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Old 05-20-2013, 07:18 AM   #11
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That is one way to secure your bottles/ cans, but it will not keep the door closed during travel and who wants warm beer?
Fridge doesn't work while traveling anyway as it only works when plugged into shore power.
Beverages going to be warm regardless.
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Old 05-20-2013, 07:49 AM   #12
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Fridge doesn't work while traveling anyway as it only works when plugged into shore power.
Beverages going to be warm regardless.
Wow man.. way to rain down on a Monday... oh wait! IT is Raining... and... it is Monday...

Turbo, yea, you're right... but what i do is plug in in the driveway a day or day and half before we set out, to get the inside fridge cold and packed and that allows for the outside one to get cold too. Then before we leave, i pack the outside fridge with the beverages and it stays cold for the duration of our trip, usually no more than 2 hours so far..
We did the cooler/ice thing, and for some trips, that's fine (usually means MORE beverages ) but for the weekend trips... the small fridge works just fine......
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Old 05-20-2013, 08:10 AM   #13
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Wow man.. way to rain down on a Monday... oh wait! IT is Raining... and... it is Monday...

Turbo, yea, you're right... but what i do is plug in in the driveway a day or day and half before we set out, to get the inside fridge cold and packed and that allows for the outside one to get cold too. Then before we leave, i pack the outside fridge with the beverages and it stays cold for the duration of our trip, usually no more than 2 hours so far..
We did the cooler/ice thing, and for some trips, that's fine (usually means MORE beverages ) but for the weekend trips... the small fridge works just fine......
I do the same.
Mines fired up today and stocked for the weekend.
Our holiday weekend spot is 40 minutes away so no problem!
Hmmm actually I have to restock after yesterday!
Have a great weekend!

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Old 05-20-2013, 10:16 AM   #14
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Fridge doesn't work while traveling anyway as it only works when plugged into shore power.
Beverages going to be warm regardless.
Yes you are correct, but we found on short trips or short time intervals (2-4 hours) between opening the door that beverages would stay cool if the door stayed closed if the beverages were cold when we started out.

So depending on the time interval or trip distance the beverages could stay at least cool if the door remained close.

Regardless, the stupid door should stay closed like you would expect any refrig to do and FR should have made certain that the doors stay closed during travel because they are the people who put these refrig in their RV's to begin with.
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I keep a wide roll of blue painters tape in my drawer and tape the door shut in about 4 places prior to travel. Saves big messes and precious beers.
That works also, but isn't it a shame that after buying these expensive units that we have to use tape or bungee cords to keep a refrig door closed?
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Old 05-20-2013, 10:28 AM   #16
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That works also, but isn't it a shame that after buying these expensive units that we have to use tape or bungee cords to keep a refrig door closed?
You know if you velcro the appropriate size spacer to the ok door when shut it'll hold the fridge door shut.
In all fairness its a household fridge not designed to travel down the hiway.
Why do you think the interior fridge has latches?
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You know if you velcro the appropriate size spacer to the ok door when shut it'll hold the fridge door shut.
In all fairness its a household fridge not designed to travel down the hiway.
Why do you think the interior fridge has latches?
And my question to you why should we have to Velcro anything to it to keep the door closed? Do you have to Velcro anything or use tape or bungee cords on your home refrig or even the indoor refrig?

And yes it is a household fridge "not designed to travel down the hiway"

Then why did FR put these units in units that are designed to travel down the hiway?
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Old 05-20-2013, 11:37 AM   #19
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If you go in the baby safety aisle at walmart or wherever, they have a refrigerator latch that will keep the door shut. Fairly inexpensive and it works well. I put one on my minifridge at home years ago when my boys were younger and it is still attached and has held up well.



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