Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 07-03-2017, 08:04 AM   #1
Junior Member
 
Teksyn's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2017
Location: Texas
Posts: 8
Newbie Qs: Preventing items from shifting in cabinets

Does anyone be know of tips or tricks to secure items in cabinets for travel? I really don't want to have to box up all the dishes, coffee cups, etc. from the cabinets and pantry every time we tow the TT.
__________________

__________________
An armed man will defeat an unarmed man with monotonous regularity.


2015 Flagstaff 27rlws Emerald Package
2013 F-150 5.0 Platinum Screw 4x4
Teksyn is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-03-2017, 08:28 AM   #2
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2016
Location: Minnesota ( wishing we were boondocking in the New York Catskills )
Posts: 567
Quote:
Originally Posted by Teksyn View Post
Does anyone be know of tips or tricks to secure items in cabinets for travel? I really don't want to have to box up all the dishes, coffee cups, etc. from the cabinets and pantry every time we tow the TT.
Think about what you just said - "box up ..."

You can use open cardboard boxes, plastic tubs, milk crates ... to divide up your cabinets and cupboards. Keeps similar things together, and prevents them from moving around. By facing the open end of carton / crate forwards, doesn't really affect getting stuff in and out.

We even use a re-purposed computer monitor riser to stash cups and mugs underneath, and then plates on top. Then we pack paper plates on top of that. Yes, inserting soft stuff here and there is your friend.

Also consider, no-slip material on the bottom of cupboards, shelves, etc.

Of course, we pretty much live with plastic / acrylic / melamine - Jeff wants for his favourite coffee mugs, but ... he doesn't want them smashed in a billion pieces either.

The Cast-Iron Skillet and Dutch Oven ride on floor level of a low cabinet.

We haul a lot of distilled water around for various reasons ... so those go in milk crates 4x gallons at a time. Put the empty back in when taking next fresh, magic marker 'X' shows it's a dead horse. So they don't flop around when only 1-2 full ones left in a crate. Can use the 'X' jugs for non-distilled or non-potable water, too.

To an extent ... packing is a sort of a jigsaw puzzle ... or Jenga, or Tetris, call it what you wants ...

(EDIT) And - these things have gobs of uses:
Attached Images
 
__________________

__________________

Jeff and Abby
Fur Babies - Xandra Sophia (GSD) and Neo (Min-Pin Mutt who thinks he is a cat)
2015 Tracer Air 235 (previous 1994 Veri-Lite 1130 TC)
1998 Dodge Ram 2500 Quad Cab - 360 - 46RE (Built)
Jeff_and_Abby is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-03-2017, 02:50 PM   #3
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2017
Posts: 4,278
We use baby locks on all cabinets. I'll grab pic.
TheWolfPaq82 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 07-03-2017, 02:54 PM   #4
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2017
Posts: 4,278
Baby locks.Click image for larger version

Name:	20170703_145255.jpg
Views:	313
Size:	46.5 KB
ID:	143494
TheWolfPaq82 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 07-03-2017, 03:14 PM   #5
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2017
Posts: 4,278
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jeff_and_Abby View Post
Think about what you just said - "box up ..."

You can use open cardboard boxes, plastic tubs, milk crates ... to divide up your cabinets and cupboards. Keeps similar things together, and prevents them from moving around. By facing the open end of carton / crate forwards, doesn't really affect getting stuff in and out.

We even use a re-purposed computer monitor riser to stash cups and mugs underneath, and then plates on top. Then we pack paper plates on top of that. Yes, inserting soft stuff here and there is your friend.

Also consider, no-slip material on the bottom of cupboards, shelves, etc.

Of course, we pretty much live with plastic / acrylic / melamine - Jeff wants for his favourite coffee mugs, but ... he doesn't want them smashed in a billion pieces either.

The Cast-Iron Skillet and Dutch Oven ride on floor level of a low cabinet.

We haul a lot of distilled water around for various reasons ... so those go in milk crates 4x gallons at a time. Put the empty back in when taking next fresh, magic marker 'X' shows it's a dead horse. So they don't flop around when only 1-2 full ones left in a crate. Can use the 'X' jugs for non-distilled or non-potable water, too.

To an extent ... packing is a sort of a jigsaw puzzle ... or Jenga, or Tetris, call it what you wants ...

(EDIT) And - these things have gobs of uses:
Love those too ! keep a bag of them in my tool box.
TheWolfPaq82 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 07-03-2017, 03:18 PM   #6
Moderator Emeritus
 
ColoradoRick's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2014
Posts: 1,020
We've learned to, also, travel with as few breakable things as possible so most of our dishes are hard plastic and we also have a stash of disposable dishes/silverware for when we are dry (boondock) camping or camping with just electrical hookups.

We do like coffee so we bought a Mr. Coffee just for the RV and keep it inside the original container whenever we are traveling...hasn't broken in three years!

We haven't had issues with cabinet doors opening up while traveling nor with the slide out steps as some have reported. (But if we do, some bungee cords would work great.)
__________________
Rick & Karen
(Retired USAF, MSgt)
Monument, Colorado
8-year Travel Trailer RVers
2013 Forest River Rockwood Ultra-Lite 2904SS
2014 Toyota Tundra Maxcrew SR-5 TRD 4x4 (with Firestone airbags in the rear)
ColoradoRick is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-04-2017, 07:43 AM   #7
Member
 
david_reaves's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2017
Location: Central Texas
Posts: 306
I second the non-skid material in shelves. We also use as much non-breakable as possible.
david_reaves is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-04-2017, 08:05 AM   #8
Senior Member
 
Islander's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2014
Location: Nanaimo
Posts: 486
I find 'pool noodles' are my friend...they are very handy to curb movement in several situations.

Best place to get pool noodles is the Dollar stores.

They can be cut and shaped to fit many items in cabinets.

Not sure how you have your dishes but ours are Correll stored in a wire dish rack at an angle, no movement on the rubber coated matting.

Items in drawers can have strips of pool noodle weaved amongst them like a snake for cans and jars to stop breakage.

Protect furniture from movement damage going down the road with cut & fitted pieces of pool noodles.

Don't forget the microwave... Cut a piece of pool noodle to fit snuggly vertically from the turntable to he inside top to save your glass turntable... believe me ... they can find their way out and smash into bits.

Also the noodles are useful in the outside storage lockers to save chafe on items and stop rattles.

I will end by saying I do not have shares in any pool noodle manufacturing or sales companies.... but maybe I should

Islander
__________________
'07 WildCat 30 RLBS ~ West Coast Edition ~
Trail Air - Tri Glide Pin Box
2000 F350 Lariat DRW 4x4 7.3 Diesel 89k miles
Edge programmer, 4" SS exhaust turbo/back,
Tru-Cool Max Trans Cooler, Bilstein Shocks
Vancouver Island, B.C., Canada
Islander is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-24-2017, 07:00 AM   #9
Senior Member
 
rp53's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2016
Location: Jonesborough
Posts: 900
built this for ours

before Click image for larger version

Name:	cabinet mod 1.jpg
Views:	302
Size:	560.9 KB
ID:	145882

after Click image for larger version

Name:	cabinet mod 2.jpg
Views:	313
Size:	624.4 KB
ID:	145883
__________________
2017 Micro Lite 21FBRS
2017 GMC Sierra double cab Z71
rp53 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-31-2017, 03:09 PM   #10
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2017
Location: Georgia
Posts: 571
cut various lengths ... 6" x 2" thick foam rubber and stuff in cabinets when traveling... works great.
gbaldwin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-01-2017, 01:59 PM   #11
Senior Member
 
actadh's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2015
Location: West Virginia
Posts: 240
I stuff pillows in open spaces.
__________________

-Laura 2016 Shasta Oasis 18BH & 2015 Ram 1500 Hemi
actadh is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-02-2017, 10:17 PM   #12
Member
 
Max the Mini's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2017
Posts: 31
We put the grippy shelf liner in cabinets also. Pots and pans/coffee pot nested in the lowest shelf of the pantry with kitchen towels to prevent vibration. Dishes nested in a basket in the drawer under the dinette with silverware tray on top/owners manuals etc below the basket. Another basket with coffee cups and plastic cups above the stove. Only two trips in the new trailer, so still organizing.
Max the Mini is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-11-2017, 06:43 AM   #13
Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2017
Location: Adirondacks
Posts: 56
Quote:
Originally Posted by rp53 View Post
built this for ours



before Attachment 145882



after Attachment 145883


Wow! Very nice! Will show DH (am sure heíll be thrilled, lol).
__________________
2019 Keystone Cougar 34DBH
2018 Cherokee 274VFK
2018 Grey Wolf 26MK
wrsees is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-11-2017, 09:31 AM   #14
Senior Member
 
rp53's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2016
Location: Jonesborough
Posts: 900
Thanks I thought it came out pretty good
__________________
2017 Micro Lite 21FBRS
2017 GMC Sierra double cab Z71
rp53 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-20-2017, 11:22 AM   #15
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2014
Posts: 175
Pool noodles also save your nogin when you put on edges of slides and the pin box when parked. Just saying....Don't ask how I know!
CTGREG is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-24-2017, 10:20 AM   #16
Senior Member
 
tugboat369's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: MT Airy, NC
Posts: 567
Non skid shelf material and take our bed pillows to keep things from moving. Our last unit was a rear kitchen and things moved a lot with the mid kitchen not much moves at all even the coffee maker and the toaster don't move on the counter
__________________
Camping from 2008, Life member Good Sam / KOA / iRV2
2014 Columbus 320RS
2011 Ford, F250, 6.7D, SRW
tugboat369 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-08-2018, 12:25 PM   #17
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2014
Location: South Mills, NC
Posts: 138
I bought 2 of the plate racks that are made for corners and had my DH fasten them to the back and sides of the upper cabinets. Melamine plates, 2 sizes, on one side and bowls on the other. Lined the bottom with the no slide rubber shelf liner and use small tension rods, like the ones you use in the refrigerator, front to back to keep plastic glasses and cups etc from sliding sideways. Some times I have to slide the plates back on the shelves when we get to our campsite but not a problem. It's been 4 yrs now and had no breakage.
Ncgrandma is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-08-2018, 01:33 PM   #18
Grammar Pedant
 
67L48's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2017
Location: Frederick, CO
Posts: 1,263
Thanks for all the tips. We have used the non-stick mat in the past, but I like some of the other physical barrier ideas.

Moderator: can you change the title of the post to something descriptive like: Preventing items from shifting in cabinets ... or something like that. That will help other people find this info on searches and such. The current title "Newbie Question" won't help people find or contribute to the thread. Thanks.
__________________
Every time you use an apostrophe to make a word plural, a puppy dies.

RV: 2018 Rockwood Mini Lite 2504S
TV: 2019 F-350 Lariat 4WD CCSB 6.7 PSD 3.55, 3,591 lb payload
Former RV: 2007 Fleetwood/Coleman Utah
Former TV: 2005 F-150 King Ranch 4WD SCrew 5.4L Tow Package
67L48 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-08-2018, 05:28 PM   #19
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2017
Posts: 203
I prefer to eat off proper plates. I am going to try food grade silicone and run a thin bead (smear) around the bottom of each plate. I found it annoying keeping track of the pieces of non slip that went between the plates and bowls.
Go UK is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-08-2018, 05:32 PM   #20
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Deland, Florida
Posts: 321
We only use the sticky shelf liner and have never had a problem.
__________________

__________________
Rockwood 2604WS
Ford F250 Diesel
Blue Ox Sway Pro
allenb12 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
newbie

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



» Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Disclaimer:

This website is not affiliated with or endorsed by Forest River, Inc. or any of its affiliates. This is an independent, unofficial site.



Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:28 PM.


×