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RE: Route 66

We enjoyed the road trip from Peach springs to Seligman, AZ on old route 66.
hotjag1 05/21/23 12:46pm Coast to Coast
RE: 12v rv freezer difficult to open,,,suction

We really don't open the freezer that often so I guess it's a good problem to have. I'll continue to just use the 90 degree screwdriver. It slides under the gasket and removes the suction with little effort. Much better that ripping the handle off of the door frame.
hotjag1 05/06/23 12:40pm Tech Issues
RE: 12v rv freezer difficult to open,,,suction

It seems like it takes longer than 5 minutes to reopen, but I've never timed it. The screwdriver only takes a couple of seconds but is inconvenient. The aerosol tube through the gasket sounds like a good idea. Thank-you for all the suggestions. Interesting to know that others have had this happen. I've had 8 motorhomes and this is a first for me.
hotjag1 05/04/23 11:13am Tech Issues
RE: 12v rv freezer difficult to open,,,suction

Close it with a little strip of paper or thin cloth etc. across the seal somewhere. Will prevent a tight seal and no suction. I tried a piece of tape and the gasket sucked right up against it. Still very difficult to open.
hotjag1 05/03/23 09:30pm Tech Issues
RE: 12v rv freezer difficult to open,,,suction

It is the freezer portion of the refer. The model# is RM3863. It's not that big of a deal to use the 90 degree screwdriver, just hoping there might be a permanent solution to release the vacuum pressure. Just not sure if drilling a small hole in the door jam would work although it sounds feasible. The gasket does compress and seal properly.
hotjag1 05/03/23 05:17pm Tech Issues
RE: 12v rv freezer difficult to open,,,suction

Thank you to all for the explanations and suggestions. The gasket has no frost or ice around it and appears to be in good shape with no cracks or loose areas. I have modified a screwdriver to 90 degrees and can fit it in between the door and the freezer frame to release the gasket pressure. It works fine that way but I'd rather not have to do that. Where would I drill a small hole to relieve the vacuum pressure? I don't see any factory relief valve. It is a Dometic.
hotjag1 05/02/23 10:04pm Tech Issues
12v rv freezer difficult to open,,,suction

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hotjag1 05/02/23 11:10am Forum Posting Help and Support
12v rv freezer difficult to open,,,suction

The freezer in the small motorhome in sig is very difficult to open after it has been on for over an hour or so. At first, I thought the rubber gasket was sticking so I thoroughly cleaned it up and that didn't change anything. I then noticed that I hear a suction/vacuum type sound coming from the freezer and that's when it doesn't want to open. I'm afraid that I'm going to break the plastic handle having to pull on it so hard when trying to get it open. What is going on with this suction/vacuum problem. BTW, the freezer and refer both work great and stay nice and cold. Moderator, can you move this to the proper category? Thank-you.
hotjag1 05/02/23 11:10am Tech Issues
RE: Under Counter Mounted Coffee Maker

In a previous motorhome we had a Mr. Coffee(I think), it was nice not needing counter space for it. As was said, the steam could possibly discolor the cabinet above it. We took one of those thin bbq mats that are used to keep shrimp or other small items from falling through the bbq rack. We cut it to size and slid it between the top of the cabinet and coffee machine. It kept the steam off and the cabinet still looked nice after 2 years of brewing coffee.
hotjag1 04/16/23 02:28pm General RVing Issues
RE: I-40 west from Flagstaff???

We came through Flagstaff headed west about a month ago. Lots of potholes in different areas but keeping my right side tires on the fog line I was able to avoid most all of them. West of Kingman to Yucca was the worst but with light traffic I could stay in the left lane(no potholes) most of the time unless someone was approaching from behind and then I would move over for them.
hotjag1 04/16/23 02:18pm Roads and Routes
RE: 1986 Dodge B350 FALCON Van

Nice looking rig. If you are able to travel to the RV show in Quartzsite, AZ in January, you probably would be able to find lots of parts for the older rigs at some of the street vendors. I see lots of older rigs around Quartzsite in the winter.
hotjag1 03/31/23 12:01pm Class B - Camping Van Conversions
RE: 2023 camping season

We will keep on camping as much as usual. This winter in Arizona, it doesn't look like anyone stayed home because of fuel prices either.
hotjag1 01/26/23 12:03pm RV Lifestyle
RE: Roadside Assistance

After two fails many years ago with GS, I switched to Coach-Net. Only used them once to tow the Allegro and the service was exceptional. I bet Coach-Net pays the towing company more than GS.
hotjag1 01/24/23 12:20pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Winter in Arizona...

This seems to be a Very popular year to visit Quartzite with no regard for high gas prices. It's the most RV's we have seen on BLM land and traffic in town is more than we have seen in several years of coming here for the big rv show. Hope you get the rv fixed soon.
hotjag1 01/24/23 10:53am General RVing Issues
RE: RV Flex Armor

Our neighbor has a 40' Alpha that he was constantly having water leak problems with. He finally bit the bullet and had the Flex Armor applied. He says that it's the best thing he ever did and has had absolutely no leaks anywhere. He had it done about 3 years ago for $6000. We can see the roof of his rig from our house and I can honestly say it looks as good as it did 3 years ago.
hotjag1 01/18/23 11:39am Fifth-Wheels

The parks in southern Arizona are full of snowbirds. The park we are in doesn't have even one rig with an AZ plate.
hotjag1 01/12/23 11:43am Snowbirds
RE: Then what?

By the way, who is still using a 110 VAC drill?Really. All my yard tools are battery.. leaf blower, lawn mower (110v battery!), hedge trimmer. I would never buy another gas powered tool. I'm thinking he meant a corded drill that plugs into a wall socket.
hotjag1 12/29/22 12:14pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Roof tear along edge ...

I'll add my vote for using Eternabond as you described. I've been using it for over 20 years on 5 different motorhomes around roof vents, a/c flashing, roof seams and front and rear caps. Never a leak on any of them.
hotjag1 10/01/22 09:09pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Possible delamination

jjj, I'll let my friend know about your experience also in case he has an issue that isn't normal for that design.
hotjag1 09/25/22 08:12pm Travel Trailers
RE: Possible delamination

Thank you for the replies. I've never had a bubble effect or waves on my numerous rv's over the years, but I will let my friend know that this is fairly normal on some brands of rv's.
hotjag1 09/25/22 12:20pm Travel Trailers
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