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1  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: NO A/C AND ERROR #2 MESSAGE--- AS WELL AS THE FIX on: June 28, 2015, 11:39:30 am
I wonder if this is a high temperature safety switch.  I know my home a/c heat pump has a sensor that reads the ambient temperature of air flowing through the handler.  It shuts down if the temperature hits 140 degrees.  The idea is if your home is on fire, you don't want to be fanning the flames with your a/c.  Just a thought ....
2  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Fridge door fell off on: June 21, 2015, 04:44:23 pm
George, you gave me inspiration.  I decided to make my own hinge.  Using the part they sent me, the hinge that fits on the fridge not the door and cut off the bracket.  From what was left over, I was able to drill some holes and attach it to the bottom of the door.  The repair should be permanent.  It's not beautiful, but it's much stronger and you won't notice it unless you look.  I took some pics and will post up soon.

The problem is the door can't handle the weight of 18 12 oz drinks bouncing down the highway even with the door shut and our 18 drinks generally include some glass bottles.  My recommendation is to only put light weight products on the door  and you will likely never have a problem.  I'm not sure how the reinforcement kit works, but it is probably good insurance if it is metal.  Otherwise, if you are handy with tools and can cut, sand, grind, glue, and swear, you can probably fix it after it breaks.
3  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Fridge door fell off on: June 20, 2015, 12:18:40 pm
Our Norcold 621 bottom door broke on our last trip.  The plastic part on the bottom of the door that has a hole in it snapped at the door frame.  I got online with Norcold chat and ordered a new part after giving the rep the model number and serial number.  She gave me a part number and I ordered it from a local RV center.  The part arrived Friday and this morning I went out to replace it.  Well, wrong part and not even a part that will work on my fridge.  Looking for help, I came across this old thread.  I will call Norcold next week and see what they will do.  According to the parts diagram I just found, this particular part isn't available so I will probably be looking at a new door.  I don't know what the warranty is, but I bet my 2013 is well out of warranty.

As a warning to my fellow PCers, check your lower hinges on the door and if they are plastic, don't even think about loading the door with drinks.  All those holding places are just for looks!  I didn't check mine as I thought by 2013 the issue had been addressed.  Mark
4  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: excessive heat in the passenger area of chassis on: June 17, 2015, 06:14:31 pm
Unfortunately, I've never ridden in the passenger seat, I always have to drive!  My wife has never complained about the heat.  I did put some insulation tiles under both seats and I lined the doghouse with acoustic dampening material to help with noise, but I doubt either help with the heat coming out of the doghouse.  The exhaust and exhaust manifold are very close to the house and they are very, very hot.  I suggest trying a portable battery operated fan around your feet and see if the added air circulation helps.  If it does, then you can try finding a suitable 12v fan for a permanent installation under the dash.
5  Main Forum / Tips and Tricks / Re: Low Cost Macerator Pump Replacement (Saved A Pile Of Money) on: April 29, 2015, 05:22:08 pm
Thanks Ron!  Mark
6  Main Forum / Tips and Tricks / Re: Converting From Two 12V Batteries To Two 6V Batteries on: April 29, 2015, 05:20:26 pm
Ron, I think I read somewhere that agm batteries take a little higher charging voltage.?.?  My onboard charger charges at about 13.8v per my inverter display and my alternator puts out about 13.7/13.8v per my scangauge.  If you haven't already done so, you may want to verify you are giving your new set the voltage they need for long life.  Mark
7  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Filling the fresh water tank. on: April 24, 2015, 10:55:24 am
OK, all you all who are filling their fresh water tank from the driver's side, where is the valve that switches from fill to city water?  My 2013 2552 only has a fill on the passenger side unless the valve is well hidden.  Thanks, Mark
8  Main Forum / Photos / Ann's Beautiful PC on: April 12, 2015, 10:40:51 pm
I pulled up to a friend's RV after an agility trial and realized that I had parked by a PC.  It turns out that it is owned by Ann here on the forum.  She was in Pensacola for our trial and she showed me her customized PC.  I'm still trying to figure out how her rig seems to be the same size as mine on the inside yet is quite a bit shorter.  The color scheme is extremely attractive as is the whole unit.  Mark




9  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Leak In Overheads on: March 09, 2015, 03:02:47 pm
Did you get this problem resolved?
10  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Safe for valuables on: March 09, 2015, 02:59:14 pm
I recommend this:

The sentry type safes you see at the big box stores will only stop a snatch and go thief (assuming it is bolted down).  They are easily defeated.   I had one where the lock wouldn't unlock and it took me about 2 minutes to break in with a big screwdriver and I was trying not to damage it!  Fort Knox is perhaps the best name in consumer safes.
11  Main Forum / Tips and Tricks / Re: Mouse Repellent on: March 06, 2015, 11:59:12 am
Somehow a rat got into our garage 2 weeks ago and one night decided to munch on the insulation and wiring harnesses in our Ford Explorer.  The next morning the car started, but would barely run.  I limped it into the Ford dealership thinking a harness had somehow come unplugged.  They called later that day and told me a rodent chewed through 6 harnesses and 2 fuel injector wirings.  The damage was $700.  The tech said this was not at all uncommon.  Apparently the wire insulation is tasty to mice/rats.  Protect your PC! 
12  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Help! Leak in the bathroom on: January 25, 2015, 01:43:31 pm
I bought my unit used (one year old) and the warranty does not transfer.  PC offered to fix it but they didn't offer to pay a third party to fix it.  Mark
13  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Wheel cover installation problem on: January 20, 2015, 10:12:31 am
It's easy.  Put your first hand at 12:00, your second hand at 6:00, your third hand at 3:00, your right knee at 9:00 then go get the mallet out of the garage, repeat the first steps, and tap it in using your 4th hand!  These are always a challenge to put on and the reason you see so many in the highway ditches across the US.
14  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Help! Leak in the bathroom on: January 20, 2015, 10:07:49 am
OK, with help from Kermit and Bob, I was able to fix the leak.  The drain from the kitchen and bathroom sink follow the contour of the shower pan lip that you step over to get in the shower.  The first 45 degree after leaving the sink (this would be the 45 degree angle just to your left as you step into the shower) had a severe crack on the inside.  It cracked because it was under stress because the 'real' angle of the joint was closer to 55 degrees due to the installer not using the right lengths of straight pipe.  Over time, it developed a stress fracture.

I replaced the elbow with a length of 45 degree angle radiator hose and double clamped it on both ends.  Hopefully this will be a permanent solution.  It works for marine installations.

This is a big job.  The pan had to be lifted to get to the leaking joint.  This required complete disassembly of the shower. The glass had to be removed, the walls between the glass and exterior had to be removed, the trim around the pan had to be removed, the pan had to be loosened all around, and the trim around the interior shower walls had to be removed so you could lift the pan up to get to the leak.  Once I found the leak, I had to cut it out and that wasn't easy either.

We discussed cutting a hole in the shower pan to gain access, but that wouldn't have worked because the pan had to be lifted to have enough working room.

I'm about done, I have to get my nail gun and nail back the trim on the interior and then re-caulk the shower.  Whew!   There are some tricks to getting the walls off.  If anyone has this happen to them, get in touch with me.  The factory said this is the first time they had a leak reported here.  They have repaired broken shower pans.  Mark
15  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Help! Leak in the bathroom on: January 12, 2015, 08:31:16 pm
I talked to Kermit today.  He said this is not a repair for the faint of heart and twice said I needed to bring the rv back to the factory for repair.   That's not going to happen.  I basically have to lift up the shower so I can find the problem and hopefully have enough room to fix it.  I need to disassemble the glass shower walls and remove trim at the base of the shower walls.  Once that is out I need to unscrew the shower pan from the exterior walls.  That should free up the pan except from its drain and sealant.  Then I must try to pry up the shower pan so I can peek underneath to find the leak.  The drain leaves the sink and follows the exterior of the shower pan with 45 degree angles turns and finally drops into the holding tank between the shower pan and the linen closet.  The shower drains elsewhere so it is not the problem.  If I can't get the pan up high enough to see, I may need to remove the drain from the shower pan.  He didn't think removing the vanity was a good idea as it is hard to remove and wouldn't allow much access once I got it out so I'll do it the easy way by taking out the shower! I will start on this project later this week.

After talking to Kermit, I'm pretty sure one of the 45 degree joints under the shower pan has parted just based on the drain pipe layout and where the water is leaking.  I'm really not looking forward to this job, but until it's fixed the kitchen sink and vanity can't be used.   
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