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Old 03-23-2015, 06:20 PM   #1
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2015 Seneca Basement Doors

We have a 2015 Seneca FK and I wondered if anyone else is having trouble with the basement storage doors. While driving our Seneca over to the Freightliner shop last week, one of the doors popped open. The door was locked, so the latch managed to slip from its clip when I hit a bump. I adjusted the clip and checked the other doors. Several of them needed adjusted - a good pull and the locked door popped right open.

Then, tonight, I went out to turn on the LP so I could fire up the fridge and run the heater for a bit. When I opened the LP tank compartment door, the clip fell to the ground. It looks like it was attached with smaller screws than the others and it ripped the heads off. I had to drill new holes and use some beefier screws to hold it in place.

Frustrating!
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Old 03-24-2015, 11:51 AM   #2
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Yep same problem. On the drive home from picking ours up almost ripped a door off at a toolbooth. I have since adjusted all of them, adding additional screws plus made a new plate for the LP gas door striker. It's solid now. Doors stay shut. I also had a problem with the fiberglass steps/facia around the fuel tank breaking loose and flopping. Made new mounts for that also. The fiberglass panels over the rear tires broke loose so I made new mounts for them too.
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Old 03-24-2015, 11:55 AM   #3
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Ugh - that isn't making me feel any better. I noticed that the steps over the fuel tanks seem less than sturdy and wondered if they might break loose.

I think I have the basement door issue solved for now, but it'll be a while before I stop checking the side view mirrors every time I hit a bump..
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Old 03-24-2015, 12:01 PM   #4
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Does your r/h rear basement leak? Mine filled with water so I drilled a small hole in the bottom to let it drain. It's at the dealer now for recalls and they are looking at it.
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I haven't found any water in the compartments (although it was the right rear-most compartment that popped open last week) - they all seem to seal well based on the dirt patterns on the inside of the doors. I'm guessing that since you are having the dealer look at it you don't know where its coming from. On the 36FK, the fresh water tank is one compartment forward of the one you're talking about, so I would assume there are water lines nearby.
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Old 08-07-2016, 06:42 PM   #6
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I am wondering how long the basement housings will last being only plastic? Plastic will get hard and brittle after a little age. Not really happy with these, can they even be replaced when they do go bad?
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I had two doors pop open while driving thank goodness no cars were hit also had water in three compartments after a heavy rain took back to dealer they adjusted doors then when I got unit back checked generator door and same thing 2 broken screws and 1 small one barely hanging on had to re-drill and put bigger ones in. Have made 2 trips so far nothing popped open but waiting for the next big rain to check for water entry
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Basement doors/wind noise

I will check all my doors for fit and security of them. I usually like to repair things myself and not rely on a dealer to put an unexperienced tech on the unit. Had horrible wind noise but I made two rubber boots that go over the upper mirror hinge assy. Man what a difference, it was a delight to drive without all the high pitch noises.
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Have had trouble with a couple of doors coming open and attributed it to not pushing hard enough on them when closing. All this talk about screws, I'll have to check them. I did have a problem with the hose for the external stove connection. The screws look like they just rusted off. It fell off when I tried to connect the stove. Replaced them with stainless screws. Could have been bad if I was going down the road and hose fell off. I'm sure by the time I saw it the back of the MH would have been on fire!
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External stove?? Not sure what your referring too.
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