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Old 04-19-2018, 02:23 PM   #1
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What is this in my cab?

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Old 04-19-2018, 06:57 PM   #2
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That doesn't look like it even belongs there. Search around on rvtrader for your year and model. Look at the pictures and see if you see any others with that.
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Old 04-20-2018, 10:38 AM   #3
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What is this in my cab?

Agree. Thatís not factory. Neither our 2014 nor our 2018 had one.

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Did you ask them what itís purpose is? It looks like your ventilation ducting has fallen down. Maybe is has something to do with that situation...

Regardless, it doesnít look like itís too difficult of a thing to remove or shorten or whatever. I did some work under the dash of our Ď14. Everything was very accessible and serviceable.

Ours does have a dog bed and Mt Dew can though! :-)
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The service manager, who is new to RVs said it was a support, but the only thing I see it supporting is one wire harness and the thing is flimsy. I may just remove it, two screws at the firewall is all that attaches it. Our dogs food and water bowls usually go there. Plus it might be a hazard for our small dog.
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The service manager, who is new to RVs said it was a support, but the only thing I see it supporting is one wire harness and the thing is flimsy. I may just remove it, two screws at the firewall is all that attaches it. Our dogs food and water bowls usually go there. Plus it might be a hazard for our small dog.


Iíd tend to agree with you. There are miles of wires under there but nothing a handful of black plastic zip ties canít handle.
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Maybe a dash support that broke loose from its welded location? I cannot imagine it would be there for no purpose.
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Doc73,

I was thinking that it was a dash support and it should be up in-between the cup holders. That would make sense to support a couple big drinks in those cup holders. That is what I told the service manager and when I bring it back I want to talk to the tech that worked on it.

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Attachment 168801Had some work done at the dealer and noticed this when I got it back. Service manager said the old one was broken so they replaced it no charge. One picture is head on and the other from the right side. The thing is not very rigid.
If the service manager replaced it because the old one is broken, and they had it in stock wouldn't it have to be a factory installation?
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tom2t,

Yes it must be a factory part, but I don't think they installed it correctly. I was wondering if any Legacy owner saw this thing installed higher up under their dash. I guess I should have mentioned that in my first post.

I am going to fiddle with it and I'll let the forum know my findings.

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Upside Down

Thanks for everyones comments, I have it figured out, they installed it upside down. If they flip it over it would fit flat on the firewall and provide support to the cup holders.
In this picture the top of the support is not touching the firewall, the only way to make that happen is turn it over. With the screws on top this support will be more rigid and be hidden and out of the way.

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Maybe a dash support that broke loose from its welded location? I cannot imagine it would be there for no purpose.


When I was working under the dash on mine. The supports were 1/2Ē and 3/4Ē welded square steel painted black. I didnít notice anything that looked like the piece in the picture.

Whatís been added there appears to be aluminum.

Admittedly though, I didnít take the whole dash out, just had an intermittent air conditioner power problem caused by a loose connection.
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I have a 2917 FR3 and the piece you are showing is probably a dash support. Its purpose is to support the whole dash structure from bouncing up and down on rough roads. The one in my cab looks different, perhaps yours is not installed correctly. On mine a piece of plywood goes from front of dash to area behind doghouse.

It is not too effective and one of my projects is to upgrade it to better support dash structure.

Let us know what the dealer says.
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Great I see you figured it out.
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It should have been installed facing forward instead of rearwards. It is the front license plate holder.
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My suggestion: If you say or do anything illegal, look straight at it and speak clearly. Perhaps also give your location. The police will arrive quickly.


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No lead underwear?
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Lead briefs are a little restrictive...
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Lead briefs are a little restrictive...
Doc I never dealt with anyone in lead briefs, however a whole lot of tinfoil hat wearers. Perhaps we have met . . .
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