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Old 05-11-2016, 01:40 PM   #1
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Does anyone know where to get a replacement vent cover for the lower refigerator vent on the 17B? I've seen some on various websites that are similar to ours, but not exactly the same. How big an issue would it be if you replaced with something very close in size but perhaps the holes didn't match up, for example?
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One option might be to buy one from ETI (or get a link to their supplier); that way, it would be a perfect fit.
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Old 05-11-2016, 03:03 PM   #3
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Mine blew off as well (due to my fault). Here's the reply I got fromEscape: You may want to try a local RV center for a "Norcold" 620505PW fridge vent cover. We sell the fridge vent covers for $52.50 plus applicable shipping and handling.
I ended up getting it on Amazon, sold by American RV for $34.29
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Does anyone know where to get a replacement vent cover for the lower refigerator vent on the 17B? I've seen some on various websites that are similar to ours, but not exactly the same. How big an issue would it be if you replaced with something very close in size but perhaps the holes didn't match up, for example?
Thanks.
You would be surprised what many RV shops have and they can order also.
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Old 05-11-2016, 03:12 PM   #5
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We have all had problems with these clips. You might want to try this mod I came up with
Refrigerator grill release clips
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Old 05-11-2016, 03:30 PM   #6
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Note that $52.50 Can. is $39.91 US with current exchange rate. So ETI price is not that bad.
Also note, that the vent cover linked does not look anything like the one on my 17B. Make sure you are ordering the right vent cover.
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Never hurts to carry one or two of those little clips, either! I broke on a previous trailer, and fortunately discovered it before driving. Swapped out one from the inside heater temporarily.
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Old 05-11-2016, 06:56 PM   #8
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To MOB2014: I found the Norcold part 620505PW on American RV's website. It looked identical but is too small to fit our 19 1/8 x 7 1/2 inch space. We're measuring the frame that USED to hold the vent cover. Did that replacement piece completely cover your opening? Wonder if the size changed from 2013 to 2014?
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I always installed a mini bungee cord to secure that cover as a back up.
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To MOB2014: I found the Norcold part 620505PW on American RV's website. It looked identical but is too small to fit our 19 1/8 x 7 1/2 inch space. We're measuring the frame that USED to hold the vent cover. Did that replacement piece completely cover your opening? Wonder if the size changed from 2013 to 2014?
Gail, I think the AmericanRV site is listing the dimensions wrong. Those are the cutout dimensions - not the door dimensions. The cutout dimensions only apply to the base. The door overlaps the base.
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