You’re taking your RV on a camping trip for the first time. You can barely contain your excitement as you pack things into the refrigerator.
But then a few thoughts cross your mind. How will these things stay in the refrigerator while we drive? Will the refrigerator door stay closed? Will my jar of pickles end up on the floor of the RV when we arrive?
Now you’re worried. But it doesn’t have to be! We have simple solutions to lock up your RV’s refrigerator and protect loose items in cabinets and on countertops. Learn more here!
Why do you need to secure items on travel days?
Travel days can feel hectic and stressful. You want to do everything you can to avoid disaster, such as making sure tires are properly inflated and lug nuts are tightened. But you also want to do everything you can to avoid a disaster in your RV.
If you open the door and find a pile of spaghetti on the floor, that might not be so bad, but if you open the door and see broken glass strewn all over the RV, setting it up becomes more difficult.
This is why securing items in the RV is so important on travel days. Some say that traveling with an RV in tow is like an earthquake inside the RV.
Things rattle, things move, and you’re likely to find something out of place when you arrive. You want to do your best to keep things from breaking, falling to the floor, and making a mess.
How do you store items in the RV refrigerator while traveling?
There is a special focus on the refrigerator. You should put away the items on the counter and make sure they don’t fall off the shelves, but you also need to take the time to secure the food in your refrigerator so that when you open the door, jars, bottles and containers don’t fall out.
Use tension bars or refrigerator supports
RV refrigerators come in all sizes. Depending on the size of your space, you should use either tension rods or refrigerator supports to hold bottles and containers in place.
You certainly don’t want them to fall out of the fridge, but you also don’t want them to fall over and make a mess in the fridge.
Use the refrigerator drawers for any items that might roll around, like fruits and vegetables, and then use tension bars and refrigerator supports to keep items from sliding back and forth as you go.