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Old 03-27-2012, 01:18 AM   #1
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How to secure things in cabinets while under way?

How to secure things in cabinets while under way? Glasses, mugs, things in fridge, medicine cabinet, basically anything that could break or spill?
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Fill them so full that nothing has a chance to move around. You'll be ther soon anyway, LOL.
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Since braking has more of an effect on stuff that can spill or break than pulling away from a stop, I load stuff toward the front. Some people have good luck with No-Slip shelf liner and cheap bubble-wrap. It's best to avoid breakables. We use plastic glasses and as much non-breakable stuff as possible. Only my coffee mug is breakable so I squeeze it between plastic and paper plates and foam bowls in the cupboard. The coffee carafe is boxed. and set under the dinette. Small bungee cords across the containers inside the medicine chest keeps stuff from falling out when the door is opened.
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Except for my coffee mugs, got rid of the breakable stuff. The coffee cup rarely leaves my hand so not worried about it. The coffee pot is on a non-skid mat and it hasn't moved (yet).
Experience will help you figure out ways to keep the stuff in the fridge from sliding around
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Non slip shelf liner, small plastic boxes for storage of soup canned items that may roll around, non slip liners between plates and bowls, bubble wrap for things requiring extra protection,tall bottles get placed next to softer items (for instance the Gin is next to the oat meal) and surrounded so it cannot move much, there are expanding poles which can stand in your cabinets to keep larger things in place (we use plastic holders for papers, books and manuals and then brace it with expanding poles, same for the plastic boxes with canned goods).

There is a section at Camping World basically devoted to this sort of item, next time there check it out for ideas.

Overtime I am amazed at how little movement goes on when we are traveling normally, one panic stop however proved our system noted above effective. No breakage just a huge shift of items in unison back to front resulted.

I have followed your several post and can tell you are having fun.
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Guess the Boy Scouts and Marine Corps trained me to be prepared. I remember a saying in my training, "Those who are well prepared will not be easily surprised". Could be why I ask so many questions. Probably drove my late mother nuts when I was a kid!
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A Boy Scout eh? It just get's better and better.
Good for you.
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I shove everything in there and say a little payer Then we hit the road
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Really don't care for the plastic stuff either for drinking glasses or dishes. We use the non slip shelf liner and there are (sold at CW and other places) spring loaded straight poles. Place them horizontally and vertically to hold the dishes and other breakable items. Strategic use of museum putty for some items on shelves. Then we have a plastic storage container (2' x 4') in which we place other miscellaneous items from the shelves and counter tops. Have no real breakage yet. Have lost more glasses to being cheap Walmart glasses and dropping them on the shelves and in the sink then to any travels on the road.
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We also use velcro strips through cabinet handles when travelling to ensure cabinets don't open.
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Little plastic containers with lids keep canned goods, etc from flopping around. Non slip pads then helps these containers from slipping. Works well.
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for pots and pans and breakables....check local hobby/craft store....very thin rubber sheets 8x10 pieces can be bought....lay 1 on each when stacking...stops all the clang and bang/rattling.Super cheap too...11 cents a sheet if I remember correctly..and it works fantastic.
At the hardware store...extension cord wraps that are narrow strips with velcro can be bought to slip to cabinet handles to keep them shut.
In RV the previous owner had taken small pieces of thin oak(matched the cabinets) and used a band saw, cutting into U shaped pieces..slips into cabinet handles and won't fall out when traveling
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Thank you all so much for these suggestions!
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Pots and pans go into the oven wrapped in a Beach towel for s snug fit.
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