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Posted: 04/14/22 01:25pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

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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.
Exactly, that's how mine work also. They extend into a little hole to keep the door from moving.

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Posted: 04/14/22 01:53pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

The blue clips are for a Dometic fridge


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I just use a chunk of styrofoam (of which there is far too much around!) inserted into the door opening and secured with a piece of packing tape. Place it along the top edge to prevent it slipping.

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I used bunji cords when I moved our trailer with the fridge doors open. Works very well and never had any damage at all.
I would hook both the fridge and the freezer doors open.
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If the refrigerator is good and dry, closing the door while in storage won’t hurt it. We stored ours in a hot field in Florida every summer and after a thorough cleaning and drying for 24 hours I closed the door and never had any issues. Mice and roaches maybe, but the frig was fine. [emoticon]


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2112 wrote:

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.


Ok, I'm gonna have to double check my door because I know about the pins but have never noticed a slot to keep the door open solid! I've seen the little cards but those only seem to work for Dometic.


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I'd be more worried about someone moving my trialer without me there than my door possibly closing on its own.


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I use a bungee cord and the pantry door.


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When I leave my AZ home for the summer, I fill the refrigerator and freezer with crumpled up brown paper and keep the door shut after thoroughly cleaning and drying it. Been doing it for years. Leaving the door open when it's hot (I leave the A/C on 88 degrees F) can dry out the gasket if the door is left open.
In my RV I leave my refrigerator running all the time but if I were to leave it off, I'd do the same.


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