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Old 10-11-2017, 07:55 AM   #1
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What to do with glasses, bottles, plates while driving?

Driving around on pothole filled roads, thru cities with mouthbreathers, etc. is going to make for a hazardous environment for anything breakable. Pinterest is evil. I haven't even cut the roof off my bus yet bus I want to get to the "fun stuff" of the interior. The below is made of pallets which was ok until I rediscovered real wood. I've got a nice chunk of purpleheart that I want to play with.

Anywho, what kind of systems do people have for glasses? Plates can stack with some of the rubber shelf gripper stuff in between to keep them from banging together over speed bumps. Ikea probably sells 37 different drawers for plates as well. Glasses and bottles are my main concern at the moment.

The fridge is a whole 'nother scary adventure but I'm not ready for that just yet.
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Old 10-11-2017, 08:21 AM   #2
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Oooo purpleheart is beautiful wood. Can't wait to see what you do with that. In terms of keeping stuff in one piece, i was wondering the same thing. Pack it in tight? So theres not room for it to move. Or maybe some kind of cargo net, tie down set up. Not sure whats best. Theres plenty of smart, creative people here. Someone has the answer.
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Old 10-11-2017, 08:30 AM   #3
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The shelf on that rack I posted would be higher and drilled so the beer glasses sit in it. Like below only no feet and that would be the shelf.

For the bottom tray and wine glasses, I would want to countersink for the glass base and then have only a slot opening for it to slide out of. That way the glass can't bounce out diagonally on a pothole.

Since it'll be just me and the gf, 4 glasses of each would be more than enough even if I should suddenly want guests.
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Old 10-11-2017, 08:36 AM   #4
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Since I am not going to full time, I plan on corell plates and plastic cups, beer in cans, and anything breakable in the fridge laying down.

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Old 10-11-2017, 08:53 AM   #5
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beer in cans,
I dunno if I can speak to you any more!!

Well these suckers aren't going anywhere. Would be a pain in the a$s getting a glass down unless you hinged and latched one or both of the ends.
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Thats similar to what i was thinking some kind of lock down so to speak for glasses. Why does it seem like everything in the bus is twice as hard to do.
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Old 10-11-2017, 09:05 AM   #7
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Oh it gets worse I'm sure. You can't just leave the glasses hanging by the stem like that. They either need a divider or be spaced far enough apart that they don't hit each other or the wall when turning. They are nothing more than a pendulum just sitting there.
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Old 10-11-2017, 11:35 AM   #8
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I dunno if I can speak to you any more!!

Well these suckers aren't going anywhere. Would be a pain in the a$s getting a glass down unless you hinged and latched one or both of the ends.
Cans of Treehouse, Alchemist, or Wormtown and my stainless growlers filled with my supper hoppy dipa straight from my keezer. No need for bottles (I hate bottling)

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Ok so those beers and SS growlers are new to me. The growlers I have are glass. I had the soda kegs for awhile but never used them much. As much of a pain as it is to bottle, it's easier to grab a 6 pack and go somewhere. Not that I've brewed anything in years either.
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Ok so those beers and SS growlers are new to me. The growlers I have are glass. I had the soda kegs for awhile but never used them much. As much of a pain as it is to bottle, it's easier to grab a 6 pack and go somewhere. Not that I've brewed anything in years either.
I have a "growler" that the wife paid close to $70.00 for and 3 - 1/2 gal double insulated water jugs from Wally world that cost 12 each and work just as well. I keg because of time constraints.

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Ah ok. I have/had some ice cream flavoring kegs that are a gallon or so each. The only fitting that I could find that fit was from dive equipment so they could be re-purposed but I was too lazy to get fittings. They might still be in the crawl space. They have the same flip top lid as the soda kegs so cleaning would be easy enough.
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Old 10-13-2017, 08:57 PM   #12
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Plasticware like the days of camping. Doesn't break easily if knocked over or dropped outside while at base camp and doesn't break while getting rattled around on the road.
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red party cups, white paper foldable plates(for the new york slices), my soda pop is in plastic bottles, and I wont drink crown in the bus so it can be folded in my suitcase with my clothes.. starbucks cups are paper so im covered there...

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Old 10-13-2017, 09:22 PM   #14
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We use plastic tubs. Food in one dishes in the other. We have abandoned glass. We use stainless growlers too. Not going to hand any thing that could bang together. And everything goes in cabinets

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red party cups, white paper foldable plates(for the new york slices), my soda pop is in plastic bottles, and I wont drink crown in the bus so it can be folded in my suitcase with my clothes.. starbucks cups are paper so im covered there...

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Yeah ... why the heck do you think they put wine in boxes anyoldways? It's kinda like a bota, no glass needed.

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You go drinkin out of plastic. Or wine in a box if you wanna maintain fancy pants status. Plus the sound of ice cubes clankin in a cocktail. Not a better sound. Unless its the crack of a wood bat as the ball sails over the fence
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You go drinkin out of plastic. Or wine in a box if you wanna maintain fancy pants status. Plus the sound of ice cubes clankin in a cocktail. Not a better sound. Unless its the crack of a wood bat as the ball sails over the fence
Sadly, no more wood bats. BBCOR is the standard, now. Composite bats have 'pop, just no warm sound.
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