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Old 09-25-2014, 01:22 PM   #1
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Battery Box Lid Catches Front Lower Rub Rail

Is there anyway to adjust the battery box that is mounted on the A frame or lid so the lid doesn't catch the lower rub rail. When opening my battery box lid I have to bend the lid a little to get it to clear the rub rail molding. I noticed the lid is riveted to the hinge. Is the battery box adjustable? This is for my 2008 Classic 25fb.



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Old 09-25-2014, 02:20 PM   #2
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In my opinion,
The easiest and fastest way would be to take a grinder to the edge of the cover that is rubbing against the trim. I did that with an older AS I used to have and it worked great afterwards. I didn't even have to remove the lid. Just file or grind it while it's attached and in the open position.

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Old 09-25-2014, 02:35 PM   #3
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I thought about that. Recently I purchased a portable grinding wheel to sharpen my lawn mower blade. I could use that. I only need to take off about 1/8", maybe less. I hope I can grind it straight.

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Old 09-25-2014, 02:36 PM   #4
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Historically there was a utility box mounted in the A frame. I that is what you are referring to and that lid is hitting the banana strip you may have body separation of the trailer skin coming free of the c channel. If it is seperating on the outer skin it is likely separating on the inner skin. You should be able to get to the inner skin by lifting the coach or removing any cabinets that may be across the front of the trailer. If the rivets have failed it will be clear.

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