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Old 12-18-2015, 12:43 PM   #15
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I did not want to toss them until I figured out their purpose. We are new at this, and I would hate to be out somewhere and finally go "AHA! That is what those things were for!" and not have them with me when I need them.

Since they are really not needed, they will go into storage next time I am over there.
Putting them in storage is a good idea so when you sell or trade your motorhome, you can put them on the sink to make it appear you have more usable counterspace, than you actually have.
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As stated it is for additional counter space. Use them when entertaining; ice bucket, wine bottles, glasses, condements, etc. Best place to store them is under the sink. Either vertical against a wall or flat on the bottom.
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Old 12-18-2015, 01:01 PM   #17
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As stated, they provide additional counter space.

Yup!
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I am stunned that the original question was even asked.
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All great inputs but here is a down side: depending on how your sink is attached to the underside of the countertops--these heavy lids/covers have the potential to separate said sink from your countertops as you go bounce down the road. So better off leaving them stowed all the time.....
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I am stunned that the original question was even asked.
And yet I received a lot of good feedback about it. Things I would have never thought of, such as keeping them for the added resale value, potential for popping my sinks down while travelling, etc.

If they could bust out the bottom of my storage drawer, they could likely do the same to the sink.

They are coming out before we leave this weekend.

Thanks for all the feedback
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All great inputs but here is a down side: depending on how your sink is attached to the underside of the countertops--these heavy lids/covers have the potential to separate said sink from your countertops as you go bounce down the road. So better off leaving them stowed all the time.....
I guess anything is possible, but has anyone ever heard of this happening?
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Do you mean--besides me?????
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Ours store in a cabinet sideways like a cookie tray drawer on their side.there is a partition specially for them. The fact your drawer /cabinet breaks from the weight says something more about the cabinets construction, than the covers .. doesn't it?
As far as breaking the sink my corian counter and molded sinks are joined as one and the tops don't rest on the sink they are in a groove in the counter. I also have never heard of any sinks falling until now but I guess stranger things have happened.
The corian covers on the stove stay on and provide food prep space. (We BBQ a lot) The counter tops in RV's are small enough ! We use ours and I suggest you WILL find a lot of posts on how to replace missing ones or ones that are dropped and broken, repaired!
Don't lose them , it could be a selling point you'd be throwing out, as I assume more people want them than don't, based on the posts about them. barring this thread that is.
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I ALWAYS travel with the sink covers stowed somewhere. As you all said, they are really heavy, and in the event of an accident, guess where they are going to fly... that's right.... right toward the driver and passenger of the RV. Very lethal projectiles. I guess with a travel trailer or 5th wheel, it doesn't make too much difference...but in a motorhome, it's a safety issue.

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I ALWAYS travel with the sink covers stowed somewhere. As you all said, they are really heavy, and in the event of an accident, guess where they are going to fly... that's right.... right toward the driver and passenger of the RV. Very lethal projectiles. I guess with a travel trailer or 5th wheel, it doesn't make too much difference...but in a motorhome, it's a safety issue.

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Exactly! Mine live in the gap between my kitchen cabinet and the sofa just forward of it, just in case I need them for something. Right at one year of ownership, they haven't moved.



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We've been RVing for almost 40 years and have never left them in place. Realistically, they're just a pain. You spend all of your time moving them and looking for a place to put them.

To me, they have one value......either make them into a cutting board, or add a hinge to one side and bolt them onto the end of your countertop (using flip up lock underneath) giving you some additional counter space if needed.
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We put ours in place for our "buffet" style eating habits.
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I ALWAYS travel with the sink covers stowed somewhere. As you all said, they are really heavy, and in the event of an accident, guess where they are going to fly... that's right.... right toward the driver and passenger of the RV. Very lethal projectiles. I guess with a travel trailer or 5th wheel, it doesn't make too much difference...but in a motorhome, it's a safety issue.

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Good point. But, not sure what would get me first - the sink covers, the dining chairs or the recliner.

If a pair of sink covers trashes a drawer or knocks the sink loose, then I also have to wonder if that isn't an issue with the drawers or the sink. I believe my acrylic sink is held in with metal clips so I doubt I have to worry about it.
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