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Old 07-15-2015, 10:14 PM   #1
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Lesson learned!

Do not put a whole watermelon in the fridge and drive through the mountains of Montana. Even if you use those spring tension rods thar are supposed to keep things from rolling around.
Bent the tension rod like over cooked spaghetti and the door lock didn't stand a chance.
Just thought I'd warn those others out there that, for some unknown reason, might think that was a good idea; it's NOT!
You know, it it weren't for being crazy I'd probably be insane.
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Old 07-16-2015, 10:18 AM   #2
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Putting a watermellon in the fridge is like putting a bowling ball in there
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Old 07-16-2015, 11:47 AM   #3
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We put watermelons in the fridge all the time. You just have to put them snug in a container so they don't roll. Also, gave up on those tension rod things, now we just pack everything in so nothing has anywhere to go, works much better even thru the mountains.
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Old 07-16-2015, 07:30 PM   #4
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I will take that lesson to heart!! I usually clean my watermelons and put them in covered bowls, this now gives me good reason to continue that practice!
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Ya but was the watermelon saved and did it taste good?
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Do not put a whole watermelon in the fridge and drive through the mountains of Montana. Even if you use those spring tension rods thar are supposed to keep things from rolling around.
Bent the tension rod like over cooked spaghetti and the door lock didn't stand a chance.
Just thought I'd warn those others out there that, for some unknown reason, might think that was a good idea; it's NOT!
You know, it it weren't for being crazy I'd probably be insane.
Sounds like it was a big watermelon if it bent the tension bar... maybe next time you'll buy a smaller one...
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Do not put a whole watermelon in the fridge and drive through the mountains of Montana. Even if you use those spring tension rods thar are supposed to keep things from rolling around.
Bent the tension rod like over cooked spaghetti and the door lock didn't stand a chance.
Just thought I'd warn those others out there that, for some unknown reason, might think that was a good idea; it's NOT!
You know, it it weren't for being crazy I'd probably be insane.
What DH forgot to mention was that we drove for 70 miles on a twisty, narrow, mountain road. Even packing the watermelon in snug and placing the spring rod in place it didn't stand a chance staying in place.
Guess who had to crawl to the refrigerator on hands and knees to wipe up the cracked watermelon and half dozen eggs off the floor while the coach was still winding around on the narrow road.
In spite of being cracked in two, the watermelon tasted great!
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Just another adventure in the lives of RV'rs. You will tell this story many times. Enjoy it. There is more to come. Thats what makes it so special.
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Next time put it in the sink. Carve a round hole in the top and stick a bottle of vodka in it.

Seriously it is a good campfire story and you are fortunate to have a fridge big enough for a watermelon.
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Your mistake was not putting baby carrots in there (or Rice) you could have used either of those to put up a "Sand wall" as it were to help hold the melon in place so it did not roll around.

Or a tight fitting box for it to sit in.

Alas. still though Not having it in there when driving, best idea.
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Your mistake was not putting baby carrots in there (or Rice) you could have used either of those to put up a "Sand wall" as it were to help hold the melon in place so it did not roll around.

Or a tight fitting box for it to sit in.

Alas. still though Not having it in there when driving, best idea.
Great idea!
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