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61  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.
62  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: ELECTRICAL QUESTIONS on: August 29, 2013, 09:23:54 am
I like it, Greg.
63  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.
64  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.
65  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.
66  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.
67  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.
68  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.
69  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?
70  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.
71  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?
72  Main Forum / Tips and Tricks / Re: Check your valve stem cores on: August 06, 2013, 07:17:27 pm
Regarding the extenders:
Make sure they are tightened to the tire's steel stem as they'll often start to leak after a while as the seal loses elasticity.
73  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Problems with Norcold refrigerator door on: August 06, 2013, 10:00:23 am
Some companies are so screwed up even Superman would slow down.
74  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Problems with Norcold refrigerator door on: August 06, 2013, 09:35:22 am
I place a warning tag on the steering wheel for things like antenna down, cabinets shut, bathroom and shower doors secured, etc.
Nothing quite like making a corner and hearing a loud bang to get your attention.
75  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Problems with Norcold refrigerator door on: August 06, 2013, 09:19:40 am
The best thing you can do to avoid a broken hinge is to remove the shelves on the door so you can't store anything on it.
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