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Old 08-03-2021, 03:00 PM   #1
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Check your basement compartments

I was "down under" today and happened to look at one of my rear basement compartments. It was completely sagging. In this compartment I keep tools, so rather heavy. Thor thought it sufficient to support the entire bottom of the molded plastic compartment with only 3 screws. They were all screwed into air.......

Now there are I believe 11 screws fastening the bottom of the compartment to the structure of the RV. At first I used 8, set at a similar angle. When I looked inside the compartment I could see a few were not really biting into the wall. I put 3 more in, in the "normal" fashion, straight or perpendicular to the surface.

Now I will not worry about my tools emptying out at highway speeds........

OK, only 5 more compartments to check.
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Basement

The "basements" on my Aerbus are galvanized and covered with a felt material similar to that found in 60's automobiles. Rust happened from below on one compartment along the inboard seam.

I used a "rust restorer" product on the irust and then cut a piece of scrap 3/8 plywood to fit the entire bottom of the compartment. I fastened it to the inside with screws from the bottom. I recoated the bottom with a rubber/tar undercoating spray.
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Yup, RV mfgrs. design a weight limit into basement compartments for a reason.
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Tool compartment

One of my compartments is built for tools. Maybe that would be an option you could go with. Replace existing compartment with one of these and make sure it is very well supported.
ps: haven't put the heavy stuff in there yet but here's a photo.
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