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Old 09-06-2009, 11:11 PM   #1
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What color was the water heater door??

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I just removed the water heater door and the cover for the furnace and will be taking them to our bodyshop. It seems that they were some kind of gray but I couldn't tell you exactly. Its a 2001 Classic. Does anyone have a description or example for me?

I would appreciate any help.

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They were supposed to be painted silver. We have a Classic in the shop now that has those parts chromed. They look really good, but I don't know what something like that would cost.
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Thanks Terry,

I was also thinking about the stainless covers too. Our dealership has a body shop so the cost would be nothing so I guess I will still go with paint. I was just trying to keep it original if possible just better quality paint. Silver paint? ok.

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Shiny new paint.

The good news.. Thankyou to Lou Saare autobody of Santa Rosa, Ca. for painting both the water heater lid and the atwood furnace cover. They both turned out beautiful. Exactly the Siver that I wanted... (Sorry 2air.. I thought red and blue might be a bit alarming..)

The bad news.. Upon closer inspection of the furnace I noticed that it was not properly installed from the factory. Once the cover was removed there was a visible gap between the heater flush mount frame and the skin of the trailer. So either the heater was installed to far down or the hole was cut too large. In either case it was disturbing. Whats worse, there is a sticker attached in clear view on the heater that states " ATTENTION. Furnace must be installed tightly against back of door gasket to provide proper seal against water and combustable products".

To add insult to injury.. There is another sticker right next to that one that says, " QC inspected by #72 Mary G."

So, I replaced all the screws so i would have a tight fit against the body and sealed the entire lip properly. Normally I would remove the unit and check for water damage but I decided to pretend I never saw it and live in my perfect world where wood doesnt rot.

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