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Old 06-22-2018, 03:12 PM   #1
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Here is a typical newbie question

OK OK, I can hear you all laugh out there.
We have a 5.0 (2007). Can you share your ideas in storing safely (and hopefully efficiently) the dishes, cups, and glasses?
While you are at it share any other storing ideas.
Of course, this question comes from Miriam, I would not ask. LOL
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Old 06-22-2018, 03:24 PM   #2
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Not an unusual question at all. We stored our dishes (Corelle) and plastic glasses/mugs in the cupboard above the sink. For us, that was easiest place to grab a glass or put them away after after washing. I did put down some 'grabber' shelf lining, but it never worked. It just slid along with the dishes. Finally found some coated wire dividers and used those. (I also had enough room to keep a shoebox up there with all my spices.)
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Old 06-22-2018, 03:59 PM   #3
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Hello Allen.
Had the same problem.Contacted RV Widgets.com. In Hillsboro Oregon.Charlie had the template for our 2017 21 so it was quick.Check his website.Those dividers worked like a charm.
I ordered 5 of them and put them in the cupboard above the sink.That worked really good until the wife got involved and took three of them out and put them in other cupboards to divide up spaces for clothing towels etc.It still works for the dishes , glasses and such.
Way to go, had about a dozen people at Osoyoos who took pictures and address to Charlie.
Good luck.
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Old 06-22-2018, 04:38 PM   #4
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We store Corelle, stacked, in the cupboard above the stove ( 17B ). DuraClear polycarbonate wine and beer glasses ( Williams and Sonoma ) are stored there too. If you fill it up, stuff can't move around, even without dividers.


From W&S website: These graceful red wine glasses have an incredible light-reflecting clarity—you might mistake them for true glass. Now made in the USA from an extremely durable polycarbonate, the stemmed glasses are perfect for poolside parties, picnics and barbecues.
  • Set of six elegant red wine glasses, ideal for serving beverages outdoors and poolside.
  • DuraClear food-grade polycarbonate won’t crack, shatter, break, cloud or discolour.
  • Glasses maintain their clarity even through regular use and washing.
  • For cold beverages only.
  • Dishwasher safe.
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Old 06-22-2018, 04:43 PM   #5
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Added a couple drawers with foam shelf liner, easy access and the stay put.
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Old 06-22-2018, 05:05 PM   #6
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I keep one of each (plate, bowl, etc) but since I spend most of the winter dry camping in the desert, I have to admit to paper plates & plastic cups for most of my meals. I gave up on glass wine glasses after breaking 3; I now have plastic...
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Old 06-22-2018, 08:38 PM   #7
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Hello Allen.
Had the same problem.Contacted RV Widgets.com. In Hillsboro Oregon.Charlie had the template for our 2017 21 so it was quick.Check his website.Those dividers worked like a charm.
I ordered 5 of them and put them in the cupboard above the sink.That worked really good until the wife got involved and took three of them out and put them in other cupboards to divide up spaces for clothing towels etc.It still works for the dishes , glasses and such.
Way to go, had about a dozen people at Osoyoos who took pictures and address to Charlie.
Good luck.
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They work like this.....also dividers for the floor cabinets (save the wine bottles!)
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Old 06-23-2018, 12:45 PM   #8
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A previous trailer of mine had side-hinged doors on all cupboards. To avoid stuff banging against the door and opening it and the contents spilling out, I used a combination of plastic bins (no tops) and small cardboard boxes (cut down to correct height) that fit tightly in the space. That meant I usually had to pull the bin or box out of the upper cupboard to see inside and grab what I wanted, but at least I never opened the trailer door to find contents strewn on the floor like before.
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The Wine store had a cardboard six pack carrier that fits perfectly in the under fridge cabinet in the 19. Holds the wine, mixers and leaves room on the right side for a 1.75 bottle of spirits n cups. Awesome setup for that space-and free with ur wine purchase.
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Our solution is similar to most others but with a couple of additions I haven't seen elsewhere.

I'll second those who use RVWidgetWorks.com accessories. We have about $400 worth of them in our trailer (upper cabinet dividers, lower cabinet dividers, drawer trays, and under bed drawers) and consider it money very well spent. Charlie does good work.

Initially, we put down shelf liner like that used by Chotch (post #5), but what we found is that it clings pretty well to the plates, etc. (Corelle) but doesn't cling at all to the floor of the cabinets, which meant nothing stayed in place and trying to get the bottom plate out just made a mess. So after our first trip I tossed that and lined all the cabinets with 4mm EVA foam cut to fit. It also doesn't cling to the cabinet floor, but while it does a good job of preventing things from sliding around, it also doesn't cling to the dinner ware, it provides sound and shock cushioning, it doesn't wad up, and it's easy to clean. I use the same stuff to make custom dividers for my camera cases. Based on our experiences back in the day with Corelle in a popup trailer, we also cut felt sheets to go between each plate in the stack. For our tea mugs I built a custom sized box with an EVA foam insert. The insert alone would work just fine, although for standalone use I would have used 6mm foam, but the box is a little more attractive.

The other thing I did was to attach horizontal strips of velcro loop fabric to the back of all the lower cabinets and vertical strips of hook fabric to the back of the lower cabinet dividers. That way I can place the dividers anywhere without having them move or fall and we don't need nearly as many to effectively divide up the entire space.
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