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    What do you use to reduce the fridge from bumping around on gravel roads. Not talking about strapping them down or using sliders and frames.
    I am more concerned about the compressor in the fridge. I have a Snowmaster and I can hear the compressor jumping around (not against anything else) and was wondering if anyone's does the same and is it bad for the fridge?

    Should one for example not rather place the fridge onto a piece of high density foam?
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    I think the compressor is usually bolted down on rubber bushes. Maybe take off cover where compressor is and check if bolts loose or if on rubber bushes they are worn/ old etc

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    Try deflate your tyres when driving on gravel roads for it to even out the road surface a bit.

    Go down between 10%ó20% for gravel.
    For example, if you're recommended tyre pressure for tar roads is 2.4 bar go down by 0.5 to 1.9 bar.

    Note: This also helps to prevent causing "sinkplaat pad" which will be better for your fridge next time you use that road.
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    I have 2 Snomaster fridges. 1 x 11yr old 60litre and 1 x 2yr 66itre. Both have no loose compressor noises. Me thinks your mountings suspect....
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    My Minus 40 also makes a bumping noise when traveling over humps. Took it in to check was informed that the cause of the problem is loose pistons in the compressor - ie needs a new compressor!

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    Had a bar fridge in my Kombis for 20 years.
    Stuffed the area with sponge around compressor.
    Never gave trouble.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TJWM View Post
    Try deflate your tyres when driving on gravel roads for it to even out the road surface a bit.

    Go down between 10%ó20% for gravel.
    For example, if you're recommended tyre pressure for tar roads is 2.4 bar go down by 0.5 to 1.9 bar.

    Note: This also helps to prevent causing "sinkplaat pad" which will be better for your fridge next time you use that road.
    Dankie Tobie, maar dit was nie 'n overland tipe pad nie. Bergpas/ongereeld-gebruikte pad en was maar sleg, en ek verwys maar na grond/4x4 tipe roetes.
    Dink ek sal maar uitvind wie hier by my is Snowmaster agent en laat kyk na hom, en dalk tog maar spons onder hom sit, kan tog nie skade doen nie.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Naguiltjie View Post
    Dankie Tobie, maar dit was nie 'n overland tipe pad nie. Bergpas/ongereeld-gebruikte pad en was maar sleg, en ek verwys maar na grond/4x4 tipe roetes.
    Dink ek sal maar uitvind wie hier by my is Snowmaster agent en laat kyk na hom, en dalk tog maar spons onder hom sit, kan tog nie skade doen nie.
    Is jy seker dis nie iets binne in die yskas was rond hop nie?

    Hoe oud is die yskas?

    As hy nuut is sal ek nie self karring nie maar na die agente gaan.

    Beste is bel Snomaster self en praat met hulle tegniese ouens.

    Die kompressor het 'n 7 jaar waarborg op sekere modelle so hulle sal goed vas wees en vibrasie bestand wees en gebou om rowwe paaie te vat.

    PS. As die kompressor wel los is gaan jy vinnig probleme optel!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Naguiltjie View Post
    What do you use to reduce the fridge from bumping around on gravel roads. Not talking about strapping them down or using sliders and frames.
    I am more concerned about the compressor in the fridge. I have a Snowmaster and I can hear the compressor jumping around (not against anything else) and was wondering if anyone's does the same and is it bad for the fridge?

    Should one for example not rather place the fridge onto a piece of high density foam?
    Ek het dieselfde probleem, ook met my Snomaster. As ek dit reg het is myne al 10 jaar oud. Het ook in die begin baie daaroor gekla , by Snomaster gehad en hulle sÍ daar is niks verkeerd nie. Ek het my agter sit verwyder en 'n platform daar gesit waarop die Snomaster staan, die rede waarom ek dit gereeld hoor. Dit is blykbaar binne in die omhulsel van die kompressor. Die kompressor is vas die probleem is binne, maar soos ek sÍ Warren het gesÍ daar is nie 'n probleem nie.

    So laat my weet indien jy joune uitgesorteer het.

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    EK het 2 Snomaster yskaste
    1 x 60 l = 11 Jaar
    1 x 66 l = 1 jaar

    Beide geen geluide wat dui op los items ens. as ek hulle beweeg, skud of op rowwe paaie ry nie.....
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