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AC hold down bolts - you might be surprised
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Found out the hard way that just because your trailer is new doesn’t mean the air conditioner bolts are tight.

With all the Friday rain here on the east coast, opened up the trailer to a huge puddle on the floor. Took the inside cover off to find that of the 4 bolts that hold it to the roof, only the front 2 were tight, the back 2 were set in place but never tightened (They were sticking out 2 inches from the roof)

Never saw the problem before as we always stored the trailer nose high and covered with an ADCO aqua-shed cover.

So, add checking the AC bolts to your checklist even if you haven’t seen a leak.

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Phil – that doesn’t surprise me one bit. When we purchased our camper (also new) we found that 6 of the 8 bolts that secure the roof to the uprights were missing as well as one of the bunkend support rods. Really makes you wonder if the individuals installing options, or building the item new actually check their work. Or better yet, is there no quality control measures in place to check before the item goes out the door?

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Those AC bolts should be checked at least once a year to prevent leaks and damage.
The more traveling you do, the more they should be checked.
The bolts do loosen up after just one season of travel….

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They weren’t loose, they were never screwed in all the way. The front ones were loose, but they appear flush to the ceiling. The back ones are sticking down almost 2 1/2 inches. I back it all the way out to see how long it was and it only took 2 or 3 turns and they were completly out. No way they the back ones worked there way out to the exact same length on both sides.

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Now i well need to go out and check the bolts on my new camper which it  should be done every spring.

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