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Old 05-30-2008, 09:55 AM   #1
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We have a 2002 34" FDDS and a bottle fell from an upper cabinet and cracked the counter top. Does anyone know what the material is, or how I can find the information? Thanks
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We have a 2002 34" FDDS and a bottle fell from an upper cabinet and cracked the counter top. Does anyone know what the material is, or how I can find the information? Thanks
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Old 05-30-2008, 10:33 AM   #3
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Hi Pete & Cynthia,

The brochure for the 2002 coach says you've got "Karadon" countertops in the kitchen and bath. A quick Google search brings up http://www.karadon.com/ They're up in BC, Canada at 1-800-KARADON.

Cheers from Hanford, CA!
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Old 05-30-2008, 10:37 AM   #4
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Pete & Cynthia,

This topic has come up before. Check this irv2.com link for useful info:

An Easy fix for Karadon?
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Old 05-30-2008, 01:22 PM   #5
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Thanks Mike & Mike, I saw later brochures that had the Karadon but did not have my 2002 as I bought it used...will try to contact the company.

Nice to see you are in Hanford...greetings from Atascadero
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Old 05-30-2008, 03:10 PM   #6
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Pete & Cynthia,

If you're interested in getting the brochure digitally, or any of the brochures from 2002 to 2006, drop me an email and I'll send it as an attachment to a reply email.

trek at 2mikeys dot com

Maybe we'll run into you sometime over on the coast!

Cheers!
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Old 05-30-2008, 04:41 PM   #7
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Our stove cover on our 2001, which of course is removable, cracked into two pieces on a rough ride. I took it to a kitchen/Bathroom counter top maker and they were able to repair and bond the two pieces together and the crack is only visible if you know where to look and we have traveled thousands of miles since then including dirt roads in the baja and it is still good. An easy and inexpensive alternative.
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Old 06-01-2008, 09:22 AM   #8
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To help all with this topic.

When we took delivery, we hated the rattle noise of the stove and trash bin/sink covers, so we went to Home Depot, and bought 1/2" diameter furniture feet in felt material, but the silicon ones would also work. We put those little feet on each corner, and one each along the edge so the weight distribution would be even, now they rattle less, and don't land hard if we hit a bump in the road. The sink/stove covers however rub against each other, and I don't have a solution for that yet, but working on it. We could just pull them off and put in the cabinet below made for storage, but I don't like that either. Must look out for those bad pot holes.
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Old 06-01-2008, 09:23 AM   #9
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But ours has a crack in the bathroom sink countertop, and hope their is a easy reply, because it's a little sharp and someone could cut there hand. So if a repair process does come to hand, let the group know so they can add it to their "repair list file".
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Old 06-05-2008, 04:31 PM   #10
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Just want to let everyone know that it is possible to replace any Karadon surface. A couple of years ago, I wanted to build a computer desk and add a Karadon top but WRV said my color was obsolete. Last month, we went to Davis Cabinets in Junction City, OR, and had cabinets, new slide out table, and a computer desk added. Shaun Davis was able to get Karadon in an exact match to our original to finish off the tops. He can get Karadon to match anything you need. He can aslo work with it to produce any piece that has broken or chipped. It is not cheap, but it's worth it!! He can be reached at (541) 988-8778, or visit his website at www.daviscabinets.com.
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Our range covers are in a box in the garage. Not wanting anything that heavy to come flying forward in case of an accident we stored them for the next owner. They are cumbersome, heavy and seemingly only for appearance.
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Hmmm, have not thought of that, wonder should I try to velcro them, or put them under the sink, where they are supposed to be stored. Will talk to the better half on her thoughts. We drove up Highway 28 in Montana, roughest road we have ever been on bar none, down to 40 or less because the road is so bad, they rattled but never jumped out of the slots they occupy. Still food for thought.
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We never travel with the sink or stove top covers on. I moved the divider in the cabinet below so that all 4 pieces would fit with bubble wrap around. My wife also silences the stove burners with different types of packing, usually the non-slid materials which completely shuts up those rattles. I do really hate rattles and have accomplished a great deal in keeping the coach extremely quiet.
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Ted- What have you done to quiet the vibrating window screens?
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