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Old 10-19-2015, 01:53 PM   #1
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Zip lock vacuum bags

We packed up the trailer for the winter yesterday. DW got some of those Zip Lock vacuum bags for pillows, blankets etc. Wow, they really work. Great space savers.
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Old 10-19-2015, 03:03 PM   #2
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Great space savers, just be careful that you don't nick them with anything- they rip very easily.
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Old 10-19-2015, 04:58 PM   #3
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We did that last year and every single one leak over the winter and the ones we put in draws caused all kinds of problems getting the draw open. This year we stored them in the open so if they leak they won't cause any problems.
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Old 10-19-2015, 07:14 PM   #4
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We gave up on them. Never had one that didn't leak after a while. We use them now to store blankets at home under the bed to keep them clean.

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Old 10-20-2015, 12:35 PM   #5
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We gave up on them. Never had one that didn't leak after a while. We use them now to store blankets at home under the bed to keep them clean.

John
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I heard that they've improved the valves so they don't leak like they used to...but I haven't bought new ones to verify. All of the ones I've had in the past leak and don't stay compressed.
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Old 10-20-2015, 01:04 PM   #6
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We always put our RV towels, sheets, blankets, quilts and our "camper clothes" in them at the end of the season. Bring the stuff in, wash, dry, fold and let them sit for a day to make sure they are truly dry, then put them in the bags. We do not put the bags in drawers, but put them in the closet. We have done this for several years and they do usually leak, but we just want them to remain clean, dry and not attract varmints.
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Old 10-20-2015, 01:10 PM   #7
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They are the bain of my existence �� I too have never had them work for me. It all looks good to start but when it comes downt to it they leak..... The best or worst time was when using them to over pack for a missions trip and after they failed trying to,get everything to fit in again. They must work for someone though or they would have stopped making them. Bikers use compression bags but I do not know how large they come (if they would fit bedding etc.... )
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Old 10-20-2015, 01:16 PM   #8
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Great idea! we have some... never thought about using in the trailer. Great space saver not to mention, keep blankets and sheets smelling better.

We use our trailer over the winter. Not that bad to winter camp in North Georgia, Alabama.
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Old 10-20-2015, 03:32 PM   #9
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We have used them for the past two years for blankets, pillows, sheets and clothing without incidence. We put them into storage containers after removing the air and sealing them up. Knock on wood, we have had no problems and have re-used bags from last year. I think the key might be in making sure that the seal is tight when you finish removing the air from the bag via vacuum cleaner. We had to re-seal a couple because the seal wasn't seated properly.
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Old 10-20-2015, 08:10 PM   #10
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I don't use the zip lock vacuum bags, just the regular xxl zip lock bags. Push out as much air as I can before sealing. They also have a loop handle for hanging if wanted.
I just leave everything in bags on the bed until next season.
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