Engel plastic holder

Submitted: Wednesday, Sep 17, 2003 at 22:39
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I have a 40 lt engel and i tie it down by the handles, the are very bent now!!

Has any one got experance of the tie down plastis thing that engle sells and locates the legs.

I wonder how long it would last being plastic(p/cancer)?

Thanks in advance.Have 4WD will Explore
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Reply By: JimB - Thursday, Sep 18, 2003 at 07:41

Thursday, Sep 18, 2003 at 07:41
Hey Rox, we have a 30 l Engel and tie it down in the cruiser. I took the handles off and turned them over so that they were facing downwards. The fridge appears to be held down much more securely that way (tried it first with them the right way up and found that they were bending down).

JimB
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Reply By: Member - Bob - Thursday, Sep 18, 2003 at 08:17

Thursday, Sep 18, 2003 at 08:17
In one vehicle I've got the plastic tray that snaps on to the legs of the Engel. I'd rather have the slide out roller tray (but not at $375). So far its been OK (3 years of use) but I imagine would disintegrate in a collision. I use straps around the handles in the other vehicle (fed through the tie down points in the floor) and have found this quite OK too. You must tighten the ratchets up pretty tight to bend the handles. Its much easier to get the fridge out using the snap on tray though.Bob
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Reply By: Matt (W.A.) - Thursday, Sep 18, 2003 at 09:47

Thursday, Sep 18, 2003 at 09:47
Rox,
You can Buy (From Engel) metal Hold down points that screw into the existing handle locations these will do the trick.

HTHKeep It On The Rough Stuff

Matt (W.A.)
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Follow Up By: Coops (Pilbara) - Friday, Sep 19, 2003 at 10:59

Friday, Sep 19, 2003 at 10:59
have been looking at these for my 60 L myself but I really need the handles as it's too big & heavy to lift otherwise. I like the idea of turning the handles around though.
Do you reckon you'd be able to fit handles & tie down points together or would the extended fasteners weaken the tie down?
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Follow Up By: Madman - Friday, Sep 19, 2003 at 12:10

Friday, Sep 19, 2003 at 12:10
The tie down points from Engel come with longer screws so you can still keep the handles on.
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Reply By: Patrollin - Monday, Sep 22, 2003 at 14:03

Monday, Sep 22, 2003 at 14:03
rox,

have the solution to your problems, i use small 3mm thick angle about 40mm, cut to size usually about 20-25mm and screw to engle underneath your handles. You may need longer crews depending on how thick your angle is. You can put a hole in the angle and use that to tie to, save bending the bars, you can still use the bars for lifting and the angle looks neat and costs all of about $20.

i use turnbuckles down to the tray with eyebolts to hold mine still, but that suits my purpose, you may want to use straps etc, hope this helps
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Reply By: smiles - Tuesday, Oct 07, 2003 at 21:38

Tuesday, Oct 07, 2003 at 21:38
hi , you can buy tie brackets to suit all models of engel fridges r/r 15.80
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