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61  Main Forum / Tips and Tricks / Re: NORCOLD Door Hinge Retrofit Kit on: August 17, 2015, 07:40:57 pm
Ron and Barry,

Thank you both very much for your replies on this.  I think with your help I'll be able to get the kit installed tomorrow.

Will let you know how it goes.

--Bruce
62  Main Forum / Tips and Tricks / Re: NORCOLD Door Hinge Retrofit Kit on: August 17, 2015, 04:49:35 pm
Barry,
I just received a Norcold Door Hinge Kit and find the installation instruction page to be of almost no help.

I assume I first take the door off by removing the top and bottom plastic screws at the hinges.

Is the next step to slide the Retrofit-hinge-left someplace at the bottom of the refrigerator or at the bottom of the door?

I'd like to better understand this before starting on this.

Since you are very good at posting procedures, can you list the steps for me?

--Bruce
63  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Miles per year on your Phoenix? on: August 12, 2015, 11:59:36 am
We purchased our new PC two years ago and now have a little over 10,000 miles on it (including the delivery miles from the factory to California).  We drove our diesel pusher about that much each year during the ten years we owned it.  Now in our mid-70's, we're happy to drive less and stay longer at each stop.  We like the variety of locations within easy reach of our home, including beach towns, mountain towns, and desert cities in California and Oregon.
--Bruce and Sharon 
64  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Squeaking faucet handle on bathroom sink on: July 31, 2015, 05:55:00 pm
Barry,
You've posted an excellent explanation of the process.  That and both of our photos might be helpful to others.
Thanks for helping out here.
--Bruce
65  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Squeaking faucet handle on bathroom sink on: July 31, 2015, 12:10:41 pm
I finally learned how to remove the squeaky valve inside our bathroom faucet handle.  It turned out to be very easy, but I couldnt see how until I removed  the entire faucet from the counter.

The valve had been right before my eyes after just removing the handle and the plastic nut beneath the handle (the steps listed in my previous posts).

The valve is on the top end of the white threaded handle stem that you can see in the photo below.  That little valve is just pushed into placeno threads on it and no pliers or wrench needed to pull it out. 

The place on the valve that meets with the stem looks like the last tread there.  I slipped a thin bladed screwdriver into that spot and separated the valve from the stem and applied some lubricant (just as shown in the video that Barry posted).

No more squeak now.

--Bruce
66  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Squeaking faucet handle on bathroom sink on: July 30, 2015, 01:40:22 am
Janey,
Thanks for the tip on a Home Depot replacement.  I'll do that after I break our current one.   LOL

Barry,
Thanks for the you tube link.  The faucet design does look similar ours (the cap on ours is about 1/3 the size and fits flush with the top of the handle).  It sure looks scary the way he uses the adjustable wrench to pull the stem out without breaking it or striping the threads.  I don't understand what he is doing with the stem in the table vice--none of the other videos I've watched includes anything like that.

I'll make another attempt soon.

--Bruce
67  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Squeaking faucet handle on bathroom sink on: July 29, 2015, 08:05:38 pm
Barry,
On our faucets there is a small, somewhat oval, about 3/4" long piece on the handle showing hot or cold side.  I gentle slipped a thin pointed knife blade under the edge of that "cap" and popped it out.
I hope you can tell me how to continue on ours.
--Bruce
68  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Squeaking faucet handle on bathroom sink on: July 29, 2015, 06:03:51 pm
We're at home now, so I'm attempting to fix the squeaking handle.  So far I've removed the cap on the handle, removed the handle, and removed a plastic nut from the base of the handle stem.  The stem is all plastic and is firmly secured in the fixture.  I can't move it by hand and am afraid to put a pair of pliers or other tool on the plastic threads.
Does anyone have a suggestion on how to remove the stem so that I can apply some lubrication to it?
--Bruce
69  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Squeaking faucet handle on bathroom sink on: July 23, 2015, 11:56:06 am
Don,
Thank you for your reply.
We're camping now, so will try to fix the squeak when we get home.
--Bruce
70  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Light Fixture Fuse Location on: July 22, 2015, 09:08:03 pm
Bob,
I think I know the answer to your question.
If you leave the rig during daytime hours, you leave all the ceiling lights off except the one controlled by the switch by the entry.
When you exit the rig, push the entry switch to off to turn off the one remaining ceiling light.
When you return after dark, push the entry switch on to light up the inside of the rig.
--Bruce
71  Main Forum / General Discussion / Squeaking faucet handle on bathroom sink on: July 22, 2015, 05:37:22 pm
A handle on our bathroom sink makes a squeaking sound when turning it.  Below is a photo of our sink.

I've read that lubricating the handle stem will eliminate the squeak, but I'm not sure how to remove the cap on the handle.

Do I use a screw driver as suggested in the following procedure and does this procedure seem like the right thing to do?

Lubricate the stem as follows:

Push the end of a screwdriver under the cap on the knob to pry it off. If the center cap will not pop off, it is probably threaded. Loosen it with a pair of pliers and turn it counterclockwise with your fingers to remove it.

Remove the screw in the center of the knob.

Pull the knob up to remove it.

Coat the exposed handle stems with plumbers grease.

Sounds easy enough, but I've never done this before.
--Bruce
72  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Passenger rear view morror on: July 22, 2015, 04:59:24 pm
Ron,
Here are two photos of the rear view mirrors on our 2014 PC2552 (built on a 2013 Ford chassis).  I would call them single arm.
--Bruce
73  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Passenger rear view morror on: July 15, 2015, 12:14:11 pm
The arms on both of the rear view mirrors on our 2013 model fold back.  It does take some force to push them back.
--Bruce
74  Main Forum / Adventure Anywhere / Re: Adventure Anywhere - A New Adventure on: July 09, 2015, 07:49:51 pm
Congratulations Ron and Irene.   ThumbsUp
Thanks for sharing the photos of your beautiful family.
--Sharon and Bruce
75  Main Forum / Tips and Tricks / How I secure our portable surge guard on: June 29, 2015, 11:23:49 am
There is some current discussion on the use and location of a surge guard.  For those who might use a portable one, I'm posting our method of securing our portable surge guard:

We secure our portable surge guard to the electric post at an RV park with a length of double loop chain and two padlocks.  One padlock attaches snugly to the surge guard power cord at one end of the chain.  The chain is then wrapped around the electric post and the second padlock connects that end of the chain snugly to the first padlock.  The electric post usually has a large box at the top of the post that blocks lifting the chain arrangement off of the post.

This will not stop someone with a bolt cutter from taking the surge guard, but should protect it in most cases.
--Bruce
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