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« on: August 31, 2007, 04:39:28 PM »

What are you all using to keep your door closed underway.

While under construction I used a strip of Velcro, now i need something with a more finished look.

This is for a Apt size 10 cu ft electric fridge freezer over beer, I mean food.



How does the one in the picture work anyway?

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« Reply #1 on: August 31, 2007, 04:48:07 PM »

Great minds must think alike, Cliff. I just ordered (2) bronze marine cabin door hooks (the E-place) and will use them.  Jack cautioned me about drilling into the door because of the defrost coils which might be in there. 

Since you and I have the same reefer I thought I'd pass this along.  I'm planning on gluing the stationary portion of the hook to the door and the actual hook portion to the adjacent wall.  If you need a pic of the hooks I got or a link...let me know.

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« Reply #2 on: August 31, 2007, 04:53:39 PM »

We use a child strap from wallyworld. We attached a velcro dot (shown in second photo) so we can fold them back out of the way when parked.

Works well, so far.

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« Reply #3 on: August 31, 2007, 05:01:15 PM »

Bob,

Post the link on here for posterity and any photo's...I am looking for ideas...Thanks

Craig,

That was one of the first ones I was thinking about...I was wondering how they would hold up...

I like the Velcro idea, one of my criteria is that they get out of the way when not needed..Thanks

Keep the idea's coming

Cliff

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« Reply #4 on: August 31, 2007, 05:05:39 PM »

I didn't get the one pictured by you but bought the more pricey one and it works fine. You can install it so that when you pull on it it unlatches and when the door closes it relatches. Jerry
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« Reply #5 on: August 31, 2007, 05:07:56 PM »

Jerry,

Have a link, part no, source?

...Thanks

Cliff
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« Reply #6 on: August 31, 2007, 05:11:38 PM »

I have a thin nylon strap, 1 1/2 wide that is attached to the wall behind the fridge. When underway, I pull it forward, and loop it through the the two fridge handes, then velcro back on itself...very secure and nothing to break if I forget and pull when the strap is in place.
When parked it is unhooked from the handles, and hangs behind the fridge, out of sight.

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« Reply #7 on: August 31, 2007, 05:44:04 PM »

Sorry for the delay I am on satellite and seems there must be storms affecting service. the Item is in the dealer rv parts and accesories catalog. 03-0643 is the item number and is is called safloc refrigerator door latch Jerry
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« Reply #8 on: August 31, 2007, 05:59:44 PM »

 The threaded holes are already in the fridge (left or right hinge). A piece of stainless, a little imagination, a little time.
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« Reply #9 on: August 31, 2007, 06:02:12 PM »


AHHHHHHHH.  At last.... Validation for buying an RV style LP fridge!  Latches are part of the deal.  At minor additional cost of course!  Wink
As Gump says, there are all sorts of childproofing door latches for home refrigerators.
Probably any appliance store, as well as most big box stores have something to offer.
Looking for you next month!  Reckon NCBob, aka CannonballBob, will bring some beer...liquid refreshments?   Cheesy
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« Reply #10 on: August 31, 2007, 11:28:17 PM »

What Latch? - We don't need no friggin Latch - Have you ever seen a 1 gallon MILK BOMB - LOL
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« Reply #11 on: September 01, 2007, 03:31:47 AM »

Hi Cliff,

I think I have the fix....
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« Reply #12 on: September 01, 2007, 03:33:10 AM »

Ahhhh, Just kidding..

Now, here is the Fix!

http://www.onestepahead.com/catalog/product.jsp?productId=364760

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« Reply #13 on: September 01, 2007, 03:53:37 AM »

Way to go Nick and all others,
You guys can find and source anything, I have share a secretary who can only find time for her next break...
I am  most partial to Jjrbus's solution of utilizing the mounting holes which were there.
Just like me the solution was just there staring me back at me...

Take care all and Happy Labor Day,
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Sorry to get off topic. Rambling with coffee.
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« Reply #14 on: September 01, 2007, 05:31:07 AM »

If the fridge is mounted crossways it requires a more secure fastener than if mounted to the bus wall. I tried the commercial plastic latch and it failed on a sudden stop. A phone call to the company got me the info that under federal law, a refrigerator latch could not be positive and must release under specific pressure. This was because of children being suffocated in abandoned refrigerators.

I used a rather crude system by taking the pin out of a stainless hinge and fastening one piece to each door and the mating piece to the box. When ready to travel, drop a piece of wire in the hinge. Throw away the piece of wire if you discard the fridge so that you don't violate the law.
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