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Old 01-16-2009, 08:39 PM   #1
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Fibber McGee's Overhead Closet

Every time we set up camp we have a problem with Fibber's cabinet dumping it's contents out onto the floor. Fibber's cabinet is the one over the fridge in some of the units and it swings up to the ceiling. What do you store in your Fibber cabinet?

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Pillows lol.
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Cereal. PS. There are tension bars - primarily for the inside of the fridge - that are designed to hold things in place while traveling. I wonder if they might slip, so i took a bunch of very small hooks and placed them on the inside walls of that overhead cabinet, and strung some middle weight elastic between them to hold food in place while traveling.

I once had an overhead kitchen cabinet come open and spew a container of flour (ack!) on the floor. Fortunately the container was TUPPERWARE - and the lid stayed on. I use it to avoid vermin and so I can see what's inside, it's travel worthiness is just an added bonus. I do wish they made Airstream shaped tupper though!

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OMG,

Someone else who remembers Fibber McGee. Duck for the closet!
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Hi, we keep our toaster and coffee maker in the cabinet above our refrigerator. Notice I installed lifts to hold it open; Also the lifts add more pressure, when closed, to help hold the door closed. Something Airstream should have done.
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Nice Bob,

I rally like the looks of the new Safaris. I plan some upgrades for my Excella inspired by the newer Safari interiors. Updates to come.
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Thanks for the response. I really like the elastic idea. Currently I use the cabinet to store boxes of ziploc bags and Rubbermaid "leftover" containers. I could install the tension bars, elastic belts, and the lifts that Bob suggested and be in good shape.

Happy Travels!
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Thanks everyone for excellent recommendations...especially Bob's lift installation idea!! And yes..Airstream should have already done this. Thanks again. Alice
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magnets

If you haven't got around to doing the job already, you could use Carlos Ferguson's idea of magnets.

He used magnets extensively in his full monte, especially in the kitchen drawers to hold them shut while traveling.

I believe he used rare earth magnets, they are more "powerful".

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You 'Fibber' people must be listening to recordings of that old show. I thought I was the only one who remembered that closet.
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Love Fibber McGee!

Ours is a smaller cabinet so it's relegated to holding trash bags, plastic wrap, zip lock bags and tin foil. The small ziplock bags always land on my head.

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If you haven't got around to doing the job already, you could use Carlos Ferguson's idea of magnets.

He used magnets extensively in his full monte, especially in the kitchen drawers to hold them shut while traveling.

I believe he used rare earth magnets, they are more "powerful".

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For really powerful small magnets find a dead hard drive. You won't believe how strong they are. Free too.
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