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Old 03-31-2015, 11:14 AM   #1
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Are spring-loaded bars necessary in fridge?

We haven't used our TT yet so we aren't sure what things we really need to buy and what things we can do without. Are these kind of bars really necessary for the fridge to keep things from falling out?
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Old 03-31-2015, 11:19 AM   #2
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If you have food in the fridge and moving down the road, the bumps and swings will shift anything on the shelves, including milk jugs, ketchup, and other items. Get parked and open the door = mess on the floor. Bars keep items from shifting = no mess on the floor.
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Old 03-31-2015, 11:22 AM   #3
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We've never had fridge issues without the bars but we do have cabinet issues with our dishes. That first opening after a trip almost always comes with a surprise for the opener.
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Thanks. We actually found one double set in one of the cabinets that the previous owner had left. I wasn't sure if they had used it in the cabinet or in the fridge. Are the bars good to have in upper cabinets also?
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They're good to use wherever you might have items shifting. Often, I can put enough stuff in my fridge that it all kind of holds each other up and wouldn't fall over. Most of my cabinets are the same, but when I'm not carrying that much stuff, I use the bars.



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We haven't used our TT yet so we aren't sure what things we really need to buy and what things we can do without. Are these kind of bars really necessary for the fridge to keep things from falling out?
Mine has a rear kitchen and haven't had any 'mass exidess' yet. 'course,if you've got a lot of stuff in it, then nothing can get a ' head of steam ' up to move.
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While we are pretty "religious" about checking the fridge door latch, accidents do happen. Finding that catsup and broken eggs all over the camper is no fun at all. It only takes one episode to put spring loaded retainers on EVERY shelf.

Objects also "shift" in flight, and opening the door to your beer bottles breaking on the floor also stinks...
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The bars won't help here but we've had the microwave open on us in transit a couple times. Broke the plate one of those times.
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The bars won't help here but we've had the microwave open on us in transit a couple times. Broke the plate one of those times.
Happened to a neighbor our first trip out. We stuff towels in there now during travel. It is that heavy glass plate banging against the door that opens it.

Secure the plate; secure the door.
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While we are pretty "religious" about checking the fridge door latch, accidents do happen. Finding that catsup and broken eggs all over the camper is no fun at all. It only takes one episode to put spring loaded retainers on EVERY shelf.

Objects also "shift" in flight, and opening the door to your beer bottles breaking on the floor also stinks...
That's what dogs are for! They like treats too! That's why God gave us cans.
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