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Old 07-14-2022, 01:58 PM   #1
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Cabinet above co-pilot seat moves and I can see 1/4 inCH Gap

Hello!! I own a 2015 Allegro Red 38QRA notice that the cabinet above the co-pilot seat moves easily if I just push on it, you can see that there is a 1/4 inch gap between the wall and the cabinet. I opened the wood backing to see how and where the cabinet is attached and I could not see anything!!! Anyone know how they are attached to the wall?? I don't want to start making holes in the cabinet and motorhome wall without knowing what to look for.

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Old 07-14-2022, 02:21 PM   #2
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I would call Tiffin customer service or email to ask about structure. They do put support plates in the wall framing behind cabinets as shown in one of their wall panels, but it would be best to find out exactly where it's located in yours.
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Old 07-15-2022, 05:33 AM   #3
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On my new to me 2019 Allegro Red 33AA, the front overheat cabinets are separating from the ceiling. Thereís a 3/8 gap on each side of the center TV cabinet. Iíve not had a chance to dig and find the cause but I suspect stripped fastener to the structure behind. Probably not a difficult fix and Iím not that surprised from what I observe on the average fit and finish.
As for finding structural elements behind the cabinets, Iíll try Ďprobingí thru the existing holes and feel for any hard material just past the cabinet wood structure.
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Old 07-15-2022, 07:39 AM   #4
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Our passenger side overhead cabinet also came loose and started to fall down after 7 years. We had the coach info case up there, so there was some weight there. A part of it's design comes down the inside of the wall behind the passenger seat and stops about 3' from the floor. I cut a 2X4 at just the right length and wedged it in supporting that part which forced the cabinet back up against the ceiling and passenger wall. It's out of sight, so I just left it there. Now, it would support more weight than OEM. If I finished and stained the 2X4, it would look like it was part of the cabinet.
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Our cabinet over the door had a thin plywood sheet with wall paper applied to it installed at the back of the cabinet. This was stapled to the cabinet framework. Removing that disclosed the structure. Added a thicker plywood panel and added screws to secure all. Used a sheet of reflex to replace the appearance wall paper. Seems secure now.

Contacting Tiffin for advice or having the repair done by a Tiffin tech who has experience with cabinet repair is a very good suggestion.

Note - I found that the 90 degree bit extension, which Dewalt sells was very helpful to install the new screws. A long bit also was of value, but square drive screws are much better than Phillips screws for the task. Added some wire sheath to protect and contain the electrical found behind the original rear cover.

Good luck with your resolution.
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