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Old 01-12-2021, 11:05 AM   #41
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I just put the microwave plate back in the cardboard box it came in. Stuffing our fridge full has always worked for us, but as previously mentioned....pool noodles and towels work great.
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Old 01-12-2021, 11:14 AM   #42
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Never occurred to me to use spring rods for the fridge! My wife always falls victim to a falling item after travel!
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Old 01-12-2021, 12:19 PM   #43
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Evening, how do folks keep the items in your refrigerator from sliding back and forth or side to side while traveling? Do not want to open the door and have items fall to the floor.

Also same question on the glass plate in the microwave. Iím not trying to make rocket science out of having fun just thinking ahead. Thank you for the help.
We use the spring bars also; but sometimes we needed to anchor items on the shelf. Purchased this from Amazon: Camco RV Fridge Brace -Holds Food and Drinks in Place During Travel, Prevents Messy Spills Perfect For RVs, Boats, Camping and More - (2 Pack) (44033),Blue; https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1
The spring bars prevent items from falling out when the door is opened and the RV Fridge Brace prevents them from shifting side to side. For tall items on the shelf we use a double spring bar also available on Amazon.
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Old 01-12-2021, 02:14 PM   #44
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Pool noodle

I put a pool noodle vertically in the microwave to keep the glass dish from moving. Cut it to size and maneuver it in there tightly. Safe travels & happy camping!!
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Old 01-12-2021, 02:17 PM   #45
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Smile storing items

Interesting question. I've been using tension rods for the fridge but (since I'm addicted to YouTube videos about trailers) I saw using a partially blown up beach ball, pushed in the shelves. I haven't tried it yet but I'm going to when I go out next month. I haven't thought about the microwave but I might consider that.

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Old 01-12-2021, 02:40 PM   #46
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I just buy more beer to fill the empty spaces

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Old 01-12-2021, 04:16 PM   #47
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We use the microwave to store bread at the beginning of the trip, and a piece of pool noodle on the way home.

We use small plastic storage bins inside our small fridge (3cu ft) in the A-frame. A Camco fridge fan (D-cell powered) makes up for any lack of circulation due to the bins.

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Old 01-12-2021, 05:44 PM   #48
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Old 01-12-2021, 10:37 PM   #49
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Has anyone actually had their microwave turntable break? We don't do anything for ours and we haven't had any issues so far. Is the concern that you could hit some random unexpected bump and it could jump to enough to break it?
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Back in the early 2000's I had a 16 ft Casita with a very small microwave. I hit a bump whilst off road which popped the door open. The turntable flew out and broke. After that I just removed it while moving.
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Old 01-12-2021, 11:28 PM   #51
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We use many of the methods above but we also bought a couple of cheap small plastic baskets at the dollar store. They fit side by side on the refrigerator shelf. Small items that would otherwise fall out go in the baskets. They're locked in place by the ledge of the wire shelf.
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Old 01-13-2021, 04:37 PM   #52
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Has anyone actually had their microwave turntable break? We don't do anything for ours and we haven't had any issues so far. Is the concern that you could hit some random unexpected bump and it could jump to enough to break it?
We had the microwave door fly open and the glass turntable land on the floor while driving some rough side roads in Texas. Didn't break the glass, but I looked for something better after that. Finally settled on using the microwave as a bread box on the way out, and a cut piece of pool noodle on the way home.

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Old 01-13-2021, 09:24 PM   #53
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Spring rods to keep items from falling out when opening the door
Child proof locks to make sure door stays closed
Remove plate from microwave and store somewhere else as the plate can bounce and break the bakelite spindle. A royal PIA to repair even if you do the repairs yourself. Guess how I know 4 hours start to finish. And a million screws to get to the drive motor. You wonít forget again if you have to do it
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Old 01-13-2021, 11:34 PM   #54
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We put as much as we can in the fridge drawer especially heavy items. Leave the veggies and produce bagged on the shelves. As for the microwave stuff a throw pillow inside
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Old 01-15-2021, 12:02 PM   #55
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In our previous rig with a 10 cube fridge, we did use fridge tension bars as described that I bought at Camping World. Worked well, especially water bottles and beer cans.

Our present rig has a 20 cube residential fridge. All of the normal condiments like ketchup, mustard, pickles, salad dressings, etc. store nicely on the door racks. I'll use one of the crisper drawers for beer, pop, water, etc., and carry another one on the bottom shelf with the same. Other items are packed tight on the shelves on non-slip mats bought at the dollar store. All being said, we always open the door slowly and with caution when arrived at our destination.

For the micro, from day one we've used it to store our bread, english muffins, bagels and snacks. Never had a problem.

One neat idea my wife came up with for storing wine glasses (yeah, we're wine-o's) and beer glasses is she took my old white tube socks, cut the shaft (calf) off, and covers the glasses with them. Never hear a rattle from our cupboards which are right behind the driving seats.
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... One neat idea my wife came up with for storing wine glasses (yeah, we're wine-o's) and beer glasses is she took my old white tube socks, cut the shaft (calf) off, and covers the glasses with them. Never hear a rattle from our cupboards which are right behind the driving seats.
We like wine, too, but drink it out of the same plastic stadium cups we've had for about 20 years.
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Old 01-15-2021, 12:22 PM   #57
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In the fridge, and other shelves, I just move stuff from other shelves to completely fill any shelves used for when we are on the road. Then, once we have arrived, I will move the items back to the bare shelves where they are easier to get to. When the shelves are full, they have no room to shift. As other suggested, it also helps to corral items in bins or baskets that prevent shifting and falling over.
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Old 01-15-2021, 01:18 PM   #58
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In 35 years we have not done a thing except " go " . Never had a problem with nuttin . Maybe you are overthinking this and looking for a solution to a problem that does not exist !
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Old 01-15-2021, 04:54 PM   #59
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Thanks to all, great idea and have spent small amounts to be prepared to have a eventless first trip. Had no idea that it would go to this many post and hopefully have helped others in there travels. Now it’s up to cedar creek or forest river to take care of the items that need there attention so we can take our first trip. Thanks to all, be safe , be well.
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