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Old 11-05-2016, 08:30 AM   #1
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How to secure Refrigerator contents

Curious to learn from others what techniques they use to secure their RV Refrigerator contents when moving, particularly those whom have residential style/size refrigerators in the Class A coaches.

I've seen the spring loaded bars that CAMCO (and others) make which serve to brace fridge shelf items from sliding around, as well as the use of small plastic trays to hold items but wonder what else other's may be using.

Please share your best practices.

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Old 11-05-2016, 09:48 AM   #2
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My residential fridge had a cracked Plexiglas cover over the vegetable bin when we purchased it. I assume it was from heavy cans or bottles falling on it. When I replaced the cover, I bought 2 of the Camco retaining bars. I also plan to get some of the small plastic trays. Does anyone have a recommended source for trays?

I think most of the damage comes from forgetting to secure the doors and they come open during "flight". Maybe a good checklist can resolve this.
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Old 11-05-2016, 10:27 AM   #3
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Rubber liners on shelves keep things from sliding around. Bars keep things from tipping over. We use both.
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Old 11-05-2016, 11:34 AM   #4
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Same as firedoc then open the doors slow, you never know.
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We use an assortment of plastic containers to put things in. Mainly the plastic shoe boxes (without tops) that can be purchased at a lot of places for under a dollar. We also have some similar plastic containers of various sizes we buy a the dollar store to fill in other places on the shelves. That way, we don't have things in glass bottles tumbling over and spilling or breaking like we did before ...even when using rubber liners. And if something should break or spill, it's all contained within the container.

If we are at one location for a long period of time, we sometimes will temporarily not use the plastic containers but sometimes it's just easier to keep the stuff in them anyway.
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Old 11-05-2016, 07:36 PM   #6
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We use the Camco bars and InterDesign 5.5" x 11.25" x 5" storage bins. They come in a variety of sizes but we use the same size in the fridge as well as the cabinet storage for maximum commonality. We get them from Amazon:

We pack everything into as small a space on fewer shelves so that there isn't as much room for things to slide around.
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Beer/coolers goes in cardboard six pack containers. Try to use as much plastic containers as possible especially for tall items. Glass items go in door as much as possible.
We try to keep any particular shelf somewhat full if possible with heavier items toward front side. Never really had a problem with our residential frig. Of course I try to keep all six wheels on the ground making turns too.
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Old 11-05-2016, 08:38 PM   #8
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I purchase spring loaded curtain rods at Walmart to go across the front of each self.
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Old 11-05-2016, 09:19 PM   #9
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Originally Posted by Darwin View Post
I purchase spring loaded curtain rods at Walmart to go across the front of each self.
we found some spring rods that are a high strength plastic
two for each shelf at a minimum
then we cut swim noodles to support the glass shelves so they don't rattle
one per shelf

open door very slowly
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We also use plastic boxes and rubber shelf paper. We also make sure heavy things are on the bottom shelf. A lot of people use 2" foam tubing - swimming pool foams, I believe.
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I fill the empty spaces with beer cans, stops things moving about and cold beer comes in handy when you stop... it's a bit of a struggle as the DW wants to fill the spaces with wine.
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#1: make sure the door locks / restraints are secure before driving (Bad Things happen if you don't do that ). #2: use caution when opening doors . #3: push things back in to place as needed. That is all 😀
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I purchase spring loaded curtain rods at Walmart to go across the front of each self.
Me too -- they come in various lengths to fit whatever you might have.
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