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Old 04-22-2015, 01:41 PM   #1
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Phaeton air leak

I tried to respond to another thread but it was too old to respond to but I did want to get this out there.

I recently purchased a 2003 Phaeton 38hd and noticed Air coming into the front of the motorhome only while traveling. I had to remove the passenger side kick plate to access behind the dash (for another issue I was having) and noticed that there is a gap of approximately 1 inch between the top of the firewall gasket and the dash pad. This gap runs the entire width of the motorhome and would allow a LARGE volume of air in while traveling. I was able to stuff some foam padding into the gap on the right half of the coach but cannot access the left half. I called Tiffin to get some direction and left a message about two weeks ago and they never return my call. So much for customer service.

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Old 04-22-2015, 05:26 PM   #2
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Apparently you can see the gap, but can't reach entirely to fill with foam, correct?
A couple of thoughts. One would try to take a can of low expansion foam insulation spray and make an extended nozzle for it ; that could be fished into the unassailable spots, of try a stick to poke the foam your using already. Good luck

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Old 04-22-2015, 07:53 PM   #3
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Sounds like a gasket is missing. Is the dash pad removable? Keep phoning Tiffin, and sending them emails, until someone responds.
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