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Old 11-29-2016, 06:08 PM   #1
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Items on the counters when traveling

Do you leave anything sitting on the counters when you're towing?

DW and I are heading out in the next couple of months for some short, "shake down" trips with our Hill Country 30 footer. I would think that you'd leave nothing on the counters or table top -- everything must be secured in a drawer or cabinet. DW thinks we should be able to leave small things in the kitchen sink and/or bathroom sink.

What say you?

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Old 11-29-2016, 06:21 PM   #2
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Other than my traveling Nohm, which stays on the counter, we leave a dish soap bottle and hand sanitizer in the sink. Everything else is in a drawer or cabinet.
That being said... If you can afford to lose it, put it away


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Old 11-29-2016, 06:56 PM   #3
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My wife uses the rubberized shelf liner under some things. Very rarely does anything slide off it.
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Old 11-29-2016, 08:19 PM   #4
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We use to leave stuff on the counter but thanks to the wonderful bridge joints on our highways, we now put everything in it place until our next stop.

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Old 11-30-2016, 03:24 AM   #5
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We use sticky pads to secure a couple of things, like a container with spatulas and the like. The coffee maker stays put very well on its own, and in the bathroom the liquid soap container stays put because of its shape (kind of like a bell). Everything else gets stowed.
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Old 11-30-2016, 06:09 AM   #6
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It depends...
on how fast you drive,
how quickly you turn,
how hard you hit the bumps,
how bad the roads are,
how good your suspension is... etc..

We NEVER left anything out in the 5'er,
especially after our sliding shower doors and sliding closet doors broke off their hinges and the countersunk sink covers ended on the other side of the redwood 38' 5'er
Even the latched res fridge came open !
So I presume it's like an earthquake back there!

Heck, even in our tag axle motorhome that glides over the road, some interstate overpasses are so bad you can almost leave the ground !
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Old 11-30-2016, 06:23 AM   #7
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Thanks, gang. You've all helped make my point to the DW. She hates the idea of having to set up house every time we stop for the night but she'll adapt. LOL
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Old 11-30-2016, 06:35 AM   #8
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Had one additional question -- For those that have the booth dinette, do you travel with the table in the down/stowed position or do you leave it up when you are towing?

I'm leaning toward having it in the down/stowed position just to reduce the flex of the wall mountings.

Your thoughts?
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Old 11-30-2016, 09:03 AM   #9
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Table is pushed down so it just sits on the cushions. Stops the wiggling of table ...no sense vibrating screws out of the wall.
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Soap containers go in the sink, paper towel holder stays on counter, and sliding table stays in the up position.
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