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Old 02-23-2021, 02:22 AM   #1
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Scrambled eggs?

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For those of you who pack a pre-cooled fridge, how do the contents look when you get to your destination?

Are the eggs scrambled? Salad tossed? Milk spilt?

I've never packed mine pre-embark and am curious.
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Old 02-23-2021, 07:36 AM   #2
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No issue here, everything is fine generally. I make sure to pack everything where there is not movement within the fridge. I also pack pre-frozen blue freezer blocks around my fridge items and leave a couple in the freezer as well.
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Old 02-23-2021, 08:31 AM   #3
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Those spring loaded tension rods do wonders at holding things in the frig. We have always used them no matter in a TT or MH.

With that being said, you really should not have much if any problem.

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Old 02-23-2021, 09:01 AM   #4
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It's not the trip but forgetting to open the door VERY carefully the first time that gets me into trouble!
We have learned to pack the frig tight and put the things that might make the worst mess nearer the bottom as less likely to mess that mess if they fall a shorter distance to the floor!
I love the big dill pickles that come a gallon glass jar but we repackage a few of those for trips. No big glass jars in the frig!
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Old 02-23-2021, 11:05 AM   #5
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I've read where people will fill the empty spaces in the fridge with pillows from the bed or couch throw pillows. They squish into the space and keep the food from jumping around on rough roads.
Sorry, I have a motorhome, but my answer RV type agnostic...
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Old 02-23-2021, 11:47 AM   #6
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Our first RV was an Aljo travel trailer and one of the first things we learned was not to store a glass jug of syrup up high. We had just redone the whole interior and were so proud until we opened the door after a trip with a small bike in the Hall next to the storage with the syrup.
We got a near perfect airburst of the syrup on the bike and spread it as far as possible on all the new carpet and seating! Just for fun we also threw in a five pound bag of flour!
We considered just throwing a match to it and calling it a pancake?
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I've never packed mine pre-embark and am curious.
Is there any other way to load a fridge than to pack it "pre-embark"?????

That's a rhetorical question... that answer would be no.
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Old 02-23-2021, 06:39 PM   #8
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Is there any other way to load a fridge than to pack it "pre-embark"?????

That's a rhetorical question... that answer would be no.
Not entirely true. I've never packed my fridge before I embark, as I put everything in my 12v cooler.
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Not entirely true. I've never packed my fridge before I embark, as I put everything in my 12v cooler.
May i ask why you haven't loaded your fridge before traveling?
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Old 02-23-2021, 08:12 PM   #10
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We always preload. We have clear plastic bins that we put items in and place the bins on the shelves in the refrigerator. The bins sit on those cupboard anti slip mats. No place for anything to go when inside the bin. Milk and juice sit inside the door bins. Well, we do have a residential refrigerator but our prior one was a Norcold and worked the same way!

We also use those non-skid mats for between enameled pots and pans to keep the enamel from chipping.
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Old 02-24-2021, 12:42 AM   #11
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May i ask why you haven't loaded your fridge before traveling?
Not at all, thanks for asking. I should have shared my experience in my original post.

On my first trip ever, the contents I packed in the fridge were a jumbled mess (including scrambled eggs) when I reached my destination, most likely due to the terrible road conditions on the I85 between Greenville SC and Charlotte. Between that and wanting to not travel with the fridge "on" convinced me to purchase a 12V cooler.

Yeah, it's a little bit of a hassle but have discovered that the purchase has lent to other conveniences. Plugged into into a small solar generator, drinks, ice (and most importantly, ice cream) are always at the ready outside the trailer, especially when boondocking. I'm a fan.

Some of the comments/tips here have been great and are giving me second thoughts. It may be something I reconsider again in the future, except for the eggs!
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Never had an issue with eggs breaking either. Just carry them in the foam carton from the grocery store. I'll take a dozen package and cut it down to 8 eggs size and seems to be just about the right size.
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You know those big air bubble plastic packaging you get Amazon packages? We use them to fill in unused large spaces in the fridge. Just have to be careful when opening door.
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We pack the heaviest items low on the fridge. And for travel days consolidate as many items as we can into one shelf. So there's not a lot of empty space around everything. Eggs are always in the door.

Beer, soda cans are the hardest things to keep from going all over the place so we place them low and behind larger items that can block their movement.

All bread, buns, rolls go on the upper shelves. We call it "the bread isle."

I think all of us have had flying food issues with our RV fridges at first. And, then we learn what works best and it's pretty much a non-concern going forward after that.
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Old 02-28-2021, 04:54 PM   #15
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We keep ours packed, we move from one place to another often, never really had any problems... we do always open the fridge door carefully when we’re setting up at a new site.
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I've never done anything special (other than put frozen cold packs in the fridge and freezer if we're going to be traveling all day long and make sure that nothing is breakable or leakable) and I just open the door very carefully .
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For those of you who pack a pre-cooled fridge, how do the contents look when you get to your destination?

Are the eggs scrambled? Salad tossed? Milk spilt?

I've never packed mine pre-embark and am curious.
Never had a problem. As was mentioned, open the door slowly the first time. You could also pack and then fill with spray foam insulation. Big mess to clean up but Iíll guarantee that nothing will move.
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For those of you who pack a pre-cooled fridge, how do the contents look when you get to your destination?

Are the eggs scrambled? Salad tossed? Milk spilt?

I've never packed mine pre-embark and am curious.

With everything in their original containers/wrapping or well sealed containers and the spring load bars in place to limit movement everything is usually just as we packed it unless someone put a container without a lid on it in there. Cartons of eggs get transported in semi trucks over long distances as do most other goods and those vehicles have much stiffer suspension than the typical travel trailer.

For items prepared in advance use food storage containers with lids that snap on securely while milk and eggs should be in their original packaging. Salad thats already been cut/torn travels well in zip-lock type bags to maximize space.
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Scrambled eggs

Everything looks the same as when I loaded at home. I use the spring loaded bars.
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For wire shelves, I've found that a piece of shock cord laced through the front of the shelves in a zig-zag pattern keeps things in place better than the bars and it's easy to reach through and pull things out without having to lift things over the bars. You'll need a bar for the bottom shelf (mine is glass) or glue on some fittings that the shock cord can go through.
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