This is the best way we have found to precisely locate your refrigerator mounting holes. Bolting your refrigerator to your slide is the most secure way to mount it to the slide.
These pins can easily be made at home. To do so:
- Cut the head off of a 25mm (or longer) bolt that corresponds to the bung size on your refrigerator (see below)
- Chuck the bolt into a hand drill
- Spin the drill while holding at an angle and holding the bolt against a grinding surface (belt sander, angle grinder, etc.) until the tip sharpens to a point
- Insert the corresponding nut onto the bolt and turn it past the sharpened end of the bolt
- Tack the nut to the bolt with a welder (preferably a TIG welder)
Bolt Sizes – this is, by no means a comprehensive list. We will update this list as we receive information about the various refrigerators.
M6 Mounting Pins
- Dometic CFX3
- ARB Classic
M5 Mounting Pins
- ARB Zero
To use these pins:
- Insert the threaded end of the pin into the threaded bungs on the bottom of the fridge. On some refrigerators, you may need to use the bolts that hold the rubber “feet” on the bottom of the fridge. Some refrigerators have separate mounting bungs in the bottom.
- Ensure that all of the pins are screwed in EXACTLY the same depth. This is very important. We measure this with a micrometer for accuracy but if you’re ninja level 100 with a tape measure, you can probably handle it with a tape measure.
- This step is easier with two people – hold your fridge off of the slide an inch or so until it’s exactly where you want it to be. We do this by holding the bottom edges of the fridge with our hands and resting our hands on the slide. Once you have it exactly where you want it, slowly lower it down onto the slide.
- Take one last look and measure if necessary to ensure alignment.
- After the fridge is exactly where you want it, press down on the top of the fridge with one hand and while maintaining downward pressure on the fridge, take one large fist pound to the top of the fridge directly above each pin. This will create a small dimple in the slider where each pin is located.
- Very carefully remove the fridge from the slider, ensuring you do not move the fridge at all before lifting directly upward.
- Now you should be able to locate each dimple in the slider. This is where you will drill your holes. We recommend drilling the holes slightly larger than necessary so you have a small amount of alignment. You can use a 1/4″ drill bit for the holes.
- Now, you can use the proper diameter and length mounting bolts to secure your refrigerator to the slide.