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Old 10-12-2018, 11:56 AM   #11
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Gee, do you think that the milk's still good?

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Smarty pants ! Meant door lock that requires you to push down 2 buttons to open door works real good . Never needed to add strap. Now got to be careful when you open door because items sometimes want to dump on floor after going down the road . Now that's another matter . Pat
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Old 10-12-2018, 12:05 PM   #12
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I managed to bust that blue pull-out thing at the latch you use to keep the door cracked open but secure, for air circulation when not in use. There seems to be no glue that repairs it. Not keen on paying Dometic through the nose to replace that little thingo.
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Old 10-12-2018, 12:10 PM   #13
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I managed to bust that blue pull-out thing at the latch you use to keep the door cracked open but secure, for air circulation when not in use. There seems to be no glue that repairs it. Not keen on paying Dometic through the nose to replace that little thingo.
Understand Myron and believe me if ours broke ,refrigerator would get a strap . So far we have had good luck with plastic part . Your solution was a good one Pat
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Old 03-13-2019, 04:38 PM   #14
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I'm going to put some footman loops on either side of my refrig and run a strap when i'm driving. Is there any concern about where on the sides i should put them (to avoid running into something important underneath? any recommendation on size (depth) of screw needed? Thanks.
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Old 03-13-2019, 07:07 PM   #15
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I managed to bust that blue pull-out thing at the latch you use to keep the door cracked open but secure, for air circulation when not in use. There seems to be no glue that repairs it. Not keen on paying Dometic through the nose to replace that little thingo.
Hi: MyronL... That blue square with the hook in it cost me $85. Canadian and had to come direct from Sweden. At least I didn't have to buy a plane ticket to get it here. Once I got it I was able to replace the broken spring inside it for two bucks. Now I have a spare so it'll never break again. Alf
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Old 03-14-2019, 12:58 PM   #16
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Holy Swedish latch parts, Balfman! From now on I'll be using a dish towel and my door strap to keep the door cracked.

Here's my strap solution howman. Screw length really not relevant since corner framing exists there.
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Old 03-14-2019, 01:06 PM   #17
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I'm not sure that you need straps. I thought the newer fridges have a locking system that works.
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Old 03-14-2019, 02:23 PM   #18
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well, after at least 10000 miles last summer, mine has suddenly come open twice in the last month. it has a tab at the top to push as one is opening the door. if there's a locking mechanism, i'm not familiar with it.

my entry wall (left side of frig) is reinforced so i could certainly put a fastener there. i had forgotten about that as a possible location. also supposing i could wrap around the the dinette side of the refrig.
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May depend on fridge model. Here's my no holes version in a 17B.
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Old 03-14-2019, 08:11 PM   #20
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With the new fridge there is no need for additional straps, the site holds solid. And trust me, a few of us put that to the test a lot in the Baja.
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