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9 minutes ago, KodiakJack said:

I just replaced our 4-door Dometic refrigerator with a Samsung RF18.  How did you secure the doors and drawer for travel?

I don't have that fridge but I looked at the pictures of it and this is what I would do: I have a retractable cable lock which I would thread through the handles and tighten up. With the doors/drawer opening different directions I think the opposing forces would keep them closed. The lock I have is similar to this one: https://www.amazon.com/Lewis-N-Clark-Retractable-Cable/dp/B00I5IWCPA/ref=sr_1_16?ie=UTF8&qid=1540499760&sr=8-16&keywords=cable+lock

Linda Sand

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I used these: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00ARADQR2/ref=oh_aui_search_detailpage?ie=UTF8&psc=1

two on the frig and two on the freezer. 

attached with:  https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00CC146DM/ref=oh_aui_search_detailpage?ie=UTF8&psc=1

I tried the bungee and Velcro but found they did not keep the doors tightly closed on corners.  Mine is a RF197 but basically the same door configuration.  The freezer door "self-lock" feature did not work well on corners either but he RF18 may be better.

Lenp

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9 hours ago, Velos said:

I saw this on another RV forum. They took a piece of wood and covered with with fabric to prevent scratching the frig doors.  The horseshoe shape easily slides in and out of the door handles.
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Now that is a great idea, and easy to make also!  Our Whirlpool French door model hasn't come open while traveling yet but we have had the OEM plastic lock move to the unlock position.  Looks like another add on to my to-do list.  Thanks for posting.

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Thanks all for the suggestions.  I liked the noodle idea and had a couple handy so tried it right away.  Looks like it would work fine for the doors but not the drawer.  The drawer on our Samsung has a rebound like spring but certainly it would not hold it closed on the Alcan.  The padded horseshoe was a great idea too.  Just was wondering what folks came up with.  Thanks again.

Later,

J  

 

 

 

 

 

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1 hour ago, KodiakJack said:

The padded horseshoe was a great idea too. 

I was thinking about this and remembered when we were kids we had a horseshoe set that had hard rubber shoes. I wondered if you can still buy those? And if they'd be long enough?

Then I found these: https://www.amazon.com/Champion-Sports-Rubber-Horseshoe-Set/dp/B000LHWPJQ/ref=sr_1_5?ie=UTF8&qid=1540606370&sr=8-5&keywords=horsheshoes

Based on the picture of the hand holding them these would work. Then when parked you'd also have a game to play. :)

Linda

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On 10/25/2018 at 11:03 PM, Velos said:

I saw this on another RV forum. They took a piece of wood and covered with with fabric to prevent scratching the frig doors.  The horseshoe shape easily slides in and out of the door handles.
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Very creative and a great idea. My freezer stays closed.  And I use a Velcro strip to keep the upper doors from opening.  Been full timing for 3 1/2 years now and I think my fridge has opened once in transit.

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