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Old 04-19-2015, 03:27 AM   #1
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Just wondering if anyone else has experienced this. First trip with our new RW and when we stopped after a 100 miles we found both refrigerator doors open and the freezer open with all the food dumped into the freezer.

I must be missing something, I find nothing furnished to keep these doors locked into place. Would RW really sell these units with no way to secure these doors?
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Old 04-19-2015, 03:36 AM   #2
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Just wondering if anyone else has experienced this. First trip with our new RW and when we stopped after a 100 miles we found both refrigerator doors open and the freezer open with all the food dumped into the freezer.

I must be missing something, I find nothing furnished to keep these doors locked into place. Would RW really sell these units with no way to secure these doors?
We have a 2015 and it came with the 3 door residential. There is a plastic catch for the freezer and a piece of velcro that wraps around the 2 upper door handles to hold them closed never had a problem with them opening
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Old 04-19-2015, 03:53 AM   #3
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I found a piece of plastic that looks to be a latch on left side, but nothing on the right side. I suppose that was left off at the factory.
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Old 04-19-2015, 04:52 AM   #4
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I think the new model come with latches. Our did not. My wife found a great solution on the Internet. I posted a photo on this thread: http://www.redwoodowners.com/forums/...avel-1876.html

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Old 04-19-2015, 04:41 PM   #5
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Ours has a knob that screws in, we added a foam "washer" to protect the Finish. Works great. But stuff sure does move around, when you open the door after traveling, got to be ready for anything!
This napkin was what we did when we picked up the RV, we modified this with some dense blue foam trimmed tightly to the knob.
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Old 04-20-2015, 12:29 AM   #6
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You must have not read the part in the manual that says make easy left turn and hard right turns to always close it ?!? Kidding, of course...

Yes, happened to ours on the trip home from the dealer and every trip when we brought it back for it to be fixed
so much that it broke the freezer slides...ball bearings fell out of it !

The velcro around the doors stops them from opening, but with the freezer, we just put cardboard boxes between the freezer and the opposite slides well

Oh, and test your fridge to see if it is anchored in anyway = ours tilts and the only thing that held it up was when it hit the island and dented the fridge door !
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Old 04-20-2015, 03:31 PM   #7
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Here is our solution. We purchased this 'Child Safety Lock' from Home Depot but can probably find at other locations. Instead of trying to put the left side adhesive strip on the side of the frig - we used a tiny drill bit to make a hole in the fascia trim then added a screw w/ washer (along with using the adhesive backing) You can see how it was done. The right side is just the adhesive backing. This baby is not going anywhere. We do NOT feel that another strip is needed on the other side of the freezer door. This is working great.

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Old 04-22-2015, 01:32 PM   #8
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[QUOTE=Victor&Yvonne;46776. But stuff sure does move around, when you open the door after traveling, got to be ready for anything!
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We have been using adjustable curtain rods (tension type that adjust by screwing in/out). Found them at Walmart, curtain rod section.

I use two on each shelf. Unless I'm sloppy organizing, everything stays in place. I will on occasion, leave small light weight items in front of the bars when they don't fit well behind them.

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Redwood has a fix.
http://www.redwoodowners.com/forums/...-fix-1765.html
It should be done under warranty.
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Old 04-23-2015, 02:06 AM   #10
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We have the residential refrig and it is always opening during travels. We lost the ball bearings in the freezer door which now doesn't let the ice maker work. Waiting on service repair now. So frustrating that the doors don't lock.
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