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Old 12-07-2018, 10:06 AM   #1
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refrigerator access door thingy

The two access doors to the reefer have this quarter turn black rubber things that need a coin or screw driver. A real PITA. Are there replacements for these that have a wingnut kind of handle? Or I am getting way to petty here?
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Old 12-07-2018, 10:39 AM   #2
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IMHO you're getting way to petty. My last 4 rigs have them and they've never been a problem. How often do you open these panels? I might look in there once or twice a year just for cleaning and inspection but not any other time.
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Old 12-07-2018, 10:43 AM   #3
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I can turn mine with a thumbnail... don't need much else as infrequent as I take off that panel.
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Old 12-07-2018, 11:02 AM   #4
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??? No coins in your pocket?
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Old 12-07-2018, 11:48 AM   #5
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Hi,

I use the flat head of a key to turn mine.

FWIW.

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Old 12-07-2018, 12:56 PM   #6
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I carry a stubby straight slot screwdriver in the driver's side pocket of my minivan.

If it's a standard height PUP with a continuous run fridge, you access it a lot. On the road, I had to stop/start the fridge on DC as it would drop below freezing after towing at highway speeds for 4+ hours. Switching modes at arrival/departure is another access. And adjusting the cooling on AC or propane was needed once a day.

A possible fix is to replace Dometic plastic vents with Dometic stamped metal vents. The metal vents have better airflow, but will allow rain into the compartment on occasion. The metal vents I have seen have metal thumb screws and hinges.

The more normal RV fridge in the high wall models has inside controls and automatic features which eliminate almost all the outside accesses. One of the benefits of a high wall. Only disadvantage is reaching the inside controls with the A-frame folded down. I have to unlatch the roof and crawl in with a flashlight to change anything.

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Old 12-07-2018, 02:09 PM   #7
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definately too picky. I can undo mine by hand without tools, but a coin will also work
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Old 12-07-2018, 03:08 PM   #8
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I think I get in mine twice a year. A coin or large blade screwdriver works fine. Is there a reason you get into yours more often?

You could glue a nut onto the backside of the plastic on the RV side and then use a wing bolt to attach the cover. However, to me it would be work to fix something, which isn't really a problem. They do make nylon nuts and wing bolts, too.
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