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More miles on I84. I discovered this morning that the refrigerator from hell is doing its thing. The spring in the door latch broke. While the magnetic seal holds it closed when parked, without the latch any bumpy or windy roads is asking for the contents to end up on the floor. I had added a strap that goes across the door, so that won't happen as long as I remember to hook it up, but I'd rather have the safety of the working latch. I stopped at two different RV dealers in Boise, ID but they didn't have the latch in stock. I did get the part number, so if I am anywhere long enough, I can get one shipped.
I stopped for the day at the Three Island Crossing State Park. I'm in site 19 for two nights. While the price is more expensive for non residents, they have a 50% discount for seniors. $19.31 per night for electric & water. Nice shade trees over the large site, very clean bathrooms and showers. I'm not sure why the park is so empty - a pleasant place to stay.
After setting up I decided that I could fix the door. I removed the latch, took it apart & found the pieces of the broken spring. I was pretty sure I wouldn't be able to find an exact replacement, but at the Hometown Hardware in Glenns Ferry they had a small compression spring made of wire about the same weight. A little reworking with a my Leatherman and a lot of luck, and there is now a spring back in my latch!
Dinner was a grilled chicken breast, corn on the cob & a Butterfingers ice cream cone for dessert.
Until Next Time -
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