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Old 04-01-2014, 03:21 PM   #11
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This past weekend i took the plastic latches off all 4 doors.
Each latch as two plastic hinges. I bent the latch towards the way it would latch and replaced them on the doors and it seems that this worked. I have also purchased a couple of straps and will use these for security to keep doors from opening during transit. Will pass the strap between the door on both sides and around the outside of the doors and latch in the middle.

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Old 04-01-2014, 06:20 PM   #12
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We've never experienced this problem before with the Norcold refrigerator in our travel trailer but the 5ver has a Dometic fridge. We haven't been out on the road with it yet but now after reading about everyone else's troubles I'm thinking a piece of Velcro on the door and another on the side of the fridge with a Velcro strap placed across the two sounds like a good idea when in travel mode.

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Old 08-20-2014, 09:48 PM   #13
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While at the rally in a Goshen the Dometic Reps came to check the problem with the doors opening while traveling. Our refrig is in the slide and when it is in to travel, the frig leans back and the doors opened. The reps found that when it leans back the doors were no longer aligned in the lock position. The solution was to add a washer under the door at the hinge on the bottom. Problem solved for us. No more clothes pins holding the latch under pressure. We traveled home with no problems.

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Old 08-23-2014, 07:56 AM   #14
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My doors come open when traveling. The first trip out we came home to find the drawers in fridge on the floor with one broken. I have been meaning to look into ideas on how to keep them closed. I'm glad to see I'm not the only one with this problem. One of the big selling points on this Lacross was the double door fridge, so it's kinda disappointing having this problem.
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Old 08-23-2014, 10:14 AM   #15
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Glad it could help you. It's really aggravating to find the doors open and everything in the floor. I put a clothespin on the latch to keep the pressure on. It worked until dometic fixed it

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Old 08-27-2014, 02:46 PM   #16
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We just took our maiden voyage in our 2012 Lexington and on the first right hand turn the freezer door opened and everything hit the floor. Broke a couple of our ice tubs throwing ice all over but fortunately no damage to the door or floor. I used a plastic bag stuffed between the door frame and the latch to add pressure to keep it latched with no further problems but we need something more permanent. It looks like straps are in order!!
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Old 09-14-2014, 04:18 PM   #17
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Anyone replaced the handle on the Dometric RM1350 four door refrigerator? Looks like I might need to remove the door panel first. Any ideas?

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Old 05-14-2015, 08:50 AM   #18
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I've got the 2 door Dometic model RM2652, and have a similar problem with the door flying open on the lower (fridge) part. Seems to happen while turning, and makes quite a mess. We make a habit of giving the doors an extra push in so the 'click' is solid. The fridge is in the slide, so I'll look at that as a potential source of the problem, SBX2. The clothespin trick is also something to try, as well as the child lock. The child lock install would look a bit "in-elegant", and I've seen some 3-D printed door locks on Amazon recently. Anyone have a similar problem or a neat fix?
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Old 05-14-2015, 11:45 AM   #19
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When we were at the rally last year in Goshen the techs checked the fridge doors and found that it was not staying level when the slide came in. This allowed the door latch to move out of position of the opposing catch. Once this level was corrected, we have not had a problem with the doors opening. Hope this helps with yours

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