Securing Engle Fridge in annex

Submitted: Saturday, Jan 02, 2010 at 23:53
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Hi all.

Normally I have the 60 litre engle in the back of the crusier to keep secure. However...next week I am leaving the family camping (with out the cruiser) while I go back to work for a few days. Will need to put the engle in the annex for a few days. While out of sight....I want to chain/lock it to the camper chassis. I can go through the handles, but these are only held on by 4 screws (which could be undone). I know if they want to "take"it, they will.....but how does everybody else secure their fridges when they have to.

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Simon C
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Reply By: Dave(NSW) - Sunday, Jan 03, 2010 at 00:40

Sunday, Jan 03, 2010 at 00:40
Simon,

You need one of these.



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Follow Up By: Simon C - Sunday, Jan 03, 2010 at 01:39

Sunday, Jan 03, 2010 at 01:39
Dave......I have one of these...(well almost....). I don't think my wifes Chow Chow is going to cut it. I may as well put a sign on it (the fridge....not the dog) "Free to good home". ...although I would like to put it on the $#!@*% dog.


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Reply By: sandk33 - Sunday, Jan 03, 2010 at 07:36

Sunday, Jan 03, 2010 at 07:36
Hi
I use the stainless wire rope type as they are nearly impossible to cut with bolt cutters.....and I replaced my screws with security screws......not impossible to remove but I feel if it is not straight forward for the thief they will go elsewhere.
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Reply By: pjk - Sunday, Jan 03, 2010 at 08:12

Sunday, Jan 03, 2010 at 08:12
Hi all, I chain mine up to the wheels and though the handels with the fridge in its travel bag and to a portable stand i have makes it hard for the casual crook and i use high tensil chain and quality padlock Yours pk
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Follow Up By: Member - DAZA (QLD) - Sunday, Jan 03, 2010 at 09:04

Sunday, Jan 03, 2010 at 09:04
I do the same, I keep the 40ltr Engel in the vehicle and the 29ltr bait fridge is chained to the axle.
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Reply By: Notso - Sunday, Jan 03, 2010 at 09:40

Sunday, Jan 03, 2010 at 09:40
Basically thieves are lazy beggars and they like to snatch and go so anything you do to make it harder, or slow em down is the way to go. If they need to make a noise etc is also good.

I've only ever come across two people who had their fridge stolen. A lot who had the fridge emptied.

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Follow Up By: Member - Kevin B1 (WA) - Sunday, Jan 03, 2010 at 11:52

Sunday, Jan 03, 2010 at 11:52
Had ours stolen a few years back 40 ltr Engel only 12 months old. Was sitting with a group at a sundowner at a caravan park once and this subject came up. Would you believe there was three of the group including us who had a fridge stolen. Use a lock alarm now.
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Reply By: Sand Man (SA) - Sunday, Jan 03, 2010 at 09:55

Sunday, Jan 03, 2010 at 09:55
Simon,

I also use a length of multi-strand stainless steel cable swagged at each end to accept a padlock.

The cable is passed through both the handles and a roller attached to the underneath on one end of the Engel, then to the chassis of the Camper.
I secure the Solar Panel also with this cable when using it.

As has been said, this method will stop the casual or opportunist type thief, but if someone really wants it they will find a way.

I believe you can now buy a cordless angle grinder. (shooosh!)


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Reply By: Member - Graham H (QLD) - Sunday, Jan 03, 2010 at 10:18

Sunday, Jan 03, 2010 at 10:18
We have a large heavy washer welded to the van chassis and a long chain that goes thru the handles and is then looped over the top to protect the contents.

Have security screws as well but on the other hand also have a set of security screwdriver heads obtainable at Dick Smith so the baddies can get them as well

As said they usually look for an easy mark and wont take too long trying.

As a final backup I have insurance. LOL

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Reply By: glids - Sunday, Jan 03, 2010 at 16:21

Sunday, Jan 03, 2010 at 16:21
If the handles are held on with Allen socket head screws, you could fill the sockets with Plasti-Bond or similar epoxy filler. It can be dug out, but will take time - too long for theives to bother.

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Reply By: Member - Kiwi_In_Aussie(Wagga) - Sunday, Jan 03, 2010 at 16:38

Sunday, Jan 03, 2010 at 16:38
I have used this product for a number of years now - not only for securing my fridges but also my solar panel when I am away from camp

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