I just threw out my Dometic NDR 1292 that NEVER kept anything cold. On our last trip up to the Kankakee Il., area the fridge temp got up to 50 degrees and spoiled everything. It is now trash.
Have a Whirlpool 11 cuft that has more interior space than the old 1292 and will be able to put a pull out pantry next to it.
My coach has a 2000 watt inverter that normally runs the two TV's the microwave and nothing else that I can locate. I ran a new romex from the microwave area to the fridge cabinet that will allow it to run on Shore power, Generator and now inverter.
I have two large house batteries that will power the fridge when we are not running the genset or on shore power. I have room for two more house batteries that should power it for a day or more if ever needed. We don't dry camp and if we did, I'd install a couple of solar panels to keep the batteries charged.
Goodbye to soft ice cream and soured milk. Good riddance to the Dometic NDR 1292, look for parts on E-Bay if you have one of these. My cooling unit (what a joke) was bad.
I use old mud flaps, nice hard plastic. Look around at large truck stops you'll usually find several.:)
You can cut one in half and use them for the front. Course the rear, (duals) will require a full flap.
Make sure and check them for mounting bolts, don't want to put a hole in a tire.:S
If it is the only jack supporting the MH, then prying is not going to do any good, and forget the type, I looked at the pictures, it is a power gear type.
Looks like you or someone has done some driving where the brine soup has been sprayed on the roads, doesn't look good.
Use Jacks, jack up the motor home, do this only if you think you can do it safely. Use heavy jacks, then block up the motor home with 4x4 cribbage, something heavy.
Once you have the jack clear of the ground, then loosen the fastners and dismount it.
Pretty sure you will find the jack is bent, do some serious rust removal on the rest of the system.
Good luck, keep us informed, maybe someone else will chime in with some alternatives.
Put a long pole, 2x4, under the jack and pry up on the lever, see if it moves. Does it have a spring attached to it. If so it is retracted by the spring, not by hyd.
If it doesn't move then try and loosen the hyd hose and pry again. If all else fails, it should be attached to the frame by about 4 large bolts, remove them and the hose and take it to the shop.
If it doesn't move from the prying, the jack is probably bent and will need to be replaced.
One last question,
is it HWH or Power Gear?
Hope this helps
Hey Don, I've stayed at the KOA just north of Granite City, really liked it. They have a little fenced in area for the Chihuahua, by the way, we have three.
KOA just off 270
This camp ground is right off 270 on the north side, on the Illinois side. Only a few minutes from St Louis via the freeway.
Here's another, we've stayed at, liked it also, has the Casino so that could be a + or - depending how much gambling you do :W
Casino Queen Camp Ground
Hope this helps.