As I'm new to motorhomes, I'm taking this chance to avoid some costly mistakes before I set off on my adventures. Can you please advise me the best method of packing the fragile items of crockery (plates and cups) and glassware so as to prevent breakage (also to reduce noise and rattling)? Is it simply a question of placing the items in the cupboards and then shoving a load of tea towels on top of them to prevent movement or is there a more scientific way?
Depends on your crockery, we tend to use melamine plates, bowls etc, and these are placed in the cupboards and wedged with tea towels/spare pillows etc. Before this we used to have round pieces of corrugated cardboard between each plate., Mugs and glasses are stored in purpose made holes in auxiliary shelves inside the cupboards, not complicated just cut holes in 1/2" contiboard with a suitable round hole saw, and wedge as before.
Retired to France with the Vintage Camping Panzer (Hymer B594 2.5td 1993) and the boss. Since 1962 we have Static'd, Tented, Trailer-tented, Caravanned and now Motor-homing or rather Campingcarists :-).
Sheets of bubble wrap are a light weight and convenient solution. We have made bubblewrap 'socks' for our mugs. We still keep glasses in their original boxes so they are fixed safely in seperate sections in transit. Only takes a couple of minutes to pack and unpack on first and last day of each trip.
Denise and Him (that's Tim, or Mothy, LOL) Lili the Swift Corniche 12/2 + Honda CRV