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Dutch_12078

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Posted: 08/13/20 06:52pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

My daughter just uses some rolled up cardboard for a spacer and holds it in place with a strip of masking tape.


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We use towels, but the OP wanted suggestions on how to keep the doors ajar instead of fully open. Towels work to keep them cracked but not sure how they would work to keep the doors from coming all the way open.


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garmp wrote:

Our new RV is great, but one draw back the fridge/freezer door has no catch to hold the door slightly ajar during storage. Any ideas on what to use. Can't use the magnet type, all plastic. Our storage parking spot is on a slight cant and the door swings open is not secured. Tried to contact Norcold, but no reply, to see if they could suggest something. It will be a while before we put it in storage, but don't want to wait till the last minute.
Thoughts, remedies, ideas, links, any help is appreciated.

thanks


place a dish towel between the door and body of the fridge.


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rk911 wrote:

garmp wrote:

Our new RV is great, but one draw back the fridge/freezer door has no catch to hold the door slightly ajar during storage. Any ideas on what to use. Can't use the magnet type, all plastic. Our storage parking spot is on a slight cant and the door swings open is not secured. Tried to contact Norcold, but no reply, to see if they could suggest something. It will be a while before we put it in storage, but don't want to wait till the last minute.
Thoughts, remedies, ideas, links, any help is appreciated.

thanks


place a dish towel between the door and body of the fridge.
How will that keep the door from being open completely? I'm not sure I'm visualizing that correctly.

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fj12ryder wrote:

rk911 wrote:

garmp wrote:

Our new RV is great, but one draw back the fridge/freezer door has no catch to hold the door slightly ajar during storage. Any ideas on what to use. Can't use the magnet type, all plastic. Our storage parking spot is on a slight cant and the door swings open is not secured. Tried to contact Norcold, but no reply, to see if they could suggest something. It will be a while before we put it in storage, but don't want to wait till the last minute.
Thoughts, remedies, ideas, links, any help is appreciated.

thanks


place a dish towel between the door and body of the fridge.
How will that keep the door from being open completely? I'm not sure I'm visualizing that correctly.

no, i misread your OP. what i've done at the end of the season is wad up number of newspaper pages and stuff them in the fridge and freezer and then close the doors. the paper inhibits mold and mildew. but that may not be practical for in-between trips. why not just let the door swing open? open is open.

* This post was edited 08/13/20 09:41pm by rk911 *

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MitchF150 wrote:

My 2019 Rockwood came with this fridge door clip things. At first, I didn't know what the heck they were!

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But, since they were in the fridge when I found them, figured they were for it

Played around with them and figured out they fit this way.

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So, here is how they work. The leave a gap in the door and so far as worked great.


You have a Dometic fridge, OP has a Norcold, those won't work. Norcold I am familiar with (N611 model) have a little slider at the door handles that holds the door about 3/8 inch open.

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garmp wrote:

Our new RV is great, but one draw back the fridge/freezer door has no catch to hold the door slightly ajar during storage. Any ideas on what to use. Can't use the magnet type, all plastic. Our storage parking spot is on a slight cant and the door swings open is not secured. Tried to contact Norcold, but no reply, to see if they could suggest something. It will be a while before we put it in storage, but don't want to wait till the last minute.
Thoughts, remedies, ideas, links, any help is appreciated.

thanks


Drap a bath towel folded over several times lengthwise in the freezer and let it hang down between the refer door and the box and that will keep both doors slightly agar.

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* This post was edited 08/13/20 10:03pm by LarryJM *


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fj12ryder wrote:

We use towels, but the OP wanted suggestions on how to keep the doors ajar instead of fully open. Towels work to keep them cracked but not sure how they would work to keep the doors from coming all the way open.


Two ways:

1. Make sure the trailer is slightly off level so the doors won't swing open by themselves.

2. Wedge both doors closed on the bath towel just enough so they stay closed --- that will sill allow air to get into both the refer sections.

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I bought and used those plastic door holders one year and they compressed the door seal so much that the door would not stay shut the next season. Now I clean out the fridge, leave the door open till it is completely dry, then close it up. You can put crumbled up newspaper in it if you like, but it isn't necessary as long as it is completely dry.

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I always store part of a bag of charcoal in the fridge when storing camper.

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