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Old 10-15-2012, 08:44 AM   #1
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Name that part! Help!

Good morning!
We picked up our new Sunseeker 3170DS on Thursday (Yay!!). When we arrived home we were testing the levelers (which do not seem to be working properly) on our garage pad.
I was watching the rear levelers and all of a sudden Clink! and the part below hit the concrete. Can anyone tell me what it is? My husband went under and rolled around on a creeper and couldn't find where it goes. It has a nut soldered on one side and is extruded on the other. Number 12 110 is stamped on the flat.

Identification would be MOST helpful....Thanks!!
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Old 10-15-2012, 09:00 AM   #2
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Good morning!
We picked up our new Sunseeker 3170DS on Thursday (Yay!!). When we arrived home we were testing the levelers (which do not seem to be working properly) on our garage pad.
I was watching the rear levelers and all of a sudden Clink! and the part below hit the concrete. Can anyone tell me what it is? My husband went under and rolled around on a creeper and couldn't find where it goes. It has a nut soldered on one side and is extruded on the other. Number 12 110 is stamped on the flat.

Identification would be MOST helpful....Thanks!!
I can't be specific enoght enought to say exactly where the part goes, but that is a standard fastener. It is a flat washer ahd the reason the nut is soldered on is to allow a bolt to be threaded in it without having access to the nut when the washer/fastener is installed in its intended position.

Look for perhaps an outline of a same size washer or a hole that is missing a fastener - probably on a flat surface.

Once you find where it goes, be sure and check the torque of all other fasteners in the area - if this one was not properly torqued, chances are good that others may not have been also.
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Old 10-15-2012, 12:20 PM   #3
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Agreed to look around for similar fasteners or evidence of one missing. However I have found numerous items, cuttings, screws, nuts etc, left over inside panels and hidden areas so it may just be an extra.
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Old 10-15-2012, 12:29 PM   #4
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It is not uncommon during the building process for a worker to drop a piece of hardware and then just get another one instead of searching for the lost one. Eventually, it will fall out to puzzle you.

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Old 10-15-2012, 12:45 PM   #5
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That is a part that comes on framing from oem. It is used to secure pucks to the frame. In our chassis prep process those are removed and discarded. That one may have fallen down into the frame or something, but it is harmless, and doesn't need to be replaced.

I WAS TOLD THIS BY THE SUPERVISOR IN OUR CHASSIS PREP DEPARTMENT, SO I'M HOPING HE KNOWS WHAT HE IS TALKING ABOUT...
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Old 10-15-2012, 12:56 PM   #6
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That is a part that comes on framing from oem. It is used to secure pucks to the frame. In our chassis prep process those are removed and discarded. That one may have fallen down into the frame or something, but it is harmless, and doesn't need to be replaced.
I never thought of that, but I know what you mean. However, when you say "...it is harmless." you can only be sure of that if you are sure that it is not used as a functional and necessary fastener somewhere in the RV.
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Old 10-15-2012, 12:58 PM   #7
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We don't have fasterners like that inside the RV. I hadn't seen any like that here at all, and that is why I went and asked the chassis prep supervisor if he knew of it or had seen it anywhere. Was a little relieved when he knew what it was immediately and explained it.
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Mine is an 06 and there is one of those sitting loose on the top of my gas tank. I have tried a couple times to get it out but there are 2 braces that I can't get it past. So if it's any reassurance, your not the only one with those things falling out of your motorhome!
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Old 10-15-2012, 02:53 PM   #9
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The part was definitely external, not internal. It fell down on the garage pad when we were testing the levelers. Glad to hear I should not be concerned about it. Thanks everyone. One less thing for me to do this week.
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