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Gorilla Glue is MAGIC!!

It will keep your shelves in place.  Voice of experience AFTER the fact, but now I have learned.



-- Edited by RonC on Monday 17th of April 2017 09:15:56 PM

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I have seen some GAWD awful uses of that stuff. Swells up and looks terrible. JMHO

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It does swell up and if used correctly and placed correctly it doesn't show. But it is strong like Bull.

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The reason I had to add bracing and used Gorilla Glue in the first place is that we had a kitchen shelf collapse due to bad highways. We rearranged that stuff to put the heavier stuff on the floor (where it should have been in the first place, DUH) and with the additional bracing should not have THAT problem again. However, I'm a "smoke, fire" guy, so I looked at all our shelves and have found some that needed attention due to slight sagging. All that has now been braced and glued, so I believe future problems have been headed off. Just for my info, when you ready your RV to travel, do you take canned goods off the pantry shelves? Take some clothes out of the closet? We have had clothes on hanger bounce off the rod and be on the floor due to bad roads. No catastrophe's yet, but prevention is key ... so I was wondering what other full timers do.

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RonC wrote:

Just for my info, when you ready your RV to travel, do you take canned goods off the pantry shelves? Take some clothes out of the closet? We have had clothes on hanger bounce off the rod and be on the floor due to bad roads. No catastrophe's yet, but prevention is key ... so I was wondering what other full timers do.


 Nope, don't take a thing down in the closet and certainly not any canned stuff off the shelves. Being really optimistic for you but see how it is after the suspension upgrade.  Sure seems like you getting a lot of recoil.



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I agree on the recoil thing. That's what bounces the clothes on hangers off the rod (admittedly this has only happened a couple of times). Leaf Springs only have a couple of inches of travel so it's a harsh ride. I have high hopes for the IS upgrade ... two weeks to go!

The collapsed kitchen shelf was a combination of self inflicted injury (putting too heavy items on the shelf and plastic bowls and lids on the floor) and poor construction. Lot's of staples and thin materials.  I am taking a tour of KZ's plant on Tuesday the 2nd of May.  I think I'll give them a little customer feedback.



-- Edited by RonC on Tuesday 18th of April 2017 03:26:25 PM

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Over time I have done my share of reinforcing in both of our RVs, using screws, brads and glue. We also learned where we needed refrigerator bars to block stuff from coming out of cabinets (and the refrigerator). Non-skid liners on the shelves also helps.

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I guess it's just a fact of life that if you shake anything hard enough, it will eventually come loose. Experience has been described as "the sum of all your scar tissue" ... I am now more experienced.

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RonC wrote:

I guess it's just a fact of life that if you shake anything hard enough, it will eventually come loose. Experience has been described as "the sum of all your scar tissue" ... I am now more experienced.


Rob, I'll give due credit to Linda Payne for this one from 10 years ago. "Your rig goes through a level 7 earthquake every time you tow it."  Lota truth to that.  Less with the IS, but nonetheless . . . 

What I really think you will first (not) notice with the IS is no significant "echo" bounce from your trailer when going over rail road tracks felt in the truck.  That's the first thing I noticed (it is Elkhart) when we change to the IS on our previous trailer.  

We put a MOR/ryde rubber pin box on our previous KZ Escalade.  (Ask Rob about a "package deal" with the IS.) But one way or another I do recommend a pin box that is not "fixed."  Ride quality really does depend on the truck and trailer combination and no two are the same.  But if you have a "fixed" pin box I'd consider the MOR/ryde one. It's not very expensive "relatively" and and is an easy install while your there and they will custom the rubber spring to your trailer's weight.  A thought.



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I actually talked to Rob today and we discussed the pin box. I asked him for a Volume Discount ... which he thought was funny. Hey, I was serious ... not! I don't have fixed pin box now, I have Lippert Rota-Flex (pivoting head). This is supposed to reduce chucking, but it does it in a different way than the morRYDE pin box does it.

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