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Old 05-01-2015, 01:34 PM   #11
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My shelves are all lined with a felt material, and that helps keep many things from moving. For my pantry, we keep some appliances in the bottom shelf, I have a small 3-drawer organizer on the 2nd shelf (holds my tea bags, DH's gum, sugar packets. We put the coffee pods in a small plastic basket in front of the drawers to keep them closed, then I fill the shelf with boxes and cans of food. The top shelf is over my head, so I have a big plastic basket where I put all of our bread goods. I just pull down the basket and get out what I need. Otherwise, I would need a step stool just to get a bagel or the hot dog buns.
I totally second the idea of keeping those plastic organizer baskets in the house to carry out to the RV, then keeping stuff in them as much as possible while camped. I also bought a car trunk organizer and use that for bigger items like bags of chips.
Even with everything packed tightly, I never forget the rule to open doors slowly as contents may have shifted while in transit.
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Old 05-01-2015, 01:38 PM   #12
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We line the bottom of pantry shelves with a rubber shelving mats and put goods in plastic laundry boxes. Large containers, like cereal, we store out of boxes and try to keep all boxes close to each other. We buy no glass container goods.
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Old 05-01-2015, 03:51 PM   #13
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We bought a half a doz plastic stackable bins from walmart. They are maybe 10 x 12 x6, kind of a open screen pattern. We load them in the house, take out to TT and put in the cabinets or pantry. Just that simple
I actually took my measuring tape in to 'that store' & purchased plastic bins that fit almost perfectly into the pantry / overhead cabinets .... one for dishes, 2 for foods. All other cabinets & frig are secured with those spring bars & always opened slowly ....
Love being able to load in the house & unload dishes back in to house for a run in the dishwasher after each trip
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Old 05-01-2015, 07:46 PM   #14
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Food and Pantry Packing

Pack canned goods as low as possible. Use soft goods i.e. boxed items paper goods ets to pack around jars and bottles.
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Old 05-01-2015, 09:29 PM   #15
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We have a 3050s.We use the shelves over the dinette area for dishes and with rubber mat lining have had nothing move during travel(Corelle dishes) For wine glasses and other acrylic glasses I have started packing them in the small carry bags you get for wine with the 4-6 individual slots.I do have a small canvas bin in there too for odds and ends.
For the pantry I have some items in small narrow bins with lids that fit nicely.I use these for grocery items and things I want in a container for freshness.I then have some narrow acrylic narrow shelf bins with things we use often- oils,seasoning small cans like tuna.I have one small bin with all breakfast things - peanut butter, cinnamon sugar,syrup and the microwave egg poacher.This works well for us.I have used my label maker to label the bins and my husband is going to try one of the pull out shelves others have man mentioned.All shelves are lined with the rubber matting- thicker type as it stays in place better.For coffee mugs I have some of that rubber liner around them when we travel with a rubber band so they don't bang together.It is true the tighter you pack the cupboards the less room for shifting.Once we get set up I take out the coffee pot,two mugs and put out on a tray.You will find the system that works for you!Lots of trial and error
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Old 05-01-2015, 09:50 PM   #16
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We put the rubbery shelf mat in like others mentioned. They keep pans, cups, plates, etc., from sliding while on the road but I had to put double-sided foam tape under the front edges. The mats would roumple and slide back when we put stuff on the shelf.
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Old 09-18-2015, 12:08 PM   #17
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These are all great ideas. In general I've found that it's not a good idea to put anything heavy up high--we had a dog food canister disaster last trip. I store my all important wine and booze bottles in a wine box from the liquor store in the under seat storage. I have a 252 Tracer Air with a narrow hall cupboard with shelves that make a nice liquor cabinet so I cut down the box with was too and it seems to fit nicely as long as I don't put too tall bottles in it. We'll try this next trip and see how it works.
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We like to keep everything in plastic boxes. There is nothing loose in any of the storage areas not in a box. Big Lots has a good assortment of plastic boxes (w/lids) at a very reasonable price. Since most of everything is above comfortable eye level it makes it easier to take a box out and find what you need rather than shuffle stuff around to get at the back of the storage area. We keep cereal, sugar, and other flowable foods in plastic containers also so they are sealed up from humidity.
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I store my all important wine and booze bottles in a wine box from the liquor store in the under seat storage. I have a 252 Tracer Air with a narrow hall cupboard with shelves that make a nice liquor cabinet so I cut down the box with was too and it seems to fit nicely as long as I don't put too tall bottles in it. We'll try this next trip and see how it works.
Where do you camp, I want to park next to you.
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