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Hi all,

Many of the kitchen supplies we use at home come in glass containers. Think salsa, spaghetti sauce, and wine. I have found some substitutes we use for camping like spaghetti sauce in a can. But some things I haven’t been able to find in anything but glass.

Do you bring any glass items in your RV/camper? If so, how do you ensure it doesn’t break while on the road? For example, do you have a special wine bottle storage container?

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We carry the same foods in the MH as we use at home. Pack items tightly in spaces so they can’t move. Especially fragile items pack interspersed with softer items or towels, cardboard items etc. You can use plastic bins in the fridge or pantry to contain items. Taller items best stored laying down.


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when you buy wine ask for the plastic mesh sleeves that go over the bottle. save them. they work great on all kinds of glass


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I just carry them as-is and pack things reasonably carefully. Never had a glass container break while on the road, and I've been over some pretty rough roads. I have had plastic plates break due to falling out of a high cupboard.

I also would think twice before carrying fine wine glasses or other extremely fragile wares in an RV--or at least make sure to pack them very well. Soy sauce bottles are not in that category.





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Think, put glass items in a plastic bin, separate with dish towels and put in the lowest storage cabinet or on the floor. In years of travel we have never broke a jar or bottle. When you reach your destination, you can store items where they are handy. JMHO.....


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RV shelves are cheaply built. Id be willing to wager on the shelf breaking before the pickle jar shatters.

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We travel with non-breakable stuff, but we do have a few glass items; a couple nice wine glasses on stems and some glass ornamentation objects sunlight catcher things. We wrap them in hand towels and pack them lightly. Never broke one. If we had a whole bunch of stuff that was all glass, well ... we'd be switching to non-breakables real fast ... which is exactly what we did! Except we haven't given up the wine glasses for Red Solo cups yet!

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I use the roll type rubberized anti-skid shelf liner available at WalMart on all the storage shelves. Wrapping fragile items with an additional layer of the liner is a quick easy way to provide extra shock resistance which stops most (not all) impact damage. IMO, packing things snugly and keeping them from sliding around in transit is the key. Placing a layer between fragile stacked plates/bowls also helps.

After several years of full timing, most of the things that shouldn't even be in my RV have all ready been broken and replaced with more durable goods. The problem eventually solves itself.

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As full-timers, we pack the same foods in our fifth wheel as we did in the house (albeit smaller quantities). Whether in the frig, pantry, or another cabinet we use as a "satellite pantry," we just make sure things are not packed so loosely that they knock about. 33,000 miles and we've never had anything break.

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spaghetti sauce in a jar or can is gross way cheaper to make your own with a couple cans of tomato sauce and a packet of seasoning and some hamburger but yes we take glass jar with us when we go camping but we only do boondocking in the wilds of the forest.


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