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Old 06-29-2016, 10:49 PM   #295
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Interesting, it looks from the picture that the mount is welded to the vertical tube welded to the receiver tube. Is it also supported forward of the bumper? Must be fun removing the bumper.

I think I might cut the vertical plate and gussets right at the base horizontal plate. Then move it aft maybe 2" and weld it back on. Also weld a tube frame around the perimeter of the vertical plate, maybe a 1-1/4" square tube. The plate looks thick enough but the tube frame will add a lot to prevent bending. The later type mount on my 280 is actually a bent square tube with a light plate welded across the top where the wheel is bolted on. Just an idea.
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Old 07-02-2016, 06:42 PM   #296
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So I finally have a working automatic step!
The great guy helping me with repairs was able to get the replacement solenoid for under the step, replaced a few vacuum hoses and it now works!

It immediately tucks under when I start up the engine. Interestingly though, when the engine is off, it takes about 10 minutes to extremely slowly and eventually come back out as a step.

But at least it works and it's way better then when it stayed permanently out.
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Old 07-03-2016, 05:49 AM   #297
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It immediately tucks under when I start up the engine. Interestingly though, when the engine is off, it takes about 10 minutes to extremely slowly and eventually come back out as a step.
It sounds like you have a restriction in the exhaust port of the valve. The steps should extend fairly quickly, as in seconds not minutes once the engine is turned off.
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Old 07-03-2016, 09:04 AM   #298
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It sounds like you have a restriction in the exhaust port of the valve. The steps should extend fairly quickly, as in seconds not minutes once the engine is turned off.

Thanks so much, I'll look into that. Very helpful!!
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Old 07-03-2016, 10:14 AM   #299
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So the metal shelves in my Norcold refrigerator are super rusted. I'd like to replace them with new ones.

Does anyone know if Norcold still sells replacements or if a 3rd party does?

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Old 07-03-2016, 10:26 AM   #300
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Tap, I cleaned mine up the best I could with a wire wheel and then clear coated them. Not great but not bad. I priced replacements and they were crazy expensive. Its been a while but I think they were wanting $50 a shelf. Not gonna happen.

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Old 07-03-2016, 10:37 AM   #301
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Tap, I cleaned mine up the best I could with a wire wheel and then clear coated them. Not great but not bad. I priced replacements and they were crazy expensive. Its been a while but I think they were wanting $50 a shelf. Not gonna happen.

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Thanks Mike, where did you see those replacements? Thanks.
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Boy Tap, its been too long I cant remember. I dont think it was on Dometics site though.
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Ok, no prob. I'll do some checking around. Take care buddy!
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My pantry closet just to the right of my refrigerator looks like hell.

All of the shelves are missing and the bare metal erector-set-like rack is exposed.

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What should it really look like?

I'm going to measure for each of the shelves and cut some plywood to go on each level. But what covered up the metal supports? Some plastic trim or faux wood vinyl shelf paper?

This pantry definitely needs a makeover.

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Old 07-06-2016, 07:15 AM   #305
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We just rented a campervan in New Zealand that had a setup for the dishes that I really liked. A few inches above the bottom of a drawer, a second "false bottom" was installed with cutouts that fit the plates, bowls, and cups. There was actually one cutout that fit all the plates, one that fit all of the bowls, and one for each cup. Just drop them in their slot, and no rattle at all when driving. You might want to think about this for one of your shelves.
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Waipio Rim, Do you happen to have pics of that setup? Sounds pretty neat!
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Cool idea Waipio Rim.

Anyone have a pantry closet just like mine, but looking nice, who could take a photo so I could see how the bones are covered?

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Tap,

I do not, mine is done totally differently. Sorry brother.
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