Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 03-30-2014, 10:38 PM   #1
S.S. Tramp
1978 25' Tradewind
Yosemite National Park , California
Join Date: Jul 2013
Posts: 9
Images: 3
Fridge vent impossible to close when plugged in?

Hey everyone!

1978 Trade Wind fridge vent/rear access door has no way to close when plugged in to electric. The cord itself prevents it from closing completely. I've resorted to covering in plastic bag and duct tape ALL WINTER! (I live in my AS).

Am I missing something?? It's driving me crazy and it makes my outdoor space look like Sanford and Son!



PS: limited internet but will have access 2 more days

ibvegan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-30-2014, 11:13 PM   #2
VAC President
Buttercup's Avatar
1977 27' Overlander
1954 25' Cruiser
1990 34.5' Airstream 345
VC Highlands , Nevada
Join Date: Mar 2005
Posts: 2,144
Send a message via Skype™ to Buttercup
You are talking about the power cord for the fridge? There should be an outlet mounted inside that compartment door to plug in the fridge. It should normally be plugged in there all the time and is normally located just above the lower vent door opening on the inside.

You should not have to do anything at all - it should be plugged in that outlet all the time.

Buttercup's Web Site. WBCCI #17330, 11281 & 7830. VAC Past President & Webmaster, TAC NV-2 & NV-3.
2014 Mouse count: Buttercup - 0 / Airtini -
Buttercup is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-31-2014, 12:49 AM   #3
S.S. Tramp
1978 25' Tradewind
Yosemite National Park , California
Join Date: Jul 2013
Posts: 9
Images: 3
There doesn't seem to be an outlet mounted inside the fridge vent, I have searched high and low, up and down. Friends and even the RV mechanic didn't see anything. The power cord connects to the outside electrical outlet. And that makes it impossible to shut the vent when I'm on electric. Thanks for responding!
ibvegan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-31-2014, 06:52 AM   #4
Wise Elder
Jammer's Avatar
2010 30' Classic
Vintage Kin Owner
South of the river , Minnesota
Join Date: Dec 2009
Posts: 4,023
There is almost always an outlet inside the fridge compartment. They can be very hard to see. A mechanic's mirror might help.

If an outlet is not present there, then there should be provisions for the fridge cord to run through the cabinetry to an interior location where an outlet is present.
To learn to see below the surface, you must adjust your altitude
Jammer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-31-2014, 07:52 PM   #5
S.S. Tramp
1978 25' Tradewind
Yosemite National Park , California
Join Date: Jul 2013
Posts: 9
Images: 3
Thanks everyone!

After someone suggested I "take a look while standing on my head" I put my head in and looked up and backwards and THERE IT WAS!

ibvegan is offline   Reply With Quote

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Plugged or Un-plugged in the Driveway clancy_boy Winterizing, Storage, Carports & Covers 21 02-20-2016 01:46 PM
Waterproof Airstream - Impossible? Foiled Again General Interior Topics 140 03-07-2012 08:37 AM
Fridge vent close up pics needed..? aircooled4 Refrigerators 2 06-19-2010 10:10 AM
Impossible electrical problem...I think... ScrapIrony-2 Classic Motorhomes 7 06-01-2010 06:26 PM

Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities

Copyright 2002-2015 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 03:27 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

Airstream is a registered trademark of Airstream Inc. All rights reserved. Airstream trademark used under license to Social Knowledge LLC.