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Old 05-04-2012, 07:27 AM   #1
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Advice needed counter tops

I am curious as to what one might leave out on the counter tops while traveling or do you clear completely.

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Old 05-04-2012, 08:53 AM   #2
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We travel with them clear...maybe a box of kleenex is out, but that's about it. But, we don't usually have much out when we are parked either we're not nic-nac people and we don't have any "appliances" to speak of - usually our iPod, camera & a vase of flowers are all that sit on the counters when we are parked. I think with double & triple axle trailers, they are heavier than our single axle, narrow vintage so they may be more stable and more can be left out.

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Old 05-04-2012, 09:15 AM   #3
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Old 05-04-2012, 09:32 AM   #4
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WE TRY to remember to clear the counters and table. But, I have left items out and found them still in place when I next went in the trailer! I wouldn't make a habit of it though.
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Old 05-04-2012, 09:47 AM   #5
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Anything left out in my Bambi II is going to be somewhere else in the trailer at the next stop. I think the smaller the trailer the more movement when on the road.
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Old 05-04-2012, 09:55 AM   #7
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We leave a few things out that are rubberized on the bottom or otherwise secured, without problem.

Our movement issue when traveling is with hanging clothes in the closet---shifting and lurching and knocking the closet door open.



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We put the dish/hand towels in the sinks and set the counter top items there. Laptop(s) in the bedding, ipad in the truck. If you use the galley sink cover, put it on the floor because that's where it will end up anyway. Also make sure nothing can tip and spill in the fridge, especially milk.

Just assume anything not fastened down will fall if it can, and anything not latched will come open and spill the contents.

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We leave a few things out that are rubberized on the bottom or otherwise secured, without problem.

Our movement issue when traveling is with hanging clothes in the closet---shifting and lurching and knocking the closet door open.



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Please remember that in a MOHO, like a car, anything left loose will become a missile in a front end accident, potentially hitting you in the back of the head.
Yes, we understand that,

Thanks for your concern.


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Old 05-04-2012, 11:24 AM   #11
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Thanks to all for the responses.

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Old 05-04-2012, 01:12 PM   #12
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John,

One time before we had a cabinet to keep the Microwave tamed, Barb left it on the kitchen counter top. We were 50 miles from somewhere when I said to her, "Did you put the Microwave on the floor?" She didn't know. I had visions of a hole in the floor and the Microwave somewhere behind us on the highway in pieces. This was silly because the floor is too thick, but broken glass and plastic gouging the floor was more possible. She pulled over and the Microwave had moved an inch, but was far from going over.

But, you never know when you will come to a big bump or pothole and shake things up back there.

Like Doug some things go in the sinks, the rest get put away.

Drawers and closets rarely open, but when traveling over frost heaves in Yukon and Alaska (not the only places, but the worst), anything is possible. A heavy object in a wardrobe can push the door open. Some things go on the bed and between the friction of the bedspread and the various items, they never move.

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