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Old 08-06-2016, 09:18 AM   #1
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Keeping hangers on rod?

We've noticed(and aren't happy) that when we arrive at our destination that most, if not all, of the clothes on hangers are laying in the bottom of the wardrobes on either side of the bed. I didn't have this problem in the 30' Excella but am having it with the 28' Serenity.
Would/could some one know of a fix for this issue? The bedrooms are the same layout but we seem to have a bit more up and down of the back of the trailer.
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Old 08-06-2016, 09:26 AM   #2
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Are the clothes sliding off the hangers or are the hangers falling off the rod? If they are falling off the hangers you can get the hangers that have some felt or foam on them to help keep them on. If the hangers are falling off the rod and the rod doesn't have one of those accordion / ripple plastic pieces on it, you need to purchase one.
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Old 08-06-2016, 09:57 AM   #3
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Shouldn't bounce that much on decent roads. What style and rating w.d. hitch are you using, and is it adjusted well? Tow vehicle, factory tires and suspension? Good shocks? Do you have the factory tires on the Airstream, could they be out of balance or out of round?

I would think this would lead to cabinet damage over time, any problems with loose/stripped hardware, popped rivets, things lying on the floor after a trip?
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Old 08-06-2016, 10:07 AM   #4
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If the hangs are coming off the rod try putting the hangers on the rod so the open side of the hanger is facing you. You will may surprised.

That clearly works on the older narrow bodies where the curved wall is close to the rod. Don't know the distances of the newer bodies.

Another trick would be to alternate the direction of the hanger and let the cloths keep one another on the rod.
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Old 08-06-2016, 10:40 AM   #5
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Rear closets everything fell off, side closet middle of trailer - everything was fine. I believe it was caused by the direction of the hangers, north-south vs. east-west. Porpoising on our wonderful California freeways!
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Old 08-06-2016, 12:14 PM   #6
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Try those small expansion type of curtain rods. Those that one would unwind to where the ends contact the closest wall. Place the rod on top of hangers keeping them on the rod.
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A simple solution to a common problem. These work great. No more clothes ending up on the deck.

http://www.campingworld.com/shopping...gers-6pk/31375
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Old 08-06-2016, 12:47 PM   #8
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personally don't like the stay-put hangars since they are quite fat and take up a lot of space. Would try some of the other options first.
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personally don't like the stay-put hangars since they are quite fat and take up a lot of space. Would try some of the other options first.
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We encountered that issue on those porpoising Louisiana interstates west of Baton Rouge. Since we pass through there frequently I added small diameter bungees. A simple hoop/hook placed at both ends of the rods allows us to stretch the mini-bungees between the two hoops. Hangers are placed on the rod pointing inwards and the bungees ride along the exposed 'neck' of the hangers. You can use any size hanger and whatever length bungee your closet width requires. Here is a sample of the type bungee used.

https://www.amazon.com/10-Piece-Virg...ni+bungee+cord
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Solutions

We had the same problem with our 2004 28' A/S International rear bedroom. Even the smallest of road bumps caused them to come off rod. The wardrobes are in rear one on each side of the bed. Tried the bungee cord around the hangers. That's kind of a pain. Now we have two solutions ... I hang the hangers in the wardrobe on my side of the bed ... Backwards. MrRivet hangs his the standard way and then uses his large field coat to stuff above the rod keeping everything in place. Both methods are working for us.
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We didn't pull the bungees "around the hangers" merely across the front. One end is left permanently attached to the hoop (just pinch the bungee hook, it hangs beside the wall) and pulling it across is a one second task. No pain involved.
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Re closet poles

We have the same problem in our '13 FC28.
I took some bubble-wrap, rolled enough up to wedge above the pole, used a few rubber bands to keep them together. After we arrive, we just lay them on the closet shelf until underway again.
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I agree with Howie...it really works....been using that method over 20 years and it just works...
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