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Old 02-11-2015, 05:10 PM   #1
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Four days before I leave for Daytona and I find this

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.
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Old 02-11-2015, 05:35 PM   #2
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Is that just the paint or is the metal cracking as well? Neither are good but one is just superficial and the other I would have checked out before leave.

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Old 02-11-2015, 05:45 PM   #3
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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.
Those are stress cracks not paint. I would find out why. Take it to your dealer and let them see it. Have you used your leveling system yet?
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Old 02-11-2015, 06:24 PM   #4
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The dealer had my coach to put the new floor in and they used the levelling system when they installed the floor. They called me that it was done so I went and picked it up and all looked great, I drove it home and parked it. Went yesterday to start putting supplies in it for our trip and found the cracks. The front fenders appear to be made from plastic and is cracked clear through. I have taken pics and sent it to dealer, just waiting to here what they say.
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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.
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Old 02-11-2015, 09:15 PM   #6
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This is probably due to too-thick paint primer in this area when the mh was first painted. The primer, as it slowly dries, shrinks, and then cracks - just like clay ground does when it dries. That also explains why the cracks are deep


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Judging by the ice hanging from the front fender and the snow on the ground, I would tend to think it is a result from leveling the unit in extreme cold weather and the plastic fender cracked from the slightest shift. I don't think it will be an issue for your trip to Daytona but definitely think you should get some FR relief for this issue. Sorry it happened to you.
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Since you have the pictures I would contact FR and explain what is going on and that you need the parts shipped to you dealer or have them(dealer order the parts) and go enjoy the race. If they can not fix then go to Goshen in Aug and I would have them complete the repair.
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Put some Daytona chrome on it before you roll, make sure it's quality tape and it will hold it together.
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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.
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