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Old 05-10-2019, 06:38 PM   #1
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Simple fix for refrigerator door opening while towing

We have had our refrigerator door come open several times while towing. The latch appears fine as I can't just pull the door open without using the latch.

I am guessing that under certain conditions the trailer flexes which also flexes the refrigerator and pops open the door.

I purchased two small marine rope cleats and 30 inches of small nylon ripcord. I mounted one cleat on each side of the door and then used the rope from cleat to cleat across the front of the door.

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Old 05-11-2019, 07:50 AM   #2
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We use eye hooks and bungees on both doors (refrigerator and freezer).


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Old 05-11-2019, 07:53 AM   #3
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One if those child proof locks for cabinets etc. Will work as well.
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Old 05-11-2019, 08:00 AM   #4
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Multiple belts and suspenders with photos in Post #1101 of the 20-footer thread:

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Here you go. I changed the plan a bit and eliminated the long bungee.
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Exposed hardware OK!

Form follows function.

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Old 05-12-2019, 12:11 PM   #5
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Adjustable Curtain rods with their rubber ends work for us. They were very helpful on our 27’ FC drawers used vertically and now on the reefer doors of the Classic.
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