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Old 05-11-2009, 02:38 PM   #99
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Just filed my complaint. Here is your chance to do somthing about this.

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Old 05-11-2009, 04:49 PM   #100
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I just filed mine.

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Old 05-11-2009, 05:44 PM   #101
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Filed my complaint today
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Old 05-12-2009, 09:42 AM   #102
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Filed our complaint today. Also found all models available when I clicked on Western.
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Old 05-12-2009, 03:45 PM   #103
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I file my complaint with NHTSA today - May 12, 2009.
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Old 05-12-2009, 06:58 PM   #104
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filed my complaint

Even with my poor typing skills and a dial-up connection the form was easily done in about 5 minutes
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Old 05-12-2009, 09:02 PM   #105
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We just filed our complaint also.
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Old 05-12-2009, 10:18 PM   #106
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We filed our complaint yesterday, and as Lyle and Cath said, Alpine Coach was listed as a model under Western. NHTSA must have updated the list based on the number of responses.
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Old 05-12-2009, 10:41 PM   #107
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We filed a complaint, hope we get some help.
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Old 05-13-2009, 03:52 PM   #108
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We also have filed a complaint. They do have the Alpine Coach/Western available so they are hearing from enough of us to make them notice.
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Old 05-13-2009, 08:37 PM   #109
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Filed Complaint

As Paul said, "Lots of Complaints" is the best. So file yours today, I did.

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Old 05-13-2009, 09:42 PM   #110
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Steering box

I added my VIN to the list as well!

Thanks to all you activists!!

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Old 05-14-2009, 01:04 PM   #111
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I tried the static test (same thing we did @ DRR8 for the 30 coaches) with my prototype stiffener bracket-bracket, and the steering bracket hardly moves at all

I'll have the rig on out tomorrow for a road test on our way to the SoCal rally in Plymouth, CA, and will check out how it works ITRW
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Old 05-14-2009, 01:42 PM   #112
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For what its worth, I checked out the steering bracket on my 2001 with 70,000 miles and found that it had cracks in the welds. The bracket is made out of 1/4 plate with a 5/16 plate steel stiffeners welded on the inside. I have a 2 1/2 inch crack on the aft and a 1 3/4 inch crack on the forward side where the stiffener is welded to the bracket. Both of these cracks are on the frame side of the bracket. After cleaning with a wire brush it appears that the welds were not hot enough to flow into the 5/16 plate. I don't know if grinding and rewelding will solve the problem or not. I do have some give in the bracket, but not much.


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