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Author Topic: how do you keep the household type ref door closed for traval  (Read 2330 times)
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« on: August 11, 2010, 05:48:46 PM »

 pictures would be nice also how did you ancor it to bus thanks crown
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« Reply #1 on: August 11, 2010, 06:03:35 PM »

I had a contingency plan to secure it shut but have never had to use it because it only came open one time and that was a VIOLENT left turn off the road into and out of the ditch.

The fridge is secured by screws (with washers ) through the adjusting feet at the front of the fridge and angle bracket attached to the wall and the top back of the cabinet --- I attached the brackets so they are below the fridge and the fridge slid under them and then a screw down through the top.

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« Reply #2 on: August 11, 2010, 06:06:10 PM »

enclosed between two walls...see west tenesse bus nut gathering I pulled foward..page 15 toward bottom..is a picture of refrige behind Judy sitting on couch...use simple hook and eye for travel..like on screen door....  before I did that had pickle jar fall out door on a sharp turn...was a mess and smell lasted awhile Bob
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« Reply #3 on: August 11, 2010, 06:31:50 PM »

I haven't yet.  This thread may give me some insight, I hope, and yes they do fly open sometimes, not fun.  So far it has been duct tape Roll Eyes, not very pretty.

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« Reply #4 on: August 11, 2010, 07:02:21 PM »

we have a dbl door with handles aside each other. I drilled a hole through both at eye level and inserted a " quick release" pin.  (The end has a little springy ball so it won't fall out)....we also use spring rods inside nice and tight.   The fridge is held by the 2 walls and at the top with wedges at the sides with blocks on top  all screwed to the sides  so no rocking is possable.   never moved in 5000 miles  I have seen it all in the boats, hooks,dead bolts, turny wood blocks,even fabric belly bands  often the latches are on the fronts but also on the tops from the doors to the fridge case or box ...Mostely depends on where you have some metal to metal....you might want to figure this out before you get this in your bus in case you need to drill into the top edges     
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« Reply #5 on: August 11, 2010, 08:08:37 PM »

Also have LG Brand household fridge/bottom freezer.
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Secured top door with a spring pin that I drop in a hole.
I drilled a 1/4" hole through the top plastic [where the hinge for the door swap is]
Bottom freezer door stays closed on its own, as there is no weight on the door

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« Reply #6 on: August 11, 2010, 09:03:14 PM »

 thanks for all the great post  still would like to see pictures of installs  thanks crown
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« Reply #7 on: August 11, 2010, 09:50:23 PM »



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« Reply #8 on: August 12, 2010, 04:01:32 AM »

Since our bus is older (1948) we don't have the lubriciously smooth ride of air, I had to think long and hard because we use a house hold type electric refrigerator (2 door top and bottom) I laid the frig on it's back and found a place on the bottom to fasten metal brackets that stick out about  1 1/2" on each side. I then screwed those brackets down to the floor. As far as keeping the doors closed I went to Lowes and bought two straps that are designed to keep children out of cabinets. They stick to the frig (tightly) and then click in and click out when access is needed. it was a no brainer, and looks pretty inconspicuous.

Worked for us, for several years now. I also use spring rods for the ledges on the inside shelves. Remove them when we get to where ever there is.

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« Reply #9 on: August 12, 2010, 04:20:35 AM »

dont no one use pics around here? lol, maybe it is a requirement tht if you have a house refer you cant use a camera?Huh?
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« Reply #10 on: August 12, 2010, 04:57:42 AM »

OK Happycamperbrat, here's the picture of how I did it, hope it makes you happy. LOL.

This door will not come open. Even on severe right turns.
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« Reply #11 on: August 12, 2010, 05:09:22 AM »

moocho butter!! tanks  Kiss some of us are imaginatively imparred
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« Reply #12 on: August 12, 2010, 05:18:17 AM »

Anything I can do to help.
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« Reply #13 on: August 12, 2010, 05:33:19 AM »

I used a nice stainless hook and eye I got from McMaster-Carr if memory serves.  I screwed it into the sides of the door and the fridge body.  The screws didn't stay very well so I used JB Weld.  No pics as I no longer have the fridge.

I just got a new fridge and I won't use anything with screws this time.  I've heard stories of folks who put a screw into a refrigerant line running near the front of the fridge.  I will probably use a surface mount strap used for child proofing.
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« Reply #14 on: August 12, 2010, 05:40:03 AM »

Here's a picture of what I used. One on top for the freezer and one on bottom for refrigerator section.
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