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Old 06-18-2016, 03:11 PM   #11
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We had our door fly open several times on our first 3+week trip, what a joke it was to ad Bungee Cord, we had a few other issues as well.
I'll be starting a thread when l get home to list all the issues we had on our first trip using out "NEW" coach.
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Old 08-03-2016, 08:53 PM   #12
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I followed halla's advice and bought the same kayak strap. Bought two so that I can use on my kayaks when not rv'ing. they are super nice straps and work great. Nice rubber pads so no scratching. The hooks will pull out of the wood before any issue with the straps.

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Old 08-03-2016, 08:59 PM   #13
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After reading these posts, as soon as we got our 36DS, right away we changed the way the large bungee worked. We still use it from top to bottom of the fridge as it was designed but we loop it around both handles before we hook it up on the bottom. We've never had the door open with the bungee run that way.
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Old 08-03-2016, 09:02 PM   #14
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Viper Dave, I picked up smaller d ring clips for the ends at Ace Hardware. Easier to hook up. Glad you like it. Almost 10,000 miles no fridge accidents.


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Old 08-03-2016, 09:08 PM   #15
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great idea! will add that to the list
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Old 08-03-2016, 10:16 PM   #16
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After having our doors ajar with the factory bungee inplace, we added a 8" square dense foam block that slips snugly into the freezer handle and extends to block the dual frig doors. Easy to place and remove, and after 20k miles have not had another event. We also use the factory bungee.
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Old 08-04-2016, 08:56 AM   #17
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We're working on a threaded knob right now that uses factory fridge holes. As soon as I see the photo, I'll let everyone know.
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Old 08-04-2016, 11:44 AM   #18
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Not to poo poo the threaded rod idea, but... Our Thor Super C we had before we upgraded had a threaded rod between the fridge and the freezer (residential fridge). When the RV turned corners or tilted on some highways, the fridge flexed just enough to fly open. The 2 dozen eggs for the Easter trip flew all over the place, (glad I was driving, my wife was not)

But I added a soft plastic washer about 4" in diameter to the knob to keep the flexing from causing an issue.

To be honest, I like the Dynamax way better and the strap keeps things really secure.
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Old 08-10-2016, 12:29 PM   #19
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I just switched out the elastic band with a para-cord with a plastic adjustable clips. Just got back from our first major trip and had a couple mishaps with the bungee cord provided. First we went around a corner and every thing in the fridge load shifted opening up the door and everything flying out. Second, my wife was putting on the bungee strap on the fridge getting ready to travel. The bungee snapped at hit her in the eye. Luckily it did not cause a trip to the ER, but was extremely painful for her. You can pick up the para-cord with the adjustable hooks at Home depot for a few dollars.
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