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Post by Norwich Lass on Thu Sep 27, 2018 10:27 pm

Am I silly ? When we fill up the new dish rack above sink in Bourton it just falls forward with the weight - another design fault ? The cutlery drawer bangs off the door handle and can’t be fully opened !
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Post by inspiredron on Fri Sep 28, 2018 12:12 am

I guess that your rack is the same as ours on a 2012 Nuevo. We have never used it! It appeared a useless gimmick on day one.

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Post by Dare-devil-dennis on Fri Sep 28, 2018 8:00 am

The drawer thing annoys my wife on our Stanton. When I read your original post she confirms that if you put more than a couple of cups, plates & cutlery it does fall forward. Worse if you are not level (front low). She thinks it is a great idea.

Putting it into context, there are other issues to worry about, like why the shower door is hung so high and lets water into the toilet area when showering and why the toilet roll holder is designed so that if you pass it too close the toilet roll ends up on the floor. The hook on the end should point upwards, not sideways. Now that IS a design fault. I took mine off, put it in the vice ad twisted it 90 degrees. Now is fine. Also, screwing a coat hook on the inside of the shower room door into an 'egg box' construction door, without any re-enforcement, is not good. Ours fell off.

However, none of this spoils the overall pleasure in owning and using our motorhome. Compared with our Swift, it is streets ahead in terms of quality.

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Post by Norwich Lass on Fri Sep 28, 2018 8:19 am

My husband is nodding ! He does agree re quality too . 
We also put up coat hooks !
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Post by Paulmold on Fri Sep 28, 2018 9:05 am

Instead of drilling into egg-box filled doors we have over-door hooks such as these.... Lidl have in from time to time..

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Post by Norwich Lass on Fri Sep 28, 2018 9:52 am

We used strong glue for the hooks in the end and hung up an organiser which takes quite a lot of things but we take care not to overload
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Post by Lucyc1937 on Fri Sep 28, 2018 10:36 am

I used the plastic Plugs that are used by builders on hollow wall partitions in the original screw holes, you can get small ones and they were a success
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Post by Paulmold on Fri Sep 28, 2018 10:41 am

Glueing to ultra-thin-veneered surfaces is not advisable. Load too much on a hook and the hook will rip the veneer off.

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Post by pstallwood on Fri Sep 28, 2018 3:59 pm

I have put up hooks on bathroom door. No problems so far but only hang a couple of towels on them. When stopped we hang the towels on a suction hook on the side of the shower as the towels get in your face when sitting on the loo if they are on the door hook. 

I have also put up a hook to the left of the habitation door to put coats on also with no problem. When travelling the coats go on the built in hooks behind the driver's and passenger's seats so they are ease to get at if you need to get out whilst on a journey.

I don't know what the dish rack you are referring to is like in the new Bourton. If you are talking about the wire draining rack thing that hooks on the sink lid then we have not experienced it tipping forward. We found that the rack in the cupboard over the microwave was useless - nowhere to put dishes or mugs/cups so I have fitted one of those Fiamma things that has a sliding arm that clamps down on the plates and dishes and our mugs go in a well padded wire cage attached to the side of the cupboard. Extra wine bottle holders were put in the back to hold tumblers and a couple of wine bottles (of course).

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Post by merv on Fri Sep 28, 2018 7:06 pm

On the cutlery drawer catching.. yes,a design fault but we simply moved the cutlery tray into the second space down in the left hand bank of drawers.  You soon get used to what, at first, seems an odd position for the cutlery.
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Post by Molly3 on Sat Sep 29, 2018 10:57 pm

I use ours find it ok for a few items ,would much prefer a sink drainer ,seem to have disappeared from most MH..


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Post by Cymro on Sat Sep 29, 2018 11:15 pm

I bought some plastic clips (as recommended by Gromit) and use one whereby to clip the glass cover for the sink - to which clips the wire draining frame - to the plastic frame of the rear window blinds on the Nuevo. No risk of the draining frame falling forward.

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Post by Norwich Lass on Mon Oct 08, 2018 8:44 am

Lots of good ideas for a newbie - thanks !
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Post by Gromit on Mon Oct 08, 2018 9:01 am

inspiredron wrote:I guess that your rack is the same as ours on a 2012 Nuevo. We have never used it! It appeared a useless gimmick on day one.
Yes. Same opinion here.

Ours is probably in the loft with the useless plate rack.

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Post by harrysp on Mon Oct 08, 2018 12:02 pm

We too have put the dish rack (is this the thing that attaches to the glass sink cover, if so I can’t quite see the point of it)in the ‘motorhome stuff box’, in the garage, along with the plate rack which has also been removed. I’ve admired your cupboard fitting Gromit. Do they rattle? We’re a bit less sophisticated, using the padded cool bag the melamine came in whilst travelling, just taking it out if we’re staying a long time on a site.

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Post by Tinwheeler on Mon Oct 08, 2018 12:59 pm

Us, too. The dish rack and plate rack and surplus scatter cushions are in the loft.

Something very similar to Gromit's rack holds our plates while cups and glasses sit in cut outs in a home made high density foam shelf liner. They don’t move and are rattle free.
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Post by Gromit on Mon Oct 08, 2018 1:35 pm

I don't know if ours rattle or not - it's difficult to distinguish between them all, now I can hear them since I got the hearing aids!  Whistle1

Easy enough to silence them however. Just put a paper plate between each of the Corelle ones. We don't like Melamine, and Corelle is not that expensive.
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Post by Tinwheeler on Mon Oct 08, 2018 2:53 pm

Rattle reduction is an art form and it’s amazing what a little ingenuity can achieve. had_idea
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Post by pstallwood on Mon Oct 08, 2018 3:01 pm

We have Corelle ones clamped down by the Fiamma thing referred to in my earlier post. No rattles.

We have a metallic rattle that appears to be from the kitchen area that we can't pin down and a creak from over my head when I am driving - tightened the screws I can get at but to no avail.

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Post by Peter Brown on Mon Oct 08, 2018 4:16 pm

Paulmold wrote:Glueing to ultra-thin-veneered surfaces is not advisable. Load too much on a hook and the hook will rip the veneer off.

I can confirm that it does!!

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Post by Norwich Lass on Mon Oct 08, 2018 8:40 pm

Lots of good ideas ! We carry our plates in the bag they came in and our plastic glasses in the same back from an old set . I started out slotting them all in the rack padded with kitchen roll ! Drove me mad !
Finding rattles seems to be a full time job ! Most annoying I tracked down to be kitchen roll holder when it’s nearly empty.
Got a bag from a fishing shop (!) and fitted all our saucepans in it under the cooker . No noise !
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Post by harrysp on Tue Oct 09, 2018 8:04 am

I had the kitchen roll holder removed by the dealer when we bought the van as I thought it’d be a source of rattles. Who knows whether it would or not. Rattles are something I’ve spent 20 years trying to eliminate without ever being completely successful. The problem is they build these sophisticated complex vehicles and we then drive them on our potholed rutted roads, and even if our stuff is firmly packed fittings become loose. For instance I know our microwave rattles, but no matter what we do it continues. Turn the radio up I guess.

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Post by Dare-devil-dennis on Tue Oct 09, 2018 8:16 am

We find that once there is a  kitchen towel roll on the holder, there is nothing to rattle.

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Post by bolero boy on Tue Oct 09, 2018 9:30 am

we have a drainer like this...simple, takes up little space and it works![You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]

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Post by Norwich Lass on Tue Oct 09, 2018 9:59 am

Looks good ! Make ?
Yes - the Bourton has a similar one that sits /overhangs sink . Good for a few things . I got a pop up drainer from Lakeland which is brilliant and it shows away nicely in the oven .

Stows ! Not easy on i phone !


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