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post #11 of 20 (permalink) Old 18-02-2015, 17:50
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I am not sure whether you are buying an Escape 686 or saying goodbye to one.
As far as I know, there should be a cutlery draw above the fridge in a 686.
If you are buying another van, a drawer slung under a cupboard, to match the adjacent finish, or even an open weave simple metal drawer to contrast the vans finished decor. could work. I looked up 'under shelf drawers'.
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Re: no cutlery storage

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>Has had a microwave fitted too, we use the one at home a few times a year, so may have this taken out and utilise area for a drawer, will need my trusty stool though it is pretty high up.
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We took our microwave out after carrying it around Europe for 20K miles and using it once.

If you dont hook up frequently it is a useless rattly thing requiring special dishes etc. They also weigh more than a few bottles of wine or rounds of cheese or even yards of rude sausage.

Excellent idea about trays for to fit in the space vacated plus something to stop all the bits n bobs shooting off into the van when you overcook a hairpin bend we are just finished picking stuff up and the noise was impressive!

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We are changing from the 686 which has loads of storage, to one which has a great big garage, but few internal cupboards, john is happy. The european version of the van had three lovely drawers under the worktop, the uk version has a full cooker, oven, grill and small floor level drawer, there is a cupboard with a carousel but don't think it will lend itself too well to a cutlery tray, quite like the idea of a dishwasher cutlery thingy, also the tablet bag. The van has a grea fridge and freezer, but has had one of the high cupboards fitted with a microwave, which I doubt we will use, I want to have it taken out to give us more storage.
Should be fun getting everything in with the new layout. Will have to streamline a lot to get that motorbike in.

Keep the suggestions coming, not sure i could manage soup with my fingers though lol

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The bike always takes priority Sue. Sorry.
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The bike always takes priority Sue. Sorry.
Don't I know it still can use the garage as a spare bedroom if we leave it at home

Funny how all the 'essentials' that have been carried. unused, for years are now thought to be surplus to requirements

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Further to my suggestion for using a dishwasher cutlery basket, how about a small wire 4 section drinks carrier.or this cheap one on ebay. free pp.

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http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/UNIVERSAL-...item336cad3f7d

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No cutlery storage

If you have one locally The Range has a very good selection of boxes and containers of many sizes.
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If you have one locally The Range has a very good selection of boxes and containers of many sizes.
The range, one of my favourite places, am sure I will find something, think i might even have a cutlery roll from a picnic set somewhere, just need John to retrieve the steps from the garage so I can check where I think it is

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All sorted folks, £1.00 cutlery tray from Wilco fits perfectly in the grill compartment. I love an economical solution
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............... not sure i could manage soup with my fingers though lol

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Straws are easy to store and cheap - just collect a handful when using the free wifi at McDs


PS they don't rattle either - just rustle a bit.
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