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31  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Fridge door fell off on: June 21, 2015, 03:17:21 pm
Paul,

Yes, that is the right kit.  We ordered that exact one from Amazon.  But beware, this is NOT a repair kit or a fix for a broken door.  It is to be used on an unbroken door hinge.  It actually attaches to the bottom of the hinge and reinforces the area so that the weight of the door is not supported by the plastic but by the reinforcement piece.  We put it on after we saw what happened to George and Judi's.  They had very little stored on their door and it just gave in on them.  We are hoping this kit prevents our door hinge from ever breaking.

Sue
32  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Fridge door fell off on: June 21, 2015, 09:45:09 am
The sad thing is Norcold doesn't even have a fix once the hinge is broken.  They want you to buy a new door and then buy their reinforcement kit.  Like George said, he had to fabricate something himself and his will probably outlast anything Norcold could do.

Their reinforcement kit is to be used on a door that has not been broken yet.  Very sad indeed that they anticipate their design will eventually break!
33  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Fridge door fell off on: June 21, 2015, 08:07:30 am
Ron,

From the broken doors I have seen it doesn't matter how it swings, how heavy it is loaded but boils down to design of the hinge.  The hinge is sitting on a piece of plastic, heavy as it looks, it is not strong enough.  Norcold should do a recall but instead they made the reinforcement kit.  The reinforcement kit is made out of "metal" not plastic.  Before we ordered the kit I called Norcold and spoke with them about this.  This is definitely not a fix once the hinge breaks, this kit is to be used on an unbroken hinge to prevent it from breaking.  Only time will tell.

Sue
34  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Fridge door fell off on: June 20, 2015, 08:02:54 pm
Judy and Jerry

This has happened to many folks with different RVs.  There are a few fixes shown in some of the forums such as the following
http://forums.woodalls.com/index.cfm/fuseaction/thread/tid/23753243/print/true.ccm
and
http://democracydoctor1.blogspot.com/2014/02/shameful-engineering-by-norcold.html

If you do an internet search for norcold fridge door hinge broke you will see many different fixes.  This might save you a few dollars.

After we saw this happen to one of our fellow PC friends we bought the reinforcement kit from Norcold as an insurance.  This kit really seems to have reinforced our lower hinge.

Sue

35  Main Forum / Tips and Tricks / Re: HWH levelers not retracting on: June 19, 2015, 09:08:17 pm
Mike
Good info directly from HWH

Barry
36  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Rear Air not working on: June 16, 2015, 10:16:36 am
Don

My understanding of the 50AMP RV service is a little different.  I think a RV electric service pedestal actually provides a RV with two 50AMP phases.  This means that the RV would actually receive a total of 100AMP or about 12,000 watts.

Barry
37  Main Forum / Tips and Tricks / Wooden plugs for screws on: June 15, 2015, 09:42:39 pm
The wooden plugs covering the screw heads around our slide out would occasionally pop off.  I would put them back in with a rubber mallet but certain ones would still pop off.  I did not want to glue them or silicone them in just in case they ever needed to be removed.

Problem solved -  I wrapped the ends in teflon tape (plumbers tape), put them back in and now have a nice tight fit but can still be removed if necessary.  Not one popped off during our latest trip.
38  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Introduce Yourself! on: June 10, 2015, 06:17:02 pm
Randy,

Great idea to rent a class C.  When you do that, decide where you want to camp and then rent in that area.  Mileage charges will be a whole lot less.  We were going to do this the first time we camped.  Had a rental unit all setup to rent in FL, but ran across a deal before we left Michigan and have never been sorry about getting into the MH life.  Great adventures, great friends and just a whole lot of fun.

Sue

39  Main Forum / Photos / Re: Small tables for our 2552 on: June 09, 2015, 03:24:39 pm
Bruce and Sharon

Those tables look really nice.  We too really enjoy relaxing on the sofa. We built a small sofa table to use when we do not pull out the big one, but we tend to use the table that came with the PC more often than not.  It is the perfect size for us for meals and to do jigsaw puzzles (one of our favorite things to do on a rainy camp day).

Nice idea with the tables!!!

Sue
40  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Hot Water by pass on: June 07, 2015, 03:39:44 pm
When we traveled through that area we stayed at Thousand Trails in Lebanon, PA.  It is a membership park but they did allow others to stay and we paid Passport America rates which was $22 a night.  This was last September.  It is a beautiful, clean park centrally located between Hershey and Lancaster.
41  Main Forum / Adventure Anywhere / Re: TN State Parks on: June 06, 2015, 08:19:42 pm
Carol,

   Thanks, very nice.  Reminds me of the newer sites in Fall Creek Falls State Park in TN.  Another nice TN state park with a lot of hiking to beautiful waterfalls.

Sue
42  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Problem on: June 04, 2015, 03:15:28 pm
Janey - glad to hear.  Enjoy your camping!!!!
43  Main Forum / Tips and Tricks / Safety Recalls on: June 01, 2015, 05:55:34 pm
When checking to see if our cars or the PC are being recalled for the Takata airbags I found a very useful site.  This site is maintained by the NHTSA and provides safety recall information by Year, Make and Model or by VIN.

You can check for recalls by VIN at https://vinrcl.safercar.gov/vin/.  When you use this method they require an anti spam number in the second box that they give you so to prevent spam.

Or you can check for recalls by Year, Make and Model at http://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/owners/SearchSafetyIssues.  This also covers recalls for Child Restraints, Tires and Equipment.



Barry
44  Main Forum / Tips and Tricks / Spare Tire Cover Latch on: May 28, 2015, 10:50:29 am
I have an ongoing PC project to replace rusty steel screws and bolts with stainless steel.  After I washed the PC we noticed 2 of the 4 screws that hold the spare tire cover latch in place were rusty.  A quick trip to the local hardware store and in a couple of minutes the spare cover latch now has stainless steel screws.  I needed #10 x 1" screws for our PC.

Barry
45  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Good handling 3100 on: May 25, 2015, 09:54:50 am
Ditto to what gradygal says.  We have a 2551 and only did an alignment.  Tow a Chevy cavalier without knowing it is there.  No handling issues for us!
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