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Post by Madmac on Wed Jun 14, 2017 10:17 am

The oven door in our Beckford is hinged on the left hand side. When we hit a decent bump whist travelling the door flies open
Just wondering if anyone else has experienced this and how have they fixed it
We cant get an answer from the thetford agents here in New Zealand as they do not import this particular oven into NZ
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Re: Thetford oven door

Post by Spospe on Wed Jun 14, 2017 11:05 am

We have fitted a plastic turnbuckle to hold the door shut. Just a normal brown plastic device from a caravan accessory shop and screwed it into the wooden cabinet that the oven is built into: works perfectly.
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Post by Madmac on Wed Jun 14, 2017 7:25 pm

Thanks for your help. We are in New Zealand so will try and get one here.
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Post by groundhog on Wed Jun 14, 2017 8:52 pm

Common problem I am afraid, many of us have fitted this little mod Spospe has suggested! I also took the door off and inserted springs in the top and bottom brackets now it can't rattle up and down either!
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Post by Madmac on Wed Jun 14, 2017 9:16 pm

Thanks. Yes we also inserted washers in the top and bottom to stop the rattles! Have managed to find a plastic turnbuckle online in Christchurch nz so will order one today. Next problem we face is stopping the microwave squeaking and rattling.! Any suggestions on that one. Thanks again. Appreciate all the replies.
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Post by groundhog on Wed Jun 14, 2017 9:57 pm

Sorry can't help with that one never had the problem! up!
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Post by Madmac on Wed Jun 14, 2017 10:13 pm

Thanks. Have a great day and happy travels.
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Post by Spospe on Wed Jun 14, 2017 11:07 pm

We had squeaking and it was due to the door hinges. The hinges on our door are just simple round pegs, which go into holes in the supporting brackets. All it took was a tiny amount of grease on the rubbing parts (I used a small screwdriver to put it in place).
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Post by Madmac on Thu Jun 15, 2017 1:32 am

Thanks for the advice. I will check ours out and do the same. Appreciate your reply.
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Post by ymfb1 on Thu Jun 15, 2017 6:51 am

Would someone kindly post a photo of the addition, thanks
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Post by naki585 on Thu Jun 15, 2017 7:34 am

Madmac.
An other kiwi here. Have you tried Traillite. They should be able to source one for you.

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Re: Thetford oven door

Post by Madmac on Thu Jun 15, 2017 8:16 am

Hi Naki yes have had Trailite look at it several times and have not come up with anything that has improved the situation for any length of time. I have one of those turnbuckles suggested coming from UK Caravans in Palmerston if it is ok it will be a $20.00 fix which will be great
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Post by Madmac on Thu Jun 15, 2017 8:20 am

Hi Naki what Autosleeper M H do you have always interested to catch-up with other AS owners in NZ. We are in Auckland
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Post by naki585 on Thu Jun 15, 2017 9:07 am

Madmac.
I have sent you a PM.

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Re: Thetford oven door

Post by Madmac on Thu Jun 15, 2017 9:20 am

Hi unable to open your message. We have PM you do you have it. Thanks
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Post by Madmac on Thu Jun 15, 2017 9:47 am

Hi unable to open your message. We have PM you do you have it. Thanks
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Re: Thetford oven door

Post by ki on Fri Jun 16, 2017 10:14 am

Hi Madmac


About five years ago, late at night we were driving into Gisborne in our Auto-Sleeper Symbol when there was a large explosion coming from the year of the van. My son got a hell of a fright! The van had gone over a large pothole and the oven door had exploded into many pieces.


The vehicle was out of warranty but the agents at the time (Auckland Motorhomes – with the previous owners) contacted Auto-Sleepers who promptly arranged for a replacement door free of charge. I don’t know whether the current agents could be relied upon to do the same but you may want to try this option. Good luck.


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Re: Thetford oven door

Post by roli on Fri Jun 16, 2017 10:20 am

I dont know what oven is fitted to your van but when we got our Windsor the oven door was hinged on the same side as the bathroom wall which meant you couldnt open the door fully or remove the shelf (so much for inspections!).  It was sorted as it was possible for the door to be hinged on the opposite site

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Re: Thetford oven door

Post by Madmac on Fri Jun 16, 2017 10:28 am

Ours which is a thetford caprice is placed between two cupboards so no problem there with door opening. Thanks.
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Re: Thetford oven door

Post by jennyandpeter on Fri Jun 16, 2017 1:57 pm

For the microwave we took off the extractor and tightened all the screws, then added velcro inside the door. 
As in this thread http://www.autosleeper-ownersforum.com/t20500-auto-sleeper-warwick-duo-modifications-2017
For the oven remove the wire shelves from the oven and store elsewhere, remove the glass doors bend in the sheet metal that the glass door slides into and  replace the glass. Why an oven designed for a motorhome makes such a racket on the move is perplexing, I imagine it is a caravan design and no one would hear the racket when they are in the car.
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Post by Madmac on Fri Jun 16, 2017 10:11 pm

Thanks for your advice. Your link certainly helped.
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