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Old 10-19-2014, 09:42 PM   #21
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I ripped mine off.... Never had one come off a by itself in 40 yrs of RVing....


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Old 10-20-2014, 06:02 AM   #22
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J there is a paint Shop in Pa that took the paint codes FR gave me mixed the paint and put it in a spray can for me u can try doing a goggle search for something in your area. Jim
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Old 10-20-2014, 06:50 AM   #23
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My door has been coming loose on the last few trips. The two screws that hold it on come loose. The end of the last trip it was about to fall off.
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Old 10-20-2014, 07:34 AM   #24
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NO3putt - I've noticed in heavy winds, the door rattles enough that over time, the twist lock vibrates around - but I've never had it completely swivel. It will not happen again, I added a little twist tie to the latch.

Jrlebaron - great idea - with pics of the cans, I'll do some more looking!
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Old 10-20-2014, 09:52 AM   #25
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Thanks for the reply, will make sure to keep the little tab flat and may put a little clip on it.
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Old 10-20-2014, 11:42 AM   #26
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I think mine came off due to my own fault. I probably didn't have it fastened completely. "Operator Error" in my case.


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Old 10-20-2014, 12:36 PM   #27
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How abt putting one of those small rubber coated pad locks on the pin outside??? It would never come off then...


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Old 10-20-2014, 12:38 PM   #28
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I put a rubber coated clip on mine. Thought about a pad lock but I have to many keys to keep up with as it is.


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Old 10-20-2014, 03:24 PM   #29
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Home Depot in the section they sell velcro and other clips has rubber coated "twist-ties" in various lengths. I've used the long ones for years with rolls of coax, electric cords etc. They have some that are just a couple inches long - I threaded that throughout the twist lock - can not blow off again and at about $1.50...
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Old 10-20-2014, 04:33 PM   #30
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J my BnL didn't have any luck with those codes. He's still gonna try to find the colors for them.
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Old 10-20-2014, 07:59 PM   #31
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Cajun - thanks for trying...

jrlebaron - I've sent the paint codes to about half-a-dozen web sites that mix paint and put into spray can applications. Have not heard from any of them yet. Thanks for the advice and suggestion.
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Old 10-21-2014, 08:08 AM   #32
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My tab that holds the cover on broke while at the dealer. It was plastic and they replaced it with a metal one. They said that the plastic ones are not good. As a precaution to all, check whether the heater door tab is plastic or metal. X2 to the additional safety tie or paper clip.
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Old 10-26-2014, 01:11 PM   #33
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The little spring loaded tab lock on the Berk water heater cover is a joke. Luckily mine broke off in my hand while the unit was stationary ... I still have my cover.

Rather than attempting to replace the spring loaded gizmo, I fed a bolt through from the inside. Locked it in place with a nut ... leaving only about 1/4 inch of the bolt sticking out past the cover. I then secure the cover in place with a felt backed rubber washer and a wing nut. It work like a charm.

This will not bring back your lost covers but it will prevent then being lost a second time.
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Old 10-27-2014, 12:38 PM   #34
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That's a good idea lefaivre.
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