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Old 08-05-2015, 06:25 AM   #197
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What was the volunteer gig?

I volunteer for the Yosemite Conservancy the month of August interfacing with Yosemite visitors as to where and what to do while here.


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Old 08-05-2015, 06:32 AM   #198
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Problem with a hopeful solution: Our '09 20 footer has about 65k miles including to AK and back plus a couple crossings of the Rockies etc. On our return from a recent trip, my wife opened the fridge to empty it and the top hinge completely broke off. For about $250, I ordered and installed a new door from Dometic. When ordering the door, the lady on the other end of the phone indicated that I was far from the first to experience the problem. Hmmmmm -- don't know about others, but we have found the refer door racks a perfect size for "beverage" cans. Also noted during door replacement, that there's a sizable gap between the door and frame when closed. Vibration during travel coupled with weight in the door shelves = torque on the top refer hinge. Hopeful solution: lighten the weight in the door shelves plus make a simple wedge from 1/4" plywood to fill the gap between door and frame when traveling. Maybe you'll not have to replace your door. Safe travels. Ty

I think there is a design/mfg issue with these units. Our 2011 has lost the fridge door skin multiple times. Not the same as losing the door but it caused us to have the door replaced as the frame holding the skin was broken. In addition, I've also experienced the bottom door shelf vibrating out of its bracket resulting in jamming the door and preventing it from opening. Having been in the plastic business, I know there is no way Dometic can design a door/frame/shelf system that stands up to ALL conditions. However, given the number of anecdotal reports of problems occurring during "normal" RV use, they should probably engage their QA/CI people to identify the extent of the problem, it's root cause and then work on these issues.
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Old 08-05-2015, 06:35 AM   #199
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Very cool! I've always found volunteers to be the best at making a meaningful connection with me as a visitor. The passion comes through. Thanks for doing that.
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Old 08-05-2015, 07:19 AM   #200
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Our Frezzer Door broke off now have to install a $100 (Yikes) new one. Other doors seem ok.

My Dometic is labeled "Made in Sweden" ??
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Old 08-05-2015, 07:53 AM   #201
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Just got back from a 4k Wyoming run. The top trim on the refrigerator won't stay on. It pops back into place with authority but manages to pop out every day.
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Old 08-05-2015, 11:35 AM   #202
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Just got back from a 4k Wyoming run. The top trim on the refrigerator won't stay on. It pops back into place with authority but manages to pop out every day.

Ours does the same thing. Door however, seems to be OK


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Old 08-05-2015, 12:19 PM   #203
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I used small screws to stop fridge trim from coming off.

Today installed foam pipe insulation on Hot water lines . Have bench seats out for re-upholstering and was able to cover quite a bit of pipe. Hope this will get Hot water to sink faster.
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Old 08-06-2015, 05:49 PM   #204
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I'm camping right now and just noticed that the NEW refrig door is loose and the NEW skin is sliding down. Anyone know of a premium unit to replace these Dometics?
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Old 08-10-2015, 07:18 PM   #205
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Just got back from a 4k Wyoming run. The top trim on the refrigerator won't stay on. It pops back into place with authority but manages to pop out every day.
Ours does the same exact thing!
It's so frustrating, as this has been happening since the very first day we took it out and it was brand new.
We are on the second pc of trim - having had it replaced under warranty and it's the same story - just a different day!
I think I will call the dealership to replace again. When you pay well over $xxk for a trailer - I don't think the trim should be popping off every time the unit is out on a trip.
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Old 08-11-2015, 07:05 AM   #206
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Ours does the same exact thing!
It's so frustrating, as this has been happening since the very first day we took it out and it was brand new.
We are on the second pc of trim - having had it replaced under warranty and it's the same story - just a different day!
I think I will call the dealership to replace again. When you pay well over $xxk for a trailer - I don't think the trim should be popping off every time the unit is out on a trip.
We had the same problem on our 2012. I put a couple of drops of super glue at each of the lock tabs and have never had the problem again.
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Old 08-12-2015, 07:52 AM   #207
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The piece is supposed to be removable for a purpose so I will only glue it as a last resort. I have the bottle ready though...
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Old 08-12-2015, 09:06 AM   #208
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Oh and yes, the floor plan is also available in the Safari 2008 and earlier. I wonder if that could be folded into this forum without prejudice.
I have a 2004 Safari 22' and if you are talking about the same floor plan I agree. I have not seen an Airstream of similar size yet that I like as well. I do like the 25 twin FB, but not at the prices they are selling at. Beside, the 22 is plenty for my wife and I.
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Old 08-12-2015, 11:29 AM   #209
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Hi. As this thread is about "20-footers" and the Safari 20 has the same floor plan as later models redubbed "Flying Cloud" I wanted to justify participation of Safari 20 owners (like me) because FC seemed to be dominant and presumed.
OTOH, the Safari 22 would not seem to fit.
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I'm camping right now and just noticed that the NEW refrig door is loose and the NEW skin is sliding down. Anyone know of a premium unit to replace these Dometics?
I remember our 20 fridge whole door loosening up to the point where it would open on its own ... spaghetti sauce all over the recently carpeted floor ... bungee cord security back up after that.
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