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Old 05-17-2015, 02:51 PM   #1
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Crack under 3171ds

I went undet my 2014 forester 3171ds and the kind of wood is cracked on a pretty long surface

Is anybody already see this ?

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Old 05-18-2015, 04:59 PM   #2
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Shouldn't be any wood under there.
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Old 05-19-2015, 06:42 AM   #3
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Hi

So what is it ? Fiberglass plate ?

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Old 05-19-2015, 01:23 PM   #4
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Hi

Found this diagram of the floor

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So it's the fiverglass floor that have cracks

What kind of work is involve to repair this

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Old 05-19-2015, 10:24 PM   #5
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Interesting question is what caused the crack. It would seem that unless it was cracked during building the unit, there could be some internal structural failure. Do you have leveling jacks and could the chassis been twisted due to improper operation? I have seen posts on here about frame damage and twisting from using the jacks with un-level footing. The last couple model years additional bracing of the jacks has been installed to mitigate frame twist.

Can't tell where the crack is from the photo, but is it in a high stress area? Does it run parallel to the vehicle or side to side?
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Hi,

No I don't have any leveling jack. The only add-on we have is 2 stabilizer jack ( scissor jack ) in the back installed by the dealer.

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It's really just a cover for the bottom of the floor, most mfg's use woven polypropylene.

Just caulk it really to keep moisture out. No wood there, just foam underneath.
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