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LASilvey

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Posted: 04/14/22 10:15am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

We always store our trailer with the fridge open however we will be switching to an indoor facility and they may shift the units around while in storage. My question is, while there's a hundred ways to keep your door open while the rig is still, does anyone else have this situation and a good way to keep the door open yet not banging open/closed in the event the trailer moves? Thank you!


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Once the fridge dries out...two or three days with the door open...I close mine. No issues.


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All the RV fridges that I have seen have a lock that holds the door ajar and locked into that position. Check the manual.

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nickthehunter wrote:

All the RV fridges that I have seen have a lock that holds the door ajar and locked into that position. Check the manual.


My door has pins you can extend to keep the door from closing however, they don't keep it from swinging open if the rig moves.

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I haven't tried this, but maybe get a wooden dowel cut to the right length (2 to 3 feet, maybe). Use mini-bungee cords to attach dowel to wire refrigerator shelf. Repeat for freezer. (Thinking of my refrig, which has wire shelves in both sections.)

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They make little plastic clips that keep the door ajar yet locked in place. We have been using them for years and the work well.

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Go to a dollar store and get some pool noodles. They have many uses. Good to let the kids beat each other with, among other uses.
Cut a noodle to desired length, then split it. Push the split over the door or frame edge. Tape it in place if needed, using painters tape to minimize residue when removed.
I’d also use the painters tape to hold the door semi shut in case the RV gets moved.


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Posted: 04/14/22 01:05pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Mine came with clips Like These snap on and holds door open and doesn't swing out.


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Posted: 04/14/22 01:13pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

LASilvey wrote:

My door has pins you can extend to keep the door from closing however, they don't keep it from swinging open if the rig moves.
Norcold has a slot in the door jam for the pin to slide into to hold the door slightly open.


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Posted: 04/14/22 01:16pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Those blue clips do not stay when moving the trailer. Good luck with them. I'd be looking for another solution. Like the foam and bungie concept.


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