Fridge Doovalackys are a simple bungee cord restraint for securing RV or 4WD fridge and freezer doors when traversing this great country. Whether on the blacktop or in the scrub Fridge Doovalackys will hold your gear in place.
When you last travelled that corrugated dirt road what carnage did you find when you opened your RV or camper trailer door? Rough dirt roads (and a lot of bitumen roads) will destroy anything that is not secured adequately. Our Aussie made DOOVALACKYS will hold this gear in place.
With the fridge Doovalacky installed your fridge and freezer doors cannot open. (above)
Fridge Doovalackys are flexible cords and have a fair amount of adjustment within them. Here at Bush Chook RV & Leisure we have been testing their limitations and their ideal tension in order to obtain the best results for securing RV internals. Although we have built in tolerances for incorrect measuring it is best that you follow our simple installation instructions for the best possible results for your Doovalackys.
Measuring tape, marker, electric or cordless drill, phillips head screwdriver or tek gun, 2mm drill bit.
It is imperative that you NEVER overstretch your Doovalackys, the Bungee cord joining crimp is metal and although it is wrapped with heat shrink, if the Doovalackys are stretched past their limitations they may fail causing the crimp to separate from the cord. If you or more importantly part of your face is in the rebound path of a failing Bungee cord, it could cause serious eye damage or even blindness.
Your Fridge Doovalacky kit you should have the following:1 x customised Bungee loop2 x bungee buttons2 x 8g x 25mm timber fix screws
fridge Doovalacky kits come complete with anchors and fixing screws
Measure the gap, we have selected the centre of the panel on this install.
Measure the required height
Fridge Doovalckys are very easy to install, firstly you will need to establish where you would like to fix the anchors. Most RV’s will have enough space on each side of the fridge to install the supplied anchor. Ascertain if the anchor will not be in the way of any other items surrounding the fridge.
Mark the centre of the "gap" (above & left) on the surrounding fridge panel at the height you want the Doovalacky installed. Ensure they are level.
Pre drill with a 2mm drill bit
Attach anchors with supplied timber fix screws
Take care when removing Fridge Doovalackys as rebounding shock cord can cause serious eye injury or blindness.
Anchors installed, you're almost there.
) Mark the position where you would like the anchors fitted, ensuring they sre level.2) Pre drill anchor screw holes with a 2mm drill bit.3) Install the supplied Bungee buttons with the timber fix screws.4) Stretch the Fridge Doovalacky over the anchors, be careful not to let it slip as the bungee cord rebounding can cause serious eye injury or blindness. DO NOT overstretch the Fridge Doovalacky as this may dislodge the bungee cord from the joining crimp causing injury.6) Check if there is sufficient tension on the Doovalcky, this will stop the fridge door opening.
Finally, fit your Fridge Doovalacky. Job done, crack a cold can.
Do you owe a carton?
Have you drilled a hole in the wrong spot? Stuffed up a measurement? Don't despair, if you've got holes drilled in your new walls and are worried about covering them there's a simple solution. Go to a hardware store and grab some screw covers, most RV's have many of these throughout them as this is what manufacturers use to cover screws (or carton holes).Installation is easy as throwing a dab of silicon or glue on the back of them and covering the dodgy hole.
Also if the missus is bothered that the anchors you have installed are an eyesore, and you don't think they are required for your next trip they can easily be removed and the caps installed over the drill holes. If you plan to hit the scrub again simply remove the caps and reinstall the anchors. Here at Bush Chook we recommend that the Fridge Doovalackys be permanently installed when in transit as they will ensure that your fridge door stays closed.The last thing you want is your cold cans all over the floor!
We know that your Doovalackys will allow you travel with confidence next trip.
Maybe we'll see you on the road, we'd love to catch up and we are always open to hearing your feedback on our gear. Plus of course share a cold can of Bush Chook at happy hour!
Cheers & Safe travels