RV News RVBusiness 2021 Top 10 RVs of the Year, plus 56 additional debuts and must-see units → ×
 


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 05-25-2007, 07:39 AM   #1
Rivet Master
 
centennialman's Avatar

 
2016 20' Flying Cloud
Centennial , Colorado
Join Date: May 2006
Posts: 1,574
Refrigerator Question

I had a new refrigerator installed in my '66 Safari by our Airstream dealer here in Denver. I have (later) learned that they did not secure it to anything and it slides out a bit while I am traveling.

Can anyone tell me where/how I secure the refrigerator to the coach?

Thanks!
Steve
'66 Safara/Aunt Bee
centennialman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-25-2007, 07:52 AM   #2
Rivet Master
 
InsideOut's Avatar

 
1956 22' Safari
Vintage Kin Owner
Conifer/Evergreen , Colorado
Join Date: Feb 2002
Posts: 12,322
Images: 108
Our '64 (original) is bolted to the floor with four bolts through the frdge frame. I don't know if the new fridges have the same sort of frame...

Our '56 is in tha garage!

Shari
__________________
Vintage Airstream Club - Past President 2007/2008
WBCCI #1824 - DenCO Unit Past President (2005)
AIR #30 - Join Date: 2-25-2002

RMVAC | WBCCI DenCO Unit | BIRDY - our 1956 Safari | 1964 Serro Scotty
InsideOut is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-25-2007, 08:52 AM   #3
Moderator
 
eubank's Avatar

 
Airstream - Other
2016 Interstate Grand Tour Ext
Bosque Farms , New Mexico
Join Date: Jan 2004
Posts: 6,767
When I installed a few fridge in our 67 a couple of months ago, I ran into the same problem that your dealer undoubtedly noted: In the old ones, the fridge is bolted to the floor; however, the new fridge wants to be bolted/screwed in from the sides. The problem is that there just isn't anything to bolt/screw into on the sides of the cabinet of the older rig, and there's no way on the new fridge to bolt/screw downwards to the floor.

Soooooo, the solution I came up with two-fold:

1. Build a tray-like thing so that each of the feet of the new fridge are sitting in a small depression.

2. Use a strap inside the cabinet going over the top of the fridge, holding the whole unit tightly down into the depressions under the feet.

I was wondering if we'd see any movement of the fridge on our last trip, but was happy to see none whatsoever.


Lynn
__________________
WBCCI 21043
eubank is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-25-2007, 08:58 AM   #4
Rivet Master
 
47WeeWind's Avatar
 
1948 16' Wee Wind
1953 21' Flying Cloud
Denver , Colorado
Join Date: Jul 2003
Posts: 1,169
Images: 20
Hi Steve:

First, go to the web site for your fridge manufacturer and see if they have downloadable installation instructions for your fridge. The mfgr might use a different method than I suggest below. But here's what worked for me.

I have the same 1964 trailer as Shari and Rob but a newer refrigerator. My refrigerator is secured to the floor with two lag bolts that go through holes in the rear corners of the fridge bottom frame rails near the outside skin. These lag bolts are acccessible through the lower small exterior door behind the fridge. I use a hand ratchet and hex socket to install and remove these lag bolts, which have hex heads with a slot for a screwdriver.

Square up the fridge just where you want it, drill a small pilot hole for one lag bolt (using a drill bit that is a bit narrower than the solid shaft of the lag bolt excluding the threads) then install that lag bolt most of the way to fix the location of that rear corner. Make any necessary final adjustment to get the fridge exactly where you want it, then drill the other pilot hole. Screw in the other lag bolt and tighten both of them. Your fridge should now be secure.
__________________
Fred Coldwell, WBCCI #1510, AIR #2675
Denver, Colorado - WBCCI Unit 24
Airstream Life "Old Aluminum"
Airstream Life
"From the Archives"
47WeeWind is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-26-2007, 07:52 AM   #5
Rivet Master
 
centennialman's Avatar

 
2016 20' Flying Cloud
Centennial , Colorado
Join Date: May 2006
Posts: 1,574
Refirgerator Question

Thanks so much for the help folks!

Fred.....I think your idea will work! I opened up the side door on the coach and saw what I could do, following your instructions.

Have a great holiday weekend everyone
centennialman is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Disclaimer:

This website is not affiliated with or endorsed by the Airstream, Inc. or any of its affiliates. Airstream is a registered trademark of Airstream Inc. All rights reserved. Airstream trademark used under license to Social Knowledge LLC.



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 01:39 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.