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Unread 21st October 2010   #1
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thetford winter flaps

seeking to purchase two winter flaps for the thetford fridge I first looked on ebay and then my local dealer both of which are charging in the region of £15 each. However they same winter flaps are available from Thetford for £7.05 plus vat and £4 postage.
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I got mine when i replaced the two vents; the old ones were old (naturally enough!) and brittle, so i went across the valley to Duncans caravans and bought a new set; and the covers were inclooded!
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Thetford do different covers at different prices, just make sure you get the right ones for your fridge.
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Now this sounds interesting, as when I was away in my caravan at the weekend I noticed an awful draught coming in both above and below the fridge. Would these stop this? If not, how would I stop it? There's a gap above the fridge nearly 1cm high!
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Would these stop this? If not, how would I stop it? There's a gap above the fridge nearly 1cm high!
We had a similar problem and solved it with a length of pipe insulation foam - the stuff that goes round an ordinary copper water pipe and has a split along its length. Cut to length, open out the split and feed one edge into the gap until it fits into place.

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We had a similar problem and solved it with a length of pipe insulation foam - the stuff that goes round an ordinary copper water pipe and has a split along its length. Cut to length, open out the split and feed one edge into the gap until it fits into place.

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What an excellent idea! I'll pop down to B&Q at the weekend and get some! Another job sorted
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There should be a trim along there i'd think! I dont get a draught from there. I sit in front of mine to keep warm!
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You should put your winter covers over the fridge vents outside if the temperature is below 8 degrees C as in your caravan handbook, they still have some venting available to let air circulate at the back
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Slightly veering from the topic but, we don't use our van in the colder weather- just put it away for this year

Last year hubby removed the existing vent covers, placed a layer of thick polythene (like the stuff used for damp proof course stuff) over the hole and replace the covers to keep it in place. The idea was to keep the freezing wind out during the bitter months - is this actually necessary do you think?
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Daft question but how do the vent covers fit? And do I need em running on electric? I believe it's to do with the chemicals in the fridge that makes it run cold that are venting rather than the gas? Suddenly thinking of all the extra bits and pieces I'm gonna need next month.
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