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Old 09-22-2019, 09:31 AM   #1
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Packing Griddle & Ladder in RV

I'm getting ready to travel to my first winter location and was wondering a few things.

How do you store your griddle or grill for travel?

How do you store a ladder inside your RV for travel? I don't want to connect it to my roof ladder due to the weight. My ladder weighs 50 lbs. I have a 5th wheel so I can put it in the storage area though concerned with it bouncing around and breaking things.
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Old 09-22-2019, 12:33 PM   #2
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Maybe get a lighter ladder
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We put our grill in a plastic tub in the basement bay..... cooled overnight, of course.

Ladder - we only carried a folding one which stored in our basement bay.
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Grill and ladder go into a bay. Not a problem.
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My Little Giant like ladder stands on edge against the back wall of the storage bay and my 2 step ladder stands in front of it. My 2 burner griddle lays flat at the nose of the store bay and my 2 burner Camp Chef lays on top of it. My single burnet griddle stands on end between the propane bottle and BBQ. Then by Camp Chef BBQ box stands on end on the other side of the BBQ.
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I think you will find that everyone just starts putting things in and then take them out, rearrange and try for a while, then take out and rearrange again. It is impossible to know when you first start what will and won't work for you. And never fear, the piece of equipment you want will ALWAYS be way in the back and require everything in front to be removed first.
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I carry both a 8' step ladder and portable grill in the garage storage compartment. In order for the 8' ladder to fit, I had to shorten the legs by 5" and it now leans against the front wall. To store the grill, I found a discarded air mattress and cut one end open to store the dirty grill inside.
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Thank you!

I drove from the campground to a CAT scale and back. I never really got up to speed though things did well. I think I will lean it up against the wall in my storage bay. I would have liked to buy a Little Giant but damn, those things are expensive.

I did store part of the griddle in a storage container and will have to place the griddle on the floor of the storage bay. I was happy nothing broke.
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I did store part of the griddle in a storage container and will have to place the griddle on the floor of the storage bay. I was happy nothing broke.
I do not know what type of flooring is in your storage bay in your 5th Wheel. If it is carpeted, then you may not need some of the following.

If you have a piece of carpet, a moving blanket, or something similar, place it on the floor of the storage bay to keep things from sliding around.

The prior owner of our coach had two small televisions just setting on a piece of carpet in one of the bays when I picked it up. I drove about 400 miles and they never moved an inch.

On another trip, I had a small metal 3-step ladder lying on the smooth basement floor (no carpet). We were taking a nice easy corner in the coach onto a side street and heard this loud crash underneath us. The coach turned left, but the ladder kept going straight.

I have since added a moving blanket laid out on the storage bay floor to keep things from sliding around. Much better!

I also purchased plastic containers from the local dollar store for small items. I got them all the same size so they can stack easily. They help with organization as well as keeping things from moving around. I purchased clear containers so I can see inside them. I also added some quick labels using yellow stickies for a bit of organization. I may do something more permanent for labeling as I decide what goes where.

I keep liquid containers upright in one of the plastic containers without a lid. Examples: oil, diesel additive, Brakleen, etc. If they ever leak, the spill will be confined to the plastic container.

Or, if the plumbing ever overflows or leaks, and the basement gets wet, your stuff will be protected. Yup, somehow I overfilled the fresh water tank once and soaked the basement floor.


The containers are setting on the moving blanket and stay in place now.
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To store the grill, I found a discarded air mattress and cut one end open to store the dirty grill inside.
Brilliant!
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