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Old 08-05-2022, 07:44 PM   #1
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Bolts Coming Thru Carpet Around Bed

I tried searching, but couldnít find anything. Iíve got 2 or 3 bolts starting to poke thru the carpet at the foot of the bed and on one side of the bed. The carpet is original and needs to be replaced which I plan to do. Anybody got any idea what the bolts might be associated with and what I need to do before I get new carpet? My rig is in my signature.
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If your going to replace, cut out the carpet around the protruding bolts so you can investigate yourself. That's the only way to find out what's really happening. If the bolts are not loose than you probably have flooring that's buckling.
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They could be bolts that hold an access panel in place. The panel might be access to the engine compartment from the bedroom.
On my MH, the bolts hold a panel in place that provides access to the engine once the "L" shaped panel is removed. There is a velcroed panel in place that covers the vertical part of the "L" panel.

I know the coaches are different, but the idea is perhaps relevant.
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If your going to replace, cut out the carpet around the protruding bolts so you can investigate yourself. That's the only way to find out what's really happening. If the bolts are not loose than you probably have flooring that's buckling.
Thanks for the reply buzzerbiz. I was hoping maybe someone has had some experience with this issue. Iím the kind of person that likes to have a clue, if I can, before tearing into something. If I canít, then it is what it is.
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They could be bolts that hold an access panel in place. The panel might be access to the engine compartment from the bedroom.
On my MH, the bolts hold a panel in place that provides access to the engine once the "L" shaped panel is removed. There is a velcroed panel in place that covers the vertical part of the "L" panel.

I know the coaches are different, but the idea is perhaps relevant.
Thanks for the reply rvbiker. My engine is at the other end. Itís a gasser.
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Old 08-13-2022, 09:16 AM   #7
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OP - No clue what you have there. But some generic thoughts.

Bolts - I think of a bolt as a hex head fastener, that a wrench is used to tighten. Surprised to hear that bolts are coming through the floor/carpet, but with no gasser experience, there may be a requirement that I do not understand. My expectation would be that screws would be used in those applications, so the floor could be flat. I would be surprised to find the bolts working through, just as you are.

So, advice .... see what is under that floor? Many gasser owners complain about the gas fill being on the back of the coach. That means the gas tank is likely under the back of the coach. Can see how a gas tank could have bolts attaching straps to the floor to hold it up. Better, however, if the tank was attached to the frame.

Once you know what is under the floor, you can develop a plan to address the issue. Obvious, I know, but unfortunately it's the clue to give you a chance to get the fix right. Think of this as an opportunity to make your coach better. Anyway, a coach of that vintage could likely use a carpet upgrade. A thick carpet pad could be used to hide those bolt heads.
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Thanks for the reply PKI. Good suggestions!
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