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Old 08-05-2007, 07:11 PM   #1
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I just noticed a couple vibration fractures that I wanted to share. If you have either of these problems you may want to take a look.

While doing some maintenance I noticed the radiator grill was sticking out on the front bottom corner. The two screws holding it to the frame had broke completely. I will replace them with some larger ones.

I have also had a difficult time keeping some of my outside storage compartment doors shut. I discovered that the vertical brace between the two forward compartments on the passenger side had fractured completely. It broke at the bottom where it bends underneath the compartment floor and is bolted to the bottom of the floor frame. When I had both doors open and closed the first it would push the vertical brace laterally making the second door hard to close. I put a screw through the brace to keep it from moving. It seems to work.
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Old 08-05-2007, 07:11 PM   #2
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I just noticed a couple vibration fractures that I wanted to share. If you have either of these problems you may want to take a look.

While doing some maintenance I noticed the radiator grill was sticking out on the front bottom corner. The two screws holding it to the frame had broke completely. I will replace them with some larger ones.

I have also had a difficult time keeping some of my outside storage compartment doors shut. I discovered that the vertical brace between the two forward compartments on the passenger side had fractured completely. It broke at the bottom where it bends underneath the compartment floor and is bolted to the bottom of the floor frame. When I had both doors open and closed the first it would push the vertical brace laterally making the second door hard to close. I put a screw through the brace to keep it from moving. It seems to work.
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Old 08-06-2007, 07:36 AM   #3
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My radiator grille has been an issue since new. If you watch the grille while the engine is idling you know why it's a problem. I have not had any issues with the floor support. I'm now closing in on 100,000 miles.

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I have had the radiator grill brackets break at the right angle bend. I have replaced both of them and used larger screws.
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Old 08-06-2007, 09:45 AM   #5
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Had the same problem with the grill cover.No wonder,the "mickey mouse" "rinkey dink" front bottom fastner was a 1/16th inch pop rivet.Drilled out the opening and replaced with a 1/4 in. stainless bolt and nut.The rear fastner was never installed and and was repaired.Ours was a 2005 34' Limited.I would think all owners should check thier coach.
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We have had our radiator grill off many times fixing the rear bedroom hydraulic hose issues. We also have the L brackets but they were attached with 1/4" standard carriage bolts instead of machine bolts that you can get a wrench on. I thought this was an exceptionally "cheap" solution for fastening an item as big as a radiator grill on a coach the price of an Alpine.

My solution is to change to quality machine bolts and fasten them snugly.
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