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181  Main Forum / Tips and Tricks / Re: Cleaning/polishing front part of roof on: August 10, 2013, 07:58:50 pm
Do not know if you read the roof project I did. It's in tips. I have used the RV ladder, however  I would recommend not using the ladder unless  it's an emergency. your out camping.  Using an extension ladder seems more prudent and lessens the stress on the RV ladder.  When I did this project many of the guys commented on doing the same in regards to getting up and down on their roof.  Maybe it depends upon your weight haha... I weigh 210 and can feel the stress on the RV ladder when I do use it. Also some of the guys talked about like I did getting on the roof and doing a belly flop to really get the front end cap cleaned and waxed.  Like you I have a extender pole that I use when I'm traveling or just want to do a quick clean up.
David Sparks
2008 PC 2350
Houston
182  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Problems with Norcold refrigerator door on: August 10, 2013, 09:47:22 am
thanks tom

   Not sure about the years  without looking it seems some of the post were some that had 2011/10 units   I go back to what I said earlier betting PC got a good deal on some friges and used them more than one year,, still had warranty but were made earlier,,,, I'm still going to take the door off and bring it home and give it a look over tks again
David Sparks
183  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Problems with Norcold refrigerator door on: August 09, 2013, 08:48:18 pm
Well here we go again,,, I'm sure I posted this but does not show up,,, the mysteries of the Internet or me getting old..

Can someone do me a favor look at their refrigerator door and tell me how it comes    screw, nuts  size if possible,,, my unit is in storage and I want to take the door off and explore the hinge next week...  trying not to take the whole tool box out to the storage site when I exercise the genie next week   thanks

David sparks
2008 PC 2350
houston
184  Main Forum / Tips and Tricks / Re: Cleaning/polishing front part of roof on: August 09, 2013, 08:42:04 pm
would love to have some scaffolding but How can you reach the top and middle of the front cap,, I don't see much difference in using a ladder except your very sturdy
sparky
185  Main Forum / Tips and Tricks / Re: Check your valve stem cores on: August 08, 2013, 10:18:20 am
very good still laughing,,,,  I was on a monthly schedule to exercise the genie, roll the tires. now I'm going about every two weeks at least roll the tires, check on things,  usually just sit around read a book while the genies running,,, now I have about six things to do and check on... the never ending toils of RV Man,hahah.... yeah it's a pain, a pleasant one because most of the time it's fun,,,, but all that work and little things lead to very enjoyable road trips and not having problems     redoing the checklist now and updating the TO DO LIST.. which never ends

sparky
186  Main Forum / Tips and Tricks / Re: Check your valve stem cores on: August 07, 2013, 06:40:21 pm
good post ,, will get one now,,,
sparky
187  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Add pictures? on: August 07, 2013, 06:36:31 pm
tks Barry
   I will try again next time I need a pic .... I gave up that's why I did my projects on a blog,,, probably good some of them are a little wordy haha

I've tried a couple of times before  but will go by your steps.

Sparky
188  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Second Opinion on tires from previous discussion on: August 07, 2013, 06:31:06 pm
ron
   I'm jealous,, sitting on my porch 530pm 99.9 degrees it's hot, but shady haha.....  with the Scan Gauge I'm assuming you can monitor the mpg very easily,,, meaning if you only inflate to 75psi you can see the difference.   I have to get one of those.... when your doing it by tank it is ather difficult...     and your probably right  age will get your tires before  mileage... have a good trip,,, waiting for October

sparky
189  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Problems with Norcold refrigerator door on: August 06, 2013, 07:35:30 pm
bob
   tks for site, I just bookmarked it for later use.   Next time I go out to exercise the genie, I 'm going to take the door off and the hinge, I got a lady across the street who does metal working,,, going to see if we can figure out a fix without ordering a kit... if we can will repost.. if not I'm going to buy a kit and replace,,, just not going to take a chance if can not figure a fix will order a kit for fall project prior to taking trip.

sparky
190  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Problems with Norcold refrigerator door on: August 06, 2013, 09:23:58 am
bob

   good point,,, however,,hehe,,, I keep the door open when not in use,,, try to remember to close them when I drive but like all plans I forget,,,until I hear them banging around, which I'm sure is real good for that hinge,,, I have a cord with a flag that I hang for the antenna up/down   I guess I need one for the frige doors
Sparky
191  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Problems with Norcold refrigerator door on: August 06, 2013, 08:50:15 am
Bob  very good point haha  I guess, don't know weather to laugh or cry,,,   anyway,,, Camping World also sells the fix up kits I believe For some reason 26bucks sticks in my head.  WE need a RV lawyer friendly to our community to bring a class action and bring a suit to replace all those hinges    I'm sorry I brought up this Sore subject but when I saw this tip wanted to put it with the thread. 

     When I had the Beast here for Summer Projects I looked at my hinge,, I could not tell it plastic,,, so I left it alone,  maybe when I go over to exercise the genie I just might take the door off and bring it home.... I'm going to do something with it.. reinforce replace or something,,, I just do not want to be out on the road and have it break...
David Sparks
2008 PC 2350
192  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Problems with Norcold refrigerator door on: August 05, 2013, 10:07:07 am
Shoot,   took me a few minutes but found the link   they have a daily tip I copy all the good ones on to a word document and save them for the future... anyway here is the actual page...
tks for letting me know,,,

sparky


http://www.rvtravel.com/?q=daily-rv-tips-issue5209180
193  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Problems with Norcold refrigerator door on: August 05, 2013, 09:29:21 am
I saw this tip in RV daily and remembered we had some threads on this, so thought I would add it.....pics did not show up but at the end I think you can clik on a llink to get to them

David Sparks
2008 PC 2350
Houston

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RVing Tip of the Day Alternative fix to broken Norcold fridge hinge saves money
by Dick Wright
 Norcold refrigerator doors are notorious for the bottom hinge breaking because they are plastic. While you could replace the piece on the bottom, it's not available for Norcold. Their solution? Sell you a new door.There really is no bonding agent that will hold the hinge for the long haul. Searching the Internet provides a permanent fix. It was an obscure posting and I have not been able to find it again, but I did copy images of the fix for my own reference. I can't take personal credit for it but for Norcold owners it's a godsend, as it can save them hundreds of dollars.
 The first large photo shows a normal hinge pin for a Norcold door. Remove the door by unscrewing the pin in the top hinge.
What I did first was glue the broken piece into place with superglue. I then drilled a hole on each side of the hinge piece and reinforced it with small screws that went through both pieces.
 The last picture shows a piece of aluminum strap 1/8-inch thick the length of the door. You can purchase this at Home Depot or Lowes. Round the two outside corners. Drill and countersink holes every six inches. Drill the bottom of the door for each hole and temporarily attach with the first and last screw. Drill out the hinge pin hole being very careful to match up the new hole in the aluminum with the hole in the broken piece. Remove the aluminum strap and paint it black and allow it to dry thoroughly. Then replace all the screws and reset the door on the hinge pins. You now have a permanent fix and a hinge that is much stronger than the original.
For larger images of this, follow this link.
194  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Second Opinion on tires from previous discussion on: August 04, 2013, 08:53:12 pm
Bill
    Sounds to me based upon your circumstances there is nothing else you could do in regards to taking care of your tires.....I am still curious as to how your tread looks after 40k,,,,,  also you mentioned putting the  RV on blocks. Are you lifting the whole RV or just parking on blocks. I know they recommend taking all the weight off the tires, but for most of us nearly impossible,  I usually schedule a monthly visit to the storage to exercise the genie and drive the Beast,,, might start a bi-weekly   My two cents, I think your making a wise choice on replacing in the spring....
   Very good thread for all of us,,,   I can see the threads coming next few months ,, great deal on tires at ?????  hahah...
David Sparks
2008 PC 2350
Houston
195  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Second Opinion on tires from previous discussion on: August 04, 2013, 09:55:34 am
Barry
   good article and informative,  ,and it adds more FUEL to the decision on when to pull the trigger and buy/replace our RV tires

Tom
    RE adding more oil/stuff to the tires due to them sitting makes a lot of sense,, like you say we use the LT tires, but most trucks, in most circumstances wear out due to tread life in 3/4 years,,,, did you read about that process in an article somewhere,  it sure would help all of us (RVers) knowing that info and help on our decision making process.

sparky
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