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Old 07-17-2016, 11:29 AM   #1
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Is my home falling apart

The pictures attached are the area around the taillights and bottom of the rear grill area.
Has anyone seen this happening in their Berk?
Please excuse how dirty it is!


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Old 07-17-2016, 06:23 PM   #2
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Would be interesting if FR does anything. They have balked at repairing our gelcoat cheaking on the sides.

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Sent email to Mike and Mitch at FR. Waiting to see what they think.


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Time for a follow up email. They replied asking for the vin then haven't heard anything else


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Time for a follow up email. They replied asking for the vin then haven't heard anything else


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Not trying to make excuses for them, but I wonder if this time of year is bad timing coming upon the pending rally. Not sure if they have any rolls as far as prepping for it.

But they say the squeaky wheel gets the grease.
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I too am starting to see checking on sides of my 2015
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I too am starting to see checking on sides of my 2015

Where is it happening on yours? Can you post pics of it?


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checking on gel coat

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Where is it happening on yours? Can you post pics of it?


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Ours is happening on the dark brown areas. We have sent pictures to several RV repair specialist in body repair, all saying that it is a manfacturing defect and will require from $7,000 to $11,000 per side to repair. Sanding and repainting will get rid of it, but only for a few years. Guess ours will be sold as is a few years down the road and we will just have to bite the loss. We have sent pictures to FR, their reply, "just buff it out" which will not work per the RV specialist we have talked to.

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Mine isn't paint cracking, it's the fiberglass. The area that's the worst is a series of spiderweb cracks where chunks of fiberglass are falling out.


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Reply from Mike Bukowski at Forest River -
According to the vin notes this unit was damaged during delivery to the customer. An estimate of repair was submitted and paid to the original owner. It does not look like the repairs were ever made and have grown progressively worse. I regret to inform you that due to the circumstances we will not be able to help in this matter.


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