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Old 03-24-2015, 12:30 PM   #1
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securing stuff on the road

mainly, how do,will yall secure cabinets, furniture, and other large items for travel?

example:
i have two recliners and will want to move them around often so dont wanna screw em to the floor. also, the refridge and freezer, i dont want to drill holes so im thinking straps or cables? throw some ideas at me!
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Old 03-24-2015, 09:28 PM   #2
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Velcro works great for smaller stuff. We used it when we sailed. Im not sure how well it wold work for larger things
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Old 03-24-2015, 10:04 PM   #3
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Refrigerator(s) and Freezer : eye bolts thru floor. Tie down with chains & turn buckles to tighten. Non skid shelf liner and wide metal "L" brackets to protect metal casing.

Microwave (sits on shelf over range): Similar to refrigerator but lighter weight.

4 poster bed frame (wooden): "L" brackets screwed to frame legs and thru floor.

Rocking chair: ring bolted to floor, strap from floor ring to bottom of seat.

Day bed: "L" brackets screwed to plywood deck over wheel well

Glass topped maple table: mending plates screwed to bottom of trestle stretchers then screwed thru plywood deck (the deck is an extension of the wheel well deck).

Cedar Chest: Long decorative hinges bolted thru floor and thru chest

There's more but don't feel like typing it all out. Just variations of the same.
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My fridge is bolted to two pieces of 5/4 lumber where the leveling screws would go then screwed to the floor. The kitchen stove just sits there.
Sorry no pictures, but nothing has moved yet.
In many RVs the furniture is not secured.
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Small 1000 pound D rings on the wall down low, bolted to the chair rail, and a small one inch ratchet strap around the big chairs when ready to travle.

Simple, no holes in floor to allow gasses and rust to enter.

One thing I want to point out is leverage. No matter how well you bolt a fridge to the floor, it will rip loose in a bad collision.
Better would be to bolt or strap things to the wall also, with the bolts in the floor. This will remove the leverage on the bottom bolts.

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good stuff yall. keep em coming! oh, and thanks!
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