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Old 08-08-2010, 09:36 PM   #1
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Minor problems

Convertor door falls open, when set up.
It only take a slight touch and it falls open.
Piano hinge is on the bottom of the door.
So far I have taped the door up.
Any ideas?
Problem two
I tend to walk into the screen door from outside.
I'm thinking of putting a couple of small silk ribbons on the mesh, like streamers.
So that I can hopefully see them at dusk.
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Old 08-08-2010, 10:01 PM   #2
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Re: Minor problems

Hi Geo,
I can't help with the first one, but I bought some glitter spray paint and a stencil to spray the screen. Between the dog, kids and I we've run into the "invisible " screen numerous times. However, that is still on my "to do" list. I love the retractable feature and the screen has proved very resilient to these onslaughts.
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Old 08-09-2010, 08:37 AM   #3
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Re: Minor problems

Hi: Geo... I hope you used DUCK Tape... Red Green would be pleased!!! You can weave a piece of fine yarn into the screen at eye level-------.
As for the converter door I'm not sure if the little turn button has any adjustment but make sure you turn it see the (groove) in the brown button to open(verticle) and (horizontal) closed!!! Alf
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Old 08-09-2010, 03:33 PM   #4
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Re: Minor problems

I like the paint and stencil idea.
I wonder if it has to be a certain type of paint to be compatable.
The door to the converter does not have the little button that you can turn.
The front of the door is flush, the rear of the door has a little catch, that gos into a spring clip. Like a min-clothes peg with no adjustment that I can see.
Frist trip for this trailer is in the book.
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Old 08-10-2010, 07:49 AM   #5
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Re: Minor problems

Hi: Geo... Sorry I couldn't help. I guess all converters were not created equal. Alf
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Old 08-11-2010, 06:36 PM   #6
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Geo,

I have exactlly the same problems as you. I am learning a bit more about the screen and will some time stick my hand out in front to do a double check. No dogs and small kids helps as well. Seems like we have that one figured out.

The converter door worries me. I have not yet resorted to the tape but am worried that sometime a body will slide into the bench seat and rip the entire door off.

I would add a third annoyance, the master power switch. Ours came with an extremely long switch lever, I broke it off in the first week. A replacement was not a big deal and it is now shorter in length. My current annoyance is switching it when the table is down. On the 19 it is at the very front of the unit, It becomes a hands and knee project with a broom handle to make the toggle.

A better design would be have it more accessable when the table is down, thus more easily reached, and use a push botton switch with a LED light on it to tell you the status of the switch.
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Old 08-11-2010, 07:34 PM   #7
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Re: Minor problems

Jasper only tried to go through the screen once. He is always aware when it is closed now and does not try to go through it anymore.

I have had no issue with my converter cover, but could one not put a magnetic catch on it if it did not hold?

I have switched the battery disconnect of just once in the last 15 months, and that was to winter it, so have had no issue with it. It is rather long, but is quite out of the way. I could see if someone is sitting in there that it could get accidentally hit though.
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Old 08-11-2010, 10:09 PM   #8
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Re: Minor problems

As for the screen door, I found some glow in the dark yellow stickers
The size of a pencil eraser. I put one above and below the door catch button inside and out.
It worked last night, for me.
another issue is the sliding window on the queen bed?
The opening is not under the awning, Tammy said that they can not flip the window due to the drain holes.
A friend I know said he could most likely pull the glass out and flip it leaving the window frame alone?
Winter time project.
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Old 08-13-2010, 08:30 AM   #9
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Hi: Geo...That's one of my pet... Let me know if you do a glass flip and how it works. I'd like to do it as well. Maybe a retirement project for me!!! Alf
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Old 08-13-2010, 06:28 PM   #10
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Re: Minor problems

For the window....drain holes are one concern, however the windows don't have the greatest seal in the center where the slider meets the solid window. If you reverse the slider, when travelling in the rain....it will get wet inside.

on the converter door, this is a push button catch. If the catch on the converter has been pushed in, you might need to use a pen or something to push it so it is in the correct position to accept the latch.

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