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Old 07-16-2020, 09:31 PM   #1
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Rear cap preventative fix maybe?

I have read a few articles of the rear cap coming loose on various years and models of Mobile Suites. If I understand it correctly the failure appears at the lower corners of the cap. Now I understand the adding additional backing for the screws makes since.

Here's my thought. Mine appears to be tight and secure. So what if as a preventative measure I add lets say an additional 4 to 6 screws on each corner. I would use a oval head stainless screw with a finish washer to add additional clamping force, probably a #10 1" long spaced in-between the existing screws.

So those that have experienced this failure do you think this would help?
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Old 07-17-2020, 07:45 AM   #2
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I have read a few articles of the rear cap coming loose on various years and models of Mobile Suites. If I understand it correctly the failure appears at the lower corners of the cap. Now I understand the adding additional backing for the screws makes since.

Here's my thought. Mine appears to be tight and secure. So what if as a preventative measure I add lets say an additional 4 to 6 screws on each corner. I would use a oval head stainless screw with a finish washer to add additional clamping force, probably a #10 1" long spaced in-between the existing screws.

So those that have experienced this failure do you think this would help?
What year is your DRV? There are two issues, little to no backing pretty much from the rail down and around. Also that the rear wall is floating. A couple people did it before I did and said that it stopped moving. I have about 800 miles on mine since I fixed it. No movement and the screws are still there and mice and tight.
Just watch it and if it rears itís head you can always address it or address it as insurance.
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Old 07-17-2020, 02:35 PM   #3
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It's a early 2019. that we purchased used last summer. The ordinal owner used it several times then traded for a Bus. I hate to say we have only used it a few times but plan on traveling the country in a couple years when we retire . So that is why I'm going over everything to catch potential issue now instead of on the road.
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Old 07-17-2020, 02:51 PM   #4
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Do what rynosback did in his post on the subject. I guarantee yours WILL start to come apart.
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