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Hoops

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Hi All,

I'm after some ideas about how to stop cutlery, plates etc. rattling around when driving.  At the moment we wrap everything in cloth which seems to work, but I would think there would be foam insert you can buy where you slot that into a drawer/shelf and put these items into that.

All ideas welcome!

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For cutlery get one of those knife block where there are no slots, cut it in half.

For teaspoons a elastic band works for the rest too.

For plates we find they don't rattle once they settle into themselves, oven gear and pans are best stacked in the oven where possible.

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I just turn the CD player up 👍👍works for me 😂 plates as kev said settle themselves, for the cutlery I got a plastic draw insert had to cut it down one side to fit but works fine. I remove the centre shelf from the oven as that rattled like mad . I keep it in the draw at the bottom of the oven with all pots and pans then put a clean folded bed sheet in to keep it all quiet. I also have a towel cut in half laid on the top of the gas rings then shut the glass lid down to stop that rattling. Seems mostly trial and error to find all the things that rattle, my late wife used to sit in the back when we first got the van in 2003 and she would listen out to try and find where things made a noise. I don’t think it’s possible to cure everything that rattles unless ya don’t drive the van anywhere. Hope this helps good luck with sorting yours out 👍
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We do exactly the same with the glass top over the gas rings Al, - but we use a T Towel. It took us ages to think of that, as we could not discover where the rattling was coming from!

You can buy rubber ‘padding’ to line drawers and cupboards with Hoops. It comes on a roll, in different widths and lengths. I have done all of our drawers and cupboards with it. The advantage is that things do not slip around inside the cupboards whilst on the move.. You can cut it to size and use any left overs to pad out between plates etc if necessary. It isn’t expensive, and well worth the money. - Apart from that I use T towels to put between saucepan lids etc. I even store egg cups in socks! (CLEAN socks you lot......before I get any rude comments! 🙄).

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Lakeland-Slip-Grip-Shelf-Surface/dp/B00EF3TFMM/ref=pd_sim_263_4/257-3193472-3014031?_encoding=UTF8&pd_rd_i=B00EF3TFMM&pd_rd_r=cd429e66-3cf5-11e9-b240-8b522ad59c96&pd_rd_w=NrwC7&pd_rd_wg=kI5nn&pf_rd_p=1b8636ae-4f21-4403-a813-e8849dd46de4&pf_rd_r=28FSMSYQKCKECTVGDNME&psc=1&refRID=28FSMSYQKCKECTVGDNME

This is a link to the non-slip stuff. All motorhome/camping shops seem to sell it, but it is also easily available on line.

As Alan mentions, you will soon find out what rattles!

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Tea towels by the armful. Checkout your local charity shops for them along with beach towels - it’s amazing what people will donate, often new in wrappers. You can never have too many towels with a hound on board 👍
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Tea towel under the glass top of oven, plates stacked in drawer with that very thin packing stuff cut to size between plates, same stuff used so surround mugs, also in the drawer. I made pockets in a tea towel to slide cutlery into, roll it up and in the cutlery drawer. Hans hunts down any rattles and eliminates them, he's hard of hearing, often doesn't hear me in the van, but a slight rattle and inspector Clueless gets to work.😡
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Rattles are usually easy to figure out then fix, wait til the squeaks start.

Our latest van has a separate gas fire, the fronts on those are notoriously noisy, ours is fine but the internals make tremendous din, like a skelegog in a biscuit tin.

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Rattles are usually easy to figure out then fix, wait til the squeaks start.

Our latest van has a separate gas fire, the fronts on those are notoriously noisy, ours is fine but the internals make tremendous din, like a skelegog in a biscuit tin.


I second that about the gas fire. We shove bits of old towel between the bars to stop the front making a noise. I am not sure how much noise comes from the back of the fire.

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If you have the version which has the fan and the electric heater inside then they will eventually rattle.


To get at them you need to pull sharply at the top sides to remove the front, fortunately, mine has an access door at the side of the fire so I'm hoping I may be able to drill and use some 4-5mm bolts with Nyloc nuts with some large washers  to kill the noise for good, if not I'll just have to swap the self-tappers for larger diameter ones.



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Cheers all for the replies, some useful tips there! :-)
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