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Old 12-03-2015, 05:14 PM   #101
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Tom here's two straps on top of res fridge that should answer your question. The bars flange up at outside wall and flange down on fridge casing below hinge upper caps.


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Is that a Berkshire with the Whirlpool fridge?
Doesn't look anything like mine up there.
I don't have that much room up there.
And my Fridge color is stainless.
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Old 12-03-2015, 05:43 PM   #102
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Old 12-03-2015, 05:45 PM   #103
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Is that a Berkshire with the Whirlpool fridge?

Doesn't look anything like mine up there.

I don't have that much room up there.

And my Fridge color is stainless.

Everything except the doors are gray.


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Old 12-03-2015, 06:09 PM   #104
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Thank you Paul for the contact info.


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Old 12-03-2015, 06:53 PM   #105
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Is that a Berkshire with the Whirlpool fridge?

Doesn't look anything like mine up there.

I don't have that much room up there.

And my Fridge color is stainless.

Yes that is the "stainless clad" standard 2 door with freezer drawer about 21 cu ft. cap. The RV is a Itasca Ellipse.


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Old 12-03-2015, 07:07 PM   #106
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I use a piece of velcro tape around the handles and a long piece to secure the freezer door shut. You could also add a long piece of velcro tape across the top to secure while driving.


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Old 12-03-2015, 07:17 PM   #107
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Using Velcro or supplied Bungee Straps on a Residential Fridge is real close to Duck Tape! There is a Proper SS latch system that F/R should install/use! They went Mickey Mouse on the straps! Youroo!!
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Old 12-03-2015, 07:33 PM   #108
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Using Velcro or supplied Bungee Straps on a Residential Fridge is real close to Duck Tape! There is a Proper SS latch system that F/R should install/use! They went Mickey Mouse on the straps! Youroo!!

I saw the the latch solution, but not that impressed to drill and run screws through the doors and have the possibility of interference of the strike plate and door. The Velcro strap is quick, only needed when traveling, and won't leave any mark on fridge.


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Old 12-03-2015, 08:07 PM   #109
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I saw the the latch solution, but not that impressed to drill and run screws through the doors and have the possibility of interference of the strike plate and door. The Velcro strap is quick, only needed when traveling, and won't leave any mark on fridge.


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Did mine. Placed pics for placement of striker plate on door on earlier post. Looks good. No interference. Maintains a solid closure. But I must admit that I was a little apprehensive about drilling into the door as well.

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Old 12-08-2015, 06:55 PM   #110
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Hello all! I purchased the recommended latch from Amazon and installed it today! A little layout work, a little drilling, 5 screws and it was done. I installed it just below the tops of the hand pulls like Paulie Boy. Looks nice and clean! Much nicer than my bungie cord!


5456Mich - the sheet metal is thin gauge material and easy to drill. I marked my locations with a pointed punch so the drill wouldn't wander. There is foam insulation beneath the sheet metal


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Old 12-08-2015, 07:38 PM   #111
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The thin material is a hesitant point from me doing the latch. I have kids that automatically just open the door and if it doesn't open easily, they pull harder! I can just see them pulling the latch completely out of the door and messing up everything. At least the velcro strap I have around the handles is easily visible.
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Old 12-08-2015, 07:45 PM   #112
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The thin material is a hesitant point from me doing the latch. I have kids that automatically just open the door and if it doesn't open easily, they pull harder! I can just see them pulling the latch completely out of the door and messing up everything. At least the velcro strap I have around the handles is easily visible.
That makes sense.


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Old 12-09-2015, 08:21 AM   #113
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I still use the bungee cord around the handles. It's only there when we travel and you don't see it when we are parked so it's not unsightly at all.
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Old 12-09-2015, 08:28 AM   #114
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I still use the bungee cord around the handles. It's only there when we travel and you don't see it when we are parked so it's not unsightly at all.

Same here too. Works rather well. $.59 or $26. That bungee looks and works rather good with my fixed income. Ha

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We have the bungees that came stock, but on our first trip we had a couple 12 packs of soda in the fridge and when I went around a sharp corner the sodas would slide against door and still pop them open (but not completely). The Velcro strap holds the door more securely.


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Attachment 95861This works great too and comes off easy


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Seen something similar to this before and had given it some thought, may still do it.
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What is it made with Wayne ? Plywood??

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Old 12-09-2015, 07:08 PM   #119
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Russell Yes two 3/4 in cabinet grade glued and screwed together. FR likes it.


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Seen something similar to this before and had given it some thought, may still do it.

Joe that's where I got the idea on this forum I just improved on a good idea.


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