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Old 06-30-2014, 04:59 PM   #1
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Securing Small Appliances

I was wondering what other folks do with their coffee makers, toasters, ice makers and other small appliances when in transit.

Currently we put ours on the floor and cover with a blanket. Got to thinking that there might be other solutions to semi-permently mount the appliances where we typically keep them when camping.

Anyone have a solution (short of screwing them to the counter that is )

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Old 06-30-2014, 05:12 PM   #2
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Toaster and coffee maker are wrapped in a towel, placed side by side under the bench seat for the dinette with a spare blanket for dunnage.

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Old 06-30-2014, 05:13 PM   #3
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We keep the toaster put away in a cabinet when not in use (limited counter space). The current B&D Pod type Coffee Maker goes on the dinette seat and rides just fine. Previously we had a space saver under cabinet mount coffee maker, and the pot would ride in the kitchen sink, with a towel under it.

When we had the old style CRT type TV in out previous camper, I cut a section of 1/2" plywood to fit the TV shelf, and stained it to match. I screwed thru the bottom of the plywood into the bottom of the TV (plastic case). It then sat the TV/Plywood base on the shelf and screwed thru the top of the plywood and into the shelf. Ran with it like that for three years with no issue.

If you have several small appliances, you could place them all in a small plastic storage bin and let it sit on the floor. A few no slip strips on the bottom of the bin should keep it in place.

Heavy Duty Velcro may also work for you. The adhesive wont hurt the countertop, and it can be removed and cleaned off if needed.
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Old 06-30-2014, 05:26 PM   #4
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Over our sink is a cabinet that fits the toaster and coffee pot perfectly. Upon setup they go to the counter and some of the more oft used things get moved up there - like bread.
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Old 06-30-2014, 05:35 PM   #5
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We keep our toaster and coffee maker in cabinets when not in use (another person with limited counter space). We have a soft side zip up container we use for the toaster. This is more to protect the cabinetry and other items in the cabinet than to protect the toaster. It also helps with crumbs not getting all over the place. For the coffee maker we have a hard sided container that fits the base. We wrap the pot in an old dishrag to keep it from bouncing around. It also makes for neater packing of other items in the cabinet. Other than those we don't really carry small appliances with us.
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Old 06-30-2014, 07:25 PM   #6
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We place the coffee maker in the kitchen sink. Other appliances are in cabinets
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Old 06-30-2014, 07:36 PM   #7
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Our coffee maker stays on the counter and the pot goes in the cupboard by the toaster.

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Old 06-30-2014, 07:56 PM   #8
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Museum putty for coffee maker, toaster in cabinet, icemaker just sits on counter.

Museum putty will hold everything on the counter on ours, but it rides pretty smooth with the shocks on the suspension.
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Old 06-30-2014, 08:01 PM   #9
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I use velcro on the coffee maker, knife ect.
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Old 06-30-2014, 08:12 PM   #10
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I store the coffee maker in one of the overhead cabinets over the side bar in the kitchen.

Our stand-alone paper towel dispenser sits on the counter right by the stove. It's never moved, not even a fraction, even while running that RVer's hell gauntlet called I-20 West coming in to Bossier City, LA.

We've been putting the ice maker under the bed, but I'm tempted to try it like OC does; just leave it sitting on that side bar where it lives while in use while we're camping. (Right now it's in the S&B, being put to great use while the RV is in for warranty work.)

All other "stuff" is left where it usually sits, held in place by museum putty, except for my scent/wax tart warmer. That gets stored, wrapped in a towel, in the kitchen trash can while in transit.


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