A good point made, do not get a rear kitchen if you want your dishes and glasses to be in one piece and for many other reasons.
Chevy Silverado 2500HD with Duramax engine and Allison transmission
2002 Sunnybrook 34BWTS with lots of goodies
Pullrite Superglide Hitch, Prodigy brake controller
S and S Co-Travelers and along for the ride is Ketzel the wonder cat.
DW and I fulltime in our rig and although we didn't have room for ALL our glasses, dishes etc etc, we did take a good number of everything we had been using in our S&B for everyday use in the trailer. When we pack up to head down the road DW places a sheet of the small bubble pack between dishes, and wraps the glasses with the same stuff.
You mentioned you were "a pinky" - well, that's the color of the bubble pack we use if that helps identify it better.
As for leaving stuff "on the table", we do leave certain nick-naks on the table, entertainment shelf while travelling - but we use "museum putty" to hold it there. But really fragile stuff - wrap it up.
We also carry glasses and regular dishes with no breakage. I do put the non-skid stuff between the plates but I do not take any special precautions with the glassware. I do not like paper, plastic, or Corelleware dishes.
2012 Dodge Dually
2012 Nu WA Discover America 355CK
We use glass drinking glasses, and glass coffee mugs. Some of our cereal bowls are glass.
I use worn out sock tops slipped over the drinking glasses and coffee mugs, when traveling.
Put rubberized shelf paper, cut to size, between glass plates. We travel with glass pots and pans, the vision cooking pots and skillets. I put place mats between them and stack them in lower cabinets. Have not broken anything in many years from traveling.
2008 dodge 5500, diesel,Laramie
2008 Carriage Carri-Lite, 36SBQ, 4 slides,dishwasher,washer/dryer,2 fireplaces,6500 gen.
D & D
Two Schnauzers and a BIG cat
I don't really do much. The plates and glasses just sit in the in the cabinet. I do put a piece of non skid material in-between my Corning baking dishes but I'm not sure it is really necessary.
Hope your house sells quickly so you can get out here and join the rest of us. Hugs, Di
Dutch & Di wrote:
Yep, we don't really consider ourselves as "campers" we are "Mobile RV'ers" our her exploring our wonderful country and have been fulltiming for 16 years. Since we carry our "home" wherever we go, whatever you have in your home, we probably have in our Carriage. I want all my conveniences which gives me more time to have fun and explore and I definitely want my food on real plates and my libation in a glass! Diana
We hope to full time some day in our Carriage too if our house ever sells. How do you store them so they won't break or chip?
1996 Dodge Dually, Max Brake Controller, Mor/Ryde Susp Rear Spgs, Air Bags, Tailgate Easylift,
1996/2010 Triple Slide Carriage, Mor/Ryde Susp, Kodiak Disc Brakes, Big Foot Auto Leveling System, TST TPMS
Our camper came with Trailair air-ride suspension. I didn't particularly want it, but I got it.
Now I wouldn't be without it. It would be second on my list of "must haves". Right after dual pane windows.
With air-ride nothing ever moves on a thousand mile trip. Water stays in the dog dish if it's not too full.
It's around a $2500 option. But I like it because my camper has a lightweight frame. Compared to buckling the frame, cracking the siding around the openings etc, it sounds pretty cheap.
Air-ride works better than you might imagine it would.
'03 GMC 4500 Topkick with Duramax/Allison
'04 36' McKenzie Medallion triple slide
Cabover kayak racks w/18' touring kayaks.
Bicycle carrier on the front with a street bike & a mountain bike
Snowbird W/Ohio camper dock
We use heavy plastic glasses and Melmac dishes and bowels. they are unbreakable. we found the melmac on ebay. we have used them for years. we do also use non slip material on the bottom of all of our cabinets that keep dishes.