News from August, 2008

Amboy Days/Buddy/Grandkids Rally Aug22 -Aug 24

Friday, August 29th, 2008

The rally was held at the Lee County 4H fairgrounds at Amboy. Weather was great. We had 8 couples bring out their rigs and a couple more showed up for visits. We held a business meeting Friday to elect Norm White as president. Saturday was spent in town looking at the 80 tractors that were on display. Sunday we went back and tried to see all the 400 cars that had come into town. Aarup’s two grandkids enjoyed outing.

Expanded Dometic Refrigerator Recall

Friday, August 15th, 2008

Dometic recently expanded the recall on its two-door refrigerators. The original recall included some of the two-door refrigerators manufactured between April 1997 and May 2003. The new recall focuses on models manufactured between June 2003 and September 2006. If your year of manufacture is within these ranges, go to the Dometic site to check to see if it applies to your unit. Here is the site address: http://www.dometic.com/enus/Americas/USA/RV-Products/RV-News/Dometic-Recall-Information/

Recall of Tire Valves – Beware

Wednesday, August 13th, 2008

Six million Dill Air Control Products (Chinese made by one co-owned plant) rubber tire valves have been recalled but they have no idea where the valves are. The rubber compound did not contain the proper ozone resistant ingredient and fail when cracks form, allowing the tires to sometimes deflate rapidly. There are no easily identified manufacturer’s marks or lot numbers on the visible outside of the valve, so all you can do is look for the start of smaller cracks on the outside of the valve, usually close to the base of the valve. (The manufacturer’s name can only be seen, if the tire is taken off the wheel.) If you see cracks, or have a tire which loses air repeatedly, replace the valves immediately. At a slightly higher cost, some people are recommending that we use the metal valve stems for our high pressure trailer tires. Update: Per the feds, ┬áThere may be up to 30,000,000 defective valve stems out there.

We had two valve failures, and resultant blowouts, on our Arizona trip in 2015. We replaced all 6 tires and valve stems.

Installation Rally Cancelled

Wednesday, August 13th, 2008

Quite a few of our leaders and members are going to participate in the Region 5 “Great River Road Caravan” which conflicts with the proposed dates for our Installation Rally. The Executive Board has voted to canel our rally.

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