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Old 11-03-2011
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You got it Dan! Going to do some metal bending this weekend.
I'm less concerned about metal bending (cosmetic) versus structure problem like the axle is in the wrong spot. I'd get that figured out first.

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Moving on to the next problem. The water system, Broken pipes everywhere!
Any suggestions?
Sounds like it wasn't winterized properly. With that in mind, while its a lot of work, I'd start at the water inlet and replace with PEX and work my way forward one by one.
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Sean, Forget about the metal for a moment. Get yourself a tape measure and check the distance form the center of the drive axle to the center of the tag axle on each side. It sure looks like that tag axle is back too far.

I don't see that much bent metal to make it look like that.
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I agree with Rick, I don't how a tag is even attached to the bus but it does look like it's way back from it's position on my bus. If that bus was hit from the back hard enough to push that sheet metal over the tag it would have had to have left a bigger mark. Looks to me like some one might have pried against that metal because it was rubbing on the tire. This is all speculation on my part but something doesn't look right that's for sure.


After taking a second look at that original picture I've reconsidered. That engine bay grill is way forward of it's correct position. Appears to be overlapping the awning strut. So perhaps it is not the tag axle position but I'd certainly check that as well.

Could be both. Hope not.
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Old 11-04-2011
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If you look at the gap between the rubber fender flare and the tires, it's pretty even until you get to the back 1/4 of the tire. The drive has roughly the same gap around it, except it's even all the way around. Sean's only got a little sheet metal and a little minor frame work to do. That corner doesn't have much in it, only a 1"x2" box tube running vertical in the back corner. Since he does this kind of stuff for a living, it's an easy fix for him. That's why he's already looking at other problems.

Sean, as far as the broken pipes- just start at the tanks and keep repairing as you go. Everyplace that had water sitting when she froze will need your help. But it shows you how very important good winterization techniques are! You'll get her!
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Sean, Forget about the metal for a moment. Get yourself a tape measure and check the distance form the center of the drive axle to the center of the tag axle on each side. It sure looks like that tag axle is back too far.

I don't see that much bent metal to make it look like that.

Very deceiving. Rick your right, get the measurements. That should tell this story.

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If you look at the gap between the rubber fender flare and the tires, it's pretty even until you get to the back 1/4 of the tire. The drive has roughly the same gap around it, except it's even all the way around. Sean's only got a little sheet metal and a little minor frame work to do. That corner doesn't have much in it, only a 1"x2" box tube running vertical in the back corner. Since he does this kind of stuff for a living, it's an easy fix for him. That's why he's already looking at other problems.

Sean, as far as the broken pipes- just start at the tanks and keep repairing as you go. Everyplace that had water sitting when she froze will need your help. But it shows you how very important good winterization techniques are! You'll get her!
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Ok all tire measurments are the same both sides and front to back.
Sheet metal is bent and back corner post is clearly bent. Can't be completely pulled out because the way sheet metal works. Gonna do some deriviting, flatening and rivit it back up. Right Grill is all bent up also. Easy fix. Just time.
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That is good news. Get the hammer out.
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