Scamp 16' Fridge Door - Fiberglass RV


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Old 05-28-2012, 08:44 PM   #1
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Scamp 16' Fridge Door

Does anyone have any tricks for keeping the fridge door in a Scamp 16' closed? The little plastic latch doesn't work very well, on a recent trip I had a food and drinks spill onto the floor while in travel. Thanks!
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Old 05-28-2012, 08:51 PM   #2
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Hummm, mine has never come open during travel. Is the rubber gasket in good shape or compressed? Does the latch look like this?

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You might be able to use a metal "L" bracket that's shorter. We've seen all manner of solutions from bungy cords to putting something in front of the door (clothing tote). It depends on your comfort level for "MacGyvering."
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Old 05-28-2012, 08:59 PM   #3
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Hi Donna,
My latch does not look like that. It is just a plastic piece that flips open that has a hook on it that is supposed to catch if the door does open. I haven't had a lot of problems with the door opening, may be that items shifted in the fridge and were pushed up against the door. Thanks for the reply!
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Old 05-28-2012, 09:03 PM   #4
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I wonder if refrigerator bars would work then. They're spring loaded and can be used to keep items back away from the refrigerator door... and cupboards. Camco Mfg Inc 44073 RV Double Refrigerator Bar
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Old 05-28-2012, 09:43 PM   #5
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Great thanks Donna that looks like a handy product!
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Old 05-28-2012, 10:05 PM   #6
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John what model of fridge do you have?
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Old 05-28-2012, 10:18 PM   #7
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Hi carol,
The model number of my fridge is rm2410.

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Thats a newer model than mine although I know the style of latch you have.

As Donna indicated if things are moving around in the fridge they could be pushing on the door. On mine its a problem if I have heavy items in the door such as a wine bottle but its not snug and can move - better to fill the door than to have only one wine bottle in it. You dont want to fill the door up with wine bottles though as putting to many heavy items on the door can cause the hinges over time to bend a little which may be what your problem is - it may be the hinges are bent or loose? enough to stop the latch from being lined up correctly..... sorry thats just my best guess answer.

Hopefully someone with the same fridge can give you a better one.
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A RM2410 does not have a locking latch. This is the model Escape puts in the 19ft, we never had any food fall out. If you carry a lot of food use the round spring rods to hold the food back away from the door.
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Chuck, if there is no actual latch that holds it close, do the seals play a big part in holding it closed? If the seals are toast would that impact whether it opens easier than it should? Curious minds want to know how it works ;-)
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