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Old 06-26-2015, 06:51 AM   #2619
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Looks good Terry, I would agree with some kind of latch for the doors, you don't want to get where you are going and find that your Reefer has emptied its contents all over the floor.
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Old 06-26-2015, 01:03 PM   #2620
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I learned that the hard way ,,,,,,a big jar of salsa broken on the rug
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Old 06-26-2015, 01:47 PM   #2621
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I've been on this site for a number of months, seen a few posts about using residential refers,,,,,,, never thought about the door lock. I wonder what solutions others are using?

RvPopeye, you made me think of a childhood funny story. We went camping on my aunt and uncles place near Brant Lake NY. Over the long weekend the parents made a ton of apple sauce. I think it was Labor Day weekend. On the way home we stopped on the Northway in a rest area, my aunt had to use the trailer rest room. Well, they had forgotten to put the pin in the firdge door (this is in the 70's, pins were how they came) and a few gallons of applesauce in many containers had crashed on the floor. And as we traveled up hill it all ran to the back, and down hill,,, yep to the front. Nearly the entire floor was covered with applesauce about 3/8" thick! It smelled like apples in there for months!

Yes, I recomend something to keep the door shut!

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Old 06-26-2015, 04:38 PM   #2622
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Ours is a side by side, original to the RV, and it came with a small nylon strap, much like a pet collar, that you simply wrap around the two handles and close the snap. No doubt an actual small pet collar would work. If not a side by side I'd simply install a small strap eyelet on the cabinets next to the handle, something like these eye straps, or even a "fake" drawer pull.
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Mine WAS an RV fridge with a latch,,,it had somehow popped open.
Sometimes the rig will go over bumps and uneven roads that rock it from side to side and that can defeat the best of precautions in all cabinets etc...
In my current rig I installed a couple of screw eyes and use a tightly stretched bungee across the door.
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Old 06-26-2015, 07:31 PM   #2624
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Good Evening, Ooh the stories, I can feel for you guys but I was cracking up . Popeye, Lloyd I sure could feel for ya. Lloyd, we travel on the Northway quite often its about 45 min away from us. JM, I've seen some of those systems, our reefer is a top and bottom door. someone had posted what they did with theirs somewhere I can't remember now, I just Googled rv refrig. locks and came up with some ideas, one uses the bolt holes where you swap the door position to come up with a pin system much like the old style reefers used. here is a link Refrigerator Lock It looks like a pretty simple solution.
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I ended up cutting out the kitchen carpet , replaced it with some nice industrial stuff from a store remodel take out and added a Mack mudflap in front of the sink that moved in front of the fridge for travel !!!
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Terry,
I'm quite sure that you will come up with something that is inexpensive, will work very well and look like it belongs.
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Hello All,


Been busy a few days and had to go back a few pages. Looking good Terry and Eleanor. Will be done in no time and you will be loading the bikes and other necessary items and going for a camping trip.


Have any of you used "bartender's cloth" in you fridge to keep things from sliding around? We put it in drawers, on shelves, why not the fridge? I have the bars that go inside to keep the larger items from sliding around, and worked great for the milk jug and eggs, but I think I will try the bartender's cloth when we go camping in a couple weeks. W--k the next two weekends. It can be washed easy or replaced since it is so cheap, so will see.


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Good Morning, Popeye, The Mack mudflap is the crowning piece cool. Frank, After looking at what others have done I do have some ideas I need to scrounge thru my spare parts pile and see what I can come up with. Lynne, yup, we are hoping to get in some trips this year, so much to do and I can't believe its almost the 4th of July already, I think I'm not going to hit my self imposed deadline. I've never heard of bartenders cloth, we will have to look some up, I do want a couple of the bars for inside the reefer too. Spent yesterday doing other stuff, (not TH related), had serious withdraw. Have a great day all
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I do not know about residential refers but the rv absorption types need air flow to cool properly. So I would not put anything on the shelves that would interfere with that air alow. That would include stuffing the refer completely full. And of course RV refers must be mostly level or they die.

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Good Evening, Hi Ron, I don't think this reefer operates the same as an RV absorption type, the shelves inside are solid glass so putting something on them wouldn't do anything. We spent most of today finishing installing the reefer and Eleanor staining the trim around the garage door, reefer and upper cabinet. And I installed the bedroom floor.
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I forgot to post a pic the reefer door really does open all the way.
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Lynne posted on 2627 she was thinking of putting "bartender's cloth" on refer shelves and I was afraid that might restrict airflow in her absorption rv type refer. I agree that it would have no effect on residential type refer. Sorry for the confusion.

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