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Old 08-09-2014, 06:19 PM   #253
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After all the talk on the Palazzo threads about making sure to have your coach level before extending the slides I see this coach on a dealer lot.

Now this is not a Palazzo but I thought it telling as to how some dealers worry about level!! In person that coach looked like it almost touching the ground on the driver side.

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Old 09-15-2014, 08:25 PM   #254
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i bought my 36.1 about 60 days ago and had it in for the slide and it still is not proper gap in the center at the bottom and the fridge door latch ? whats with that ? but it is a nice ride .i do need a fridge door latch fix any ideas ?
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i bought my 36.1 about 60 days ago and had it in for the slide and it still is not proper gap in the center at the bottom and the fridge door latch ? whats with that ? but it is a nice ride .i do need a fridge door latch fix any ideas ?
Are you using the provided fridge door screw in latch? What is the problem?
If you search the forum you will find several alternatives, including child safety catches. There was not enough room next to the fridge for me to install that and I gave up on the screw in. I took the easy way out and got 4 Command hanging hooks. Mounted sideways, 2 on doors and 2 on sidewall, strong long rubber bands. Quick and easy, works so far.
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Old 09-16-2014, 11:46 AM   #256
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Personally speaking we've never had an issue with the screw provided to secure the refrigerator doors for travel.

Last week we attended the Hershey RV Show. I took special note to look at the "methods/devices" used for securing residential refrigerators. Forest River used the same screw as well as the other manufacturers. I saw nothing different at the show.

Amazon has many latches available if you search 'safety latches for appliances and refrigerators.'
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Forest River used the same screw as well as the other manufacturers. I saw nothing different at the show.

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Slide Topper

Since I had to replace my slide topper I have become much more familiar with our Carefree topper.

The model we have on our Palazzo does not have the metal covers or wind protectors of other versions. It does have an anti-billowing "system" which is not totally effective based on my experience and a few other reports.

Considering what it cost me I should have done some research on whether it would have been possible to replace with a more expensive but more durable version.

I have been trying to find a way to better protect our toppers, preferably without requiring an 8 ft. ladder at every slide deployment. I looked at the Carefree replacement YouTube video at:


Also printed the manual at:
http://www.carefreeofcolorado.com/do...e%20Manual.pdf

Neither provided great insight. So the only thing I can suggest is to make sure your anti-billowing device is engaging using this procedure:
- Use an 8 ft. ladder as a minimum, taller is better and depends on how tall you are.
- Place the ladder close to the closed slide
- Carefully go up the ladder far enough to reach the rolled up cover
- Rotate the rolled up cover with the top towards the coach as it would unroll with the slide going out.
- There will be some rotation but it should hit the anti-billow lock
- If it does not stop rotating check if the anti-billow lock mechanism is firmly against the striker plate.

Let me know if anyone has better ideas.
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