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Old 06-14-2018, 02:44 PM   #1
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Coleman AC Cover

I was driving into a 20-30 mph headwind on my last trip. A car passed us with folks waving and pointing back at our trailer. I'm so astute that I almost immediately discerned that they were not just being friendly.
I pulled over and looked all around the rig to see what the problem could be. I climbed up the trailer ladder and discovered that the AC cover was missing. I drove back about a mile and felt lucky to find it in good shape in the interstate median.
That night in the campground, I found that the 4 studs that it attaches to had pulled out of their sockets. It appears the studs are just inserted as a friction fit into the AC's sheet metal. No tack welds, no nuts on studs. Boo Coleman.
I epoxied them back in and added a ratcheting hold-down strap to get me through my trip. I have not checked to see if the epoxy will hold the studs in, the strap is still in place.
Has anyone else experienced this? Any recommendations?
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Old 06-15-2018, 10:40 AM   #2
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I've seen a few RV's going down the road without the shroud, so it's not totally uncommon.

I suspect that the epoxy will hold the fasteners fine.
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