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Old 02-02-2003, 02:13 AM   #15
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looks like you got a deal!
Yeah...I thought we did too. Ajax Plating is a mom & pop joint too...in other words, don't go in usless you have time to spare listening to a bunch of stories.

It's located right down the street from us & "pop" was intrigued with the fact that the pieces were for an ol' Airstream. Being that 1) he likes "bright shiny objects", 2) I don't think he gets many women in his shop and 3) I listened to his stories about "the good ol' days" I think I got the "good-buddy" price!

I certainly wasn't going to complain...it was impossible to find a new door knob with the correct setback, we searched everywhere looking for a replacement. I would have paid twice that if I had to...a worn brass-ish door knob just wouldn't do!

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Old 02-02-2003, 08:13 AM   #16
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the small way

shari,

i try to give the small business my first choice whenever possible.

my local hardware store is the same way, family owned. the third and fourth generation owns it.

it is in the oldest part of madison, in a 1900's store front. dogs welcome, you come in the back door, have had a non interest account for 15 years. just jot the purchace down and pay the bill once a month. just got computer inventory last year!

pressed tin cielings and worn maple floors!

i wouldn't shop any where else.

with a 96 year old house, 10 year old airstream and a 47 year old harley they are a valued resource.

not a place to run in and out of, plan to chat a while.

the way it should be! beats going to home depot or it's suburban equivalent and getting the blank stare from some gen x clerk. thats when you can get them off their cell phone long enough to talk to you!

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Old 02-02-2003, 08:29 AM   #17
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My sentiments exactly! Although our mom & pop hardware store just went out of business...a Home Depot went in about a mile away a couple of years ago and they couldn't compete, so sad.

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Old 02-02-2003, 10:20 AM   #18
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Too Cool...

John HD,

That hardware store would be just tool cool! We have something similar nearby, but they've modernized lately. Old places are still the place to go to get the rare, hard to find stuff.
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Old 02-02-2003, 02:45 PM   #19
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Replacement shelves

I've done some looking on the net for replacement shelves to use as a base point when getting a quote on have my shelves powder coated or chromed, but it doesn't look like there are many or any places that sell replacement Dometic shelves.

If any of you know of someone who does, please share.

Looks like salvaging the old ones is going to be the way to go.

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Old 02-02-2003, 05:26 PM   #20
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John ~

Cherokee RV here in Denver has a whole bunch of shelves and refrigerator components. I'm sure thay would have replacement shelves. It's a great RV salvage yard, not just Airstream, but it's not the kind of place that you call and give part numbers fro something like that. You have to sort through the somewhat organized piles, of stuff to find what you are looking for. I was able to find shelves for the door of our '64 Dometic fridge and they had tons on stuff for newer Dometics.

Also, have you looked into the places that fix Dometics, they may sell shelves too. Like www.gasrefrigeration.net or www.pplmotorhomes.com

Just a couple of ideas...it's gotta be pretty easy to find shelves for a '94...it's not that old.

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Old 02-02-2003, 05:36 PM   #21
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Shari,

I saw the gas refrig site, but it didn't look like they had shelves. I did email me tho.

PPL motorhomes looks promising, as they have a page on shelves!

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There was a section called "Assorted Plastic Fittings - Inner door racks, shelves etc" at the bottom and thought they might have shelves too. Let us know what you find out...

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Shari,

I didn't see that. Thanks for pointing it out. I'll let you all know of the outcome either way for future ref.

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Thumbs up Cool Beans!!!

PPL does not sell used refrig shelves, only new and they start at $37 to $50ea.

I brought them to the local guy and he powder coated(they're already installed back in the frig) all 4 of them for $50!!!!

Thank you Shari, John HD, Chas & Brett for all of your tips, ideas and suggestions!!

I love it when you ask a question in here and things come right them!!

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Old 02-03-2003, 05:40 PM   #25
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Good deal! Glad it worked out for you ~

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glad it worked out. can't complain about the turn around time!

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Shelf Removal Dometic RM100 (1983 310 MH)

This is an old thread but I wanted to point out my experience with shelf removal...

The rectangular brackets have small pins exposed. If you push those pins all the way in, the bracket removes easily, but leaves the pins unretrievable in the fridge lining. This is, however, the only way to remove the brackets without damage.

You can replace the pins with something of similar size, but with a head on it, hopefully something plastic or nylon. With a head, it can be pulled and saved rather than lost in the bowels of the camper.

FYI, if needed, I have technical documents on the RM100 but no user manual.

If you read this far and have a user manual I'd be grateful for a PM.

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