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Old 09-22-2022, 05:43 PM   #81
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Check the frame of the slide. We had the same problem as you. Slide took the door off its hinges, it also severely bent the two inch square tube that supports the slide. Door went back on without problem, was more serious straightening the steel.
this Has been the SAME problem on ours.. The Cabinet Door opens. It is behind the Facia of the slide.. The Slide Grabs the Cupboard door and RIPS it off. At the same time the slide's frame is NOT heavy enough. Whoever thought of this design, Oh my... We had LATCHES installed on the doors.. So far so good...
 
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Old 09-23-2022, 09:08 AM   #82
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Great to hear. Our next trip won't be until November for Thanksgiving.
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Old 09-25-2022, 09:24 AM   #83
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Sitting here in Myrtle beach with one a/C that won't run and no trailer brakes. Tech will be here first thing Monday. Meantime enjoying the nice weather and good food.
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Old 09-27-2022, 06:02 PM   #84
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Sitting here in Myrtle beach with one a/C that won't run and no trailer brakes. Tech will be here first thing Monday. Meantime enjoying the nice weather and good food.
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Old 09-27-2022, 06:15 PM   #85
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Tony, on your new 22 they have to pull the entire roof off and redo it?
Update, Apparently there's this thing called TPO welding. Open area, secure luan and patch. Who would have thunk?
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Update, Apparently there's this thing called TPO welding. Open area, secure luan and patch. Who would have thunk?
TPO welding..... Now that's a new one on me Tony! Pretty sure that particular skill set isn't in my wheelhouse. Hope the dealer repair goes well for you.


Update: The MHC is no longer a three leg dog. Got the new hub Keystone sent to the house put on, as well as the new lug nuts two new wheels and tires. Couldn't quite rest on my laurels there though, so indeed got the other 24 lug studs replaced as well as new lug nuts. New hub got a fresh set of Timken bearings "just because". I guess I should not have been shocked to find that Dexter has obviously been installing Chinese bearing sets. Three pound "Halliburton hammer" about wore me out getting all the replacement studs driven home, but seated they are. I'll probably stop twice minimum on our two hour trip Thursday to southwest Arkansas to recheck the torque specs on everything. Fingers crossed for this next outing being trouble free. Looking forward to some R&R now.


Happy camping all! For those in the Florida area - hunker down! Better yet, great excuse for an out of state camping trip.....
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TPO welding..... Now that's a new one on me Tony! Pretty sure that particular skill set isn't in my wheelhouse. Hope the dealer repair goes well for you.


Update: The MHC is no longer a three leg dog. Got the new hub Keystone sent to the house put on, as well as the new lug nuts two new wheels and tires. Couldn't quite rest on my laurels there though, so indeed got the other 24 lug studs replaced as well as new lug nuts. New hub got a fresh set of Timken bearings "just because". I guess I should not have been shocked to find that Dexter has obviously been installing Chinese bearing sets. Three pound "Halliburton hammer" about wore me out getting all the replacement studs driven home, but seated they are. I'll probably stop twice minimum on our two hour trip Thursday to southwest Arkansas to recheck the torque specs on everything. Fingers crossed for this next outing being trouble free. Looking forward to some R&R now.


Happy camping all! For those in the Florida area - hunker down! Better yet, great excuse for an out of state camping trip.....
The Dexter rep at the seminar I sat in on at the Rally went over torque sequence during his presentation. 3 stages of torque and then three intervals following each wheel removal. After 10 miles, then 25 miles, then 50. Then he said: "then you're done". (Their bulletin on it says to check it periodically after that). Thought I would pass that on as it was fresh in my mind from 2 weeks ago. Good luck.
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The Dexter rep at the seminar I sat in on at the Rally went over torque sequence during his presentation. 3 stages of torque and then three intervals following each wheel removal. After 10 miles, then 25 miles, then 50. Then he said: "then you're done". (Their bulletin on it says to check it periodically after that). Thought I would pass that on as it was fresh in my mind from 2 weeks ago. Good luck.
http://hltlimitedtrailers.com/wp-con...quirements.pdf
I`m sure the factory dose this when putting the wheels on the new frame and instructs the delivery guy to do this to your trailer wheels when he`s on the road for the next 2000 miles to the dealer.
There is even a sign at all tire dealers to come back and have your wheels retorqued after a few miles.
How many people have done this.
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I have a neighbor who used to.deliver RVs. They have the same 10 / 25 / 50 re-torque instructions from the tow service they are contracted with. He stated the lugs were only checked prior to departure on their delivery run. Same guy though said he pulled one fiver that he had to re-tighten the lugs on one particular trailer every 25 miles due to repeatedly coming loose.

On our MHC, I'm convinced the lugs were WAY overtorqued with an impact wrench. Hence the reason I always found our lugs tight when checked, yet snapped off 6 lug studs on the same hub all at once. No large potholes or curbs were ever involved.

Anyway - just wanted to pass this along. Hoping no one else comes across this particular issue. It is rather unnerving when one discovers "Elvis has left the building" Happy camping all and safe travels.
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