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Old 02-12-2007, 10:33 AM   #1
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We went down to the desert to stay in the coach for a couple of days and in my arrival walk-around I noticed a piece of steel, approximately 2" wide x 3' long x 1/8" thick, hanging below the utility (sewer/water) hook-up compartment. One end was laying on the ground, and the other was barely attached to the coach. I touched it and it fell off! I'm guessing it fit at the lower-outer lip of the compartment to give it strength, and it appears to have been glued on with very little glue/epoxy. That area is now kind of flimsy and I don't think I'll be leaning on it while attaching things until its fixed.

Any ideas as to exactly how and where it fits, and how it is attached?
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Old 02-12-2007, 10:33 AM   #2
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We went down to the desert to stay in the coach for a couple of days and in my arrival walk-around I noticed a piece of steel, approximately 2" wide x 3' long x 1/8" thick, hanging below the utility (sewer/water) hook-up compartment. One end was laying on the ground, and the other was barely attached to the coach. I touched it and it fell off! I'm guessing it fit at the lower-outer lip of the compartment to give it strength, and it appears to have been glued on with very little glue/epoxy. That area is now kind of flimsy and I don't think I'll be leaning on it while attaching things until its fixed.

Any ideas as to exactly how and where it fits, and how it is attached?
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Old 02-12-2007, 09:52 PM   #3
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Hello Rick:

Sorry to hear about the problem with the support. I was wondering if you could attach/post pictures so we can get an idea about what the problem looks like and to see if we can come up with a possible cure/idea for you problem.
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Old 02-13-2007, 04:17 AM   #4
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Rick,

Mine fell out about a year ago. I centered it on the flange and drilled 3 holes through it and the flange. I then installed stainless steel bolts and washers through both with construction glue. I also used acorn style nuts to help prevent cuts if I brush up against it.

This quick fix has worked out fine, but the piece of metal really should be longer and tie into the extrusion for the doors
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Old 02-13-2007, 06:00 AM   #5
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Rick,I had the same problem on my 03.While at a FMCA rally I was parked beside a converted bus that was in really bad shape when I found this piece of metal under my RV. I thought it must have fallen off the junky bus next door but ended up being mine.I put adhessive on it and stuck it back up with a screw in each end.
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Thanks for the suggestions. It is something I'll have to deal with later, however, as we won't be back to the coach until Wednesday night and are leaving for the Las Vegas rally the next morning. Dave...looking forward to seeing you there.

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