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Old 03-25-2020, 01:54 PM   #1
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Securing a standing fridge

Hey all, I'm fairly committed to replacing my laundry area with a good sized, residential standing fridge.

The space is perfect for it, plus the water inputs there can be used for an ice maker. I'm looking hard at an enclosed trailer for the purposes of laundry. The positives are less noise in my cabin, and room for the fridge in exchange for the obvious drawbacks of towing, having to duplicate infrastructure (electrical/water), and winter access.

One of the things I'm uncertain of is, securing the fridge to the floor/wall. The only idea that comes to mind is a big bolt through the floor on both ends for ratcheting tie-down. I would probably use the same solution to secure the laundry machines to the trailer floor as well.

This is one of the last blockers to us moving in. I'm looking around for used fridges in the area that aren't caked in nasty worse than coronavirus.
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Old 03-26-2020, 02:25 AM   #2
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Just tossing out ideas here ...

Angle iron screwed across the top/back extending past the side. Attach the "free" (extension) ends of the angle iron to your wall. Just be careful you do not penetrate any of the coolant lines with the screws.
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Old 03-26-2020, 11:11 AM   #3
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We bolted D-rings to the ribs and use a ratchet strap across the middle of the fridge. When we're done moving we remove the strap and pull the fridge away from the wall so it's inline with the cabinets. It's no ideal but it works and it's not too much of a hassle. We only move a couple times a month at the most so it's not too bad.
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Old 03-26-2020, 11:21 AM   #4
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In my travel trailer I replaced the RV fridge with a residential fridge.

To secure it I made L brackets out of 1/8" x 1" steel and put three on each side attaching the fridge to the wall and two on each side to attach the fridge to the floor.

Securing everything thoroughly I criticality important. In the event of an aÁcident a poorly secured fridge can kill you. Something as small as a coffee cup can cause injury.
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