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Old 07-07-2012, 01:34 PM   #1
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Battery Disconnect Recessed

You may have read in another post on how when our refrigerator door panel dropped out, it snapped off the battery disconnect switch. An email to Gregg Rollins last Monday resulted in a brand new switch being delivered to the house Thursday afternoon. That's including the 4th of July which makes that AWESOME warranty service.

Anyways, when I opened the new switch today I immediately noticed a hex nut AND a knurled nut. I didn't remember seeing a knurled nut on the old switch. The old switch was held to the plastic electrical cover with just a hex nut. So I assembled the new switch to the new cover by first putting the hex nut on the switch, then the cover, and finally the knurled nut. I threaded the knurled nut on just enough that it was held by all its threads. I then backed the hex nut off of the switch to sandwich the cover between the hex nut and the knurled nut. This resulted in having the new switch recessed almost a full half inch over the factory installation. So IF the panel ever drops again, there is very little chance that I'll be facing the same predicament.

I don't know if all trailers leaving the factory are missing the knurled nut or if it was just mine that some guy didn't bother to assemble correctly. But I think I much prefer having it installed as it is now. Much less chance of even having a leg hit the switch while moving about the trailer. You can probably find a correctly sized knurled nut at your local home improvement store or a Radio Shack.
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