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Old 05-26-2024, 08:36 PM   #1
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Is this structural?

Hi again,

While working on my 2019 Cruiser RV Radiance R-26BH, I noticed a hanging bolted on bar. The holes where there used to be bolts are rusted out. When I push the bar up to flat, it seems to hold something up, like maybe the fresh water tank that has a drain right there. The other 2 bars next to it are solid.

Thinking I should take the bar off and drill new holes, but whatever I am drilling into may be garbage. As much as the underbelly cover is great, it also makes it impossible to see what is going on.

Any suggestions appreciated.
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Old 05-26-2024, 11:09 PM   #2
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In my experience, OEM tank support straps are above the coroplast underbelly.

Those bars appear to be add-on supports of some sort: maybe for a spare tire? I don't think you'll know for sure without taking a peek above the coroplast. Maybe cut a 12" x 12" access hole that you can put back in place with Gorilla tape?
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Old 05-26-2024, 11:30 PM   #3
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Thank you for the reply an introducing me to the word 'coroplast'. I am a bit impressed with how they got it on. Minimal holes and cuts.
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Old 06-02-2024, 06:39 PM   #4
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Rigged up

On further inspection, I found that the holes for this one of three bars did not align to the metal crossmember of the frame. One bolt hole was nothing but coroplast! Poor workmanship to say the least. Somehow the original bolts missed the fresh water tank.

The other two bars lined up perfectly with the crossmember, so easy visual at the right angles.

I ended up drilling holes in the metal to each side of the bar and securing with new bolts, washers, and 3 layers of metal pipe strap. Made its first journey successfully.
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