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Old 06-15-2013, 02:34 PM   #11
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I started doing some prospective loading this morning and have a concern that somebody else must have solved already.

Unlike my old Niagara, the AFrame has plenty of open floor room when closed, making it a tempting place to pack stuff. I am quite sure my duffle will go in there the night before the trip. But when I set my cooler inside, all I can forsee is all that weight sliding around and crashing into the fridge door. Has anyone found a easy way to stabilize a cooler or other hard and heavy items to prevent damage?
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Old 06-15-2013, 03:01 PM   #12
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I use the square rubber mats on the floor, sliding of stuff is eliminated. Since I put my tanks, folding bench/tables/chairs and water bottles on it, the floor will not get scratch during the bumpy ride.
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See those rubber mats, I use that inside the trailer, nice and soft to the bare feet, eliminate the cold floor and protect floor from scratches. I put an extra layer for the trip. Plus easy to break into small square pieces for transport. I also put it on top on any hard surface inside the trailer before closing the A-Frame.
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Old 06-15-2013, 03:13 PM   #13
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Nice!
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Old 06-15-2013, 08:32 PM   #14
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I priced the interlocking square pieces. Very expensive for my wallet. I'm going to use a large polyproplene dog mat for outside. Easily hosed off. Foldable. Wife sewed a pouch for rug storage. I believe I saw someone else post this polyproplene idea.

As for my floor, home depot sells some rather thick 'welcome' door mats. I use one outside and two or three inside. It is surprising to me how items lying on the floor do not move around during towing. But I do secure my fridge door with a bungee hooked into eye screws I placed under front and rear seats. Eye screws and bungie might be a good way to secure a heavy object, and place a rubber mat between the object and the trailer's inside wood panels.

Ditto. Any rubber thickness on flooring keeps the feet warmer while inside the trailer.
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Old 06-15-2013, 09:14 PM   #15
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Our trailer has 4 rugs: One in the entry is an RV mat (Miracle Door Mat, Miracle Door Mat) a second rug is under the dining table, a third rug is in front of the kitchen sink/stove cabinet and the fourth rug is in front of the pull-out sofa bed. Stuff on the floor doesnt slide around and.neither hs anything I put on the beds. The cutting board has bounced out of the sink a couple times and stuff in the cargo netting (on the wall) has also fallen out.
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Old 06-15-2013, 09:35 PM   #16
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I use the non slip rubber drawer liner for crates and such. Should work for a cooler as well. You can get a big roll for less than $15 at Wally world or the home stores.
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Old 06-15-2013, 10:02 PM   #17
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I use the non slip rubber drawer liner for crates and such. Should work for a cooler as well. You can get a big roll for less than $15 at Wally world or the home stores.
Good idea, I think we have some lying about the house.
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Input 4 large crates and 2 small ones with my duffle on top of them and they are always right where I left them.

Nice thing is the drawer liner rolls up for easy storage while camping.
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You could pull the cushions off the seats and stuff them around things as well. Before I started using bungees to hold doors shut I used to wedge seat cushions against them.
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Old 06-19-2013, 08:34 AM   #20
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I soothed my concerns about the sliding cooler by putting down runner carpet and buying a small extra piece of no-slip carpet padding to sit in the square area just inside the door. I may also look for a flattish door mat that can be cut to put in the doorway.
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