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46  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Crease in front cap? on: September 09, 2013, 07:44:48 am
All 3 of ours have had the 'crease'. I believe it's to lend strength to the area.
47  Main Forum / Tips and Tricks / Re: Do you use pads with your auto-leveler? on: September 09, 2013, 07:38:49 am
Probably not needed but I'll offer: Never set up in a position where either or both of your rear wheels are off the ground. The parking brake only works on them.
I saw a Class C roll forward and fall off the jacks, hurting a person who fell inside.
48  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: A New Banging Sound After Year #6 - Dead Center In The Headliner Area on: September 07, 2013, 07:57:28 am
I'd bet a little money a few of the sheet metal screws that bind the cap to the cab have stripped or broken. If so, recommend replacing the screws with stainless machine screws and Nylock nuts.
49  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Which model is best for us? on: September 06, 2013, 08:57:33 am
You're back to 164, Ron. Couldn't let that slide.
50  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Any good campgrounds between Elkhart IN and Potosky MI on: August 31, 2013, 10:25:55 am
We've stayed at the KOA in Petosky and found it to be quite nice. I believe there may be a truck-mounted RV washing/polishing service there that does a nice job cleaning/waxing the entire coach. We used it with success.
Enjoy your trip.
51  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: ELECTRICAL QUESTIONS on: August 29, 2013, 09:23:54 am
I like it, Greg.
52  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Introduce Yourself! on: August 26, 2013, 10:31:35 am
I suspect I'll have to replace the steering damper at about 20K miles. The OEM unit is a bit junky but I guess you can't expect too much from an item that has a replacement cost of $28.00 (I had to replace it on our 2350 because the guy installing the new tires damaged the seal with the jack and it was leaking - took all of 20 minutes).
A suspension specialist told me to not install a unit with a boot around the rod because it traps moisture and will bugger-up the rod. I guess the choice is either dust or moisture.
53  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Introduce Yourself! on: August 26, 2013, 08:19:42 am
I've had to do no modifications at all on our Ford base.
54  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Introduce Yourself! on: August 23, 2013, 09:15:28 pm
Having had a 2350, 2551 and now a 2552, I'd cast my vote for the 2552. They've all been on Ford chassis.
55  Main Forum / Tips and Tricks / Re: Side door handle on: August 23, 2013, 02:45:23 pm
Yes.....BUT, if you're gonna get involved with owning a motorhome, it's because you have a few loose screws. And I've been at this stuff for over 30 years.
56  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Problems with Norcold refrigerator door on: August 21, 2013, 07:25:53 pm
I, perhaps others as well, mentioned reinforcing/repairing it with epoxy, which I did to the broken door. No idea how it will hold up under use but it sure is strong now.
57  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Problems with Norcold refrigerator door on: August 21, 2013, 06:59:19 pm
Sparky,
The piece that breaks is the door frame's plastic tab having the female recess/hole that fits over that pin.
58  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Trip notes 2013 on: August 15, 2013, 09:32:49 am
Am I to understand you used someone else's garden hose to dump your tanks?
59  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Problems with Norcold refrigerator door on: August 09, 2013, 09:49:32 pm
There's a hex-head screw at the top hinge. Remove it and the door just lifts off the lower pin.
Very simple.
60  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Problems with Norcold refrigerator door on: August 07, 2013, 11:09:49 pm
Sure looks flimsy to me.
I'd go with a brass plate rather than this.

However, I roughed up the plastic hinge (you know they have silicon mold release as molded, right?) and filled the voids with 2 part epoxy. Seems firm enough but you have to remember, the plastic bottom strip is flimsy as well.

I'm still convinced the best way to avoid a catastrophic failure to the new door, like we experienced on the old, is to not store anything on the door.
Unfortunately, my better half disagrees (I'm waiting for another failure).  Cry
But, as I'm only the fixer, what do I know?
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