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Old 10-12-2015, 10:37 AM   #1
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Keeping Apt. Style Fridge Closed

My poor old Dometic died, so instead of ponying up the $1500 for a new one, I picked up a 10 cu. ft. Igloo on sale for $200 at Best Buy. So far, I'm diggin' it, except for one problem: sometimes the door wiggles open while driving. I'm losin' my cool, man! When it just sits, the fridge works awesome. I have twin muffin fans in the rear to help with ventilation.

As you can see from the pic, I have two stout bungees holding both doors shut. Current thinking is that the 1/4" plywood tab on the right is the culprit, he needs to be trimmed a smidge. Perhaps a spacer on that side to minimize any vibration.

Anybody have another better solution?

I'm tempted to put a mirror-mylar wrap on it to match the Airstream aesthetic...
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Most hardware stores sell child-proof fridge locks that can be easily installed.
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Most hardware stores sell child-proof fridge locks that can be easily installed.
Hmmm... can't seem to find any that aren't the stick-on type. That always seems to fail in the heat when the Airstream is in storage.

Though an added benefit would be that if you can't figure out how to open the fridge, you probably don't need any more of what's inside!
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