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Old 09-28-2008, 03:27 PM   #1
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After 3 months in Yosemite Valley, my rig roof was a real mess, so I decided to wash it today. Afterwards, I noticed water on the carpet underneath the front A/C. I decided to check the 4 bolts that hold the A/C tight to the foam and roof so it doesn't leak.

All four of the bolts were loose (not even finger tight), and one looked like it had never been tightened at all. I checked the rear A/C and two bolts were tight, but the other two weren't.

Another fine WRV install. Suggest you check yours, if you haven't already.
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Old 09-28-2008, 03:27 PM   #2
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After 3 months in Yosemite Valley, my rig roof was a real mess, so I decided to wash it today. Afterwards, I noticed water on the carpet underneath the front A/C. I decided to check the 4 bolts that hold the A/C tight to the foam and roof so it doesn't leak.

All four of the bolts were loose (not even finger tight), and one looked like it had never been tightened at all. I checked the rear A/C and two bolts were tight, but the other two weren't.

Another fine WRV install. Suggest you check yours, if you haven't already.
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Old 09-28-2008, 06:55 PM   #3
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When I owned my 06 Apex, I never found anything that was tightened at the factory. I think they sold all of their wrenches before that coach was built.
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Old 09-28-2008, 08:55 PM   #4
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It's sort of amazing. While we've had some other issues, our bolts have been tight on our '06; the only loose ones of note being some loose wires on our transfer switch, which I reported on a previous thread, and some loose bolts on one of the lower side panels. Our A/Cs bolts are tight and haven't leaked.

So, with our 30,000 miles on our coach, we just haven't had a major loose bolt issue. There are so many things to like about Alpine Coaches it's just not a big deal for us to put up with getting the bugs out of the coach and put up with the non-grounding issues. Still a lot cheaper than owning an equivalent or bigger boat, which we also did.
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Old 09-28-2008, 11:02 PM   #5
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I have the opposite problem- wife says I'm torqued a little too tight.
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Old 09-29-2008, 07:37 AM   #6
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So here is the deal--90# AC unit sitting on foam rubber seals, 15-20k miles down the road and there is a good chance the fastening bolts will require some tightening. I bet that even Country Coaches need some "adjusting" every once in awhile.....

PS -- WRV or a "dead horse" which one do I continue beating?
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Old 09-29-2008, 11:46 AM   #8
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Yes, it's true. I am still checking back on the Alpine forum, to see what I am missing.

We love our 2001 Affinity so far. I think it is already mostly debugged, but we have had a few issues since we got it.
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