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Old 07-18-2007, 01:39 PM   #1
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The small door in the floor of the service bay for the sewer hose fell off of our new coach. This alone is a minor problem, but when the rear tire right behind it runs over it just so, then you have a tire to replace.

I am with out door at the moment so I can't make suggestions for the fix. I have noticed that the rubber weather strip along the bottom of the door is not thick enough, on our coach, to hold the door in and locked in place. Upon installing the new door I plan to check it out and make it more secure, including adding some weather strip on the compartment door to hold it in place.

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Old 07-18-2007, 01:39 PM   #2
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The small door in the floor of the service bay for the sewer hose fell off of our new coach. This alone is a minor problem, but when the rear tire right behind it runs over it just so, then you have a tire to replace.

I am with out door at the moment so I can't make suggestions for the fix. I have noticed that the rubber weather strip along the bottom of the door is not thick enough, on our coach, to hold the door in and locked in place. Upon installing the new door I plan to check it out and make it more secure, including adding some weather strip on the compartment door to hold it in place.

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Old 07-18-2007, 03:17 PM   #3
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Dale, thanks for this alert! We had noticed, while still at the factory, that each time we took our new coach out and returned or stopped elsewhere, that small service bay door was also hanging down. John affixed a piece of 1" wide by 1/2" thick weather stripping on the edge, which provided just enough extra thickness to meet the service bay door and keep the little door from dropping open again. We have since traveled over 5,000 miles and have not had the problem again.

After your experience with a flat tire, everyone should ensure that this little "trap" door is secured! This is a great heads-up.
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Old 07-18-2007, 03:18 PM   #4
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I think WRV should come to attention immediately and take care of this problem. These are the exact type of things we have all been discussing and hoping that WRV was correcting. Please keep us all posted how Alpine takes care of your issue.

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