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Old 01-12-2007, 09:54 AM   #1
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Last week my wife found a squarehead screwhead on the entry steps...it was sheared off just below the head..didnt know where it fell from...no biggie?...WRONG! Today I noticed that on the door hinges that are screwed to the door, ALL of my screw heads on the bottom hinge were being held in place by the door gasket..all sheared off...also more than 1/2 of the middle hinge screws are the same way...so basically I only have the TOP hinge and small part of the middle hinge holding the door to the coach.....metal fatigue or gorilla on a driver??? Anyone else about to lose an entry door?????
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Last week my wife found a squarehead screwhead on the entry steps...it was sheared off just below the head..didnt know where it fell from...no biggie?...WRONG! Today I noticed that on the door hinges that are screwed to the door, ALL of my screw heads on the bottom hinge were being held in place by the door gasket..all sheared off...also more than 1/2 of the middle hinge screws are the same way...so basically I only have the TOP hinge and small part of the middle hinge holding the door to the coach.....metal fatigue or gorilla on a driver??? Anyone else about to lose an entry door?????
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Could be door is binding on hinge popping off heads of screws. Will have to drill out and place some flathead stainless to hold.
Your door gasket maybe jamming between the door jam.
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possibly related to my failed air lock catch breaking recently? cause and effect? which came first OR>>>>>>coincidence???
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Same thing happend to me. Dealer replaced all hinge screws with stainless steel. Factory replaced door air latch. Our MH's must have come off the line the same day.
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You should check all of the exterior screws including the copartment doors, body panel and under the slides. I have had many break and loosen up during the first 6 months of use. Some of this is expected and some is just overtightening at the plant. When the factory workers are paid to comlete X number of units a day, they are most likely rushing through everything to just get the MH built.
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Old 01-13-2007, 05:58 AM   #7
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Hi Jerry...It does seem like one of us is a copy cat with these similar problems. Hopefully our lists won't compare to the poor folks with the Essex and new MAs...now THAT is a real BUMMER...all those Prevost wannabees
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Though not a member of your group I read through most posts on the site. The problem was most likely caused by an improperly ajusted clutch on the screw gun. The fact that more than one person in the group has the problem makes me think someone ajusted their gun to get more speed. Happens all the time in the construction industry. Mike
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Mike, Your a member of irv2 your welcomed on this forum or any other on irv2.
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Larry, we can compare lists sometime. Most of the problems I have experienced are related to the assembly of the house. If Newmar workers took a little more time and test drove the MH's before delivering them to the dealer, 95% of my problems would have been avoided. The overall design, engineering, quality and integrity of the construction is great. The ride is smooth, quiet and handles great.

I loved my former Revolution, but was disgusted with the quality of construction and quality of materials.

So far, the Spartan Mountain Master GT chassis has been awesome. Based on what I have been reading on these forums, I will keep my MH longer than planned. It is now BETTER than new!
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