no experience w/ the repair kit...but I have noticed that the handle is rather flimsy on mine, and it has come apart in my hand before. the hinge pin would just fall out onto the floor. I kept putting it back together, and it would fall out again eventually.
a buddy suggested that I put it back in the other way around, so I did, and it hasn't fallen apart since.
(trailer is "vintage", but the fridge is nearly new...probably 2000 or 2001).
I wonder if Dog-matic has any of those coordinating door panels in "early-70's-brady-bunch-walnut-fake-woodgrain-panneling".....that would be cool.