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Old 01-27-2016, 04:48 PM   #11
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Thanks for ideas on where to store things; I for one am still finding my way. I have been in contact with a member who manufactures unique storage widgets RV Widget Works | , . I haven't bought anything, yet. Still thinking....

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Old 01-27-2016, 04:53 PM   #12
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Okay, got the bungie cord thingie figured out. Now, what about stuff in the drawers? What do you use to hold your silverware and other items?

I've seen some photos of folks with hooks attached to the wall near the stove where they hang things. Do those fall off while traveling down the road? Iffy roads or not.

Where do you get those over the door towel hangers? I'm assuming the towels fall off while traveling.

What about the counter top insert that goes inside sink? Does that stay in place?

What about any add-on cutting boards, such as the ones some folks have over their stovetop?

Basically, how much stuff goes flying around the trailer while you're driving down the road and will every single thing need to be latched or strapped down or put away behind doors?

Whew!

Thanks for advice, comments, whatever.
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Old 01-27-2016, 04:55 PM   #13
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The shelf liner stuff works great...in between also..which eliminates rattle noise.

Gear Ties are the cheapest at Home Depot....usually near the tool corral!

PS gear ties have 1001 uses......
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Old 01-27-2016, 05:22 PM   #14
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Basically, how much stuff goes flying around the trailer while you're driving down the road and will every single thing need to be latched or strapped down or put away behind doors?
Anything that is breakable or that would damage the trailer if it bounced around inside needs to be secured and/or stowed.
Just imagine an earthquake inside your trailer and that is what is happening while you drive down the road...some earthquakes will be worse than others and it is hard to predict ahead of time what road conditions, curbs, potholes, speed bumps, etc that you will run into on a given trip.
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Old 01-27-2016, 05:33 PM   #15
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I don't think storage is a huge issue.
I've had one knife release from the magnetic knife holder a couple times. I use Rubbermaid storage baskets in various places, including for utensils.
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Old 01-27-2016, 06:26 PM   #16
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For cutlery I used Alf's idea of a small Rubbermaid cutlery container that goes on the top edges of the drawer. Gives you a double decker drawer.

I have a couple hooks put on the stove fan back--then I put loops on all the dishcloths/tea towels/pot holders and facecloths and towels-(for the bathroom)-so they all hang by the loops and stay in place. We have the over the door holder for paper towels and it is placed so the paper towels are inside the under the sink cupboard...

We also use the little Rubbermaid containers that Glenn showed and they stay in place with pencils etc... I used to keep the cut out piece for the sink in place when travelling, but now often just put our small garbage can in there.
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Old 01-27-2016, 07:04 PM   #17
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my step dad just bought me one of those knife magnet things for my trailer. Do you put the knives on that while traveling?
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my step dad just bought me one of those knife magnet things for my trailer. Do you put the knives on that while traveling?

You bet the magnet on ours holds great, knives never move.

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I also use Alf's idea with the small Rubbermaid cutlery thing it sits on top of the drawer so i can also use the drawer space below it
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Just imagine an earthquake inside your trailer and that is what is happening while you drive down the road...some earthquakes will be worse than others and it is hard to predict ahead of time what road conditions, curbs, potholes, speed bumps, etc that you will run into on a given trip.
Oh, I like that analogy. Not that I've *ever* been through an earthquake living in the Seattle area. Nope, never.

So, yeah, that definitely gives me an idea of what all is going on. Remember, this is our first trailer, so we're rather clueless about many things regarding trailer life and usage.

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