WFCO Converter Falls Out of Precut Opening

Has anyone had the WFCO converter unit fall out or come loose from the opening in the seat wall? Hit some rough roads recently in the Gila Wilderness and the whole unit has joggled loose. Hoping no damage occurred to the unit. Haven't seen any posting about this. Unit doesn't appear to have any way to fasten it securely to the seat wall, merely wedged in and held in place by wiring. Seems shoddy at best to me. Any suggestions to securely fasten unit to seat wall? Had to duct tape it for remainder of trip. Thanks
2014 [email protected] 320 S
2012 GMC Sierra, 5.3 L V8

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  • rh5555rh5555 Member Posts: 222
    From the manual:
    After wiring is completed, the enclosure fastens to the wall or cabinet using 4 wood screws (not supplied).
    also from the manual:

    It looks like the 4 screws go in under the front bezel (which you will have to figure out how to pry off!)

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  • floridatabberfloridatabber Member Posts: 5
    Will take another look at that bezel. There are 4 screws there, but they don't seem to actually screw into the seat wall. They appear to screw into the housing. Thanks!
    2014 [email protected] 320 S
    2012 GMC Sierra, 5.3 L V8
  • rfuss928rfuss928 Member Posts: 640
    Will take another look at that bezel. There are 4 screws there, but they don't seem to actually screw into the seat wall. They appear to screw into the housing. Thanks!
    Remove those 4 screws and the bezel and door will come off then the flanges with the four wood screws will be visible.  I had to reinforce those fasteners a while back in our [email protected]  IIRC I added some strips of wood on the inside of the cabinet and used longer/bigger screws.  The originals pulled out and stripped the 1/4" plywood panel. 


  • floridatabberfloridatabber Member Posts: 5
    Got it fixed. All 4 screws on the bezel/face had to be removed; all 4 of the screws that secured the unit housing to the wood had apparently become loose (those shown in the diagram you provided) and had fallen out and were found in the space between the face and the housing unit. Didn't have to pry anything off. Thanks again for your help.
    2014 [email protected] 320 S
    2012 GMC Sierra, 5.3 L V8
  • johnfconwayjohnfconway Member Posts: 111
    Has anyone had the WFCO converter unit fall out or come loose from the opening in the seat wall? Hit some rough roads recently in the Gila Wilderness
    That's our stomping ground. Were you able to decipher from map(s) which Forest Roads were higher probability of successfully getting in, finding a decent site and getting back out?

    2020 [email protected] 400 BDL towed with 2019 Nissan Frontier Pro-4X  Silver City, NM
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