Chescold tie down

Submitted: Sunday, May 30, 2004 at 10:21
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I have a Chescold RC1180 fridge /freezer that I wish to secure on a raised section in the rear of my Prado. As those who have one of these units will know there are no handles as such for attaching tie down straps. Has anyone come up with a sucure method of preventing the unit moving while still allowing access to the lid?
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Reply By: Rosco - Bris. - Sunday, May 30, 2004 at 12:45

Sunday, May 30, 2004 at 12:45
We have a smaller Chescold. Only solution I've come up with is a quick release tie-down strap over the top.
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Reply By: Eric from Cape York Connections - Sunday, May 30, 2004 at 17:19

Sunday, May 30, 2004 at 17:19
gee we had a fellow do the same just as said above with a strap over it seemed to cause no problems.

All the best
Eric

www.capeyorkconnections.com.au
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Reply By: locallaw - Sunday, May 30, 2004 at 18:04

Sunday, May 30, 2004 at 18:04
Gidday,I also have a RC1180 (excellent fridge).How I got round that problem was to fabricate a piece of 25 mm wide sheet metal and bend the top part into a u shape so that it fits over the side of fridge where the lid fits into. Onto the u shaped piece i have welded a adjustable turnbuckle which in turn is fastened to the fridge slide or floor of your car.I have been through the Simpson and Kimberley with no movement and you have access all the time no removing tie downs .Give me a email and I will send you a photo of them.
hope this helps
Martin (locallaw)
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Follow Up By: GeeTee - Sunday, May 30, 2004 at 21:56

Sunday, May 30, 2004 at 21:56
Hi Martin, Thanks for your reply. I think I understand what you are getting at but would appreciate a photo via email. Do you need my email address ?? Not sure if it appears on my reply as I am new to this forum.

ps. will be doing the Gibb River road ( from NT border end ) to Mitchell Plateau and Drysdale River area in early July.

GeeTee
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Reply By: Member - Paul H - Sunday, May 30, 2004 at 20:53

Sunday, May 30, 2004 at 20:53
Don't secure it, Just let it bounce out the back & go & buy an Engel. Ha Ha!
Only Joking!!
I used to have one (A chescold 40lt) & used to use a ratchet strap over the top. Worked well but you have to release it every time to access the contents.
PMK
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Follow Up By: locallaw - Monday, May 31, 2004 at 19:53

Monday, May 31, 2004 at 19:53
gidday please send your email address so I can send some photos.
Seeya Locallaw
martincollins@qldnet.com.au
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