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Old 11-14-2015, 07:32 AM   #1
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Dishes and such

Since I am new to the world of RVing which I am very excited to join, I wonder how you stabilize dishes/glases/etc in cabinets while traveling. My common sense tells me little baskets but just curious what everyone does. I can't wait to take my first trip at New Years and want to be prepared. Hope to crank everything up tomorrow for a ride around town!!
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Old 11-14-2015, 07:39 AM   #2
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We use essentially only plastic dishware and drinking glasses/cups, and we don't really do anything to stabilize them in the cabinet. They have been no problem so far. As for breakable foodstuffs, we do put them in plastic baskets in the pantry cupboard, again no problem.
the major warning is to be very careful the first time you open the refrigerator door after being on the road - that is where we have had stuff fall out and break.
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Old 11-14-2015, 07:49 AM   #3
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In our htt we primarily use plastic dishes, no baskets, as I have not found ones that fit our dish cabinet well. They are a jumbled mess. Spices and like we do use low wall baskets. In the pantry were pay attention to how things are packed so things do not move.

When you open a door expect 5hings to want to fall out, get in the habit of opening them really slowly and catching something.

We have only rented MHs the sounds of pots and pans rattling drove us nuts. We put paper plates and towels between the pots to quiet them down.
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We mostly use paper plates but for coffee we need real cups! I put ours in plastic baskets I got at Dollar Tree. Heavy stuff gets stored in lower drawers/cabinets as I don't know how much weight the newer cabinets will tolerate. Silverware is stored in a lower drawer in a flat plastic container with lid that I found at WalMart. Just be careful when you open your cabinet/frig doors when you get to your destination. A lot of things shift around while traveling. You kind of have to use trial and error in what works best for you in getting your things set up. That's part of the fun of it all. Happy RVing!
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Old 11-14-2015, 08:17 AM   #5
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We use plastic ware as well. And honestly, have had no problems. We drove 4 hours to a CG..got there..and the dishes were in their original spot...untouched! Don't know why but I'll take it! My wife has also lined the cabinets and that seems to keep things from sliding. But really don't use anything special.
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Corelle, then you never have to worry about them breaking in the cupboard. If you want real glasses instead of plastic (sometimes I just want a real one) I wrap them in that stuff you put on the bottom of the cupboard.
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Plastic dishes for us. Only breakable stuff for us is a glass casserole dish(lives in bottom cabinet, on the floor) and a Pampered Chef flat stone (lives wrapped in a towel in the stove). The rubber net type shelf liner can help keep stuff from sliding as much in cabinets.
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Charlene20, since you are posting in the class C section, I assume you have some sort of MH. Answers will vary by type of RV. Rear kitchen TT's and 5W's bounce a lot and stuff will fall out when cabinets are opened. Plus, you don't hear the carnage while under way. In a MH you will hear the clinking and banging (if any) and will quickly decide what you need to do. A MH won't bounce as much as the TT's and 5W's. That said, baskets of some sort will require that you lift dishes out. Might be a nuisance for the shorter person. We use Corelle dishes and just stack them in the cabinet. Cabinets are lined with that rubbery shelf liner. Wine glasses are Lexan. Juice glasses are plastic.

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We use paper plates or the very light plastic type material plates and plastic glassware/mugs, etc. We like the Tervis brand stuff as it's guaranteed for life, just send it back and get a new replacement. We don't hear too much noise from the dishes and such, the other rattles and noise drown out that with ease. LOL
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Corelle, then you never have to worry about them breaking in the cupboard. If you want real glasses instead of plastic (sometimes I just want a real one) I wrap them in that stuff you put on the bottom of the cupboard.
x2. Our Corelle travel fantastically for they are light and durable; if you are concerned, you can separate them with CHEAP paper plates. Always have on hand a stash of paper (not foam, think of the environment impact) products for when you can't or don't have time to wash dishes.
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