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Old 09-01-2020, 08:59 AM   #1
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Refrigerator

We have a 2018 Cedar creek silverback. It has a residential refrigerator. It works great. However the method in which Forest River installed the unit, is pretty poor.. It has an L bracket attached to the wall (on the upper right side of the fridge) and attached to the top holder for the door on the right side. It has broken the bolts, and the refrigerator, moves out about 2 to 3 inches when traveling. Any thoughts on how to secure? We are on a 3 month trip.. Thanks
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Old 09-01-2020, 10:51 AM   #2
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On my Cedar Creek Hathaway model there is a 1x2 piece of wood the length of the fridge, that is screwed to the floor ahead of the fridge wheels. I also installed a strap that secures the fridge to cubbyhole wall sides. I found one on line that has two eyelets one on each end and a quick connect release connection in the center. This is similar to the chair straps that hold our dining room chairs in place in our trailer.

I would attach a picture but we are traveling right now and I do not havre access to my picture files.
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Old 12-29-2020, 08:16 AM   #3
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We have a 2018 cedar creek 35IK silverback with a residential fridge.. When it was installed they put a bolt and bracket on the right hand side as your looking at the fridge. It has pulled out several times. They also did not adjust the landing pads when they put the fridge in. I have adjusted the pads so it is off the rollers. It seems to move, any advice on how to secure the fridge? Thanks Gary Parker
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Some pictures of what you're dealing with might help us see what's going on and help us make suggestions of how to secure it better.
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Old 01-02-2021, 03:04 PM   #5
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I have a 2018 36CK2. Same issue. What I did, I removed the trim on the floor of the tip out in front of the fridge. (You don't have to do this, it just made it easier for me to remove the fridges wheel covers.) There could be a couple screws in by the wheels. Pulled the fridge out, re-attached the L bracket (in a stud) on the wall behind the fridge so the fridge could slide back in and the L bracket can prevent the fridge from tipping or falling forward.

I then took off the fridges sliding wheel covers off. Removed the the leveling pads, (landing pads) then put Lag screws, 1/4" (If I remember right) in their place. I filled the gap between the floor and leveling pad brackets with washers.

It's a lot more solid now, no issues so far.

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Old 01-07-2021, 12:52 PM   #6
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Residential Fridge

We have a 35IK and Orvin at Amish Family RV installed and L shaped plate in the back of the fridge top that is screwed to the wall and we have not had any issues. I would contact him to see if he could send you one it should be easy to install.
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Old 02-02-2021, 10:06 AM   #7
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Screws

I have 2 CC's. Each one has a different securing method... Guess it depends on the day. One has screws going through the front height adjustments. One screw on each side. Hasn't moved and doesn't effect anything as they are not long enough to go through the floor.
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Old 03-03-2021, 09:32 AM   #8
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Same happened on our last trip from TN to AZ. Only 3 of 6 SMALL screws on L bracket hit the hidden wood braces, others were in thin Luan walls. Two aluminum screws in leveling brackets in the front snapped and sliced our vinyl floor like a razor.

I found the aluminum studs in the back wall and attached a d-ring on each side with self tapping screws midway up fridge height. Bought a ratchet strap from Walmart with a sliding ratchet so it would be in front for tightening. Also put 1/4" lag screws in leveling bracket that actually were long enough for a good "bite".

When we land, I loosen the strap and lift it up onto the top of fridge out of sight and I don't need to detach from d-rings. FR sent new bracket with fresh high adhesive tape strip. Will reattach for redundancy with bigger diameter screws at the 3 good points.
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