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13 minutes ago, dewdev said:

We ordered on Amazon the same magnetics that Mike and Carol have in their picture and they came with screws and double sided tape.

We put one magnetic on the bottom corner of the door and (instead of placing the other magnetic on the face of the fiberglass under the dinette seat) the second magnetic was installed inside of the cabinet, out of site, and this installation holds the door open with no problem.

Ours has been that way since my last post above and has worked flawlessly.

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53 minutes ago, Overland said:

Here's the lux stainless option, in case you want the lux stainless option.

It would surely look much better than my gallon of rv antifreeze that I  use as a door stop....

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On 6/30/2021 at 11:30 AM, skalywag said:

I am still using a bungee cord from the towel hook to the open doors edge.  Works like a charm.

Please, do not use this method, for safety reasons. Bungees injure people all the time, especially the type with steel hooks. If you lose your grip while attaching it at the wall it will fly into your face. If that happens while you are hooking it to the door, no big deal. But accidents happen and this method is not safe, don’t be “that guy” who loses an eye.

Use a device that doesn’t store energy at face height.

John Davies

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John, I appreciate your concern, but I can assure you that the bungee that I am using is almost slack. We only use it during storage periods when it is unoccupied. Otherwise, we leave the door closed and latched in place.

 

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On 8/27/2017 at 8:01 AM, Mike and Carol said:

Just what I needed, another item added to the "Honey Do List," at least this one is Inexpensive, Works, Easy to install, and Looks Nice.

BTW, I like your "Towel Rack" on the Refrigerator Door, another item added to the List!

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55 minutes ago, Pat Maundrell said:

Just what I needed, another item added to the "Honey Do List," at least this one is Inexpensive, Works, Easy to install, and Looks Nice.

BTW, I like your "Towel Rack" on the Refrigerator Door, another item added to the List!

We use three of those towel racks.  One on the fridge, one between the sink and cooktop and one in the bath below the mirror.

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The towel rack looks really nice.

How is it fastened to the fridge door? Did you use the command type towel bar, or another brand if true stainless steel and vhb tape? 

 

 

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I see that @Mike and Carolinstalled the magnet vertically.  Wondering if anyone has theirs mounted horizontally on the bottom frame of the door.  Which is best?

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On 8/26/2017 at 4:18 PM, John E Davies said:
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Could you slice one side of a swim noodle & cut it to fit the width of the door jam, then shove the noodle over the edge of the jam to keep the door open?

 

Sure, a noodle or a piece of slit water pipe insulation would work for off season ventilation, but that will only hold it art way....

 

This is intended for when you are occupying the trailer for a short time, for example a Rest Stop, and want to keep the door fully open. Sometimes we don't disconnect and/or run down the jacks down for overnight, if I can get the trailer close to level by maneuvering. If the trailer has a slight right cant, the door won't stay open without this string, or the magnets mentioned above, which I was too dim to think of.

 

We keep the dog water bowl in the bathroom, so the door needs to be open most of the time.

 

You can always prop it open with a shoe or some other object, but that doesn't work very well.

 

John Davies

 

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We use split foam pipe insulation for a lot of things.  I have a couple of short chunks in the upper drawer under the stove.  First, it acts as a wedge to keep the utensil trays from sliding around, since they don't perfectly fill the width/length of the drawer.  Second, I place the foam with the slit facing up and use it as a knife holder.

I also use a small piece of the foam insulation to prop the freezer door open when the fridge is first turned off for storage.

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5 hours ago, Ray and Susan Huff said:

I see that @Mike and Carolinstalled the magnet vertically.  Wondering if anyone has theirs mounted horizontally on the bottom frame of the door.  Which is best?

Two points on my installation.  First, I wanted the magnet as high on the door as I could get it to minimize door bend when closing it.  Second, my first installation had the other half of the magnet on the outside of the dinette seat, then I moved it to the inside under the dinette seat, an idea from @Spike (Jeff) in Arizona.  It works great, lessens the magnetic pull but is still strong enough to hold the door.  Plus you only see one magnet.  Mike

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