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Old 07-23-2014, 03:39 PM   #1
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Pantry Baskets Fall Down

I'm sure we can't be the only ones with this issue. Whenever our 2010 23' FB Flying Cloud encounters a major bump the shelves inside the slide-out pantry crash down. I could use "zip-ties" I suppose to secure them better, but wondering if anyone has devised a more elegant solution??
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Old 07-23-2014, 04:07 PM   #2
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Hi there...same thing happened our first "shake down" trip. Used what we have on hand for return home....new Target picnic table cloth was packaged nicely wide 2" wide cotton grosgrain ribbon. Just tied pantry door handle to adjacent drawer handle. Also, removed cutting board which was stored along side pantry slide out. As I suspected loading pantry with heavy items might be an inherent problem with "shifting cargo"; only use plastic Tupperware storage containers for pantry items. Next launch is next weekend.....a bit longer trip. Will update if this simple solution works again.


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Old 07-23-2014, 04:18 PM   #3
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Easy fix.

Tie the white zip tie to the points where the corners of the shelves set into their holders.

Had the same problem with my 23.

Used this method on our 25, and so far no dropped baskets.

To hell with elegance, do a tidy tie, and no one will see them. ;-)
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Old 07-24-2014, 10:36 AM   #4
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FCloud, thanks but the issue isn't the whole pantry sliding open, it's the wire shelf/baskets literally jumping off of their mounts and collapsing inside. MW, thanks. Unless someone comes up with something better, zip-ties it shall be.
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Old 07-24-2014, 11:41 AM   #5
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Can you post a pic?

The way I'm visualizing it, you have baskets that have rims that rest on some sort of track or bar. If they are falling down, somehow they are getting out of or off of that track.

If the track is just a bar that the basket lip rests on, the baskets could be bouncing up enough to tip sideways and fall between the bars. A solution to this could be to stick some sort of block to the inside of the pantry, above the lip of the baskets so that they could still slide, but couldn't bounce up.

If the track already has a top and a bottom, then either the pantry is flexing to become wider, or the baskets have too much side to side play. If they can slide from side to side, that might allow enough clearance for one side to fall down. If this is the case, the track gap needs to be made narrower. It could be a solution as simple as gluing a drinking straw on the inside of each trace race. This would allow the baskets to slide in and out, but would discourage them from slipping from side to side enough to fall down.

I can't really tell without pictures, so this is all I can think of off the top of my head.
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Old 07-24-2014, 11:54 AM   #6
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If the baskets are held in place with white plastic snaps that are screwed into the cabinet, see if you can get a package of the plastic mounts (Lowes/Home Depot) that are folding the baskets in and turn them 180 degrees (opposite direction) next to the factory mount and screw a couple in. Might mean that you can't remove the basket, but it should not fall out. A photo would be helpful to asset.
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We had one jump off, but it was almost empty. Once we replaced the items we had used it hasn't moved.
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Old 07-25-2014, 01:08 PM   #8
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Unfortunately, the Spud is in storage place 20 miles away but will grab a pic soon. (We are currently dealing with a big storm aftermath--trees down, power out, etc.) Plan to leave for Alaska in one week so need to fix this for sure. Zip ties will work if nothing else. Thanks!
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Old 08-12-2014, 09:50 AM   #9
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Zip ties worked great

Ok, it's been awhile but we are on our way to Alaska and wi-fi has been scarce.
Just wanted to wrap this thread by saying the zip-ties were the answer. We've gone over some plenty rough roads and they are holding the pantry shelves secure. Thanks all. Here's a pic of the hi-tech solution. ;-)
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There might be a solution that doesn't require action before and after every drive.

If the top rail of the basket rests on and slides along that hook (if I'm reading the picture correctly), you could run a tight ziptie around the tops of the hooks. If it could be tight enough not to slide up and off, there might be room enough underneath it for the basket to slide but not bounce off the hook. Just a thought.
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