We've just moved from trailer tent to caravan this year and are currently still using the melamine set we've had for the last 10 years. Anything other than melamine, plastic or metal in the trailer tent would've been a disaster but I have been thinking about alternatives for the caravan. That said, while the melamine set is still going strong I see no point in Binning it and buying something else.
In my campervan I use the same mixture of bone china and Denby as I have in the kitchen. If it gets broken because we have an accident then that's the least of my worries.
Nothing breaks during journeys because I have made little cloth bags for everything which both protects and means I get absolutely no rattles.
Before anyone 'rolls eyes and goes good grief' at the thought of packing things up like this, it takes very little time. And in truth, it doesn't really matter if what I do is bonkers, we should all do whatever is right for us
Quote: Originally posted by Pixie_Hez on 02/12/2018
We use Ikea ‘Oftast’ crockery. It feels like china but is quite light and according to Ikea “made of impact-resistent, microwave-safe, dishwasher-safe tempered glass.”. It has been bouncing around in our caravan cupboards for months now and we have never had anything broken. Best of all, it is really really cheap!
Another vote for Oftast. Very like Arcopal but a fraction of the price.
Message posted by TrigGLX07/12/2018 at 1:14pm Outfit: Adria Altea 542 UK 2018 BMW X1 sport Location: Manchester
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The melamine set that were issued with the MH but fine-rimmed china mugs for the morning's fresh coffee, bought from a charity shop like all our mugs. There's a good rack in the cupboard, so I wouldn't be worried about anything getting chipped - that's more likely to happen in the washing up bowl because we have a dishwasher at home.