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Old 01-12-2019, 07:13 PM   #1
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Range Burners Gone Wild

I haven't seen anyone else mention this before but with our Rockwood Mini-Lite (Suburban 2937A) range, every time we get to a destination the burner grates have become dislodged from their holes even when traveling over relatively smooth roads.

I put a padded dish mat between the burner grates and the glass top to try to help keep them in place but at least a few still pop up while on the road and the legs are starting to scratch the range surface.

Is this a common problem or do we just have roaming burner grates for some reason? I thought about trying to bend the legs a little so they might be harder to remove, but they seem pretty hard to bend.

I know, it's a minor issue or complaint, but any thoughts or advice for these little buggers?
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Old 01-12-2019, 07:42 PM   #2
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If this occurs regularly regardless of the road traveled, check your tires. One could be way out of balance or have a bad spot in it. That will happen on a really rough road, but should no occur on every trip.
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Old 01-12-2019, 07:59 PM   #3
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If this occurs regularly regardless of the road traveled, check your tires. One could be way out of balance or have a bad spot in it. That will happen on a really rough road, but should no occur on every trip.

X2. on the possible tire issue. Excessive vibration and/or bouncing can cause that and more damage/issues. Also, have you checked the condition of the little rubber grommets that the legs for into? Worn/torn/missing grommets won't be able to help keep the grate on place.
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Old 01-12-2019, 09:26 PM   #4
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Thank you so much FlyBob and rracer5! I think you both might be right. We are getting the trailer back from the dealer soon for warranty recall repairs for a bent axle and they are also replacing two tires under the warranty.

I bet the problem will be resolved once we get it back! That makes sense why I couldn't find a lot of people complaining about this issue here too.

Thanks so much for taking the time to answer. You guys are great!
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I always remove the burner rings when I move. They used to end up on the kitchen counter or on the floor.
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We put a cutting board on top of the stove and hold it down with a small bungee cord. We've never had a problem, but with a rear kitchen, I figured there's no need to wait, plus it gives the cutting board a place to travel.
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Old 01-13-2019, 03:16 PM   #7
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I haven't seen anyone else mention this before but with our Rockwood Mini-Lite (Suburban 2937A) range, every time we get to a destination the burner grates have become dislodged from their holes even when traveling over relatively smooth roads.

I put a padded dish mat between the burner grates and the glass top to try to help keep them in place but at least a few still pop up while on the road and the legs are starting to scratch the range surface.

Is this a common problem or do we just have roaming burner grates for some reason? I thought about trying to bend the legs a little so they might be harder to remove, but they seem pretty hard to bend.

I know, it's a minor issue or complaint, but any thoughts or advice for these little buggers?
Ours actually takes some upward pull to detatch. Believe the grate legs press into rubber like grommets. Are the grommets cracked or missing by chance ?
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Thank you so much FlyBob and rracer5! I think you both might be right. We are getting the trailer back from the dealer soon for warranty recall repairs for a bent axle and they are also replacing two tires under the warranty.

I bet the problem will be resolved once we get it back! That makes sense why I couldn't find a lot of people complaining about this issue here too.

Thanks so much for taking the time to answer. You guys are great!
Im guessing that bent axle was the problem, unless the issue began before the axle got bent.

That bent axle would be putting all sorts of lateral movement into the camper riding on it, even if the tires were correctly balanced.

If I were you Id tell the dealer you want the tires checked for balance before you pick up the camper.

After you pick it up have someone follow you while pulling the camper to make sure it is not "crabbing" down the road. If it is, take it back and have the axles aligned as well.
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