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Old 04-23-2016, 06:04 PM   #785
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So I just got back from buying some undercoating for the wheels wells
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The question I had Otra15, will you be covering the entire wheel well specifically the galvanized part? I want to attempt to do this tomorrow. One other note, I don't see how I can do this without removing the tire. Do you still think you can do it without removing the tires Otra15?
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Old 04-23-2016, 07:19 PM   #786
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Yes, subfan1, I agree that the wheels should come off to do the job right, and have the chassis elevated to spray the entire wheel well from underneath. As I think I said in an earlier post, however, I don't have time for this right now. I did get the trailer wheels up on 6x6's today, and will do the best I can to cover the exposed plywood sub-floor in the next day or two, weather permitting.
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Old 04-23-2016, 07:53 PM   #787
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Yes you did say without removing the wheel; before I spray I'm going to lift the trailer by the "jack here point" and see if I can spray the well completely.
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I'm hoping I won't have to remove the wheel.
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Old 04-23-2016, 08:12 PM   #789
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Yes you did say without removing the wheel; before I spray I'm going to lift the trailer by the "jack here point" and see if I can spray the well completely.
If you do this, and end up removing one tire at a time, please consider adding some safety blocking just under the bare wheel hub and/or axle (non load bearing) in case the jack fails.
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Peter and Jose, since you two are in the lead on the wheel well/sheet metal project, I'm hoping to see some progress pics and maybe comments re tire removal or lack thereof. There wasn't much room for a camera, so it will be interesting how the spray can fits.

Like Peter said, please work safe.

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Old 04-23-2016, 10:01 PM   #791
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On the pump noise -- ...Not a diaphragm pump, but a variable speed screw-feed pump (if I have the terminology right). A lower GPM flow rate would be OK too.

.... but will have to make sure the pump room space under the blankets does not get too hot with the pump running in the summer.
Thanks, Peter. Good discussion and analysis. If I hit the sound wall, VS is the way to go. Can't be that pricey and should be an easy swap.

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Bob, our Dometic fridge has the sliding "thermistor" (?) shown below, which can be slid up and down on the right fin. There is a blue triangular arrow/play symbol on the right side of the case (and looks like a hint of blue mark near the top of the slide?). This is the way it came from the factory, and the various threads here which mention this seem to agree +/- that it should be on the right fin. I did try sliding it up and down last fall, but don't recall any firm conclusions.

One thread about slide adjusting up for colder etc. :

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f425...nt-147010.html

We have accurate Taylor thermometers in the fridge and freezer at all times, as I have found that looking at them often is advisable, both at home and in the trailer.

I just turned the fridge on and will check back tomorrow. I put two large blocks of blue ice in there also, as it helps lower the temp more quickly. Also, I have read that one should never put warm items in the fridge. We pre-cool all beverages etc. in the tow vehicle's ice chest first. If needed in hot weather, I may even add a bag of ice to the fridge, as you seem to have done.

Once the fridge is at temperature and stable, it can take 24 hours for the system to stabilize again after moving the thermistor apparently. In a sense our AS Dometic fridges are more like a "keep cool" appliance than a "get it cold" unit IMO -- an acceptable compromise when backed up by a good ice chest. The next purchase for boondocking might be a Pelican or Yeti cooler for dry ice storage of frozen items.

Curious to hear how you make out on the trip, and whether you can get a handle on this temp. adjustment system.

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Peter....thanks for the tread and the pic/comments. I'll read it, call Sutton on Monday and look at the refer and note the position I left it in from the maiden. It seemed to work once allowed to stabilize....just takes longer to not only cool but react to the adjustment than I had expected. I'll also look for the mark....I sure don't remember seeing it. I'll light'r up first thing Monday when I bring Blue home to load up.

Interesting other than the model number, there was hardly any mention our unit in the op manual.

I planned on the pre-cooling content which I didn't do the last time as we didn't buy groceries until we were 3 days down the road and hadn't turned it on yet.

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Bob - I've driven the ALCAN/Cassiar highway twice and my wife has done it five times and couple words of advice.

Milepost is an invaluable tool on this trip but like any tool it's not 100% accurate...... "

If anyone has an questions I'd be happy to answer them or share our experiences along the way in a separate thread.

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Jim your comments as very much appreciated.

We're hoping to make the trip but expect it may be later than planned to allow for more planning.

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Interesting other than the model number, there was hardly any mention our unit in the op manual.

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In light of the Sony stereo model variance...I have a Dometic 2351...the lowest model # in the series covered by the manual

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If you do this, and end up removing one tire at a time, please consider adding some safety blocking just under the bare wheel hub and/or axle (non load bearing) in case the jack fails.

Yes of course, safety first. I'm going to make an attempt tomorrow. Today I jacked the trailer and noticed a seam at the top of the wheel well that I'm going to get as well. I'll take some pictures and post. It was getting late in the day and didn't want to hurry but wanted to know what I was up against. Good luck tomorrow Otra15
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Here are Youtube videos about Dometic refrigerator thermostat adjustment:

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Yes of course, safety first. I'm going to make an attempt tomorrow. Today I jacked the trailer and noticed a seam at the top of the wheel well that I'm going to get as well. I'll take some pictures and post. It was getting late in the day and didn't want to hurry but wanted to know what I was up against. Good luck tomorrow Otra15
If it were me, in addition to the axle and other wheel blocking, I would also hook up the the TV, just to make sure there is no fwd/rev movement once on blocks.

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Old 04-24-2016, 01:47 PM   #798
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Well it didn't go so great. I would not recommend the undercoating for this job. I think the gaps are just too big on our trailer. The spray was too hard to control in terms if knowing how much of the undercoating from the spray is coming out. I only did one side and will now wait until Otra15 completes his trailer with bed liner spray. Here are a couple of pictures:
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