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Old 11-12-2015, 07:19 PM   #41
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We bought a set of corelle dishes/bowls years ago for the trailer. Nothing has broken yet. We put nothing between or under them...... The cabinet is full so no sliding around...... We do put child locks on the cabinets so that the doors do not come open accidently......... I agree 100 % keep it simple............

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Old 11-12-2015, 08:05 PM   #42
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Thanks guys for all of the advice. I really do appreciate it. We are taking out our Forester next weekend for the first time and are so excited. It was winterized by the dealer and I don't want to de-winterize it and then winterize it again, so we are going to "rough" it and just use the furnace, fride and stove and then the campground's showers and restrooms
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Old 11-12-2015, 08:18 PM   #43
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Used heavy duty Malamine for years. DH He built me a plastic glass holder that held 4 juice and 4 tea glasses stacked. It consisted of dowel rods cut to the proper length on a finished board that had the anti skid attached. On a trip to IKEA, I found dinner plate, sandwich plate, and bowl holders that adjusted with a thumb screw on the bottom. When tightened down, your dishes would not move. Of course, everything was on anti-skid.

After many years, he convinced me that it's much more fun toasting marshmallows than being stuck inside washing dishes. Now I use paper plates & bowls and plastic cups. If you plan ahead and watch the sales, you can get really good deals on them - bogo's and there are usually coupons in the paper.

Please don't go off on me about the landfills - we do recycle when possible (and a lot of campgrounds have the bins located near the trash area) - or the paper plates are burned in the campfire.

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Old 11-12-2015, 11:22 PM   #44
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We use corelle also ... My husband, who ate with paper plates and plastic utensils for 9 mths while serving in Afghanistan, won't even entertain the thought of eating with paper or plastic. Use the non-sliding rubber mats, spring loaded bars inside the cupboard doors ... Also sometimes use soft pillows inside to stop things from moving around ... Nothing broken yet ... Knock on wood

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Old 11-12-2015, 11:29 PM   #45
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We carry so many pots/pans, in a rear kitchen model that's been back and forth across the country twice, and noth'n broke....'course, there's no room for plates/cups!
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We use corelle also ... My husband, who ate with paper plates and plastic utensils for 9 mths while serving in Afghanistan, won't even entertain the thought of eating with paper or plastic. Use the non-sliding rubber mats, spring loaded bars inside the cupboard doors ... Also sometimes use soft pillows inside to stop things from moving around ... Nothing broken yet ... Knock on wood
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Old 11-13-2015, 01:43 AM   #47
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We find if the cabinets don't open and allow things to fall nothing breaks. We put paper towels between plates. Stack glasses and cups with toweling then use velcro over the pulls to keep doors from opening. Ours is a rear kitchen model. Were it a side kitchen we probably would not be concerned about the doors opening in a braking situation.
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Old 11-13-2015, 06:30 AM   #48
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We have made several trips with my stoneware dishes stacked I the cupboard. I only put a couple of pillows around them so they don't bounce around. Never even had a chip in one.
And we like having a nice place setting to go with the wine glasses after a day of travel and sightseeing. Enjoy!
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Old 11-13-2015, 11:54 AM   #49
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Watch out for Corelle

I have Melamine dishes- storing everything tightly is the key to good packing. I keep some Corelle bowls and plates to use in the microwave as Melamine shouldn't be zapped. On several occasions when traveling on bumpy roads cupboards have popped open and the Corelle has disintegrated- shattered into zillions of sharp, tiny pieces. Google it- it's scary! I talked to the folks in our Corning store and one said this happens when Corelle hits Corelle- won't happen when a single piece is dropped. I still keep Corelle for the microwave, but only one plate, and I bungy our cupboards.
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We also do the melamine dishes and decorative plastic glasses. All of our cabinets have a nice, felt lining, so nothing slips. We also keep paper plates and the red plastic cups to augment when we have grandkids, or other visitors and need to serve more than 4 or 6. We seem to keep collecting coffee mugs, including a few ceramic. so those are our main concern for breakage, but so far the only thing we've broken is a few of the cheap plastic tumblers from Walmart.
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