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Old 11-19-2008
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My PT40 has a spring arraignment to hold the door open. It prevents the door from opening too far and you just kick it to 'break' the spring so it folds to close the door.

Search west marine for 'hatch spring' and you'll see them.

Only problem Ive found with it is the door dosnt open quite far enough, and if your in the coach its a reach to step down and kick the spring.

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What is wrong with the door strap like the one on my 1985 PT40? Its a chain with a door spring covered with a heavy insulated vinyl cover? If the wind does catch it, when the door hits the end of the chain the spring slowly stops it instead of slamming it and breaking something. The KISS principle is always the right way to do things in some instances.
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Old 11-20-2008
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Tom:

I was in the the same strong wind storm that broke my friends wifes arm when she as tossed out of the coach trying to hang on to the door. My door took a heck of a hit because I just let it go.

When I got home I took the door apart and found that the strap was bolted to the internal door frame, which is very light duty aluminum. The shock from the door opening had stretched the holes in the aluminum door from about 3/8" and the whole assembly was now lose.

So I put it back together with an oversize backer-plate and more and stronger bolts/nuts. It's the same strap and cover, just a beefed up attachment.
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Now that you have had some time with the series 60 do you have any more observations to share?
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Are there any photos labeling the various components/filters/fill locations/hoses/ for a 1996 wb 42ft Series 60?
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I had the most strangest thing to my beloved pt 40 she has been sleeping for about a year always crank her up every month runs fine air up shut it down month later cranked her up water shot out the exhaust and now she is smoking blue smoke 8v92 roof exhaust never done that before still smokes could water from all the rain filled the cylinders is it possible or something else
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First case of Wet Stack we've had on here in a while.... What does the dipstick look like? Any milkiness? Pull an oil sample and see if there is any coolant or water in the oil. http://www.blackstone-labs.com/

For others reading this, starting up the DD and letting it idle is not a good thing. They need to be warmed up under load and you want to "cook" any moisture out of the crankcase and other cavities before shutting down. This usually means a 45 minute ride to the nearest Texas Roadhouse or Cracker Barrel with bus parking during the months when you are not traveling.
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[QUOTE=sfedeli;

For others reading this, starting up the DD and letting it idle is not a good thing. They need to be warmed up under load and you want to "cook" any moisture out of the crankcase and other cavities before shutting down. This usually means a 45 minute ride to the nearest Texas Roadhouse or Cracker Barrel with bus parking during the months when you are not traveling.[/QUOTE]

Did you forget Waffle House I know parking can be an issue but not an unsurmountable task for a Bluebirder.
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