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Old 02-24-2008, 04:22 PM   #1
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The access door without a latch on the passenger side, for the holding tanks is held closed with two screws. Guess what happened to the screws?
The last one fell out somewhere on the hwy but luck was with me and the screw didn't find its way into the tire just behind it. I put a handle on the inside and hooked a bungie cord to it to hold the door closed. NO MORE SCREWS TO RATTLE OUT.
It should be suggested to WRV to put a latch on the door and forget the screws.
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The access door without a latch on the passenger side, for the holding tanks is held closed with two screws. Guess what happened to the screws?
The last one fell out somewhere on the hwy but luck was with me and the screw didn't find its way into the tire just behind it. I put a handle on the inside and hooked a bungie cord to it to hold the door closed. NO MORE SCREWS TO RATTLE OUT.
It should be suggested to WRV to put a latch on the door and forget the screws.
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Old 02-24-2008, 07:20 PM   #3
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There is also a little room for some storage (if properly supported). I actually found lots of extra clear tubing and fittings in mine.
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Old 02-24-2008, 07:31 PM   #4
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Several years ago I bought the brackets, lifts, lock assembly from WRV. Cut the new lock in and now have easy access to service compartment. There is a little room for storage also. I found a shut off in the frig ice maker line located in this compartment also.

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Old 02-25-2008, 07:13 AM   #5
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On my 02 I found that the holes for the screws had gotten to large to hold the screws tight. I drilled them out just enough to be able to tap them and installed machine bolts in their place. I had no more problems with them after that.

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I also enlarged the holes and tapped for 5/16-18 machine screws.
They're still there.
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I looked at my 2000 and saw the threaded end of what looks like two bolt extending out the bottom of the motorhome with two nuts on it. I can turn both of these bolts both by hand. What is up inside the motorhome keeping these in place?
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Old 02-26-2008, 06:28 PM   #9
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EMike ROTFLMAO!!

Faith and Charity have probably already left us owners of 2000's and older.

Tom,
There is a special tool to get that (hidden inside a closed compartment) spinning hex head bolt, I don't have one.

I hope (there is that word) you can get the nut off.
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Tom,

I assume that the 2 bolts you are talking about are the 2 holding the passengers side holding tank compartment door closed. I know of no way to access that area with out opening that door. If and when you need to get in there, you will have to saw the bolts off. After this is done, and if the holes are small enough, then you can tap them for bolts as noted above. If the holes are too large to be tapped, I would pop rivet or bolt a piece of steel bar inside the compartment above the holes, then drill and tap the bar for new bolts.

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Dale,

Thanks for the details. Sounds like a good project for this weekend.

The line to my ice maker was leaking last summer and I had no idea where the shutoff value is located. Now I know it is behind this door.

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Old 02-27-2008, 07:40 PM   #12
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FWIW, the ice maker shutoff valve on my '04 is located on the opposite side, behind the removable panel near the water fill. I also had a pinhole leak in my ice maker line. (I still do, since I have not fixed it yet.)

On my coach the screws go into a sheet metal panel that is too thin to drill and tap. I put in #14x1 1/2" sheet metal screws and they are holding. For now! I will have to try Dale's fix.
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Old 02-28-2008, 07:15 AM   #13
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If you are going to a lot of effort to change how the door is secured you may as well make it a useful door.
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Anyone have pics (in & out) of a converted door with latch, and a photo of the area with the panel removed?
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