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How To Keep Things From Falling Out Of RV Cabinets

This post was updated on March 15th, 2024

RV cabinets open with food inside
Prevent a mess in your RV cabinets with these simple solutions. Photo: Shutterstock

Keep Things From Moving In Your RV Cabinets On Travel Day

There’s a whole lot of shaking going on! In your RV cabinets, that is. Whether your rig is cruising down the highway or bumping down the gravel road to the campground, every little bump on the road leads to earthquake-level seismic activity inside your RV. 

No wonder things sometimes fall out of RV cabinets when we travel. This can create an annoying mess to clean up before getting settled into the campsite. Who’s got time for that?

We’re here to help you! In this article, we’ll show you three different ways you can keep things from falling out of your RV cabinets. Not handy? Don’t worry, we’ve got your back. None of these awesome methods of corralling your stuff requires skills or even tools. 

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1. RV spring tension cabinet bars

RV cabinet bars are the easiest way to stop things from falling out of RV cabinets. These spring-loaded bars are easy to fit across cabinet door openings. They are very effective at creating a barrier to the jostling objects in your RV cabinets as you drive down the road. 

Plus, you can easily remove these bars when you arrive at your destination. Leave them out while you camp, and then simply put them back in your cabinets when you take off. 

2. Magnetic child-proofing RV cabinet locks

Magnetic child-proofing cabinet door locks are our second favorite method. These little latches go inside cabinet doors to keep them shut, so stuff can’t fall out and stays where it’s supposed to. 

You can set them to lock before you travel. When you get where you are going, or just want to access a cabinet, you’ll wave the magnet that they came with over the area of the cabinet lock. Magically, they’ll unlock until you lock them again.  

Magnetic cabinet door locks are easy to fit in your cabinets because they are installed with super-strong 3M adhesive backing. Just measure and stick, and you’re done.

3. Bungee cords

Bungee cords are the most complicated method for keeping things in your RV cabinets because you’ll need to install anchor points in your cabinets for them to hook onto. Don’t worry, Command hooks are an easy solution.

First, install a Command hook in the interior of the cabinet just beside the opening. Next, measure from hook to hook, and buy an appropriately sized bungee cord for each cabinet. When the Command hook adhesive is thoroughly cured, you’ll be able to install a bungee cord across each cabinet door opening.  

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