View Full Version : Boy did I get upset----unnecessarily

04-17-2009, 08:23 PM
Well I was getting ready to go to the campground for our first outing this year. I must have pulled the power cord just right and there went the plastic door flying off and landing on the ground. So a few choice words were in order. Looked at the door laying on the ground and saw that the right side hinge pin was broken off, or so I thought. Took a look at the frame that it came off of and saw the hole that the broken pin is supposed to go into. Man I was getting upset. What a dummy! So I took the door down to the basement and was looking for something I could rfeplace the broke pin with. So I'm looking at this door anxiously trying to find a suitable hinge pin. Then it hits me, why is there a hole in the place where a hinge pin should be. Hey dummy, there used to be a spring and a hinge pin in that hole you keep looking at. So I go back to the camper and start looking around on the ground and low-and-behold, there is a plastic pin and not far from it was a spring. HMMMMMM, turns out that this was a pretty good design. Saved my rearend and a call to customer service. Took me a couple times to get this back together but I did do it.

Thanks for listening,

Ray LeTourneau
04-17-2009, 11:00 PM
Hey at least you found the parts, especially the spring and were able to get it back together. Is the left side of the door a fixed pin? I had the exhaust vent over the cook top break a pin and I had to jury rig a pin on both sides. It pays to be handy when we own these beasts.

04-18-2009, 10:50 AM
Hey Ray,
Yes the left side pin is fixed. And yes you are correct, trying to find that spring wasn't easy. I was really worried that it fell down the crevice between the concrete driveway and the garage wall. Luckily it did not.

04-18-2009, 01:19 PM
WOW Ray - all the stars were lined up right for you!!! My luck seems to never run that way. Be thankful.