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Old 10-30-2014, 08:10 AM   #15
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Keeping it all together.

Don, have you checked on the age & condition of your axle? That's why I asked whether things stayed in the cabinets or not. Since you just did a short drive on (presumably) good roads, that much tossing about could mean the rubber in your axle is hardened.

You can check by raising one side of the trailer using a floor jack (on the frame near the axle, not on the axle itself). Watch to see if the axle arm drops down as the frame is raised. If there is little or no movement, the axle is shot, and that would definitely explain why things won't stay put.

A bad axle can cause a host of other problems as well, since the shock of every bump, pothole, and expansion joint is transmitted directly to the frame and shell. Most seem to put the typical lifespan of a torsion axle at 15-20 years.
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Good catch Jon. I looked at his profile after your post, and I noticed the trailer is a 1975.
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Old 10-30-2014, 01:02 PM   #17
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Hi Donna, looks like the type of dividers I make for Escapes would work, although I'd need a cardboard or poster board profile for the shape of the Trillium roofline. Haven't got these up on my web site yet.

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Let's hope there isn't an axle problem John. I'll try to have a look at that tonight.

Are your dividers made of corrugated plastic Charlie? Can't really see the picture good being on the iPad. If you need a Trillium roof line for your files I could measure or try a cardboard cutout for you.
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Old 10-30-2014, 03:59 PM   #19
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We have a number of Charlies plastic storage devices...including a wine rack, and two storage shelves. Two of the storage shelves are attached to fiberglass walls with vhb tape, one holds meds and the other spices.
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Old 10-30-2014, 05:13 PM   #20
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Are your dividers made of corrugated plastic Charlie? Can't really see the picture good being on the iPad. If you need a Trillium roof line for your files I could measure or try a cardboard cutout for you.
Dividers are made of solid ABS white plastic, 1/8th inch thick, and bent to meet your width requirements for the divider - everything is custom made. A cardboard template would be best to get the curvature right for your Trillium roof. Also need to know the distance from the bottom of your shelf to the inside front of the cabinet framing and the height of your door opening (so you can get it in the door!) Mailing address is on the web site.

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Old 10-30-2014, 08:47 PM   #21
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So I was wondering what solutions everyone has to keeping their glasses,plates and stuff in their cupboards in one place. I have the two door cupboard over the Appliances which we are keeping 4 plates,bowels and glasses. I've only taken the Trillium on one tow to be weighed and the stuff was scattered. Do I need baskets? Custom containers? Love to see some pics and ideas.
Paper plates and bowls work pretty good. We just stand them on edge at the end of cupboard. So far they've stayed put and we don't have to worry about breakage, or using water to wash dishes. Flat ware is disposable plastic too.
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Paper plates and bowls work pretty good.
Not the ones I have ever used.
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Paper plates and bowls work pretty good. We just stand them on edge at the end of cupboard. So far they've stayed put and we don't have to worry about breakage, or using water to wash dishes. Flat ware is disposable plastic too.
Yes, they save water especially for boondocking or long stays. We have only a few breakable items. We have some plastic items but of course that's water.
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Paper plates and bowls work pretty good. We just stand them on edge at the end of cupboard. So far they've stayed put and we don't have to worry about breakage, or using water to wash dishes. Flat ware is disposable plastic too.

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Not the ones I have ever used.
I will gladly stick with paper and plastic flatware unless the meal is soup, stew, or some kind of meat requiring a steak knife. I, too, see no reason to waste water but more importantly, I don't go camping to spend limited recreational time washing dishes. I would rather enjoy the outdoor world or the after supper campfire. And the paper products usually make good fire starting material. But I can understand the desire to eat off of something more substantial than paper. I'm just not willing to compromise my outdoor/camping time to do so. Same reason I drink beer from the bottle or the can rather than a glass that will have to be washed!


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I don't go camping to spend limited recreational time washing dishes.
Unless you have some method for cooking without pots and pans, or cooking utensils, you only save the seconds per meal to wipe a few dishes. I do very little cooking or dishes at home, but when camping love pitching in to do both. We almost always do them outside, where there is lots to see. We usually socialize while doing dishes too.
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I don't think we have ever spent more than 5 minutes doing dishes - only 2 eating.
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We've come from a tent trailer so noting is really breakable. All our plates were stored in a square bag with the cupboard liners between each plate for added protection. The bag fit in the lower cupboard in the the tent trailer but not in the upper cupboards in the Trillium. Lots of good solutions for storage and we'll have to find what works well for us.

From time to time we have used paper plates but mostly with larger groups.
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Unless you have some method for cooking without pots and pans, or cooking utensils, you only save the seconds per meal to wipe a few dishes. I do very little cooking or dishes at home, but when camping love pitching in to do both. We almost always do them outside, where there is lots to see. We usually socialize while doing dishes too.

I have at times stated on this forum that our style of camping is more touring/sight seeing than sitting around a campsite. Typically breakfast is toast/English muffin/cereal (in a paper bowl), and then we are off. Lunch is usually at some commercial facility. That leaves one meal a day at the camper if we are not out late. If it rains we cook in the microwave, usually something packaged in its own "dish." If not, it's usually something on the barbecue with vegetables cooked on the barbecue or nuked, with maybe one utensil if not using a plastic fork. Sometimes it's supermarket deli food if we stop on the way back because we are pressed for time. So yes, 95% of our cooking is done without pots and pans. We maybe have dishes to wash once a week when we are on the road and I am very satisfied with that arrangement. As far as socializing, I personally prefer to give 100% of my attention to whomever is socializing with us. Once again, each to their own; whatever someone likes to do or works for them they should do. Not spending time to do dishes and to properly dispose of the wash and rinse water, and then cleaning the dish pans works for us.


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