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Old 09-15-2020, 03:38 PM   #1
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Sorting out a few things on my RT210. First, both second row seats are stuck in the closed position. Can't get them lifted up to access storage. Is there a secret, or am I not forcing them enough. Don't want to break anything.

Second, the battery drawer box will not open. The T handle pops out, but will not completely turn 90 degrees for the drawer to pull out. I hate to put a big wrench on it and turn it all the way and break something. Anyone have any ideas?

Oh, the window screens, what kind of clamps are used to attach them to window frame. Previous owner used Velcro to attach them to window frame.
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Old 09-15-2020, 04:29 PM   #2
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on m pleasure way- all my outside storage and battery bins were stiff- but I was able to release the battery catch by pushing in on the door/cover while turning the lock with key- shooting some wd40 at it with the straw



all of these were cleaned and lubed and alignment checked and now ok- it was a build up of dirt/corrision not a mechanical breakage
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Old 09-15-2020, 05:33 PM   #3
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Oh, the window screens, what kind of clamps are used to attach them to window frame. Previous owner used Velcro to attach them to window frame.
Actually, the velcro might have been from the factory. That's the way they're attached on my LTV Free Spirit. And while the adhesive has become somewhat brittle, I expect I'll use the same method when/if I need to replace the attachments.
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Actually, the velcro might have been from the factory. That's the way they're attached on my LTV Free Spirit. And while the adhesive has become somewhat brittle, I expect I'll use the same method when/if I need to replace the attachments.
Factory told me clips, but never told me what kind. Never replied when I asked!
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First, both second row seats are stuck in the closed position. Can't get them lifted up to access storage. Is there a secret, or am I not forcing them enough. Don't want to break anything.
They will not budge. The bottoms pull forward, but will not lift at all. My understanding is that they were suppose to lift up for access to storage underneath.
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First, both second row seats are stuck in the closed position. Can't get them lifted up to access storage. Is there a secret, or a!!m I not forcing them enough. Don't want to break anything.
They will not budge. The bottoms pull forward, but will not lift at all. My understanding is that they were suppose to lift up for access to storage underneath.

Figured them out!!! Pull out half way and then lift. All kind of storage on drivers side!!! And a little on drivers side. Now we're good to go

Now if we can get the pesky battery box to slide out!
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Second, the battery drawer box will not open. The T handle pops out, but will not completely turn 90 degrees for the drawer to pull out. I hate to put a big wrench on it and turn it all the way and break something. Anyone have any ideas?
Another member recently had a similar problem (don't know what to search for to find their post), but suffice it say they reported a few sprays of lube fixed their problem.

Good luck.
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Regarding the release latches, they will break if forced with tools. The latches are connected to the handle via relatively thin wire. What I did when I had a stuck latch was lube them blindly with penetrating lubricant and work them loose by working the handle. After getting them open enough to get the drawer rolled out I worked them some more with penetrating lube until they were completely free. That happened in 2016 and they work well now with relatively little maintenance (we drive the RT all winter for skiing so it gets more than its share of salt).

Here's a picture of the latch:
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Here's a picture of the frame with striker:
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Sorry for the sideways pictures, I don't see a way to fix that but I'm sure there is.

As you may imagine when the door is closed these are very hard to get to, can't be seen through the gasket. I used a straw on the penetrating lube and tried to aim for them (latches on the other doors are similar and provided a guide). I don't remember whether I could get a tool in to work the actual latch.

I do remember spending a long time doing this, maybe even left the penetrating lube on overnight.

Don't have a picture of the wire connection, IIRC I had to disassemble it to see it.
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I had that problem too. Sprayed penetrating oil...maybe a lot of penetrating oil and eventually the drawer opened. My locks were not as bad as yours appear to be. I cleaned them up, cleaned up the rust and haven't had the problem for a year now.
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Regarding the release latches, they will break if forced with tools. The latches are connected to the handle via relatively thin wire. What I did...... .
Thanks for letting me know. I have new AGM batteries ordered and found a Mobile RV guy to handle that repair along with a couple other issues!!! But first oil change, ATF fluid and filter, Coolant change and differential oil change along with state safety inspection!!
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