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Old 07-21-2019, 11:43 AM   #1
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OEM studs on bay wall for what?

Hello,
I had to work yesterday on my transfer switch and moved the Inverter out of the way. While looking around I find 6 studs on the metal wall to the black tank service bay. The screws are inserted from the black tank bay so there is no way one would do that at a later time.
The picture shows the lower 3 the upper 3 have the same pattern and the spacing is about 12Ē.
Also the hole in the metal wall is just for heating? I have an aqua hot basement heater hose connected to nothing and it would reach to that hole.
So the hole is on the left of the water filter and the studs are to the right.
Thank you for your help

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This pic of the stud uploaded upside down. The floor is on top.
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Old 07-21-2019, 04:59 PM   #3
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The hose/ducting was intended to provide heat to the holding tanks. It may have been disconnected by the previous owner.

Have you opened the bay door on the passenger side of the holding tanks? Two screws at the bottom and it hinges up like the others. You may be able to determine the purpose of those bolts from that vantage point.
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Yes I opened up that door thinking that they have a purpose for the tanks. No luck what i found is that the bolt head is on that side so without taking the tanks out you can not insert these 4Ē bolts. This is why I was stumped and curious what could have been mounted there.
So I am contemplating to put my Inverter right on these bolts as this will provide me with a lot of additional space.
I figured the hole was for heating but nothing is simple. I have 2 heat sources propane and the aquahot. I think the propane heat for the basement can go into one of the air intakes for the basement heater of the aquahot (it has 2). This way no matter what heat is used the waste tanks will receive heat.
I looked at bay pics of the alpine that I can find but no luck on them bolts so far.
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Alpine06, I have an 2006 Mid Door and the inverter is mounted on that wet wall. Your studs have the jam nuts to make the inverter install easier.
One word of caution, there is a drain line from the kitchen that breaks and leaks on the inverter. Inverters don't like water!
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Old 07-21-2019, 11:08 PM   #6
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I also donít like the water filter and lines running that close to the inverter, if you donít move the inverter then install some shielding so if you did get a leak it could spray on the inverter.
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Alpine06, I have an 2006 Mid Door and the inverter is mounted on that wet wall. Your studs have the jam nuts to make the inverter install easier.
One word of caution, there is a drain line from the kitchen that breaks and leaks on the inverter. Inverters don't like water!
Thanks for that tip !
I will see how I can mount that. The pattern does not fit for the Xantrax Freedom SW inverter but I can come up with something. Yes electronics and water usually donít mix.
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I also donít like the water filter and lines running that close to the inverter, if you donít move the inverter then install some shielding so if you did get a leak it could spray on the inverter.
Most of what you see is tubing from the aquahot. That system makes for quite an unorganized mess of tubing and wires in the basement. In the location that I had the inverter there was a hook up for a heater right above it and sure enough it leaked antifreeze right on top of it, lucky that I caught it early and that it was on the lid without cooling holes.
The aquahot is nice though in the winter it makes the coach and the water truly Hot!
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Most of what you see is tubing from the aquahot. That system makes for quite an unorganized mess of tubing and wires in the basement. In the location that I had the inverter there was a hook up for a heater right above it and sure enough it leaked antifreeze right on top of it, lucky that I caught it early and that it was on the lid without cooling holes.

The aquahot is nice though in the winter it makes the coach and the water truly Hot!


I would spend some time cleaning up the mess to avoid problems in the future.
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I am working on it. Little by little I am making this coach ďmineĒ. Currently I am cleaning up the wiring in the cabinet behind the remote panels right hand side next to the TV. What a mess, cut off wires and disconnected plugs. It took me all day yesterday to troubleshoot the AGS and reprogram it. Walked inside with a big smile as I had it running. If the rain stops I will mount the inverter on the studs today. Have to make a mounting plate for it though.
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