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Old 06-26-2008, 11:40 PM   #85
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Steve,
Looks like mine is as well.
Sky River? Let me know how they are. I've heard OK things but have never had them do any work.
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Old 06-26-2008, 11:55 PM   #86
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We discovered that Lucy's Dometic refer came under the expanded recall. We were in Jacksonville at the time. The Airstream Dealer is about 80 miles from Jax. I called Dometic and they gave me a list of authorized repairmen in the Jax area. I found an authorized mobile repair guy in Green Cove Springs. He came to SuEllyn's Dad's yard and installed the kit for a $60.00 house call. He was done in less than 30 minutes.

At first I said "i an't gonna spend $60 to get it done" Then SuEllyn reminded me that I would spend about $40 in gas on the round trip to Gainesville and back to Jax, and hooking up for the trip and resetup in Daddy's yard would be a whole day's time. All of a sudden, a $60 truck charge was very reasonable.

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Old 06-27-2008, 09:22 AM   #87
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Steve,
Looks like mine is as well.
Sky River? Let me know how they are. I've heard OK things but have never had them do any work.
Dave
Hi Dave, Yep I'm taking it to Sky River. The person I spoke with (Ron?)hadn't heard about the extended recall yet, and kind of downplayed the issue. They are both an authorized AS repair place and authorized Dometic repair place. They have a bearing pack/brake inspection special for $85/axle.

I had work done with them before and was satisfied. They fixed the short in the brakes that Toscano RV couldn't figure out. Wayne's tire will do the tire install.

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Old 06-27-2008, 09:49 AM   #88
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Hi Dave, Yep I'm taking it to Sky River. The person I spoke with (Ron?)hadn't heard about the extended recall yet, and kind of downplayed the issue. They are both an authorized AS repair place and authorized Dometic repair place. They have a bearing pack/brake inspection special for $85/axle.

I had work done with them before and was satisfied. They fixed the short in the brakes that Toscano RV couldn't figure out. Wayne's tire will do the tire install.

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Thanks Steve, good to know.
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Dometic Refrigerator Fire

I just want to put his out there for anyone who is puting off the refrigerator fix. My friend Steve, who is also a member in the forums, lost his trailer last year. It was another brand and allowed him to finally get his Airstream. It caught fire while he was hunting with his dog inside. The refrigerator model he had in the trailer is on the recall list. I don't have pictures but I think he has posted them somewhere in these forums. There wasn't any way to tell if the refrigerator was the cause, but with how anal (I mean meticulous) Steve is, thats a likely candidate of what went wrong. I just wanted to put this in here to try and push anyone to hurry up and not put yourself or your family at risk.

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I just want to put his out there for anyone who is puting off the refrigerator fix. My friend Steve, who is also a member in the forums, lost his trailer last year. It was another brand and allowed him to finally get his Airstream. It caught fire while he was hunting with his dog inside. The refrigerator model he had in the trailer is on the recall list. I don't have pictures but I think he has posted them somewhere in these forums. There wasn't any way to tell if the refrigerator was the cause, but with how anal (I mean meticulous) Steve is, thats a likely candidate of what went wrong. I just wanted to put this in here to try and push anyone to hurry up and not put yourself or your family at risk.

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While the fridge is a possibility as the ignition source of the fire, the probabilities are very low....as in 'low double digits' as I was told by A 'big guy' at Dometic. And remember, the initial recall was for almost 1,000,000 units. 20-30 out of a million as almost insignificant......unless it's YOUR trailer that burns!

I have seen a lot more poor wiring jobs come out of RV factories compared with ZERO Dometic fires. I re-wired a guys entire trailer after the primary 12VDC power feed from the battery rubbed the insulation off and grounded itself to the frame, causing the 50 amp circuit breaker to fuse CLOSED, creating a perfect situation for burning insulation and a total loss. This was a result of poor strain relief and lack of wire loom insulation on assembly from the factory. 8' of his primary cable had the insulation melted off and welded itself to the frame, and one of the other cables got so hot that it melted right thru one of his hydraulic stabilizer lines.

If the owner was not there and smelled the burning electrical, and had the presence of mind to pull the battery terminals off , he would have surely lost his trailer.

I had a similar situation in a very expensive Country Coach MoHo. The main connection lug for the +12VDC had worked itself loose, creating a high resistance connection that melted the terminal block and almost caused a fire. Again, the owner had the presence of mind to realize there was a problem with his 12VDC system, and luckily he called me and I instructed him to hit all of his battery disconnect switched to kill the power.
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