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Old 05-08-2015, 10:15 AM   #1
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What to do about storing dishes?? The bus bounces like crazy

I'm living in a 54 seater 1997 International. So far, I haven't done much but take out seats and put my junk inside. Right now I have a dilemma of how to install stuff so that things won't break when I hit the road. This bus bounces like crazy every time I hit the tiniest bump in the road. What do you guys do with your dishes? Have there been any ingenious ways of storing them so they stay safe when traveling?

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Old 05-08-2015, 10:39 AM   #2
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Ditch what you have and go with marine dishware? (/snark)

Foam would probably work, similar to the "pick and pluck" that Pelican uses for their cases
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we use paper ;)

I have seen where pegs are installed in drawers and then dishes are stacked with hand towels or doiwleys (s/p) between them

HERE https://www.google.com/search?q=pegs...YQ_AUoAQ&dpr=1
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we use paper ;)
Which has the advantage of going right into the firepit after dinner.
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2K4S rides likes a cloud....Seriously it rides very nice. Over on the RV Forums there's lots of ideas.
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we use paper ;)

I have seen where pegs are installed in drawers and then dishes are stacked with hand towels or doiwleys (s/p) between them

HERE https://www.google.com/search?q=pegs...YQ_AUoAQ&dpr=1
Dude, I like that idea.
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Ditch what you have and go with marine dishware? (/snark)

Foam would probably work, similar to the "pick and pluck" that Pelican uses for their cases
I will definitely keep those in mind for the future. I don't have a ton of money to throw away right now. I guess I could just replace any broken dish with one of those
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Convert the rear of your bus to air ride?

If it bounces that bad, it will tear your conversion apart.

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Convert the rear of your bus to air ride?

If it bounces that bad, it will tear your conversion apart.

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That's a cool idea but way out of my price range. Unless someone wants to donate a new suspension, it's gonna stay the same.

It's got the leaf spring suspension, by the way**
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I just bought new dishes and just kept the packing cardboard that was between them (to make them yourself would seem kind of tedious they are sized according to the dish and have slits & all in them to allow them to mold to the plates).

However, I plan to get a roll of shelving paper?, the kind of rubbery holey stuff and cut it up to go between dishes, bowls and pots & pans.
Anything that can rattle will get this sandwiched between it. I think using that stuff will not only protect the dishes but should help cut down on the noise of them jiggling while moving.
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