Friday, December 2, 2022


Make that dish drainer do a better job!


By Jim Twamley

When we lived in a house we had a built-in dishwasher. Nowadays you can get a built-in dishwasher in your RV (usually where the oven used to be located). However, in our RV, I am the dishwasher!

One of the problems I encountered early on as the “Chief Bottle Washer” was the problem of water not draining off the dish rack drain pan. The dish rack tray needed to be elevated in order for the water to be able to run back into the sink.

I added the equivalent of a 2×2 under the drain tray at the opposite end from the drain lip. I cut the wood to size and attached it using two drywall screws. Here is the side view showing the elevated tray.


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Vanessa Simmons
1 year ago

Same thing happens at home with these types of dish racks.

Tommy Molnar
1 year ago

We have a double sink in our trailer so I just leave the dishes sitting in the dish drainer in one of the sinks (unless we dry them right away).

Selene Montgomery
2 years ago

I use two pairs of ‘plastic scrubbies” to raise the back end of the dish drainer. You can also buy actual drainer risers online.

2 years ago

I used a piece of PVC pipe cut to length with end caps, then once it was positioned correctly I ran some screws through the drain pan into the PVC to hold it in place. The wife loves it and it doe not move except with the drain pan.

2 years ago
Reply to  Ben

Way too high tech for me.I just roll up a dish towel, put it under one end. Then put it all away when everything is dry.

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