Coat Hangers And Clothes Fall Off Of Rail, Any Ideas.

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  1. etap

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    A couple of times during the last trip all the clothes and coat hangers fell of the clothes rail, I realised it only happensd when I went over a bump in the road so it's my fault, but does anyone do anything other than go slow over these bumps to stop it happening ?
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  2. scotjimland

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    When hanging clothing in the motorhome wardrobe, place one coat hanger over the rail in one direction and the next in the other direction, and so on. This stops the coat hangers jumping off the rail when the motorhome’s in transit.
     
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    We had same problem, Bev now takes more clothes :D:D

    Plus and more seriously, we hang up more things, like a couple of jumpers to pad out the hanging space, things only fall off now when we forget to pack to full

    When empty, I am always aware of the crashing hangers when I drive say for a service (y)
     
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    that is interesting, I presume it means the direction of the hook over the rail, although if using wooden hangers, as we do, the shape of them would also fill the space better (y)
     
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    We use tubular foam type pipe lagging on rail and light plastic hangers from B and M. There are hangers available that clip shut so won't fall but they are still noisy, the lagging cuts out the noise.
     
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    Similar to David's answer. Our wardrobe is small so is easily filled sufficiently to stop hangers jumping. I'm sure I saw something recently about using a rubber band round hook and rail to stop them falling off but can't remember where at the moment.
     
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    Elastic band on the hook. Place hanger on rail and then bring band under rail to hook onto end of hook - it sounded better in my head!
     
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    Beat me to it. I just found the letter in the July 2015 C&CC magazine which gives a similar method:
    Loop an elastic band round the hook of the clothes hanger; put the hanger on the rail; stretch the band across the hook from neck to tip, closing the gap and securing the hook to the rail.
     
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    use cheap hangers and bend the ends in tighter (ex boy scout here:))
     
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    This is one way elastic band as previously mentioned
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    Easiest, quickest and cheapest solution. No faffing around with rubber bands, foam insulation, etc, etc, etc, ..........

    Place the required items on the appropriate number of clothes hangers.
    Manufactured from any material is normally acceptable however wood and shaped plastic ones tend to be heavier so the "velvet" covered ones as sold on occasions in Aldi and \ or Lidl are recommended.
    Once all items are on the hangers open wardrobe door and throw all hangers, including the garments, onto the floor therein.
    Close wardrobe door.
    Drive off to destination.
    Upon arrival, open wardrobe door again and remove hangers \ garments and place on wardrobe rail.
    See, easy, simple, etc, etc, .....

    However there is a school of thought that says don't put the garments on the hangers prior to departure, just throw them into the wardrobe and place them on the hangers upon arrival.

    Your choice though.

    As an aside, the garment I seem to have most problems with using the above solution is my straight jacket!:sleep::sleep::sleep:
     
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    that's a bit hi tech for moi:giggle:
     
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    I went with the foam lagging in my old van.. Worked for years.. New van not so much an issue..
     
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    Turn your wardrobe into a larder and fold your clothes!
     
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    Seriously though, put a small hook at either end of the rail directly above the securing points, use either a small bungee cord or some elastic, or even a piece of net curtain wire with eyelets on the end, and attach each end to the hooks, making sure it is quite taut ... when you put your hangers on slot them under the wire/elastic etc and they won't come off then!
     
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    IF your rail is the round variety take it out of the mountings, measure a length of waste water plastic hose (ribbed) pass the rail through it make sure that the internal diameter is as near as the rail's outside dia' then buy yourself some hangers that are treated with garment anti slip coating and that the 'hook' fits within the hose's rib.( hangers are usually metal) that should sort your problem out we have done this to two MH's completely sorted the problem !!
     
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    Gellyneck,
    Now I have my straight jacket off, perhaps I will try chucking all the clothes in and just wear what I have on when going away, after all that seems to be what happens anyway, good idea.
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    We use the cable tidy used to tidy computer cables and the like, works for us.
     
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    See, easiest solutions are always the best (well, according to my warder)!:mad:
     
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    Or main wardrobe has plenty of stuff hanging.. As above.. It doesn't fall off of its packed in.. Don't remember anything ever falling off tbh.
     
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