Jayco RV Owners Forum
 


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 07-17-2016, 10:18 AM   #1
Senior Member
 
TimHolt's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2016
Location: Canutillo
Posts: 464
Refrigerator Door Fell off

Hello everyone!
New to the RV way of life, having just purchased a gently used 2010 Grayhawk.
On our inagural trip (From Texas to Yellowstone!) we sort of overloaded the refrigerator door and it fell off during a prticularly bumpy ride. Upon inspection, the bottom hinge mount had cracked.

When I got back to Texas, I tried replairing it with some epoxy, and it appears to be holding, however, I suspect that this will happen again. The solution next time will be to replace the bottom mount I suspect.

So, how can I get just the bottom strip of the refridgerator door and replace just it, or will I have to get an entire door?

Any help would be appreciated.

Tim in Texas
__________________

TimHolt is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-17-2016, 10:20 AM   #2
Senior Member
 
Grumpy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Where ever the boss says we're going.
Posts: 3,601
Whole door unfortunately. Also order the hinge support kit. Norcold had issues with doors during that era ..06/07 and up.
__________________

__________________
DISNEY LOVERS
PINNACLE 2015 38FLSA. aka: "Roam Sweet Home"
Grumpy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-17-2016, 10:21 AM   #3
Senior Member
 
schiguy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2016
Location: West Virginia
Posts: 223
Is the fridge a Dometic or a Norcold? You might be able to contact them and see if they sell parts for your particular model.
__________________
2016 Jayco North Point 375 BHFS

2015 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD Duramax SB SRW
schiguy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-17-2016, 03:02 PM   #4
Senior Member
 
Griswald One's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2015
Location: Brooklin, Ontario
Posts: 363
Just had mine repaired

Mine snapped last year... May depend on the model because they were able to repair mine without replacing the whole door.

I also saw where Norcold has an available reinforcement part available... I have not ordered one yet... Guess I should get on that!
__________________


Griswald One - Life is a Misadventure!
2015 Greyhawk 29ME / Chevy Sonic
Griswald One is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-17-2016, 05:05 PM   #5
Senior Member
 
TimHolt's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2016
Location: Canutillo
Posts: 464
Ordered New Door

I ordered a new door. Used this vendor, who sent me a quick reply on a Sunday afternoon:

Norcold Parts | Norcold RV Refrigerators and Replacement Parts For Sale! - The Norcold Guy

I also ordered the hinge kit to make the hinge stronger.

Thanks everyone for the help!

I will let you knwo how the replacement goes.

Tim
TimHolt is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-17-2016, 05:12 PM   #6
Senior Member
 
LI-Camper's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2013
Location: Long Island, NY
Posts: 162
Door hinge Retrofit

After reading about several MH owners that experienced the same problem, I decided to be proactive and to buy the hinge retrofit before it happened to me on a trip. I have an N811 Norcold frig. The new part is for N6 and N8 Norcold refrigerators. It is part # 634166 ordered from Amazon. I got the part # by emailing to service dept. at Norcold. It fits on the bottom of the door with no tools. The top hinge has a screw that holds the door in place. It cost $25 using Amazon Prime.
__________________

2016 Greyhawk 29MV

Wherever you go, there you are!
LI-Camper is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-17-2016, 05:15 PM   #7
Senior Member
 
LI-Camper's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2013
Location: Long Island, NY
Posts: 162
Door Hinge Retofit II

I forgot to mention that both left and right hinge reinforcements are included with this order. I have a right hand hinge so I only used that part.
__________________

2016 Greyhawk 29MV

Wherever you go, there you are!
LI-Camper is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-17-2016, 05:22 PM   #8
Senior Member
 
SmokerBill's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: PNW
Posts: 2,696
Don't the refrigerators with problems have plastic hinge brackets? The ones on my 6 cubic foot Norcold are metal- either steel or aluminum. I don't see how those could break.
__________________
Bill
2011 Dodge Ram 1500 HEMI Quad Cab
2011 Jay Flight 26BH
SmokerBill is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-17-2016, 05:25 PM   #9
Senior Member
 
Grumpy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Where ever the boss says we're going.
Posts: 3,601
It's not the bracket, it's the female part of the hinge on the door.
__________________
DISNEY LOVERS
PINNACLE 2015 38FLSA. aka: "Roam Sweet Home"
Grumpy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-17-2016, 05:35 PM   #10
Senior Member
 
SmokerBill's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: PNW
Posts: 2,696
Quote:
Originally Posted by Grumpy View Post
It's not the bracket, it's the female part of the hinge on the door.
You mean the plastic tabs on the upper and lower door frame sections that the metal brackets pivot on? Mine look pretty solid. Maybe my 2011 has the upgraded hinges. I have many miles on rough roads with the door compartments full of stuff. No problems so far.
__________________

__________________
Bill
2011 Dodge Ram 1500 HEMI Quad Cab
2011 Jay Flight 26BH
SmokerBill is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
2010, 2010 jayco, door, gray hawk, refrigerator

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


» Virginia State Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 06:17 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Copyright 2002-2016 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.