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Having been a guest several times over recent months I thought I'd splash out the tenner and join proper. My wife and I have just swopped our caravan (been caravanning for over 20 years) for our first motorhome, an Autosleeper Symphony of 1997 vintage. Having to get used to thinking smaller with regards what we take with us now. I think we are on plan E now as regards where everything goes.
I have an immediate question - does anyone know of a melamine dinner set that has dinner plates of 9" (23cm) diameter to fit in the dedicated cupboard. The crock plates the motorhome came with (original Autosleeper set) were of this size but all melamine sets seem to have 10" plates which don't fit. The crock set is heavy and obviously breakable so we want to replace it. :newb:
 

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Welcome to the site. As for your crockery,have you tried a caravan dealers accesory shop. Maybe Flintshire caravans at Queensferry or the former Harringtons now Discover at Delamere near Chester.
Maybe an online shop such as Waubys or Riversway

http://www.waudbys.co.uk/about.phtml

http://www.riverswayleisure.co.uk/

Is there still a camping store in Connahs Quay?
Also I find that N.Wales has some good old style hardware stores.
The best ones are in Llangollen(On the top road) and Bala(on the way out to Dollgellau) In Corwen there is a shop like Arkwrights,its in the old cinema the same in Ruthin.
Happy hunting.
 

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Welcome, to the forum.

Is it worth spending on melamine? I originally bought some for mine but couldnt stand eating food of it. Plate invariably went one way and food the other when using a knife with any pressure. I ended up getting the basic range from tesco, a 4 person set for a few pounds and they have individuals to buy too in case of breakages - as yet 1 year on no breakages and mine sit in a tupperware type container. They are not the stoneware type which are heavy and just plain white.

regards

Karen
 

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Thanks for your reply and yes I have tried Flintshire Caravans and Discover and ebay. The annoying thing about online stores is that they mostly list sets as having 'dinner plates' but rarely give the size so we just have to keep visiting shops with a tape measure. I have heard that there are now only 2 manufacturers of melamine in this country so the chances are they will all be the same size. We'll just keep looking. I don't really want to rip out the wooden fixed rack in the cupboard.
 

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you could try Autosleepers directly. They may be able to suggest replaceements. They are represented on here, the member name is auto-sleeperAAA - try sending a PM. Hope that helps 8) :)
 

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paulmold said:
We'll just keep looking. I don't really want to rip out the wooden fixed rack in the cupboard.
Hi Paul and welcome to MHF

We have an Autosleeper Executive and use melamine 10" plates in place of the china ones ..... I think your cupboard is much the same as ours so the 10" plates can be squeezed into the fitted rack... you will just need to make the strap that holds the plates in place a little longer, see the picture below:-

 

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paulmold said:
We'll just keep looking. I don't really want to rip out the wooden fixed rack in the cupboard.
Hi Paul and welcome to MHF

We have an Autosleeper Executive and use melamine 10" plates in place of the china ones ..... I think your cupboard is much the same as ours so the 10" plates can be squeezed into the fitted rack... you will just need to make the strap that holds the plates in place a little longer, see the picture below:-

Thanks for taking the trouble to reply. I have seen your picture on an earlier forum question and unfortunately your rack is totally different. Mine has cut-outs in the floor of the cupboard and 2 uprights in the centre forming holders for cups. We are using a melamine set with 10" plates at the moment but they don't really fit. Originally there were cups and saucers and there are 'slots' cut in the base to accommodate dinner plates and bowls on the right side and tea plates and saucers on left side. Luckily we use mugs and so have moved bowls to left side leaving just the dinner plates on the right which sort of fit diagonally. They hold in place with the straps but just don't look right.
 

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paulmold said:
Thanks for taking the trouble to reply. .
Hi

No problem... just a shame that your cupboard is different, we also use mugs instead of cups so the cup holders are now whisky/gin glass holders and all the mugs get stacked at the back of the space :lol: ... If you do remove all the original racks do keep them and the plates, just in case you sell the van on. It always seems to impress a buyer if the original crockery is in an Autosleepr :wink:

Mike
 
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