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Old 07-15-2008, 02:03 PM   #1
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When working in the basement today, I noticed a 3/4" nut lying on the floor. Looking up, I found that it came from the bolt that hangs from the frame rail to hold up the platform for the fresh water tank. After re-attaching the nut and torqueing it up, I checked all the other nuts that attach to the fresh water tank platform. I found that everyone nut was anywhere from somewhat loose to loose enough to turn the nut with my fingers.

CAUTION: Check all the nuts and bolts for the fresh water platform.

PS: As an aside, I also found one bolt/nut on each front jack attachment to the frame rail that had never been tightened since the coach was built. Fortunately, there are 3 other bolts attaching the jacks that were fully tightened.
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When working in the basement today, I noticed a 3/4" nut lying on the floor. Looking up, I found that it came from the bolt that hangs from the frame rail to hold up the platform for the fresh water tank. After re-attaching the nut and torqueing it up, I checked all the other nuts that attach to the fresh water tank platform. I found that everyone nut was anywhere from somewhat loose to loose enough to turn the nut with my fingers.

CAUTION: Check all the nuts and bolts for the fresh water platform.

PS: As an aside, I also found one bolt/nut on each front jack attachment to the frame rail that had never been tightened since the coach was built. Fortunately, there are 3 other bolts attaching the jacks that were fully tightened.
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Old 07-15-2008, 02:48 PM   #3
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We too own a 2006 Alpine and every fastener I have touched on this coach has been less than finger tight. I think WRV had a seperate department that owned the tools and they went out of business before the rest of the company.
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Dale,

We had the problem with loose nuts on the fresh water tank as well. We found out because we had a high-pitched squeak we could never find, in the first year we owned the coach. The dealer found the squeak by having a tech ride in the bay of the coach while another tech drove it. Turns out the squeak was due to loose nuts on the bolts holding the water tank.

So one more example of not tightening bolts or screws correctly at the factory!
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