Caravan wine storage

Submitted: Tuesday, Oct 17, 2017 at 20:35
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Just wondering if I can get some ideas on how to store wine. Cardboard boxes tend to fall apart after a few weeks and I could do with some feedback on what others do.
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Reply By: Frank P (NSW) - Tuesday, Oct 17, 2017 at 20:57

Tuesday, Oct 17, 2017 at 20:57
28 litre storage boxes from Bunnings with bottles laying horizontally, separated with bubble wrap between each other and between layers.
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Reply By: Sir Kev - Tuesday, Oct 17, 2017 at 21:11

Tuesday, Oct 17, 2017 at 21:11
90mm PVC pipe with foam inserts.

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Follow Up By: Tim F3 - Tuesday, Oct 17, 2017 at 21:43

Tuesday, Oct 17, 2017 at 21:43
6 x 4 box trailer instead of the van ........lol.lol .?? we like our wine...

Actually i have made a wine rack that fits in the slide out drawers in the back of the cruiser , the bottles are cradled horizontally and never moove.
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Reply By: Rangiephil - Wednesday, Oct 18, 2017 at 08:49

Wednesday, Oct 18, 2017 at 08:49
If you are like me and want maximum numbers for a given space, I have found the simple solution to be to place 2 rubber bands around each bottle, or 2 on one bottle then the neighbor 1, and pack them tightly into a drawer or box.
I have done the GRR twice with this arrangement in my Discovery 2 with no breakages.
The drawer also includes numerous cans of beer also separated by rubber bands.
If you have more than 1 row, then place a bit of cardboard in between.
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Reply By: Kazza055 - Wednesday, Oct 18, 2017 at 09:02

Wednesday, Oct 18, 2017 at 09:02
We have one of those silly corner cupboards which are good for nothing except you can fit 6 bottles in the bottom and then place an old pillow protector against the door as you close it. Top shelf takes at least one bottle of the top shelf stuff e.g. Scotch but again need to protect with old pillow protector.

As for tinnies, I can fit 52 cans into the 32L Waeco but I place an old place mat between the 2 layers. Refill every night so there is no room for movement caused by missing cans.
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Reply By: Peter_n_Margaret - Wednesday, Oct 18, 2017 at 09:14

Wednesday, Oct 18, 2017 at 09:14
Long neck stubbie holders.

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Follow Up By: Bobjl - Wednesday, Oct 18, 2017 at 17:17

Wednesday, Oct 18, 2017 at 17:17
Agree your suggestion Peter, they can be placed anywhere in the car or van and over the rough stuff they survive, they are an insulator as well so if you are a white drinker then they keep the bottle cool at happy hour and they stop your Red getting hot when the sun is out.Dan Murphys used to supply them?
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Reply By: Member - Phil G (SA) - Wednesday, Oct 18, 2017 at 09:55

Wednesday, Oct 18, 2017 at 09:55
Get some square longlife milk cartons, cut the tops off, wash them out and a standard wine bottle fits perfectly. Put a dozen of those in a cardboard wine box and it will last for years.
For the fatter champagne bottles, can do similar but you need to cut a few individual chamagne bottle boxes in half. Get the boxed champagne with some brands like Croser.
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Reply By: Glenn C5 - Wednesday, Oct 18, 2017 at 12:32

Wednesday, Oct 18, 2017 at 12:32
Buy it by the cask.
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Follow Up By: Bob R4 - Wednesday, Oct 18, 2017 at 15:19

Wednesday, Oct 18, 2017 at 15:19
I think Hobbsie was talking about wine Glenn!
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Reply By: Bob R4 - Wednesday, Oct 18, 2017 at 15:23

Wednesday, Oct 18, 2017 at 15:23
We used original cartons with the crossed spacers, with the carton standing. We carried the carton behind one of the front seats, on the floor. We put the empties back in the carton which kept it all nice and tight. Any top-ups required, just swap with an empty. We had a carton last 9 weeks without any sign of fragility.
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Follow Up By: Frank P (NSW) - Wednesday, Oct 18, 2017 at 16:24

Wednesday, Oct 18, 2017 at 16:24
What????

A carton lasts us ... errrr

Oh, I see, you're talking about the box!

Aren't you :-)
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Follow Up By: Kazza055 - Wednesday, Oct 18, 2017 at 16:27

Wednesday, Oct 18, 2017 at 16:27
Must have been a huge carton to last for 9 weeks, either that or you are a slow drinker ;=))
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Follow Up By: Bob R4 - Wednesday, Oct 18, 2017 at 16:38

Wednesday, Oct 18, 2017 at 16:38
I did mention a top-up strategy! Beer was also a factor to store.
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Follow Up By: The Original JohnR (Vic) - Thursday, Oct 19, 2017 at 21:44

Thursday, Oct 19, 2017 at 21:44
Hi Bob, we are still using the same boxes we used on the GRR trip two years ago, but use the shaped paper mache separators between layers. For beer we use the 6 pack cardboard containers until they fall apart.

All stored right at the back of the van too, where you might expect exaggerated movement
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Reply By: Outback Epicurean - Wednesday, Oct 18, 2017 at 22:07

Wednesday, Oct 18, 2017 at 22:07
Buy a plastic container that fits a bottle lying down. Use the flat cardboard separators between each layer. We usualy stack 5 wide and 3 high. never had a problem
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Reply By: Member - Hobbsie - Friday, Oct 20, 2017 at 19:46

Friday, Oct 20, 2017 at 19:46
Thankyou for all the ideas for storing Wine Bottles

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Reply By: IvanTheTerrible - Friday, Oct 20, 2017 at 20:16

Friday, Oct 20, 2017 at 20:16
Stubby holders or more to the point, longneck holders
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