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  1. Terrific info. Armed with your replies and my phone traffic app, we'll be in good shape. Thanks!
  2. Maybe it will help if I travel on Sunday, instead, and avoid the construction activity. Thanks for the replies!
  3. Need to get from Montgomery AL to Nashville TN and all roads lead through Birmingham. Looking at the map, there doesn't seem to be a reasonable roadway around the actual city of Birmingham. For those in the know, how bad of a road is I-65 once you get into the city? I would be aiming for late a.m. on a weekday. Tips and advice welcome. Thanks!
  4. If you have a smart phone, check for a leveling app. My iPhone has a compass app that came standard and if you open it up then swipe left, the phone becomes a level.
  5. Which lifetime? The longer I live, the more all those places and peoples and situations feel just like that. Another lifetime.
  6. I also can access my outside shower water lines from under the bathroom sink so, in freezing weather, I leave that cabinet open so the warmth of the RV gets to the pipes. On the outside, I put bubble wrap into the outside shower compartment to help insulate against the cold from the access door.
  7. How long since you last used it? If it's been a while, try spraying some lubricating oil down there from the rooftop mount, then go inside and try to spin it.
  8. Spot--Re the chickens, I lie not... Had a family with half a dozen chickens stay for a few days at a Virginia state park. They were lovely creatures and very well behaved. Stayed outside and, even when the family was away from the site having fun, the chickens stayed close to their RV, toodling around, clucking a soft song, and entertaining the passers-by. Also saw a fellow camping in a Texas park with a goat. Delightful!
  9. What was the problem and the fix?
  10. Anyone ever use an air horn in an aggressive dog situation? I got one for bears and have started to carry it all the time now for off-leash, aggressive dogs, too, but haven't had a chance to test it (hope I don't get the chance!). I suppose another benefit is it would immediately call attention to the situation in case help is needed.
  11. Here's the skinny for anyone else with a similar question. Norcold's 7 cu ft NA7LX will work in the N621 opening with no modifications necessary. It is also a 2-way unit. It also isn't a full 7 cu.ft--more like 6.5. Important to note: Buy a trim adapter kit for the old frig's door panels so that they will fit the larger unit, unless you want to buy new doors. Thanks for your help, ya'll.
  12. Thanks, Kirk. I was quoted a price from a repair shop for a new cooling unit, plus labor, that would approach the cost of a new refrigerator. Also when researching what goes into installing a new cooling unit, it looks like it can be a complicated process and if it is not done right, I would be no better off than before... just way poorer. So it made sense to me to go with a new frig at this point. Good idea, though, if it were more economical.
  13. My 6 cu.ft. Norcold N621 is dying. Trying to shop for a replacement and it looks like, not only is this model not made any more, Norcold doesn't make a 6 cu.ft. 2-way RV frig anymore (unless I am missing something). Closest things I find are the Dometic DM2652 and DM2662 (6.3 and 6.11 cu.ft), but they are slightly wider (1/2") and taller (3/4") than my Norcold so it looks like I'll have to pay to have the opening enlarged somewhat, in addition to the expense of the frig and installation. Hopefully it will be worth it! Questions: Anyone have feedback on reliability of that Dometic model (or other similar models)? And am I overlooking another option? (Oh, and I did look up the Norcold conversion chart which shows what new models can be used to replace old ones, and they don't even list the N621.) Thanks for your input!
  14. Please let us know if/when you find the solution to the problem. I have had a similar issue for a while now. Thanks!
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