Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 08-27-2016, 04:18 PM   #1
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2016
Location: BV VA
Posts: 115
Air return grille doesn't fit flush. Common?

Since the day we picked up our Cherokee the only thing that has bugged me has been that the air return grille doesn't fit quite right. I thought it was the filter, but even removing the filter it won't fit flush. It's bowed in the middle.

Is this common? If not does anyone have any suggestions? Here is a pic.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	20160824_192714.jpg
Views:	71
Size:	143.2 KB
ID:	118561  
__________________

__________________
2017 Cherokee Grey Wolf Limited 26BH
kantonburg is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-27-2016, 04:36 PM   #2
Mod free 5er
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Concord, NC
Posts: 24,508
If it were mine, I'd heat it up a little with a heat gun (hair dryer) and then bow and clamp it in the opposite direction and let it cool.
__________________

__________________
OldCoot is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-27-2016, 04:48 PM   #3
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2016
Location: BV VA
Posts: 115
Quote:
Originally Posted by OldCoot View Post
If it were mine, I'd heat it up a little with a heat gun (hair dryer) and then bow and clamp it in the opposite direction and let it cool.
Thanks OldCoot. I'll have to give that a try.
__________________
2017 Cherokee Grey Wolf Limited 26BH
kantonburg is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-29-2016, 07:25 AM   #4
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2013
Posts: 12
Did it work?
__________________
GJCrawford is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-29-2016, 07:37 AM   #5
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2016
Location: BV VA
Posts: 115
Quote:
Originally Posted by GJCrawford View Post
Did it work?
I haven't tried yet. I had a work project I worked on about the whole weekend. Once the weather breaks this week I have a few other projects I'm going to do including that. I'll update when I do.

Sent from my SM-G900R7 using Tapatalk
__________________
2017 Cherokee Grey Wolf Limited 26BH
kantonburg is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-29-2016, 12:17 PM   #6
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2015
Location: Penfield
Posts: 127
Ours has the same bow. I'll find some time to try the hair dryer trick ... hopefully soon.
__________________
John M
2013 GMC Sierra 2500DH CC, 4x4, D/A
2016 Forest River Vengeance 25V TT/TH
johnm1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-29-2016, 12:30 PM   #7
Member
 
danny4127's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2016
Location: INDEPENDECE KS
Posts: 84
same problem and i am on the second grill.Have to be very carefull when you remove to clean filter.
__________________
Danny and Beverly Plus Panhead (chiweenie)
2016 GREY WOLF 26RR LIMITED
2016 DOGE RAM 2500
2013 HARLEY TRI-GLIDE
danny4127 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-29-2016, 12:39 PM   #8
Site Team
 
Flybob's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2014
Posts: 4,081
While you are at it.
When I took my return vent cover off today to clean the filter, I also removed the ceiling plate to check that the return vents were sealed into the duct work. Good new it was. Upon putting it back together, I noticed that the 1 1/2 inch long sheet metal screws they used to hold the plastic ceiling unit to the AC frame stuck up an inch more than needed and were close to some of the AC wiring. I was concerned that while driving the wires could rub on the sharp screws and cause a short. For a simple fix, I cut 1" long pieces of small rubber hose ( 1/8" ID) and slid it over the protruding screws. Problem solved.
__________________

2015 Freedom Express 248RBS
TV 2015 Silverado HD2500 Duramax
TST Tire Monitors
Honda 2000I + Companion
2 65W solar panels
Flybob is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-29-2016, 01:50 PM   #9
Senior Member
 
ilmor's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Posts: 754
If its on correctly, it shouldn't bow that much. You may also try buying another one. I recently did this because when I removed mine it got away from me, hit the floor just right and broke. They are cheap, Chinese plastic apparently.
__________________
2017 Forest River Sunseeker 2250SLE
ilmor is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-30-2016, 08:46 AM   #10
Senior Member
 
Wolverine 1945's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2014
Location: SouthWest Michigan
Posts: 2,386
I think OldCoot has the right idea,,, but I might force the cooling with COLD water,,, so that it will set flat !!!
__________________

__________________
Wolverine 1945 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off




» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by




ForestRiverForums.com is not in any way associated with Forest River, Inc. or its associated RV manufacturing divisions.

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:31 AM.