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Old 09-08-2021, 03:38 PM   #1
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Wet Bay Grey/Black tank covers

Just a heads up - I found that the installer of the grey/black tank covers in the wet bay placed 6 washers on the outside of the cover when common sense tells me that they should go between the cover and the tank not between the screw head and the cover (I could be wrong). I used an aluminum sleeve to go between the tank and cover and reused 1 of the 6 washer under the screw head. This leaves a little space for the tank sensor wires. Looked like the way it was originally would eventually pinch some of the tank sensor wires.
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Old 09-08-2021, 04:25 PM   #2
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Might help if you stated what type of rig this is on. Folks using an iPhone and the mobile version of the app cannot see signatures or type of rig. For all we know this could be referring to a 15 year old pop up trailer or a 2 week old Tuscany.
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Old 09-08-2021, 04:28 PM   #3
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I think the rubber should be between the tank and cover, just my opinion. Good catch, thanks.
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Old 09-08-2021, 04:34 PM   #4
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While you had them off I would recommend rounding the corners and edges on the bottom. That plastic can be sharp and do a number on "old man skin".
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Old 09-08-2021, 07:57 PM   #5
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Might help if you stated what type of rig this is on. Folks using an iPhone and the mobile version of the app cannot see signatures or type of rig. For all we know this could be referring to a 15 year old pop up trailer or a 2 week old Tuscany.
My bad - EA37TS - Thanks for pointing out my error.
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My bad - EA37TS - Thanks for pointing out my error.
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And while you are at it, take note of there the levels sensors are. On my black tank the full sensor is at the very top. That means full is FULL as in the bath sink starting to back up and toilet burping at you. Mine goes from 2/3 to a potential poop oops.
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I have noticed the same thing on our XG32. Haven't had time to investigate it yet.
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Also my take on OPs observation. The "nut plate" glued to the tank can't take a long bolt. When the "highly skilled technician" at the factory grabbed the bolts they were too long so he/she added a washer stack. That rather than tell the supply people to get shorter bolts.
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Old 09-09-2021, 12:17 PM   #9
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That washer stack looks pretty amateur - like something I would do.

Can you imagine finding something like that on a Honda Accord?? Can you imagine how quick Honda would fire an assembly worker for doing that... and the QC manager who let that go out the door??

It costs no more to PROPERLY assemble using efficient techniques and having the proper tools/supplies at hand. Proper assembly actually SAVES money AND TIME - reflected in lower (competitive) unit selling prices.

This just demonstrates that somebody dropped the ball. Not something I would expect from a "professional" billion dollar manufacturing company.
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Old 09-09-2021, 06:10 PM   #10
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Also my take on OPs observation. The "nut plate" glued to the tank can't take a long bolt. When the "highly skilled technician" at the factory grabbed the bolts they were too long so he/she added a washer stack. That rather than tell the supply people to get shorter bolts.
Ha - That is exactly what I though the rational of the installer was, the screws were too long and putting all those washer on behind the cover would take more time and dexterity.
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Ha - That is exactly what I though the rational of the installer was, the screws were too long and putting all those washer on behind the cover would take more time and dexterity.
Those bolts that are too long isn't a one time issue, mine are like that also. That means someone at the factory responsible, or irresponsible for hardware selection made that bolt selection. Apparently no one on the line has enough smarts to point that out to someone above. Or just as likely, doesn't care enough about good work to do that.
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