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Old 06-13-2016, 12:12 PM   #1
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Fridge Securement

Has anybody done any after market mods to their fridge doors to secure them a bit better than the bungee? On the last trip, we had an an episode with a tighter than expected entrance ramp and a Tupperware full of coleslaw that resulted in a bit of a mess. Wife said the door swung open a good 6-8"

Now I will certainly take some responsibility for the driving and maybe even packing of the fridge, but just wondering if there's not a more secure solution.

Thinking something along these lines could be done without looking too ugly?
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Old 06-13-2016, 12:20 PM   #2
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Ours came with a snap on strap, like the ones that hold the dinette chairs in place, that goes through all 3 doors. It holds all doors tightly shut if pulled tightly. I'd think they are available many places.
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Old 06-13-2016, 12:31 PM   #3
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There are some nice metal slide locks that work...the problem is, as part of a CYA from the fridge guys, they say that putting holes in the door voids the warranty. Samsung is the only one I know that has allowed holes.

What I would suggest, and something we're looking at on the line, is if you have the 2 door fridge with handles. Take the hooks from there they are now (top and bottom)...mount them on the side panel wall (handle side of the fridge) and use a MUCH smaller bungie, just hooking the handles instead of the doors. The long one, I think has too much play.
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Old 06-13-2016, 12:36 PM   #4
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Hmmmm yeah. You might be onto something. Even a cinch strap might work then to take the bungie aspect out of it altogether. I think you're right that the real problem is how much the long one extends.

Figured as much with the CYA on drilling into the fridge. Every now and then its easier to be the consumer

I don't think there are any coils in the door though?
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Old 06-13-2016, 12:41 PM   #5
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No. There's nothing in the door that we would need to worry about. I might push the issue a bit. Supposedly, federal law says they can't void the warranty for installation of aftermarket parts unless they specifically cause an issue.

Although I'm not sure I want to deal with lack of back in the door either...rivets on the door side, screws on the wall side.

Either that or a short bungie with a stretch of 1", not 6"
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Heh I run into that "law" all the time on my Jeep. Good in theory, not so cut and dry in practice. Lots of arguing still to be done.

That's what I had thought though. Attach to the door and to the cabinet should be fairly safe.

Going to toy with some strap arrangements too.

These latches are pretty slick though!

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...f_rd_i=desktop
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For attaching to thin sheet metal these work well on the Jeep:

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Old 06-13-2016, 12:55 PM   #8
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That is a nice latch and looks like the one we were going to use that was attached to a Samsung fridge
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bought a kayak strap with d rings on the ends. you can adjust the tightness and it has a nice rubber backing on the buckle. door does not move.

http://www.austinkayak.com/products/...0-ft-Pair.html
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