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Old 10-27-2015, 05:24 PM   #1
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Under Fuse Box?

Hey all,

Could one of you look under the Drivers Side, Front box (Fuse Box) and see what the bottom of the box is covered with. ours is covered with a fabric and gets wet when driving in the rain. Seams to me that it should be covered with a sealed metal cover to keep the water out.

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Old 10-27-2015, 05:32 PM   #2
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mine is covered with what I think is some type of fiber board that has a hard white coating. Not sure exactly what it is though.
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Old 10-28-2015, 08:43 AM   #3
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Mine is probably the same as tmmar, from that description.
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Old 10-28-2015, 03:00 PM   #4
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look like this

does it look like this or something solid?

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Old 10-28-2015, 03:10 PM   #5
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Does not look anything like that. As I said, it is some sort of wood or fiber board that is covered in a shiny, white coating. If you look in your water cabinet where all of the shut offs are and where you hook up your fresh water and sewer hose, it looks like that material that the inside of that cabinet is made of. Can't go out and take a picture right now because I just got home from having cataract surgery and it is also pouring rain.
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Seems like it's a Melamine product. I'm not to crazy about it and surprised it's even used.
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Old 10-28-2015, 03:18 PM   #7
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Thanks Tom. Think I'm going to put some sheet metal on it and seal it making it water tight. Emailed Randy to check if it's suppose to be water tight.

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found this picture of the cabinet on FR's website. This is what mine looks like. Hope this helps.
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http://www.forestriverinc.com/produc...168&Image=5027

go to gallery and scroll down to the 3rd row and it is the picture next to the generator.
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Old 10-28-2015, 03:27 PM   #9
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Thanks Tom, the inside of the fuse box cabinet is fine, the white solid board. My concern is the under side of the cabinet just has fabric and not water tight and the fabric gets wet from water when driving in the rain.
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Sorry, I misunderstood your problem. I thought that it was the bottom of the inside of the cabinet that was the issue. Not sure what the underside of my cabinet looks like. Maybe some one here can take a look at theirs and see how it is sealed on the bottom.
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Skip I misunderstood as well. I went out to look at mine and was surprised to see water in it. It was always been dry. I had the Moho washed yesterday so maybe the guy with the pressure washer got a little carried away. I will look at the underside in the morning.



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Hi Phil, If the inside of the fuse cabinet under the driver seat is wet, on mine there are two drain holes there, that maybe clogged. When that first happen to me (water in the compartment), it was not readily apparent that the drain holes existed, but after soaking up the moisture, I found them and cleaned them out. The door that covers that compartment does not seal that well. I also did add some weather stripping, which seemed to also solve my issue. Hope that is of some help... Craig


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Thanks Craig. I'll have to look at that. I was very surprised to see water in there. I'll check the drain holes and seal the door.



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I found that I had to adjust the latches to hold the door tighter. Mine were loose and needed to be slightly bent.
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Craig, Phil what does the bottom side of the cabinet made of and is it sealed?
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The underside of my cabinet is black and sealed all the way around. Doesn't feel like metal when I knock on it. We've had many inches of hard driving rain here in Texas and my cabinet is dry. Guess I'm lucky.


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Craig, Phil what does the bottom side of the cabinet made of and is it sealed?

Mine is a black material that looks woven. It is a plastic woven that is getting very worn. Also the frame is extremely rusted. It looks like I have a project to keep me busy. I think a piece of aluminum would do it as you suggested Skip. Some rust oleum and it will be good as new. Click image for larger version

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Phil is it that far gone or could you maybe shoot it with some undercoating ?
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Phil is it that far gone or could you maybe shoot it with some undercoating ?

Undercoating would work. It not in bed shape but I can see where it could get bad if not treated. Undercoating would most likely be better.



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Under Fuse Box?

Don't use aluminum. It will have a galvanic reaction with the steel framing. Anode vs cathode stuff. What about painting on that bedliner stuff they use in pick up trucks. The stuff is damn near bulletproof. Just a thought.


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