Earlier this week I was heading out for our 3rd trip in our new Berkshire XL 40BH with a fully loaded Whirlpool 3 door refrig with water/ice in-door. Having my daughter notice before that the refrig has a tendency to lean out a bit on right hand turns, I had already checked the bracket that holds the unit in on the topside. Feeling that Forest River had designed it correctly, I didn't really concern myself. Well, I was wrong! 2 miles away from home, touched a curb on back side right hand turn and instantly heard crash. Wife turns and yells the refrig fell over. Was able to stop immediately and notice bracket had pulled out of the simple little wood trim strip it was attached to. Thankfully nothing real bad as the refrig had actually wedged itself so it didn't fall over to the other side of the rig and damage anything else. Wife and I pushed the unit back and carefully drove to Home Depot. I bought a couple of screw eyes and a strong bungee. Grabbed my tools and secured the screw eyes into the wood that I could reach on the top space of the refrig cabinet. Unfortunately while I could reach the inside on the left, I couldn't on the right. So that screw eye is on the outside, way up top of the pantry. Bungeed it thru the door handles, breathed a sigh of relief and went on our way.
Bottom line is the wood trim that the refrig bracket is attached to is way too weak and need to be be built up to handle the weight shift. Bad design by FR.
Has anybody had an issue with this bracket and how did you handle it?