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Old 11-19-2020, 12:59 AM   #1
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How to reduce excess weight from coach!

The title is supposed to be a bit of a joke.

I am amazed at the crap I have found inside cabinets under the drawers, inside the compartment under the bed (with all the electronics)

Our coach is a 2019 with one previous owner who didn't do any mods or work.
Only had 4,200 miles when we purchased.

There were tons of loose screws, lots of sawdust(I am ok with this).

There were at least 6 loose screws under one cabinet and none of them were the same. Maybe Thor gave me these as spares? (another joke)

Curious what other crap folks have found, if anything hidden in the areas you don't normally see.
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Old 11-19-2020, 01:23 AM   #2
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My 2018 Outlaw had enough wood screws laying in and underneath everything; that I could have used them to build a cabinet for my dining room with them.
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Old 11-19-2020, 01:47 AM   #3
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Several years ago, we found a full roll (25') of plastic "gimp" underneath one of the bunk bottoms in our new Sprinter TT. Made a very noticeable bulge in the thin Luan and I had to remove about 20 screws to get the plywood up far enough to get it out! I have had, as a result, written into the "make ready" sheet for new rigs a statement that says "all sawdust in vents, ducts, and behind light fixtures must be removed before purchase". This is usually broad enough so that random screws, pieces of wire, small tools and tie-wrap tails get vacuumed up as well!
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Old 11-19-2020, 03:34 AM   #4
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Like others, I found bunches of screws. I also found a strut that holds open the overhead cabinet doors as well as a plastic latch for a drawer. Not to mention enough sawdust to make a sheet of press wood that Thor uses to build the cabinets.
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Old 11-19-2020, 12:03 PM   #5
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None of the Thor manufacturing facilities have a shop vac. By you hauling away the sawdust and spare screws you are saving them about $.47 per manufactured unit.
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Old 11-19-2020, 12:39 PM   #6
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With enough screws, rivets and washers: you could probably open a hardware store...
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Old 11-19-2020, 02:02 PM   #7
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How to reduce excess weight from coach!


I thought this would be a thread on how to put RVs on a diet.

Like with people, reducing is a lot harder than gaining.
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Old 11-19-2020, 02:22 PM   #8
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It sure is!
Now: please pass the mashed potatoes, and order that RV with four slide-outs!
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