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    Traveling with Outside Kitchen Fridge

    When traveling, is it ok to have the outside fridge packed? Even though they are AC only, I'm sure they would stay cold for several hours. I'm thinking things like water, soda, beer. Things like that or would I likely find the contents all over the place when I open up the kitchen door since it's just the door seal keeping it closed? I could install a latch or put a bungee around it but I really don't want to do that.

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    Pool noodle might work depending on the space between the fridge door and outdoor kitchen door.

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    I use a childproof door latch.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cahriad View Post
    I use a childproof door latch.
    That's a great idea! Thank you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fivecodys View Post
    That's a great idea! Thank you.
    That is a great idea! I use pool noodles to keep the outside kitchen drawers closed when traveling. They tend to open. I use a bungy to tie all the cabinet doors together which keeps them closed but the fridge I wasn't sure about if filled. A childproof door latch is perfect!

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    Quote Originally Posted by RobWNY View Post
    When traveling, is it ok to have the outside fridge packed? Even though they are AC only, I'm sure they would stay cold for several hours. I'm thinking things like water, soda, beer. Things like that or would I likely find the contents all over the place when I open up the kitchen door since it's just the door seal keeping it closed? I could install a latch or put a bungee around it but I really don't want to do that.
    Yes that would be OK. I have installed an inverter and automatic switch to the line that the outdoor fridge is on so that it has AC power when we travel. We can't access the indoor fridge without opening the slide so I like to have sandwiches and other things in the outdoor fridge for food stops. It works very well with the inverter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Calbar View Post
    Yes that would be OK. I have installed an inverter and automatic switch to the line that the outdoor fridge is on so that it has AC power when we travel. We can't access the indoor fridge without opening the slide so I like to have sandwiches and other things in the outdoor fridge for food stops. It works very well with the inverter.

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    We freeze our water bottles before placing in the fridge if we have a long drive. It helps in the main fridge so I am sure it would help in our outside on as well
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    Quote Originally Posted by GeoffnCheri View Post
    We freeze our water bottles before placing in the fridge if we have a long drive. It helps in the main fridge so I am sure it would help in our outside on as well
    That's a really good idea. Thanks for that!

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    We use ours more as a cooler long drives and have used the frozen water bottles trick. Keeps everything cold for 8-10 hours at least. We keep everything in its place with the tension fridge rods. The fridge door has never come open, but both drawers did (damaged and replaced under warranty 3x) until I installed oil rub bronze rotary latches like these:
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