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Old 12-04-2016, 12:39 PM   #21
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I did fix the fridge as tif-texas suggested, I removed the broken plastic in the door and fit in a piece of stainless steel. Here is my solution to stop the door swinging open on bumpy roads, it is a sliding window pin that screws into the wooden plate on the door.
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Old 02-12-2017, 10:48 PM   #22
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Has anyone used the "Fridge Hinge Repair/Damage Prevention Kit" on a DM2663 refrigerator as mentioned in post #1 of this discussion?



I recently contacted Larry Gamble (Little House Customs) and he said he wasn't familiar with that model of refrigerator.



Sarah at ETI told me the 2017 5.0 TA will have a DM2663 frig, so I was going to order one of these kits if I can determine that it will fit that frig.


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TDF-TEXAS may be a little busy with his mods.

Dave (H46DRIVER) is due to arrive at Little House Customs tomorrow. He has the DM2663 fridge on his 21' 2017 Escape. Dave can be our verification. I will text him also and ask him to confirm.
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Old 02-13-2017, 05:59 AM   #23
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21 fridge

Are we talking about the new Escape21 we bought in Nov has that fridge door ? Is the problem going down a road the door opens and breaks the hinge or does it break when door is still closed ?
so keeping door closed with bungee or strap solves the problem and not loading the door up ??
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Old 02-13-2017, 08:57 AM   #24
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We have the RM 2454 and have added the SS hinge plate to both the upper and, lower hinges of our refrigerator . The plate does solve the hinge issue but does nothing for the door shelf issue .
We seldom travel on unimproved roads or carry heavy objects in the door but still the shelves continue to break . The shelves are of a poor design and Dometic knows there is a problem but continues to do nothing to rectify it.
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Old 02-13-2017, 10:34 AM   #25
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The hinge on our fridge door failed when it swung open on a bumpy road.
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Old 02-13-2017, 02:03 PM   #26
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Just to double check....the Dometic RM 2454 is the 4cu ft fridge that is being installed in the 17B as an option correct? Unfortunately I chose the larger fridge so I'm thinking I should just order the dang stainless steel hinge before I get my trailer in March. At least then I'll have it on hand if the hinge fails.
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Old 02-13-2017, 02:18 PM   #27
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Just to double check....the Dometic RM 2454 is the 4cu ft fridge that is being installed in the 17B as an option correct? Unfortunately I chose the larger fridge so I'm thinking I should just order the dang stainless steel hinge before I get my trailer in March. At least then I'll have it on hand if the hinge fails.
Or, you could just not put heavy items in the door shelves when traveling, especially on rough roads. I use a bungee cord to ensure the door is shut and secure.
By not following my advice, I did break one of the shelves, but was able to fix it with some epoxy and aluminum.
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Old 02-13-2017, 02:51 PM   #28
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I need to add "no heavy items in fridge door" and "bungee fridge door" to my inside check off list......otherwise I'll forget and we know where that leads......
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Just to double check....the Dometic RM 2454 is the 4cu ft fridge that is being installed in the 17B as an option correct? Unfortunately I chose the larger fridge so I'm thinking I should just order the dang stainless steel hinge before I get my trailer in March. At least then I'll have it on hand if the hinge fails.
The best idea is to install the reinforcement plate before it breaks. That way it won't break and looks better.

Heavy stuff in the door breaking the shelves is another matter. Just don't put heavy stuff in the door.
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Old 02-13-2017, 04:01 PM   #30
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Or, you could just not put heavy items in the door shelves when traveling, especially on rough roads. I use a bungee cord to ensure the door is shut and secure.
By not following my advice, I did break one of the shelves, but was able to fix it with some epoxy and aluminum.
Very good advice, but as I understand it some Casita refrigerator doors failed without heavy stuff in the door so it's perhaps a good idea to put the device on the hinge as a preventative measure.
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