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Double-tension rods to keep refrigerator contents in place

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Neal

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Location
Midlothian, VA
RV Year
2017
RV Make
Newmar
RV Model
Ventana 4037
RV Length
40' 10"
Chassis
Freightliner XCR
Engine
Cummins 400 HP
TOW/TOAD
2017 Chevy Colorado
Fulltimer
No
Bought these long ago before I got my RV and for some reason they're somewhere I'm not. Ordered 3 of these as I am tired of opening the refrigerator door waiting for the surprise at the end of each drive. Today I used these, 3 of them, and everything was exactly in place.


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redbaron

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2022
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Newmar
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London Aire 4551
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45
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Spartan
TOW/TOAD
2020 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon
They wear out quickly. I have found using organizing containers is superior with non skid material on the shelf (aka shelf liners)
 

Neal

Staff member
RVF Administrator
Joined
Jul 27, 2019
Messages
9,061
Location
Midlothian, VA
RV Year
2017
RV Make
Newmar
RV Model
Ventana 4037
RV Length
40' 10"
Chassis
Freightliner XCR
Engine
Cummins 400 HP
TOW/TOAD
2017 Chevy Colorado
Fulltimer
No
I used the containers for years until the beginning of this trip. I've enjoyed not having them as I can put more stuff in the frig, however, that stuff has been a bowling alley. Yeah, these rods feel don't feel the sturdiest but we'll see how long it lasts. Always changing something up...
 

LMHS

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Oct 4, 2022
Messages
52
I buy the Camco double bars and gently pop off the plastic piece that holds the bars in pairs. It tends to be cheaper that way as I only use them as singles.

I get the longer ones (for use horizontally) and the short ones (used vertically) for the upright freezer, the refrigerators and cabinets, amongst other places. I have used them as vertical countertop paper towel holders. I used them to hold some ventilated shelving vertically across the linen closet shelves to make two "dirty clothes" bins.

My bars range in age from 15 years old to <1 year old (Had to buy for the truck camper that was bought last summer). I tend to replace them when I lose them. I've not had one "wear out". I'm not even sure how they can "wear out". Maybe over extend? I try to extend mine as little as possible because I feel that the rods are strongest when they are extended no more than 6 inches more than the shortest length of the rod. For example I use the 34" bars (19" to 34") in my freezer which is actually 23" wide on the interior. The interiors of the refrigerators in my bus are a little over 17" wide and I use the 28" bars (16" to 28"). The refrigerator/freezer in the truck camper is 18" wide and the bars in it are also the 28" bars (16" to 28").

I do clean the rubber caps in soapy water every so often. The bars themselves get wiped down with a damp cloth and dried. I don't even take them out of the freezer or refrigerator. I just push them next to a shelf where they are out of the way and when I'm ready to travel, I pull them back into place.
 

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