Manouvering a heavy fridge ?

Submitted: Sunday, Apr 30, 2006 at 17:46
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No..... I'm not saying what brand of fridge....

...........or that I may even have a fridge but just say I was to have a fridge...any fridge... (LOL)

..which when full of goodies was heavy and damn awkward to lift from a fridge slide in the rear of a vehicle to a point in the annexe of a camper trailer(out of the sun wind rain etc and closer to another power source).

How does everyone prevent yourself or your wife from blowing a poofoo valve?

Any suggestions (not too rude...lol)
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Reply By: Alloy c/t - Sunday, Apr 30, 2006 at 18:01

Sunday, Apr 30, 2006 at 18:01
1. Wife 10yrs younger than self.
2. Beer ect kept in 2nd smaller fridge ,constant hot /cold rotation ,small fridge NEVER leaves vehicle.
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Follow Up By: Member - Wilgadene (QLD) - Sunday, Apr 30, 2006 at 18:08

Sunday, Apr 30, 2006 at 18:08
LOL .....have already taken care of No.1 ... looks like a second fridge is the go..just short on space.

Cheers
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Reply By: conman - Sunday, Apr 30, 2006 at 18:02

Sunday, Apr 30, 2006 at 18:02
This is about the only time it's handy to be a removalist.
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Follow Up By: disco driver - Sunday, Apr 30, 2006 at 18:39

Sunday, Apr 30, 2006 at 18:39
Hi
Yeah!
Being a removalist is handy.
I would remove everything from the fridge, remove the fridge to the new site, then remove the fridge contents and repack the fridge making sure that a coldie or two were left at the top of the fridge.
Problem solved!
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Reply By: Member - Blue (VIC) - Sunday, Apr 30, 2006 at 18:42

Sunday, Apr 30, 2006 at 18:42
If the fridge has baskets, open fridge, remove baskets, place fridge in desired location, replace baskets, get drunk.
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Follow Up By: Gramps (NSW) - Sunday, Apr 30, 2006 at 19:02

Sunday, Apr 30, 2006 at 19:02
Too much waiting time Blue. Consume fridge contents. Sleep it off. Move fridge. Refill to start all over again LOLOL
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Follow Up By: Footloose - Sunday, Apr 30, 2006 at 19:09

Sunday, Apr 30, 2006 at 19:09
Take out chair
Take out beer, one at a time
Think about situation, examine all aspects.
Fall asleep
Repeat until frdge empty
Problem solved !
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Follow Up By: Gramps (NSW) - Sunday, Apr 30, 2006 at 19:18

Sunday, Apr 30, 2006 at 19:18
Hmmm Footy. Sounds like you've put those Project Management courses to good use LOLOL

Regards
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Follow Up By: Footloose - Sunday, Apr 30, 2006 at 19:23

Sunday, Apr 30, 2006 at 19:23
Gramps, I've watched how it's done.
I was talking to a mate of mine in Darwin just after Tracey, and he said it was 38C with 90% humidity. When I asked him how on earth did he work under those conditions, he replied, with just a hint of amusement, "with a can in one hand and verrrrry slowly !"
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Follow Up By: Member - Blue (VIC) - Sunday, Apr 30, 2006 at 23:17

Sunday, Apr 30, 2006 at 23:17
If there are 2 of you it should be a cake walk... I can get our 110L Waeco in and out by myself when fully loaded, mind you it doesn't do my back any favours... I also have a ute which may provide a better approach height, ie. not having to lift up/down from draws or the like.

There is another way although I thinks Al and Footy may be onto something... One of the fitters here at work takes his tools home every night. He has one of those cabinets on wheels with 4 or 5 drawers and a big compartment on top. He has fabricated a crane for his towbar. It has a jib and a manual cable drum like a boat trailer. A pin on the botton slips through the hole in the towbar where the ball normally sits and a washer and retaining pin holds it there. He winches up the toolbox and the whole jib assembly rotates on the pin in the towbar. He lifts it, swings it into his panel van and lowers it into place.
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Follow Up By: Footloose - Sunday, Apr 30, 2006 at 23:24

Sunday, Apr 30, 2006 at 23:24
Blue, actually I'm a whimp. I bought a 40L Waeco because I can lift it :))
As for having to winch your tools ...crikey. I thought my young bloke was bad when the airlines always charge him extra for carrying his tools to a new job.
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Follow Up By: Gramps (NSW) - Sunday, Apr 30, 2006 at 23:31

Sunday, Apr 30, 2006 at 23:31
Blue,

I did'nt realize you were related to Arnie :))))) I'm with Footy. I can manhandle a 40l Waeco for a short while before temptation gets the better of me LOL.

10 out of 10 for your mate with the jib arrangement though.

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Reply By: Member - Bruce and Anne - Sunday, Apr 30, 2006 at 19:03

Sunday, Apr 30, 2006 at 19:03
I all ways leave the fridge in the back (station wagon type 4by) Then I park the truck under the awning of the camper trailer. So if it raining cold or what ever its safe. And as soon as I start the truck up the battery is being charged. And when I leave the camp site for a drive or walk I know the fridge is locked up or with us.
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Reply By: Brew69(SA) - Sunday, Apr 30, 2006 at 20:23

Sunday, Apr 30, 2006 at 20:23
Why do you need to move the fridge? Mine stays in 4by 24 7.
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Reply By: OLDMAGPIE - Sunday, Apr 30, 2006 at 21:12

Sunday, Apr 30, 2006 at 21:12
i dont get it, if the fridge is in the back of the vehicle wouldnt it be out of the sun,wind,rain etc, unless its a ute, or do you mean when you walk from the rear of the vehicle back to the camper you get wet?if so the answers easy, replace wife with female wrestler with strong poofer valve, let her do all the lifting, sit back relax & enjoy a coldie. cheers
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Reply By: Mad Dog (Australia) - Sunday, Apr 30, 2006 at 21:27

Sunday, Apr 30, 2006 at 21:27
Simple, send missus to the gym



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Follow Up By: Member - Blue (VIC) - Sunday, Apr 30, 2006 at 23:21

Sunday, Apr 30, 2006 at 23:21
Sounds like a good idea, doesn't it Ray...??? You do however forget the bit where she tells you the beer has to stay at home as she needs to fill the fridge with protien shakes... You and I both know we'd be powerless to stop her...
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Follow Up By: Gramps (NSW) - Sunday, Apr 30, 2006 at 23:36

Sunday, Apr 30, 2006 at 23:36
hahahaha Ray. Gives a whole new slant on SWMBO lolol (quietly, so she does'nt take offence)

ps Can't make up my mind whether your new rig pic is a Taliban Staff Car or just your normal vanilla Urban Assault Vehicle.

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