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Old 07-10-2013, 11:50 PM   #1
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For those that have the new residential fridge, have you experienced an issue with it staying closed while traveling? My whirlpool will not stay closed around sharp right hand turns and the flimsy black bungee FR provides no support. Mine actually broke, so I tossed it. I currently duct tape it closed while driving to avoid it flying open. Anybody experience this and what have you done to fix it? From what i understand, FR is now putting locks on them.
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Old 07-11-2013, 07:18 AM   #2
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While we don't have a Berkshire we do have a Maytag (same mfgr different badge) French Door bottom freezer residential fridge and no problem with doors staying close. We have a latch for the freezer door only but never use it.
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Old 07-11-2013, 12:20 PM   #3
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I also have the residential fridge (Whirlpool-french door, bottom freezer).
Found out the hard way that it will not stay closed - lost a couple dozen eggs and had one nasty mess when it popped open last trip. Our only solution was to tie the handles together with a bungee wrapped around them. Freezer never opened, just the doors.
We also removed any heavy items from the doors in the assumption the extra weight would give the doors more momentum.

Still trying to come up with a better solution. If FR has a latch of some sort available please let us know. If I come up with a fix I will pst it as well.
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Old 08-10-2013, 11:30 AM   #4
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Velcor is the answer. We use a strip of velcor strap, easy and it hold doors shut
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Old 08-11-2013, 12:32 AM   #5
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Velcor is the answer. We use a strip of velcor strap, easy and it hold doors shut
Yes, velcro is the way to go. I also bought some velcro straps at walmart and use them as a strap on the fridge handles to keep them closed. I also use a strap on he freezer. No issues since.
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Old 08-20-2013, 04:58 PM   #6
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I have the same problem took a noodle from one of the grandkids the one they swim with cut it down and slid behind handles. The wife now uses them for everthing, there great just cut to the size you need.
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Old 08-20-2013, 05:18 PM   #7
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I have a 2013 Georgetown with the freezer on the bottom. Ours came with rubber bungee straps that go across the doors and the freezer.
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Old 08-20-2013, 10:02 PM   #8
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We are on our first trip currently and are also experiencing this problem. I had to laugh because my son and I both mentioned duct tape to fix it. If Forest River does have a fix, I'd also like to know about it.
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