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Posted: 04/22/21 04:38pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I have a cover that flew off of my trailer. It covered the opening for the propane fridge. Would it be possible to just make a frame out of wood, cover it with screening and it be safe?

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A replacement cover would be easiest and possibly least expensive.
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Measure the length get screw hole dimensions. Several different sizes.
I am guessing you lost only the lid portion and not the complete assembly.


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swimmer_spe wrote:

I have a cover that flew off of my trailer. It covered the opening for the propane fridge. Would it be possible to just make a frame out of wood, cover it with screening and it be safe?


The one on the side, yes but a replacement is probably pretty inexpensive.


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Wood may not last as long as a plastic cover.


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enblethen wrote:

A replacement cover would be easiest and possibly least expensive.
cover
Measure the length get screw hole dimensions. Several different sizes.
I am guessing you lost only the lid portion and not the complete assembly.


Lid? It is on the side of the trailer.

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lwbfl wrote:

swimmer_spe wrote:

I have a cover that flew off of my trailer. It covered the opening for the propane fridge. Would it be possible to just make a frame out of wood, cover it with screening and it be safe?


The one on the side, yes but a replacement is probably pretty inexpensive.


It is a 1999 Rockwood Ultra light 24 footer. If you can find one, that would be great!

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Posted: 04/22/21 06:00pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Here is a Norcold version.
Refer access cover.

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Was it the side vent. vent
or the one on the top?


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Moved to Tech Issues forum from DIY.

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1. 1999. There are only 2 access door makers. Dometic or Norcold. Both are available. There are different sizes so make sure you measure your existing hole. Also, a Norcold refer may have a Dometic side vent and Vice Versa.
2. DO NOT install ANY type screen on the side access door louvers. The purpose of the side door and louver cut outs are to get a certain volume of fresh air IN and up the back of the refer Cooling unit. ANY type screen material will block off about 50% of the volume of air needed to adequately operate the refer to cool correctly. Doug

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