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Old 03-21-2015, 04:44 PM   #1
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Underbelly issues

I was installing a hide a spare, back up camera and a few other mods on my 250 air yesterday. I had to drop some of the underbelly to get access and noticed some sloppy craftsmanship. They had water lines and electrical drapped all over the flexible heat ducts causing tears in two of them. Not easy to get to in order to repair. Not a big deal but just sloppy build quality. So if you notice heat issues check the ducts they could likely be smashed or ripped.

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Old 03-21-2015, 05:12 PM   #2
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Old 04-03-2015, 09:37 PM   #3
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I dropped the underbelly on our 2013 crusader 295rst te. Was appalled on how the mechanics were run. As I dropped the belly, electric, hoses, etc all fell out, nothing secure. When I'm done with mods and repairs, I will clean up that rat nest. If I did that as a mechanic, I'd be looking for a job

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Old 04-03-2015, 09:54 PM   #4
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I found two of my heater hoses torn and two water lines crimped along with a butt splice that had come loose. I guess they figure out of sight, out of mind.
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Old 04-03-2015, 11:05 PM   #5
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I at least untangled what I could but agree nothing is secure. I don't look forward to dropping 30 feet of underbelly someday.
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Old 04-04-2015, 06:16 AM   #6
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Drop just a portion of my 30 plus feet underbelly last year.
Me thinks the corrugated plastic holds everything in the belly, heat ducking, wires just laying top of it. Some wires were just run like a clothes line with nothing holding them in place.
Why was I thinking things would be tuck away, hung neatly, clamped routed nice.
But then again nothing with RV build quality or lack of it surprises me anymore.

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