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Old 07-16-2017, 06:28 PM   #1
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Water heater frame pulling away from rv

Anybody else have this issue, water heater frame is pulling away from the rv.Click image for larger version

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it takes a lot of force to push it back in, but it wont stay in.
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Old 07-18-2017, 09:34 AM   #2
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I have the same problem but on the front of the heater.
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Old 07-18-2017, 09:55 AM   #3
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When mine did the same thing the dealer discovered that the factory never secured the tank to the rv. They screwed it down the way it should have been and re-caulked around it. That was while under warranty and it's been fine for the past two years.
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Old 07-18-2017, 10:20 AM   #4
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thx mcnabbwr
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Old 07-18-2017, 12:52 PM   #5
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If you look under the water heater, it sits on a sheet of plywood, on top of a 2x4. I think over time, the rotomold bin deforms causing the bottom of the water heater not to be supported any more. Double check that, maybe it needs to be shimmed some more, with like with a 4x4.
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Old 07-18-2017, 01:28 PM   #6
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i saw there are 3 screws passing thru sheet metal as a means to suck the frame in. the top screw head was screwed thru the opening, which enlarged the opening. you can see in the pic i added washerswith a smaller opening than the sheet metal to keep the screw head from passing thru. also used a lock washer to help keep the screw from backing off. this should fix it hopefully. .Click image for larger version

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