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Old 06-23-2016, 04:00 PM   #1
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Can anyone tell me what this is?

We have a Forester MBS 2401S and I found this under our RV between the rear stabilizers when we got ready to leave our camp site. This is a piece of rigid plastic that's about 6"x9"x12". I'm assuming it fell off our RV since it wasn't there when we setup the RV.


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Old 06-23-2016, 04:10 PM   #2
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If you have a sealed underbody it is likely an access panel that has come untapped.
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I meant to include this photo with the post. Click image for larger version

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Old 06-23-2016, 05:01 PM   #4
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Ah!

That looks like it was meant to protect water or some other line.

I would get under it and look.
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Old 06-23-2016, 07:36 PM   #5
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Do you have big foot levelers? That looks like the shroud that covers one of their levelling mechanisms at the levelling strut. Typically they're just held in place with zip ties.
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Do you have big foot levelers? That looks like the shroud that covers one of their levelling mechanisms at the levelling strut. Typically they're just held in place with zip ties.
I do have the big foot stabilizers. There is a rectangular box between the stabilizers that looks like its about the same size as the plastic and I thought it might have covered it. When I get a chance, I'll see if it fits. I was surprised that there seemed no way to keep it in place except friction. if its just held on by friction, I'm surprised it didn't fall of sooner. If it does cover this rectangular box, I'll have to get some extra long zip ties to secure it.
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Just an option for you.

Gorilla Clear Mounting Tape - Walmart.com

You could still use the zip ties.
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I do have the big foot stabilizers. There is a rectangular box between the stabilizers that looks like its about the same size as the plastic and I thought it might have covered it. When I get a chance, I'll see if it fits. I was surprised that there seemed no way to keep it in place except friction. if its just held on by friction, I'm surprised it didn't fall of sooner. If it does cover this rectangular box, I'll have to get some extra long zip ties to secure it.
If extra long ones are hard to find you can use zip ties that are 6 to 10 inch in length and just zip them together as many are needed.
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That is the cover for the big foot pump unit should be some screw holes in it to mount onto the bracket of the pump.
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I agree, looks like the cover for the Bigfoot control box. Guess I'll be checking mine too...
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I checked under my RV today and it is the shroud that fits over the Bigfoot pump. I Guess I was luck it fell off when it did. There are no screws or other ways to attach it to the pump housing. It looks like it was only held in place by friction. If it did have zip ties holding it in place then they came off. My guess is that they forgot to attach it. I'm heading to Home Depot for some 36" ties.


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As was posted earlier it is suppose to be screwed in place, should be two sheet metal screws to attach it.
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I'll check again but there are no screw holes in the shroud and I didn't see any in the metal bracket it attached to.


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If there are no screw holes it must have been missed being attached on the assembly line, thats why it fell off. check the others and see if they are attached.
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Keithe, I was going through the forum & saw your post with pic. Looking at the pic, I was drawn to the tire and it appears to be under-inflated. I'm no expert, and it could be the angle of the pic, but have you checked the pressure?
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Are we really taping & zip tying things under RVs ???
Things that could fall out on the interstate ???
MAN I SURE HOPE NOT !!!
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Are we really taping & zip tying things under RVs ???
Things that could fall out on the interstate ???
MAN I SURE HOPE NOT !!!
Not making a judgement call here but my last MH had Big Foot levelers and all four of the strut enclosures had the shrouds secured with zip ties. 10 years and over 80 thousand miles later they were still in place when traded in. Go figure.
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Not making a judgement call here but my last MH had Big Foot levelers and all four of the strut enclosures had the shrouds secured with zip ties. 10 years and over 80 thousand miles later they were still in place when traded in. Go figure.
I guess Keithe was not that lucky !!!
We should all be very happy it fell out in a campsite !!!
Anything installed under an RV should be BOLTED in !!!
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Keithe, I was going through the forum & saw your post with pic. Looking at the pic, I was drawn to the tire and it appears to be under-inflated. I'm no expert, and it could be the angle of the pic, but have you checked the pressure?
I checked the tire again this morning and its at 65.5 lbs. That's a little lower than what I've been keeping it at. The sticker says to keep the tires at 61 lbs. and I've been trying to keep them at 69 lbs.
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