prof locks you can get a Walmart to secure the cabinets by placing them on the cabinet knobs.

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If you have a "Moving Company" near by or can mail order from a company, you can get neat little styrafoam pockets for all of your ceramic plates and glasses. These are used with these companys when they set up dish packs when moving a customer.

We use these for our dishware. Each plate goes into one of these pockets and then nests into a stack. We keep ours in one of the bottom drawers within the cabinets making sure that the drawer is going to stay closed during driving time. We also used these pockets for our pots and pans. This really helps cut down on rattles while driving. These pockets can come in various sizes and can be found from moving companies and moving companies that supply boxes and other moving items.

We also use paper plates and melnene plates for simple lunch times and not worry so much about breakage.

Glasses can be nested in solid foam sections such as you might find in camera cases. These can also be bought from several sources and can be cut out to hold your glasses and arranged within a cabinet.

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We only use the anti skid material on the bottom of each shelf. The way our 5er is designed the dishes and glasses are in the kitchen slid which when closed places the dishes pretty much in the centre of the rig and pretty much above the axles. I think this is a good reason we have never had glasses and plates shift or brake. The smallest amount of movement would be above the axles and the centre of the rig.

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