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Old 10-15-2016, 05:13 PM   #1
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Storage Compartment Separating

Found my storage compartment was separating from the outside wall. Tried to tighten screws but no bite. Took screw out and found it mostly rusty. Wondering why it would rust when screwed into an outside wall. Is the wall leaking? Don't see anything open from underside.

Ideas appreciated.

Planing to use next size screw but worried.
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Old 10-15-2016, 05:29 PM   #2
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There's a leak somewhere. You should investigate where it's coming from as it will only get worse.
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Old 10-15-2016, 05:38 PM   #3
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There's a leak somewhere. You should investigate where it's coming from as it will only get worse.

Yep! Your right, gap in caulking. Hope this is it! Gonna look at all the seals. Thanks!
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Old 10-15-2016, 09:43 PM   #4
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We had the same problem with our last compartment drivers side. Found out it is a fairly common problem with the black compartments. Re caulked, held compartment to the side with large clamps then put a bunch of new screws in. Has held for 3 years now. There are post about the separation on here.
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Old 10-16-2016, 10:05 AM   #5
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It's a weak design. And easy to overload.

While driving in rain, water will splash up onto that attachment area from below. If water was getting in from the interior, you'd know it.
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Old 10-16-2016, 11:17 AM   #6
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Maybe replace with stainless steel screws?
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Old 10-16-2016, 12:54 PM   #7
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My 2016 2801 storage areas look like yours but they still feel solid
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Been told it's just the black ones that have the problem. The grey ones are the improved ones.
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Mine are grey. . I have seen the black. . The grey appear to be stronger and more rigid.
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