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Refer door design looks period correct. Looks good. Lifting the refer higher makes it easier to get to lower shelf.
On a remodel of a classic gmc I lifted the sofa bed seat one inch at the front while at seat position. Made seating more comfortable.
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Refer door design looks period correct. Looks good. Lifting the refer higher makes it easier to get to lower shelf.
On a remodel of a classic gmc I lifted the sofa bed seat one inch at the front while at seat position. Made seating more comfortable.
The refer matches the dishwasher perfectly I have to figure out some crafty way to keep the doors closed now. I saw some earthquake magnetic things that looked pretty interesting.
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how about a clip on the wall next to the door only seen when open. center near the fridge and freezer interface. and make a removable tab that slips down and in. when not in use put tab on refer shelf. use only when driving. would not need to be firm fit only there to obstruct opening by ineria. make it bright color to be seen in pretrip check and when reaching for a cold one.


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Lots of options on West Marine or similar. Use search term cabinet latch
Will they not stay closed on their own? Takes a lot to get my home fridge door to open.

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If your fridge door is reversable (like mine), I went and found a threaded knob on it and replaced one of the door holes that cover the unused hole side and it screws in just fine.
All we do is to twist it and it is tall enough and long enough to keep the doors from opening.
Works fine now for 3 years.
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If your fridge door is reversable (like mine), I went and found a threaded knob on it and replaced one of the door holes that cover the unused hole side and it screws in just fine.
All we do is to twist it and it is tall enough and long enough to keep the doors from opening.
Works fine now for 3 years.
Yes, and I reversed it to open to the rear of the coach. I was thinking about something like that, too.
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I managed to FINALLY get it out of the driveway today for a good test and tune. Since the last time I drove it out of the drive last November much has changed : all new coolant, hoses, 170 stats, chassis heaters and new coolant filter plumbed, new coolant temp gauge, Bendix cruise control removed, new o-rings in the throttle and shutoff cylinder, new throttle valve, new front brake chambers and slacks, a few dump valves and just 1 HCV. I had a lot to pay attention to and out of all this the engine fan switch decided to not work, so I had to disconnect that and just run the fan at 100% to get home.

I forgot to test the new GM cruise control, but I'm heading out in a bit to do that.

The new temp gauge I ended up getting was an Autometer digital, p/n 6337. I chose this because I can read it in my peripheral vision because it's digital, and it's VERY accurate down to 0F. Most of the stuff including the originals are actually bad outside of about 190F due to the temp sensor's profile. This Autometer uses a very quick responding Delphi sensor that is almost linear from 0-300F, and has lots of resolution. I can actually see the coolant temp when the block heater is on, that's kinda nice. The temp sensor it uses has some pretty skinny wires on it so I tried support and protect them well and I think it will be OK. I don't like seeing like 20 ga wires on something like that.

This morning when I went out it was only about 50 and the chassis heaters working was great. The smell of lots of old dust warming up to blow on me wasn't that bad, either. I love having them working.

The last thing - clearly only the rear brakes have been working since I bought the bus. When we went through the brakes a year ago the front pads looked nearly new and the drives showed maybe 50% wear. I don't remember what the tags showed. Anyways the slack adjusters were not working, the mechanic didn't seem to catch that. The braking performance now is *stellar*. I mean it just freaking stops now with light pedal applications. So happy with that.
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Tough to drive these without good brakes! Glad you fixed THAT!
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Glad you had a good drive. It is great when all your hard work pays off.
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I've had some other "things" going on so it felt good to drive her. I was really looking forward to going to the Muscoda rally, but those "things" conspired against me. One of these days the bus will just be done and sitting ready for its next trip without me scrambling to put it back together so I can drive it.
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