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Old 03-28-2012, 12:43 PM   #1
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Does anyone have any tricks to get hangers to stay on a regular closet rod while traveling? We haven't been successful so far. Every trip, all the hangers/clothes fly off the rod in the bathroom closet and wind up in a huge mess on the floor. The wardrobe closets in the bedroom have the metal "rod" with the holes for the hangers. I originally thought I hated those, but at least the clothes and hangers stay on them while traveling! Lynx (the same people that make Lynx Levelers) have some hangers (Lynx Stay Put Hangers) but they are $6.99 + shipping for 6 of them!! Way too pricey. I've been thinking of some sort of rod or strap to hold them all together while in transit, but this wouldn't prevent them from coming off of the rod.

Any suggestions/solutions are greatly appreciated. Thanks!
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Old 03-28-2012, 01:37 PM   #2
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Use metal wired hangers and bend around the rod. Just a thought.
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Old 03-28-2012, 01:56 PM   #3
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Does anyone have any tricks to get hangers to stay on a regular closet rod while traveling? We haven't been successful so far. Every trip, all the hangers/clothes fly off the rod in the bathroom closet and wind up in a huge mess on the floor. The wardrobe closets in the bedroom have the metal "rod" with the holes for the hangers. I originally thought I hated those, but at least the clothes and hangers stay on them while traveling! Lynx (the same people that make Lynx Levelers) have some hangers (Lynx Stay Put Hangers) but they are $6.99 + shipping for 6 of them!! Way too pricey. I've been thinking of some sort of rod or strap to hold them all together while in transit, but this wouldn't prevent them from coming off of the rod.

Any suggestions/solutions are greatly appreciated. Thanks!
I have attached a crude diagram of a solution we have used in the past.
It tends to work.

All you need is a number of Velcro Straps available from hardware stores or sewing stores. Wrap the strap around the Rod and the Hanger.

You can get fancy with how you arrange the strap to keep it close to the "hook" of the hanger but it is not necessary.
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Old 03-28-2012, 02:15 PM   #4
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you can twist the Velcro so it stays close to the "hook" of the hanger like this:
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Old 03-28-2012, 02:32 PM   #5
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you can twist the Velcro so it stays close to the "hook" of the hanger like this:
Very good idea and details as well.
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Old 03-28-2012, 02:40 PM   #6
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We use the slide out poles and set them just down to the top side of the hangers to the front or back of the hanger hooks. Keeps the hangers from jumping up and off. Just position them as close to the vertical part of the hangers and close to where they go horizontal.
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We bought some insulating foam used to insulate copper pipes it is round and has a slit in one side. Put it over the round clothes hanger rods and it seems that the hangers grip on the foam and will not slide around. Seems to work quite well but our closets are in the front of the camper.
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Old 03-28-2012, 04:48 PM   #8
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trudinator here your answer ! Office Coat Hangers

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We found that if we simply reverse the hangers it greatly reduces the
times they jump off the rod. Try facing the hook side towards you rather
than away from you.

Also you can get a foam "noodle" pool toy.
Slit it longways.
Hang your clothes as usual.
Place the slit noodle over the rod, hangers and all.

When you arrive you can remove the noodle for normal use of the closet.

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We use the slide out poles and set them just down to the top side of the hangers to the front or back of the hanger hooks. Keeps the hangers from jumping up and off. Just position them as close to the vertical part of the hangers and close to where they go horizontal.
This also is our method - got the small expandable curtain rods.
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Update!! The suggestion by KyDan to turn the hangers around on the closet rod worked great for the first two trips this year. Last weekend we went on our third outing and we had to take the interstate, which is pretty bumpy, especially the bridges and overpasses. Wehn we got to our site and were setting up, I went to get something out of the closet and discovered that not only was everything from the closet on the floor, but the entire closet rod that pulled completely OUT of the wall. So my DH will have to do another mod to this closet before our next outing in two weeks. This will be the 2nd mod; the bottom shelf collapsed on our last outing of 2011. He'll make it "better than new."
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We have the plastic hangers. The diameter of the hoop where it hangs is just under 5/16. We cut 2inch long pcs. of tygon tubing and slipped over the end of the hook.You can take the hangers down & put them back up same as original. We have traveled (ROUGH) roads and the hangers stay put! The closets are in the rear of the trailer so the movment is at the (MAX)! Youroo!!
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We have the plastic hangers. The diameter of the hoop where it hangs is just under 5/16. We cut 2inch long pcs. of tygon tubing and slipped over the end of the hook.You can take the hangers down & put them back up same as original. We have traveled (ROUGH) roads and the hangers stay put! The closets are in the rear of the trailer so the movment is at the (MAX)! Youroo!!
Guess my point being is that the hangers stayed on the rod, but the cheap closet wall (1/8 in), the two small screws and cheap plastic closet rod bracket failed. Dont't think it had anything to do with the hangers this time.
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The clothes bouncing up & down with the hangers will sure tear things up, or down in this case. Use the expandable curtain rods right next to the vertical part of the hangers on both sides to keep them from bouncing.
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My post#12 was for your post#1,sorry. Youroo!!
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The hangers I brought from CW will stay on the rod but sometimes I find the jackets at the bottom of the closet. I also take along a few regular hangers to use at the site since the CW hangers are harder to remove. Over all I try to hang as little as possible while traveling.
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Old 05-14-2012, 01:20 PM   #17
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Update!! My uber-handy DH did the closet mod this past weekend. Clothes are now hung back up (backwards) and this set up is much, much stronger than the original installation.
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