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Date:         Wed, 14 Mar 2001 15:18:57 -0500
Reply-To:     wb6otg <wb6otg@INTREX.NET>
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From:         wb6otg <wb6otg@INTREX.NET>
Subject:      Re: FLAPS, Re: Need city water inlet for Westy
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>The flap springs on my 82 westy are very old & rusty. I figure at >least one >will go this summer. I have lubed them but I do not think they will >last. >It is a bad design.

When the spring fails the flap is still attached, but won't stay closed. The PO of my van drilled a hole through the flap and the plastic underneath, then put a self tapping screw in to hold it down. Its a bit of a pain, but if I leave the screw loose, I can remove it with my fingers when its time to connect water or power. I think a magnet and steel place glued in the right places might work well too.


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