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Old 08-09-2013, 01:52 PM   #1
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Dometic refrigerator door latches

We have the model that has the freezer above/frig below. The door latches are plastic and do not keep the door closed. It seems like they relax and the door opens while we are traveling. Our dealer has replaced the latches once already but with the same type latch. Has anyone else had this problem or have any ideas for a good fix? Thanks
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Old 08-09-2013, 02:08 PM   #2
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Yes and now we have a large crease in our door where it hit the counter in towing. Only our second trip out. DW gets sick everytime she walks in the 5er now.
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Old 08-09-2013, 02:58 PM   #3
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We came in to find everything in the floor and a nice large red tomato stain on the carpet. Not a happy camper. Dh used a clothes pin to keep the catch tight. At least to get us home
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Old 08-09-2013, 03:21 PM   #4
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You know those kids safety latches... we had one on our old Outback.. just glued it on with some really good glue.. undo the latch when camping, secure when traveling. Worked for us.. especially since I found a "brown" one to match the fridge..
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Old 08-09-2013, 04:32 PM   #5
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Thanks for the suggestion. I'll have to look around for them
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I purchased a 2013 365RL in September 2013 and on my second trip(October) when I arrived home my DW noticed a dent on the right ref. door. The height of the dent is at the position of when the slide is closed. These latches do not secure the doors properly. We have not taken the trailer out since then. I stopped by Berryland about two weeks ago. I spoke with the Sales Manager , Salesman, Parts Manager, & Service manager and a technician . They all told me they never heard of this problem. As I was leaving I went into a Columbus Toy Hauler and tried the ref. doors and guess what the same problem. I told the salesman about it as I was leaving and he said he was going to go and check it out. Sometimes it is the opposite door that does not latch. I am going to put straps on my ref. in between the doors and ref. unit itself and latch it in the middle to keep the doors closed in transit. But now I have a brand new trailer with a dent in the ref. door. The panel can be replaced but I did not ask how much.
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I purchased a 2014 365RL in September 2013 and on my second trip(October) when I arrived home my DW noticed a dent on the right ref. door. The height of the dent is at the position of when the slide is closed. These latches do not secure the doors properly. We have not taken the trailer out since then. I stopped by Berryland about two weeks ago. I spoke with the Sales Manager , Salesman, Parts Manager, & Service manager and a technician . They all told me they never heard of this problem. As I was leaving I went into a Columbus Toy Hauler and tried the ref. doors and guess what the same problem. I told the salesman about it as I was leaving and he said he was going to go and check it out. Sometimes it is the opposite door that does not latch. I am going to put straps on my ref. in between the doors and ref. unit itself and latch it in the middle to keep the doors closed in transit. But now I have a brand new trailer with a dent in the ref. door. The panel can be replaced but I did not ask how much.
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Old 03-20-2014, 09:57 PM   #8
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We have started putting a clothes pin on the latch so that it pulls the "flap" out and applies pressure to the catch part. We realized that when our slide comes in it tilts the refrigerator back just enough to release pressure on the catch. When the slide goes out the frig is level and the pressure is back in place. It can be a pain in the booty to always have to make sure we clothes pin the frig doors but it's becoming just part of the checklist before traveling. So far we haven't had the doors come open again
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Old 03-20-2014, 10:32 PM   #9
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I found with ours it just wasn't being fully closed. It may seem like it but if you push you hear an extra click as the tab snaps into place. Never had a problem as long as I remember to push.

I now tend to push it everytime I walk by. I don't trust the kids to make sure it's latched.
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On the previous camper, after having to clean up a ruptured 1/2 gallon of milk and 2 qt pitcher of iced tea, we have started using a bungie cord through the handles and hooked onto the vent hood to make sure it stays closed.
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