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Old 05-14-2012, 01:05 PM   #1
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Refrigerator door in outside kitchen comes open during travel

Well the subject pretty much explains it all. I stock my fridge with my adult beverages before travel. But of course the bumping from travel knocks over some cans which in turn knocks open the door. So when we get to camp and I open the outside kitchen door I get greeted with cans falling everywhere. Has anyone else had this issue? If so, what was your fix? I have a couple ideas but was interested if anyone else had the same issue.
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Old 05-14-2012, 01:08 PM   #2
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same issue !
I have not decided what I am going to do about it yet.

for now we cool down fridge as cold as possible before we leave then pop in when we get there . In about an hour everything is good and cold .
my beer is on ice till then

let me know of your ideas maybe we can brain storm !
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Old 05-14-2012, 01:16 PM   #3
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Well before we left I shoved a can koozie under the door pretty firmly. That didn't work. I was thinking about some sort of velcro strap but not sure how to mount it. I've seen big Velcro straps at HD that could probably go completely around the fridge like a belt. But I'm not sure how warm the back of the fridge gets. My buddy suggested to take a piece of foam and attach it to the inside of the kitchen door so it would keep pressure on the fridge door. Lots of ideas, just not sure which way to go.
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Can you put the bars in, like we use on our fridge, the spring loaded ones, across each shelf, to keep things in place? Then take a couple pieces of painters tape and tape the door shut. The bars would keep the cans from shifting, and the tape should hold the door, and not leave any tape residue. Looking for quick and simple right now.
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I like the foam on the outside smashed between the fridge door and the camper door .
I dont think a strap all the way around will work , it might smash the cooling coils in the rear if there is some there .

Ive considered a hasp mounted to the side and wraps around the front with a latch on it .

But really shouldnt have to do that .

what about some kind of folding catch at the bottom of the door that when in transport you move it up to block door and fold down when camping ?
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Can you put the bars in, like we use on our fridge, the spring loaded ones, across each shelf, to keep things in place? Then take a couple pieces of painters tape and tape the door shut. The bars would keep the cans from shifting, and the tape should hold the door, and not leave any tape residue. Looking for quick and simple right now.


link to the bars you speak of ?
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I believe you want something like this.

Boat-N-RV Warehouse Online Store

Standard issue on boats. I would assume you need the same since it is just a normal fridge and not a locking door like inside the camper.
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link to the bars you speak of ?
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I believe you want something like this.

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Standard issue on boats. I would assume you need the same since it is just a normal fridge and not a locking door like inside the camper.
Yahtzee!! That might just be the ticket! Just not sure where it would mount.
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I believe you want something like this.

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Standard issue on boats. I would assume you need the same since it is just a normal fridge and not a locking door like inside the camper.
Ok that handles the door lock.
Just ordered mine.

Now to keep beverages from moving so as they don't come rolling out after trip.
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