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Old 02-11-2023, 04:03 PM   #1
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Default Fridge door latch

2000 Pleasure Way Excel RD with Dometic fridge (will look up exact model later). Fridge works fine but the latch that holds the door closed is broken. If anyone knows of a junk fridge that still has a good latch, or knows of an RV parts boneyard, let me know. Thanks!
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Old 02-11-2023, 05:37 PM   #2
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Once you know the model, do a search on ebay. Usually a lot of RV fridge parts there, including used ones.
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Old 02-12-2023, 01:07 PM   #3
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too many heavy items in the door shelves can cause the door to swing open on curves.


the door can be helped with a child proof cabinet strap which I use when driving.



my dometic uses this type latch ( no affiliation with seller)


https://www.dyersonline.com/dometic-...atch-lock.html
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Old 02-16-2023, 10:12 PM   #4
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Prior to replacing my Dometic, like for like, I used a childproof strap too. See attached. Also used some Velcro to hold it up while using. Original plan was the Velcro to to the left. Worked great until I merged onto the interstate
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Old 04-18-2023, 01:59 AM   #5
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I devised a solution. I took pics but can't figure out how to include them in a post. They are uploaded into an album in the photos section if you care to look for them. I took the belt clip off a tape measure and cut it down to form a tab. It is made of spring steel so it is quite strong despite being very thin. I jammed the tab into the curved groove on the underside of the rotating plastic piece that mounts just above the top edge of the door and the opening. The spring steel tab prevents the door from popping open on the road. Rotate the assembly 90 degrees clockwise to unlatch. Maybe this will help others.
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