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Old 12-28-2011, 11:46 PM   #11
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We have a 2012 SP-295 as well. We've camped about 12 nights in it (we only got it in mid-August). No problems with the outdoor kitchen door so far.

Actually, the only issue I have noticed is that one of the latches on the outdoor kitchen door doesn't turn the whole way (the side closest to the front of the trailer.) The one at the rear of the trailer goes a full 90 degrees, while the other only goes about 75 degrees. It still latches but it is a little annoying.

I did learn to put a child-lock on the outdoor fridge's door after our first trip. I opened the door to the kitchen and all my beer fell to the ground. Not nice.
Do you use those "Regrigerator Bars" from Camco? I used the double bar piece and it help to keep stuff from moving towards the door. Also the "Fridgebrace" is great for larger and heavier items like gallon of milk.

http://www.campingworld.com/shopping...ator-bars/3441

http://www.campingworld.com/shopping...set-of-2/47878
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Old 12-29-2011, 06:30 AM   #12
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We have a 2011 Salem and have not had any issues with the hinge on the outside kitchen door,and our door seems to be centered in the opening.I was a bit concerned at first with the weight of the door and the high pressure of the struts,but so far no issues.
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Old 12-29-2011, 12:46 PM   #13
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We haven't taken ours in to have it replacement ed yet...I'll post the results when we do.
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Old 12-29-2011, 02:42 PM   #14
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Do you use those "Regrigerator Bars" from Camco? I used the double bar piece and it help to keep stuff from moving towards the door. Also the "Fridgebrace" is great for larger and heavier items like gallon of milk.

http://www.campingworld.com/shopping...ator-bars/3441

http://www.campingworld.com/shopping...set-of-2/47878
We just use the cheapo spring type curtain rods from wal mart. When those go to heck we'll get some more for $2. They work great.
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Old 01-04-2012, 07:05 PM   #15
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Taking it in to OLATHE RV February 20 to put replacement door,hinge,frame and decals....alot of trouble for a split hinge. Glad it's on FR and not me.
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Old 02-20-2012, 07:55 PM   #16
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Just got home from Olathe Ford RV. Long day...4 hour drive each way just to have them replace the door,frame and hinge. They did a great job and got us out in about 2 hours. Looks good and works good...I just hope it doesn't crack again. Time will tell. I'll keep you posted if there is a problem through the camping season. Happy trails to all as the season we all live for is just around the corner!
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Old 02-28-2012, 10:14 PM   #17
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Just got home from Olathe Ford RV. Long day...4 hour drive each way just to have them replace the door,frame and hinge. They did a great job and got us out in about 2 hours. Looks good and works good...I just hope it doesn't crack again. Time will tell. I'll keep you posted if there is a problem through the camping season. Happy trails to all as the season we all live for is just around the corner!
Did they change anything in the setup to make sure it doesn't happen again, or is their no noticeable difference? Did you ask if they knew exactly why this happened in the first place? I am not trying to grill you, its just mine has the exact same problem so any information would be very helpful.
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Old 02-28-2012, 10:40 PM   #18
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It doesn't really look too different that I can tell. They put a new frame,door, hinge,and decals. I asked if FR would extend my warranty since it will run out before the camping season really begins( MAY) and he said no but they knew that they had a problem and should I have it again they would take care of me since I was on record. It may be a different hinge I can't really tell...so time will tell..good luck with yours and I will check in thru out the season especially if it looks like a re-occurance of the problem.
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Thank you for responding so fast, I will be getting mine done probably over march break in anticipation of the camping season soon. I will definitely make sure that they replace the door and hinge, and frame. Perhaps they can reinforce the frame too. Good luck the rest of the way, hopefully you don't have any other problems.
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I've decided to reinforce my hinge on both ends by adding jb weld to the inside of the L channel. Once I looked closer it does not appear that they made any changes to their setup or design,materials of the hinge. Still the same looking aluminum channel. So I plan to add filler with the jb weld to strengthen it so it doesn't have the chance to tear again at the ends due to the stress from the gas cylinders and weight of the door. Not sure this makes sense but if you've had the problem you might understand the preventive fix. If I still have a pic of the split hinge before it was replaced I'll try to post it.
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