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Old 08-08-2019, 02:57 AM   #1161
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Brand: Thor Motor Coach
Model: Compass 23TR
State: Texas
Posts: 108
THOR #7972
Originally Posted by RDC54 View Post
Wondering if any 23TR owners out there might be able to help me with a question...

I was trying to track down a loud rattling noise that comes from the generator exhaust pipe when I happened to look at the rear mud flaps. The mud flaps are held sandwiched between the sides of a U shaped bracket, and secured with a single bolt and a nylon lock nut. The bolt was completely missing on one side, and I was able to remove the other one with my bare hands (so Iím thinking that the missing bolt just worked its way loose and fell out on the road).

So here is my question...Iím about to replace the bolts with stainless steel bolts and washers, using Loctite, and Iím wondering if I should leave some play in it, or tighten the nut down?

Thanks in advance for your thoughts...
My 2017 23TR had the same loose mud flap issue when new. It tightened mine snug with lock nuts. Two years later, still tight. I notice they were barely hanging on while securing the tail light wiring. I routinely look for loose and stripped fasteners.
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