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Old 02-12-2015, 05:53 AM   #11
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Four days before I leave for Daytona and I find this

Goshen is a long drive from New Brunswick , Canada. Hopefully my dealer can fix.
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Old 02-12-2015, 03:07 PM   #12
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Im Going to key largo leaveing 2-15 on I95 (05 Gtown 375ts)
to kings kamp maybe seeya

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Old 02-12-2015, 05:31 PM   #13
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Was getting coach all packed and ready to go and as I was walking around the front of coach and started down drivers side I seen this on my front fender over wheel. Nothing has hit it. Just 2 big cracks appeared. They look like stress cracks. Haven't even made a trip with it yet.
Not good, but it's probably still under warranty. To prevent the cracks from progressing any further till you get replacement pieces and to prevent any of it from falling off you might want to stop drill the crack. At the very very end of the crack drill a tiny hole approx 1/16 inch, this should stop it from getting any longer. This is done in aviation all the time. Hope this all works out well for you.
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Fracture/Crack

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If you plan on using your unit you best plan on using some sheet metal and nuts and bolts to hold it together while you are gone.

It will take some time, well lots of time before the dealer will get the parts to fix it up.

Might be a good plan to pay a visit to Goshen, IN. in June, might just be the faster option.
Take a 1/16" drill bit or smaller and drill a hole at the end of the fracture...this will stop any spreading of fracture....J
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Old 02-13-2015, 10:59 PM   #15
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My 2015 Silverback is in the shop right now for repair of a similar 2 1/2 inch crack in the gel coat siding.
Photos are not going to satisfy the factory. You need a professional assessment of non collision. They simply will not accept your word or opinion. They will usually honor a claim for repair. So, get your division warranty administrator for your area of purchase and document all you can via e mail. That way both you and FR have a record. I took my dlr out of the pic because of distance and I do not believe he could repair it properly.
I located a dlr that has a HUGE service area and expertise. They repaired $3000 damage on my prior Keystone and you could not tell it was damaged.
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It's a new coach, contact your dealer and tell them of the situation, then take off on your trip. I wouldn't put tape on it, that looks tacky and it won't help anything. It's under warranty, the dealer will replace it. Most likely they're stress cracks from screws that hold the fender on, since it looks like they originate from under trim rail.
Don't know about that area but I got a quality roll in white that blends real well wit an RV finish,had a few travelers that greatly appreciated that I keep it on board. If fiberglass flexes back and forth in the wind it will crack more and could possibly start dropping pieces along the road side. I believe he stated it was a fiberglass piece.
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Old 02-13-2015, 11:37 PM   #17
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Here is the latest information I have for Georgetown warrantee.
I would email them the pictures ASAP


Kevin Stratton
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Phone: 574-206-7611
Fax: 574-206-2484
kstratton@forestriverinc.com


His boss was Terry Miller 574-206-7600

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