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Old 06-23-2014, 02:28 PM   #1
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any idea why this would happen?

We bought a new 2013 26tbss and just used it for the first time this week, however after we purchased it we noticed this. (see pic)It is a crack on both sides in the same place under the bed in the storage compartment area?? I wonder what it is and why it is there? Should I be concerned?
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Old 06-23-2014, 02:29 PM   #2
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I'd be concerned.
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Old 06-23-2014, 02:34 PM   #3
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"OPS" this will be hard for you to prove these cracks were there when you bought the camper. You have used the camper one time.
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Old 06-23-2014, 02:39 PM   #4
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I know we have a full one year warrenty bumper to bumper where we bought it locally. I just need to know it is something serious or maybe just happened when camper was being built. Wondering if it will harm the integrity of the trailer safety wise?
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Old 06-23-2014, 02:39 PM   #5
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Looks like there was external force on the hatch door causing internal flex of the wall?? Hope they fix under warranty and if they don't then either you do or pay for repairs.
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looks to me that they did not cut the opening big enough and they just pushed the door in place. You can see in the last picture the black part of the door is pushing against the interior wood.
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Are you *sure* it wasn't jack knifed? I'd check for some body or tail light damage on the two vehicle.

(this was DH's response after viewing the pics for all of 2 seconds)
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Looks like it was caused by the rear of the tow vehicle when backing too sharply
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Don't see any external damage from a tow vehicle, etc. Looks like the opening was not cut big enough and the doors just forced into the opening.
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Old 06-23-2014, 05:27 PM   #10
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I'm wondering also about the size of that ice chest sitting in there. It appears to be too tall for that opening. Is there a door on the other side taller than this one that the ice chest was actually placed in to?

If that ice chest was forced in to that opening, could that have caused that damage?

(shrug) I dunno, just throwing ideas out there.
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