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Old 04-16-2015, 09:40 AM   #91
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We do this on every trip, rough roads or not. Peace of mind after having the fridge door breakoff once on a washboard road. And we travel with any refrigerated stuff in a cooler on the floor under the table.
Hi Fran & Dave; can I ask where you found the cleats you used to attach your strap over the fridge door? Looks like an easy, effective fix. Thanks!
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Old 04-16-2015, 10:08 AM   #92
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Hi Fran & Dave; can I ask where you found the cleats you used to attach your strap over the fridge door? Looks like an easy, effective fix. Thanks!
We got the hardware (and also the straps and buckles) from:
Metal Footman Loops
We liked that we could choose a coordinating color for the hardware. If we were to do it again we would make one change: get a buckle arrangement that has the buckle on just one end and plain strap on the other. With our buckles, there is a buckle piece on each end and we have to unthread the strap from one buckle end in order to completely remove the strap from the cleats and put it away when we are camped. Minor inconvenience.
You can also make this setup by getting parts from local hardware, hobby and/or camping shop (belts/buckles). The 'footman loops' would be the hardest part to find.
See this one if color doesn't matter (and if a 48" strap is long enough - you have to go twice the fridge width- or length- plus some)):
http://www.amazon.com/Boat-Marine-He...down+strap+kit
And someone else on the forum had another strap kit from Amazon but I couldn't find it.
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Old 04-16-2015, 10:51 AM   #93
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Another solution provided by the fine folks on this Forum! Very much appreciated.
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Old 04-16-2015, 11:08 AM   #94
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Another solution provided by the fine folks on this Forum! Very much appreciated.
Indeed, the forum participants are a treasure trove of help and ideas to share. I should add that I got this idea from someone else's post on the forum and just tuned it to my liking. If I could find them I'd thank them!
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Old 04-16-2015, 04:49 PM   #95
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On our 19 we used cabinet handle door pulls and 1 1/2" webbing with Velcro sewed on the ends. The door pulls are mounted around the front and rear corners of the cabinetry and secures the frig, wardrobe, and bathroom door.
I just repacked the wheel bearings and replaced the grease seals and started wondering how these wash board roads affected the trailer wheel bearings.
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Old 04-16-2015, 05:24 PM   #96
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On our 19 we used cabinet handle door pulls and 1 1/2" webbing with Velcro sewed on the ends. The door pulls are mounted around the front and rear corners of the cabinetry and secures the frig, wardrobe, and bathroom door.
I just repacked the wheel bearings and replaced the grease seals and started wondering how these wash board roads affected the trailer wheel bearings.
There you go...another idea!
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And, I just run a bungee from existing cabinet handle to another existing cabinet handle.
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Just goes to show that there's a host of solutions to every single issue. Nothing better than to have choices!
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I got some webbing, grommets and Fastex buckles from my camping supplies and made a strap that is easy to remove and tuck out of sight when not traveling.

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I got some webbing, grommets and Fastex buckles from my camping supplies and made a strap that is easy to remove and tuck out of sight when not traveling.

-Dave
Nice! I like it!
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