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Old 07-30-2014, 05:24 PM   #1
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Electrical outlet cover hard to open...

We just bought our first AS Flying Cloud 23FB (used 2010) and finding the electrical outlet cover to be EXTREMELY difficult to open. Anybody have any good ideas on an easier way to pry the thing open? (used the file on a Swiss Army knife to carefully lift the edge.) Or is there a trick we don't know?

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Old 07-30-2014, 05:34 PM   #2
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The Attack of the "Woman's Tool Kit" Redux

When my windows stick shut I use the fan shaped handles of my forks to pry them loose (they don't gouge and they're handy). I've occasionally used a high heel as a hammer.

Don't mess with me, my torque wrench doubles as a night stick!

So, I'm getting a bit of arthritis in my hands and the sewer cap is both big and tight. Answer? Strap wrench. They aren't JUST for oil filters! pffft!

Could you use that same strap wrench - tighten it around the cover, handle centered on the bottom and LIFT sideways? Get one with a nylon strap, it shouldn't mar the finish. Or if you have a marine screw on cover, just use the strap wrench to screw it off.

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Old 07-30-2014, 06:36 PM   #3
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Spray a little silicone on each side of the little door, about midway down each side.
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Old 07-30-2014, 07:11 PM   #4
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Or you could just replace them, they are not expensive and who knows the quality vs. the time your rig has on it.
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