5 days left! We've been having a debate today over whether Pimms or Sangria is the best holiday drink?? What do you think? But first- let's pack! Here are our tips on how to pack for a road trip and how to stop rattles in your motorhome!
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How to stop rattles in your Motorhome
There's nothing better than the excitement of setting off on a new adventure! There's nothing worse than getting 2 miles down the road and the noises from the back of the motorhome as you go over every bump and hump are deafening!
Here's a quick video on how we stop rattles in our motorhome in the kitchen- which, let's face it, is by far the biggest culprit!!
Motorhome packing- top tips
Ok, some extra tips for you:
- You WILL probably need to pull over and fix something. We do, even after all the miles we've done. Something always gets forgotten
- The tighter you pack things into lockers and cupboards, the better it is. The less space things have to move around, the less noise they will make
- Put breakable things somewhere secure. I know it sounds obvious- but I'm the idiot who put our wine glasses on a shelf because “they look pretty”. Not for long, they didn't!
- Keep weight as low as possible, and forward if you have a front wheel drive. ie- put tins in a front locker, not right at the back.
- Keep things you use regularly as accessible as possible. The more annoying it is to get to something, the more annoying motorhome life will be. Try to make things easy for yourself.
- In the same vein, if you put ‘naughty' treats in an inaccessible locker, you're going to have to REALLY want them to get them out. It works surprisingly well!
Here's us, preparing for our 6 week trip to Norway and buying 6 weeks worth of food!! I honestly didn't think it would all fit in… but it did!
It took me several hours but I got there in the end! Didn't even steal some locker space (I thought we might have to throw out some clothes or something to make room, but thankfully not!!) Here's how it looked when I finished:
Oh- one last TOP TIP. Write the name of the contents of each can (and the expiry date) on the top with a [amazon_textlink asin='B002LSNM68′ text='Sharpie' template='ProductLink' store='wanderingbird-21′ marketplace='UK' link_id='5a770686-8932-11e8-bc64-bddc3c988f43′] or permanent marker. This will allow you to easily see what's in a locker without having to empty it all out. I stack my cans 3 high and I try to stack the same thing on top of each other so I can find things easily. As the locker gets emptier, this gets harder- you also need to pack the locker so things don't rattle.
I also write down the contents of my food lockers and try to remember to cross off things as we use them. It helps me see easily what food we have onboard, which helps with meal planning and shopping.
Hope that helps! With food onboard, we're almost ready to go! Only a few days left…
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