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Old 09-11-2015, 01:30 PM   #1
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Generator mounting bracket fail

Wow,

Went out to the Solera this morning to run the generator and what do I see? the aft end of the generator hanging down below the body of the coach and the tial pipe hanger torn out.

ON inspection I can see that the aft bracket was just tack welded in and those little welds finally failed. fortunately it was just sitting in my driveway. If that had happened on the road it could have been bad.

Now I have to figure out how to lash it up underneath so I can get it to a welder. The forward bracket is not visible, so i'll have to go thru the storage compartment to inspect that.

If you have a Solera (mines a 2011) you might want to inspect these welds.

Let me know if you have spot welds or if they have done a more substantial welding job in this area.
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Old 09-11-2015, 01:44 PM   #2
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Jeez seems to be a bunch of stuff just falling off units lately... Slides now generators, glad this did not happen on the freeway!

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Going out to check mine, thanks for the info!
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Old 09-12-2015, 02:00 PM   #6
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Can you drill holes and use bolts to re-attach the support rail???

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Old 09-13-2015, 12:28 AM   #7
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Cousin01,
Informative post, consider using a floor jack and reposition generator and calling a mobile welder. Those guys are talented. Good luck.
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Looks like I have to remove floor of cargo compartment to repair. More later....


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Old 09-13-2015, 11:26 AM   #9
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Generator mounting bracket fail

Ok. Cargo liner is not coming out in one piece. Even if I could disassemble the corner wall. Which is not obvious. I can now see that the cargo floor is one huge molded piece and it was installed before the water tank. So forget about removing it entirely. Click image for larger version

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I just read this post and am sorry to hear about the weld failure. I'll check mine first thing and see whats up with mine. Thanks for the heads up. I agree with the poster to jack it back into place with an auto floor jack, and get it welded, as long as it won't burn anything. Otherwise, you will need to drill and bolt back into place if the connection lends itself to such a fix. A few things your going to need to check; first, the power lead to the generator, second the LP supply, and third, because the weld let go causing it to swing down, check the forward welds for fatigue and or bent metal.
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