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Old 05-18-2013, 08:41 PM   #1
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Packing outdoor kitchen fridge

The last trip we took, we put the adult beverages in the outdoor kitchen fridge laying down on the shelves. Once we got to the campground and opened up the kitchen, we knew we had a mess. We opened the fridge and a few bottles fell down and broke. Beverage disaster!
Before our next trip this coming Friday, I need to figure out how to pack it with any casualties. I'm thinking of stuffing a towel or two between the shelves and door to sort of hold everything in place. Any ideas from this great community? I'm sure those of you that have the outdoor kitchen have thought of something!!!
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Old 05-18-2013, 09:07 PM   #2
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The last trip we took, we put the adult beverages in the outdoor kitchen fridge laying down on the shelves. Once we got to the campground and opened up the kitchen, we knew we had a mess. We opened the fridge and a few bottles fell down and broke. Beverage disaster!
Before our next trip this coming Friday, I need to figure out how to pack it with any casualties. I'm thinking of stuffing a towel or two between the shelves and door to sort of hold everything in place. Any ideas from this great community? I'm sure those of you that have the outdoor kitchen have thought of something!!!
Hmmm.... I haven't had that situation as of yet, and I've packed it full of bottles, and have driven thousands of miles. Packing towels would be a good idea if you feel they are bouncing around too much.
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Expandable tension rods for fridges hold my precious beers in place.
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Old 05-18-2013, 09:39 PM   #5
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This issue has been discussed here before - do a search.

As for how we deal with this issue was to latch a bungee cord across the refrig door using latch points that were convenient.

It shouldn't be necessary to do anything extra to keep the door latched during travel, but these refrigs were not designed for this use - they are meant for use in dorm rooms,offices etc.
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Hmmmmm, think I may try the expandable rods with the towel. Can't afford a mishap next weekend. It's my birthday
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Hmmmmm, think I may try the expandable rods with the towel. Can't afford a mishap next weekend. It's my birthday
That is one way to secure your bottles/ cans, but it will not keep the door closed during travel and who wants warm beer?
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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?
I hear ya, the issue is with them falling inside and breaking. I keep the door shut with a big bungee cord. No issues keeping them cold, it's keeping them whole!!!!!
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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.
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Towels work good and I made this to keep the fridge closed and open. Solution to keep outside fridge closed.
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