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Old 03-11-2007, 06:51 AM   #1
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Both the chrome covers on the generator and HydroHot exhausts come loose. After everey trip I have to go tighten them up w/a phillips screwdriver. I told Newmar while in service and they only added another screw. It took longer but, loosening up again.

Any ideas on what else to try? There is so much vibration that it would have to be pretty secure. Perhaps a lock nut that is resistant to heat, or a lock washer.

Seems like a chintzy set-up to begin with.
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Old 03-11-2007, 06:51 AM   #2
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Both the chrome covers on the generator and HydroHot exhausts come loose. After everey trip I have to go tighten them up w/a phillips screwdriver. I told Newmar while in service and they only added another screw. It took longer but, loosening up again.

Any ideas on what else to try? There is so much vibration that it would have to be pretty secure. Perhaps a lock nut that is resistant to heat, or a lock washer.

Seems like a chintzy set-up to begin with.
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Old 03-11-2007, 09:08 AM   #3
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Hey Scott, I just checked mine. The genset extension is loose as you describe and the HydroHot is tight. Last time I used the genset I could hear rattling each time I shut it down and wasn't sure where the rattle was coming from. That's it, the exhaust extension. Thanks buddy.

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Old 03-11-2007, 09:31 AM   #4
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I thought it was "design intent" to keep a rigid extension from breaking, since it so close to the ground.
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I thought once I tightened it the first time, it would last longer. However, it seems to loosen faster now.

The HydroHot just started coming loose.

This is why I hope there is a solution out there to keep the screws tight.
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Old 03-11-2007, 09:52 AM   #6
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Ever try Locktight on the screw threads.
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I don't have any locktight handy. Is it heat resistant? It must be right, they use it on engines all the time.
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Old 03-11-2007, 06:51 PM   #8
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"LockTite" makes probably dozens of "LockTite" concoctions. High heat, low heat, high vibration, low vibration, underwater, underwear, well you get the picture. Head to a good auto parts store (maybe a NAPA like store better than an AutoZone like store) and ask. They usually carry many of the "LockTite" brews and you can surely find a high heat high vibration mix. Though I think the traditional basic "LockTite" in the red container will do you fine.
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I was just crawling under my rig, checking it out for our trip south. The chrome exhaust tip for our generator is welded to the exhaust pipe.
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Ahhh Haa, Winnie welded, Newmar screwed If mine was screwed on, i'd just take it off.
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Now Steve...... be nice.
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If I can't get the screws to stay in w/locktite, I will be asking Newmar to do the welding on my next visit.
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with the welded tip can you still get a stack on the outlet so you don't fume your neighbor..just todays dumb Q
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