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Old 05-14-2006, 06:43 AM   #1
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If you look in the rear view mirror and see that panel flopping in the breeze you'll find theier 'mickey mouse" " rinkey dink" 1/16 in. pop rivet has failed [located lower front corner]. I drilled the hole out and used a stainless steel bolt/nut/ washer.
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If you look in the rear view mirror and see that panel flopping in the breeze you'll find theier 'mickey mouse" " rinkey dink" 1/16 in. pop rivet has failed [located lower front corner]. I drilled the hole out and used a stainless steel bolt/nut/ washer.
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Old 05-14-2006, 07:03 AM   #3
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Mine also came loose on my first trip.
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Same with mine. I still haven't found a good way to fix it.
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Old 05-15-2006, 07:19 AM   #5
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As I turned to enter a fuel station, I too saw my panel swing free. The flat thin plates had both split apart as the frame flexed as we rolled over the entrance. Calling to rquest a replacement part from WRV, I received the following to comments:
1. thats not a part we stock its just part of the assembly process.....?????
2. hey your lucky the panel could have fallen off and you would never have known..

I believe they came up with a fix for the 06 and am dissappointed they feel no compelling reason to notify coach owners lucky enough to have the previous faulty design.
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Old 05-15-2006, 01:55 PM   #6
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Are we talking about the radiator cover panel?
I'm going to take mine off and check the hydraulic lines on the radiator. I presume the need for a heat shield.
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Old 05-15-2006, 02:30 PM   #7
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Chris - the radiator heat shield requirement may only be for 34/36 ft Alpines that have a wardrobe slide.

Call WRV to confirm this of course.

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I spoke with WRV today and neglected to ask if it was just the 34-36' units as Audrey has suggested, but to install the heat shield over the radiator is not a big deal other than removing the radiator grille. The hoses, if damaged are another issue.

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Ted 111 & Audrey:
Who should I speak to at WRV? I don't want to remove the grill if I don't need to.
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Old 05-16-2006, 03:08 PM   #10
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Chris, I would suggest you speak to Dave Kaampi or Mike Glazier. I believe they will get you the correct answer.

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I spoke with Dave @ WRV. He advised that the heat shield was not a concern for the 40' models. E.M. hit the nail right on the head in a previous post that the "longer" hydraulic lines are a single part stock designed to fit the longer coach and are sort of S-looped to take up the slack on shorter units.
I guess that means that sometimes "bigger is better"
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