My recent mods were more like fixes from the cheap arse, 4:45PM Friday, thrown together POS camper that we have. It absolutely infuriates me that no one takes more time or pride in their work than to send something out the door that is complete crap.
Backstory: The heater started rattling....bad....so that no one could sleep bad.
I pulled it yesterday and made a few enhancements....... every piece of sheet metal that could possible touch and rattle got a sheet metal screw. All the air gaps from the "pre-punched" holes got foil taped shut. The gas inlet pipe got a clamp on it to keep it from rattling to the cage (I think this was the main source of rattle." The wires also got lengthened such that a person can pull the heater out of the hole and then disconnect the wires (cheap a$$es can't even afford a few extra feet of wire and wire it from the outside so no one can even pull it).
This is what amazed me. They cut a hole in the outside of the trailer and didn't insulate it back.....just back side of tin from the inside of the trailer looking out....that plays well to keep it warm don't it? They didn't even clean up the drillings and chips from the install. No wonder every now and then I'd hear something get sucked into the fan. And the kicker. The air outlet of the heater and duct inlet in the floor didn't even line up and the insulation between them is half gone. The hole is a rectangle and from my best estimate, the area allowed for air to go through was about 50-60% what it should have been. This causes excessive heat in the box that can't get out by reducing CFM.....great source for a fire. I modified the bottom sheet metal on the heater to match the stupid hole in the floor. And with the insulation between the box and floor gone, air was blowing out into the hole that is under the fridge.
It just amazes me that someone on an assembly line would do such schidty work and send it on.....my wee wee wee all the way home toe has more pride that this.
As I found it.
Coachmen, Catalina, 313RLS.....quality dun write!!!