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Old 07-20-2012, 04:06 AM   #1
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Stored TT and fridge

My TT is stored far from home. I leave the TT on site and the campground puts it into storage for me. I am looking for a way to keep fridge doors open while it sits. At present I am using an assortment of bungee cords and a swim noodle to accomplish this. The doors must be kept in a stationary position once open in place. They can't be bouncing open any further or close all the way. Any suggestions? Thanks again for your help.
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Old 07-20-2012, 05:14 AM   #2
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Mine has a tiny tab on the handle that allows you to slide a "deadbolt" into a second hole that holds the fridge and freezer door open about 1/4"
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Old 07-20-2012, 07:16 AM   #3
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I just leave my door (one door unit) open/and leave the top freezer drop down door proped open with a ice cube tray. wouldnt be a bad idea to tie it open somehow if the campground pulls/sets up yout TT for you. I wouldnt count on them closing everything up prior to transporting.
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X2 What "mcfarmall" said.

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Old 07-20-2012, 05:37 PM   #5
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Mine has a tiny tab on the handle that allows you to slide a "deadbolt" into a second hole that holds the fridge and freezer door open about 1/4"
I noticed the tiny tab you are talking about. I will have to look when I get down next week for the second hole. Sure would be handy if its there!
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Old 07-21-2012, 08:22 AM   #6
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His problem is that the campsite moves his trailer after he leaves, so if he leaves the doors open they will flap around while the TT is being moved. I have the little tabs also but never noticed a second hole, I'll look today.
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Mine has a tiny tab on the handle that allows you to slide a "deadbolt" into a second hole that holds the fridge and freezer door open about 1/4"
That's what we do. The "deadbolt" on our Norcold fridge door latch is grey in color.
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I sure hope it is there...would make things a lot easier!
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Old 07-23-2012, 09:03 AM   #9
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If the TT gets jostled enough the weight of the doors will override the little tab and the doors will close. I take the refridgerator tension rods and place them in the front most position of the fridge. This way the door can not close.
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Old 07-23-2012, 10:47 PM   #10
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Yes - little tabs on the fridge doors keep it cracked open a bit. But, then again, not sure how long that's been around and like usmc616, we've had them fail in the past. In my "old" 1990 Aerolite I actually removed the doors when it went into storage. Simply open the doors and lift the bottom of the door off the hinge and then lower the top out.
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