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Old 08-15-2013, 07:56 PM   #1
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The door on our refrigerator in our 98 Scamp has always been loose. Turns out the bottom hinge had cracked. If you look at the new hinge, the place the old one fractured was right below that top screw. Dometic was great, but their shipping charges are outrageous. 25 bucks... More than the parts!
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Old 08-16-2013, 07:19 AM   #2
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But cheaper than a new unit!
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Old 08-16-2013, 08:33 AM   #3
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Hi: fusedlight... We had the spring clip that holds tension & the door shut, break while in Myrtle Beach. Camping world had a new complete handle and thank God no S/H required. The handle was $35. The important clip is smaller than a paper clip too!!!
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It took me a while to diagnose this one. The door had to be sitting Just So for me to see the fracture in the casting. When the door was closed, the fracture was nearly invisible. In our usual "belts and suspenders" approach to the Scamp we're going to put a tensioning strap across the front of the door to stop any vibrations whilst on the road. Velcro is our friend.

And... I just checked the temperature inside the box and it's colder than it's ever been. Guess that's what happens when the door actually seals, eh?
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try to keep heavy stuff off door while in motion, that also will save you from future breaks.
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Old 08-16-2013, 01:33 PM   #6
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Hi, I have a 1984 U-Haul TT 13 ft camper and I was wondering if anyone could tell me if my fridge is supposed to plug in or does it just cool with ice, sorry to ask on this post but I'm new at this. Any advise would help.Thanks
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Is it a Dometic? What's it look like? If it has a control panel in front, then it's probably a gas/electric combo. Pictures?
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Is it a Dometic? What's it look like? If it has a control panel in front, then it's probably a gas/electric combo. Pictures?
It has no control panel at all, here are a couple pics

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Is it a Dometic? What's it look like? If it has a control panel in front, then it's probably a gas/electric combo. Pictures?
It also has styrofoam around the back of it but I can't tell if there is a plug
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See: Want to replace the Ice Box in my U-haul with fridge
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Thanks for everything, this was very helpful, I am sooo glad I found this site. You are awesome fusedlight
Thanks again, God Bless & happy Camping
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Thanks for everything, this was very helpful, I am sooo glad I found this site. You are awesome fusedlight
Thanks again, God Bless & happy Camping
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Yea, it is just an icebox. One creative member here added thick Styrofoam type insulation to all sides of the icebox to make it super insulated.
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Hi Jim to FiberglassRV, we're glad you're here!

As you've found, this forum is GREAT when it comes to the help you need. Lots of kind and knowledgable folks here on FiberglassRV.
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