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211  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.
212  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
213  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
214  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Second Opinion on tires from previous discussion on: August 03, 2013, 06:57:03 pm
Bill
    you may be the only person who get's the actual mileage those Michelins will go haha...  Based upon my theory, lots of highway miles on our units,, I bet your tire treads look great???  Probably good for another 10 to 15,000.   Do you have the original tire papers, I wonder what the tire mileage is for those tires?  I know Ron purchased new, maybe he still has the papers that give the mileage guarantee.
    Did you rotate your tires?    How do you store your unit? inside/outside

   Again I am not an expert.  but,, heheh,      first thing is miles on the tread,,, the more miles sooner they wear out,  the older the tire sooner the tire goes out,   since my tires have 15,000 miles on them, the chance I would have tread separation should be lower for my unit than yours

your tires are gong on 5yrs getting close to 6,,, so in other words your in the old What the Heck Do I Do? quandary,, hahah.... if it was me, I think I would finish the falls season 2013 or short season (mileage wise) Spring 2014 and buy some new tires.  I only have 15,000 and probably want do more than 10/12,000 next two years and feel good about my tires,,,

   Hopefully a few more people will put their two cents in and give you some options and advice.
sparky
PS Let us know how much your new tires  cost, haha
215  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Second Opinion on tires from previous discussion on: August 03, 2013, 10:56:49 am
Ron
   On some of those readings I posted they both talked about 7 year life.  I have just seen too many post re 7year life.   I am planning a couple of trips next year or two,, 2/3000 mile trips, so probably will get more that 10k on the current tires Were going back to Alaska in 2 years and there is no way I would take a chance.  I also want to get a couple of 1000mile break-in before I make that trip,, last time we drove over 11,000 miles.  I had a pick-up tread came off, tore the wheel well, muffler up,,, scared me to death haha...  I am more worried about tread separation, like Tom mentioned that a blow out of the sidewalls.
    Since a lot of us have 08's lets all save $50 amonth next two years then we can all start looking for tires together and get the best bargain haha

Just an observation,,, I have a mini van,, Toyota Sienna,  has 106,000 miles on it, the current tires have over 60k on them and look great I think I might get another 10k out of them.... 90% driving highway,,,,, just like our RV's we drive mainly highway my guess 80%,, so the tires do not get the same wear on our daily drivers  with all the stop and go that you do in the city
Sparky
216  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Second Opinion on tires from previous discussion on: August 02, 2013, 06:54:49 pm
That's great,  tks also for letting us know what happened. Your Cruiser is the same age as mine,  and no matter how many miles,,, when I hit that 7 +/- couple of months, year mark I'm buying new tires.  We are nearly 15k and will not get that many miles next two years,
David Sparks
2008 PC 2350
Houston
217  Main Forum / General Discussion / SAD LOOKING RV'S on: July 30, 2013, 08:12:20 pm
  With a little sadness took the Beast back to her storage unit today. Had a lot of fun, sweat, and curse words last two weeks. Time for a break. After I locked her up. I drove around and looked at some of the RV's parked in the storage unit. Mainly trailers couple of C's and A's.  All of them looked pretty sad, faded, dirty. I got out of my car put my hand on the hood of one them, could barely leave it on there. Some of them had the plastic cap like our PC's do,, horrible looking.  The A looked ok, they at least put covers on the tires... also had full body paint.  I spend a little over a grand a year for this storage, but knowing that 3/4/5 years when we decide to quit RVing, trade-up, buy new, I will recoup that money in the resale on an RV that has a very good reputation and one that has been maintained and taken care of. oh well
David Sparks
2008 PC 2350
Houston
218  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Summer Projects III on: July 29, 2013, 08:39:29 pm
BOB, BOB AND RON
 ANTENNA PAD   Bob 1 could not find 3m you were talking about,, I saw some mounting tape foam two sided.    the pads I am using already have a nice indentation in them. will probably wear out quickly, but they are staying center when I go up and down with the antenna. I think that antenna is heavier than it looks....  Ron I would think that the felt pads will eventually wear where the tips are contacting the felt, I know that antenna is moving some, but since the tips are rubber maybe will last a long time,  Bob on silicone,  what would be really neat if you could make some pads say 1x1, silicone is some good stuff.
  anyway just some thoughts and questions.  I guess no matter what you use up there you are going to have to replace every year or two no matter what,,, tks again Ron I did use your original ideal just used something on hand instead of the felt.  I will update the project blog later
tks guys

sparky
219  Main Forum / Tips and Tricks / Re: Adding a roof vent cover for your fan. on: July 29, 2013, 06:47:47 pm
Ron
  Sure you measured,,, looks like the ht difference from the top of the AC cover is at the most 3inches, looks more like 2,, wish I would have measured when I was on top. I know at by storage shed it's a little tight on the top and will be driving in real slow and checking, I can not remember the measurements when I first got the shed.

   Know it would be a hassle,, the Maxxair has a clip on one side, srew and nut on the other so that is can be opened. you could use two sets of clips,,, set both of the fans the same way,,( I do not remember the set up for the fantastic fan cover ),, then of course you have to put them on when you leave  remember to take off when you get home,, maybe too much hassle... imagine like most of us when you get home you pull in the driveway, unload and clean up prior to putting her in the garage.   just a thought
sparky
220  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Summer Projects III on: July 29, 2013, 09:52:34 am
Foam Pads on the Antenna
   bob
     hmmmm did not think of that I will have to look at those Plastic Points ? (where the antenna lands on the roof) and see  how they are attached. I know they are some type of hard plastic/rubber and sort of rounded to flat at the bottom,   did you do that??  sounds like a great ideal   I still have the Beast in the driveway, back to storage tomorrow (thank goodness, all this work is killiing me) might give it a few minutes and give it a look at.
sparky
221  Main Forum / Tips and Tricks / Re: SHIELDS FOR YOU WINDOWS. on: July 29, 2013, 09:43:34 am
Anneandbob
   I just read your post,,, I tried to copy you pic could not,,,, send me the pics at my email  so I can add them to the project

davidmsparks@gmail.com

Or explain how to copy a picture off the forum haha

sparky
222  Main Forum / Tips and Tricks / Re: SHIELDS FOR YOU WINDOWS. on: July 29, 2013, 09:40:13 am
As far as the wind shield cover,,, I know we got into a discussion month or two regard them.  I did look at both types. but figured with three window that open and the door screen did not need the screens on the wind shield,, also the plain cover is cheap like me haha... you may have posted a pic,,, send me a pic and how much you paid to my e-mail davidmsparks@gmail.com   I will add it to the project so we can see alternatives.  If you read carefully I gave Ron some credit.   I do these projects and spend way too much time writing them up to share with others.... I like doing it and I have said before lots of people have helped me so I try and give back a little.
223  Main Forum / General Discussion / Summer Projects III on: July 28, 2013, 09:10:14 pm
I realize you guys are getting tired of hearing from me. haha.  This is my last project list, that is until the fall.  I'm tired of writing to. hehe

Anyway I posted the links on the tips tab. So go to  the tips, and clik on the link to see the projects. Enjoy and please feel free to make some comments or suggestions.. maybe I'm too wordy or full it

ROOF PROJECT- cleaning, waxing, maintaining, also some tips about waxing your unit.
 
INSTALLING AIR VENT COVER- how I installed a cover for the bathroom fan,

WINDOW PROJECT- making some heat shields for your windows.  I also included a chart about temps inside the RV during the day. Even if
    not interested in making some shields, read the chart,  it's at the end.

David Sparks
2008 PC 2350
Houston, Texas
224  Main Forum / Tips and Tricks / ROOF PROJECT, CLEANING, WAXING AND MAINTAINING. on: July 28, 2013, 09:00:56 pm
Another summer project.  This project consist of cleaning up the roof on the Cruiser. Enjoy, Please feel free to come back to this page and make some comments..

http://roofprojectfotthecruiser.blogspot.com/

David Sparks
2008 PC 2350
Houston
225  Main Forum / Tips and Tricks / Adding a roof vent cover for your fan. on: July 28, 2013, 08:57:40 pm
This is one of my summer projects. The project was to install a cover for your fan.  Enjoy. Please feel free to come back to this page and make some comments.

http://addingaroorvent.blogspot.com/

David Sparks
2008 PC 2350
Houston, Texas
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