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Old 05-09-2013, 11:59 PM   #1
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Storing food in trailer while in transit

Being new to a normal travel trailer this is a new world to us. So how much
does your belongs really move while traveling in cabinets? Such as can goods or 2 litter sodas. Any suggestions on storing these?

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Old 05-10-2013, 12:12 AM   #2
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Kind of depends on how your rig rides!
If a door pops open it can be a real mess!

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Dw and I have had a few tt and 5ers before the A. Does yours have a rear kitchen? The rear of your tt tends to bounce more than the front so I would store heavier items under the bed if its up front. also store heavier items lower. I always have cabinets lined with indoor-outdoor carpet to limit shifting. Never put glass next to glass unless you put a sock over the glass (good way to store extra socks!) In all the years my DW and I have been camping we only had one cabenet come open while moving. nothing broke
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Carrying 2l soda bottles ; mark them ; "open me last"
Canned goods, floor level if possible, glasses leave them at home.
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Old 05-10-2013, 12:48 AM   #5
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Our kitchen is in the center right of the trailer. We have the 2014 Dutchmen 261BHS.

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We have lined all cabinets with anti slip cabinet linings. We just nervous on our first trip on some items. We have left glass at home as it doesn't belong camping But just worry about things rolling that we may not thing of.

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Buy a couple of pool noodles. Cut them into pieces and then use the pieces as fill / cushioning in the cabinets.

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Jbirds idea can be used for many issues when storing or traveling. We do the same to keep heavier items from moving around during transit. Also if you have gutters of your TT, I place cut noddles over the gutter ends to keep cover from tearing.
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Originally Posted by gazingm42 View Post
Being new to a normal travel trailer this is a new world to us. So how much
does your belongs really move while traveling in cabinets? Such as can goods or 2 litter sodas. Any suggestions on storing these?
We store the food and soda in such a way that they can't fall over and roll around. If necessary I'll use a kitchen towel between things to keep them stable. That rubbery no-slip stuff made for keeping things in place doesn't stay in place itself.

Make sure all the doors are latched before moving your TT. To keep things from falling out when you open a door use those cheap adjustable curtain pressure rods from places like K-Mart or WalMart.

Avoid carrying anything made of glass or anything easily breakable. My casserole dish is carefully rolled in a towel and stored in the oven.
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I installed the child proof latches on drawers and cabinet doors that had a habit of shaking open. Fairly inexpensive and easy to install
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this is going to seem stupid But I use beach balls inflate to hold flatten to store one small drawer will hold a ton of them.
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I don't have much room in a 14 ft trailer. I put cans under the kitchen sink while in transit if there is no room in the truck bed.

I bring a small laundry shelving unit from Big Lots & leave off the wheels. It is 3 shelves high and not very deep. I leave it outside where the awning arms meet the sides of the trailer by the steps as that "triangle" section is kind of wasted space. I can store laundry soap containers, water bottles & anything small that can get wet and not attract animals. It frees up the inside space & is portable enough to bring inside if needed.

I like to travel with a 4 person pop-up tent for a storage shed, but once in a while, a campground will only allow one dwelling. But, if I can do that, I can re-arrange the cabinets inside, store extra clothes etc. in the tent, and use that space for the food.

Another forum had the great idea of storing bread, chips etc. in the microwave while traveling.
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