If y'all decide to do any welding on the coach, check with the transmission manufacturer. I know certain Allison transmissions require reomoval of some of the wiring before any welding takes place or damage can result, I think, to the transmission internal electrical components. I can't remember where I read that, I'll try to find it if y'all are interested.
Jim and Lynda, (Sophie, Jake, attack trained killer Shi-Tzus :-))
2003 Fleetwood Expedition 38N 2005 Saturn Vue