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Old 08-23-2009, 11:58 PM   #1
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Where do you keep your wine?

Every time we pack for a trip I seem to need to find another place to store the wine bottles. Last time they were kept in the waste basket with large sponges for 'cushions'. Does anyone have a clever wine rack that will safely house the wine during transit. Our coach is a 24' Trade Wind and there are not too many places to mount a wine rack.
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Old 08-24-2009, 12:19 AM   #2
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The arms of the sofa in our 93 Excella can be removed to expose storage space below so we added dividers to separate the wine bottles. Works great!
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Old 08-24-2009, 12:44 AM   #3
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I use several of these "neoprene wine totes" and stuff them under my gaucho, mitigating road vibrations and temperature fluctuations—I think.

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Old 08-24-2009, 06:27 AM   #4
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The arms of the sofa in our 93 Excella can be removed to expose storage space below so we added dividers to separate the wine bottles. Works great!
that is a great idea - i've never stored anything in there, forgot about that space (it happens in a 34').

we put our wine bottles in a storage bin under the bed wrapped in towels. i have also been known to carry "boxes" of wine, that works well wherever you put them!
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Old 08-24-2009, 06:50 AM   #5
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Since we have the L-shaped sofa in our Sovereign, I decided that one of these days I'm going to use the space between the sofa and the fridge and build a wine rack there. We have friends of ours with a 3411 Silver Streak, and they converted one of their overhead cabinets to a wine rack.
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Old 08-24-2009, 07:13 AM   #6
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it gets too hot in there for my delicate reds. I'm gonna have to install a custom gas/elec wine fridge...
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I put mine in the cupboard in their own individual socks.
Yes, I cover each bottle with a nice cushy tube sock.
Works well.
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That's why I am a Bourbon man.. it's not to delicate for a little adventuring now and then..

but on a side note, anybody have or use one of those little counter top ice makers?
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We pack ours back into the six-pack wine box with cardboard dividers that we purchase them in (usually from Sam's...). This compactly stores in the lower section of the cabinet console that backs the center dinette in our 30'. For most long trips, we pack several large merlot or cabernet bottles, a Bailey's, vodka, tonic water, BM mix, and perhaps a Scotch (for discerning guests!) in one of these. If we will be driving in the Rockies or somewhere "rough," I'll pad the works with extra dishtowels. We've never had a bad event with this storage plan. Quick and handy for that Ahhhh moment after setting up camp and settling into a LaFuma under the awning. ~G
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That's why I am a Bourbon man.. it's not to delicate for a little adventuring now and then..

but on a side note, anybody have or use one of those little counter top ice makers?
We do have a counter top ice maker that we take with us on every trip. It is pretty cool and makes a good amount of ice.
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Great post! We had been recently keeping our wine in our waste basket during travel until last time when I accidentally threw away an unopened bottle. doh! Will have to try some new ideas.
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However, when we lay in a supply, I use a six bottle wine tote bag, purchased from Trader Joe's, and stash each bottle in one of my holy winter socks. (i.e. heavier sock)
In our 24' 75' Gussy, this tote fits nicely on the floor of our pantry, just next to the wheel well.
In our 34' FK, I "sock" away the wine bottles in a couple of small plastic interlocking crates, which fit nicely under the front galley sink.
The trick is to keep the bottles from shifting & clanking.
In the event that we have an unfinished bottle of wind (a rarity) we use a grey "cork" & wine evacuater to recork & seal the bottle. This does stay in the bottle unless we do a severe altitude change!
I prefer wine glasses, so hang the wineglass with a thick rubber band or one of those wrist bands placed around the thickest part of the glass. This keeps the glasses from banging against each other & breaking. So far ( 20K miles) so good . . .
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"...but on a side note, anybody have or use one of those little counter top ice makers?"

Yes! Just picked one up at BJ's for $149.99. It's the kind that makes the crystal clear ice (and it's silver colored which will look good in the Bambi). Wish we had known about them sooner. It may be a challenge to find a good space for it in a small AS. It produces 28 lbs. per day. I tried to find a link, but was unsuccessful. I did find another one (Kalorik), but it costs more and doesn't seem to be as nice. I did notice they flew of the shelves, and they haven't restocked.
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