Monday, August 18, 2008

Fridge Repair

My Dometic RM2607 has been giving me fits for a number of years and I just haven't wanted to replace the entire the unit. Currently, the unit works fine on 110 volt but after about a day of running on propane, the 'CHECK' light comes on and won't cool. It has to stay off for at least an hour or so and then, maybe, it will come back on. I spoke with an RV repairman who was recommended and he came out and looked at it. He recommended replacing it with a new one. Because of cost, I couldn't bring myself to do it plus the new fridge's aren't the same size as my present one. Recently, I found a thread on suggesting a board replacement has fixed others 'Check' light problems. I ordered a Dino replacement board Micro P-711 and it has come in so I need to pull it out to replace the board. While its out, I plan on cleaning out the chimney as suggested by Lew Farber, the Lewster on the Forums. 
I'm hosting a 4CU rally at the end of this month up in Williams, AZ and will have full hook-ups so I think I'll wait to replace the board until after the rally and it cools down some here in Phoenix. Stay tuned for an update on the board replacement and I'll include contact info for the board at that time.

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Early TradeWind Registry

It just occurred to me that I should let my blog readers know that I've been putting a registry together of '59 and '60 TradeWind's. To date, there are 71 Tradewinds listed and I'll ask if you have one of these, please let me know by leaving a comment. I would love to add your info to keep a record of floorplans, furnishings, unique differences and how each plant differed in assembly. I find all of this historical data so fascinating.

Sunday, August 3, 2008

I Went and Looked At Another One

This week, I went and looked at a late '50s Terry trailer advertised on CraigsList. Fortunately, this one was right here in town. The owner only wants $300 for it but it was hard to see past all of the junk in it. It's last function was a one man recording studio years ago and it has been stored ever since. After the gentleman passed away, his sons went through the trailer and took out all of the old recording equipment to sell on Ebay and they just tossed everything else on the floor, beds and every where else. It had experienced some serious leaks before being stored under a cover so alot of the wood needed to be replaced. Just to overwhelming of a project for me since its not an Airstream.