fridge lids

Submitted: Monday, Dec 01, 2003 at 14:30
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Does anyone else have trouble keeping the lid of their Engel on with out sliding it off? I don't know if it's the position on the drivers side in the back & sometimes too lazy to open the smaller rear door or if the wife & kids are just careless, but it seems to come off too often. Half the time I tend to stop on an angel which promotes this happening. Fed up with putting it back on at least once a trip, I've now put a cable tie on one hinge which is easily removeable. Works perfect, don't know why I didn't do it earlier.

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Jackablue
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Reply By: Member - Andrew & Jen - Monday, Dec 01, 2003 at 15:08

Monday, Dec 01, 2003 at 15:08
Bloody thing drove me batty (or battier than normal at least) and now I have a cable tie on mine as well. I took a long time to think of doing it too. A good tip for fellow sufferers like us.
Andrew2001 Landcruiser 100S T/ Diesel
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Follow Up By: Member - Andrew & Jen - Tuesday, Dec 02, 2003 at 10:42

Tuesday, Dec 02, 2003 at 10:42
Mine is an Engel 60 and the lid slides off the pins in the hinge until the cable tie.
Andrew2001 Landcruiser 100S T/ Diesel
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Reply By: Member - Alan - Monday, Dec 01, 2003 at 16:07

Monday, Dec 01, 2003 at 16:07
Another good use for a cable tie- thanks for the tip
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Follow Up By: Member - Eskimo - Wednesday, Dec 03, 2003 at 19:19

Wednesday, Dec 03, 2003 at 19:19
ya can build a house with cable ties.silcone and ductapeWow! am I cute
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Richard
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Reply By: Member - Roger - Monday, Dec 01, 2003 at 17:04

Monday, Dec 01, 2003 at 17:04
Ive had an engel for years, the old type and the lid stays on fine . However the new models have that problem, you would think that the engel engineers would do better. At least they should revise the hinge. Seems that the no care were good syndrome has set in.Dodg
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Reply By: Member - Alan- Monday, Dec 01, 2003 at 18:13

Monday, Dec 01, 2003 at 18:13
If you keep stopping on "angels" Jackablue, anything can happen!!!
My 60 litre has a prob. with the lid moving out of line and being a pig to shut properly, so maybe your solution will help there.
I'll try it the next time I'm allowed to get out the office for a while.
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Follow Up By: Member - Andrew & Jen - Tuesday, Dec 02, 2003 at 10:40

Tuesday, Dec 02, 2003 at 10:40
Like breaking their tiny wings - I love angels and fairies.
Andrew2001 Landcruiser 100S T/ Diesel
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Follow Up By: jackablue - Tuesday, Dec 02, 2003 at 11:41

Tuesday, Dec 02, 2003 at 11:41
Nothing like a BF Goodrich to put them in their place!

Cheers

Jackablue
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Reply By: Alex H - Monday, Dec 01, 2003 at 21:04

Monday, Dec 01, 2003 at 21:04
I just replaced the hinges on mine to convert it from end opening to side opening.
no worries so far...
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Reply By: Truckster (Vic) - Monday, Dec 01, 2003 at 22:23

Monday, Dec 01, 2003 at 22:23
It comes off?

Have to have a look tomorrow... never noticed.. Engel 40 here.
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Reply By: Hilly - Tuesday, Dec 02, 2003 at 20:38

Tuesday, Dec 02, 2003 at 20:38
I put 2 strips of 50 mm wide gaffa tape over the hinge from top to side. It just stops it from moving sideways. Where do you put the cable tie?

Hilly
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Follow Up By: jackablue - Thursday, Dec 04, 2003 at 12:16

Thursday, Dec 04, 2003 at 12:16
Same place on the hinge.

Jackablue
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Reply By: funnyone - Wednesday, Dec 03, 2003 at 09:18

Wednesday, Dec 03, 2003 at 09:18
Contacted Engel and they have a bit that stops this happening call them
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