2000 stormer, welcome to iRV2.com. We are glad to have you join us here and we look forward to reading of your adventures and experiences. I have seen this on other like units. I believe we were able to shim and weld the plate to keep it from poping and being a pain. Good luck and keep us posted as to the outcome.
Mike, RVIA & RVSA Certified Master RV Technician
Amy, Dr. Assistant - Roxie & Mei Ling, four legs each
2000 Gulf Stream Scenic Cruiser 450 hp & 1330# torque
06 Saturn Vue, 06 Chevy Z71 4x4 & 2014 Corvette Z51 M7