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unbob

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Posted: 10/19/21 01:54pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Looking for ideas! Maybe a latch designed for a sailboat fridge door?

I have a 15yo Dometic fridge with top freezer - so two doors - one top - one bottom.

Been driving on Baja roads for years and had continuous problem with doors flying open while driving on dirt and/or potholed paved roads.

Can't believe the mickey-mouse latches they have on RV fridge doors - ridiculous![emoticon]

Obviously bungee cords would work - but no good attachment points.

Any comments/ideas gratefully accepted. TIA

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This one is available on Amazon for about $8. Thinking of getting one for myself.

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Posted: 10/19/21 02:39pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

larry cad wrote:



This one is available on Amazon for about $8. Thinking of getting one for myself.
Gracias Larry! That's the ticket! Ordered!

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I used 4 screw in eye bolts, two top and two lower and just put a bungee cord across top and bottom. Stays closed fine then


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Posted: 10/19/21 05:34pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

unbob wrote:

larry cad wrote:



This one is available on Amazon for about $8. Thinking of getting one for myself.
That's the ticket!
Wrong! Does not fit on my RV fridge. I should have known better.
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This is the one that I purchased and use.
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I have seen homemade ones here and in other threads, that seem to do fine,and look like this, which you can purchase--
https://www.forestriverforums.com/forums/f240/refrigerator-door-latch-152810.html

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