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Old 11-15-2015, 04:22 PM   #21
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Yep mine pulled away (no black piece ever installed)
They fixed it and now it is coming away again
I think the black piece is a Hokie fix for a design flaw
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Old 11-15-2015, 04:24 PM   #22
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That looks absolutely wrong!
What does it look at the outside.
It almost looks that plastic strip shrunk and pulled away from the original position.
If it looks the same at the outside, water will get in there and you will have a lot of problems in the long run.
Send a picture to the manufacture's service department and let them handle this.
Have it fixed before the warranty runs out.
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Old 11-15-2015, 04:28 PM   #23
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wamafi43 do you have a class C?
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Old 11-15-2015, 04:38 PM   #24
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I don't have a class C, but on my 5er, I have the same overhang in the front and if this would happend to me, I would want it fixed from a dealer under warranty.
You do it, they may wash their hands and void the warranty on your unit, specially if you should have water damage in the coming month.
That's what I would do anyway.
Ones the unit is out of warranty you can do what you want with it, it's your penny then
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Old 11-15-2015, 05:05 PM   #25
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If you follow the piece that curves down to the bottom, is there any "extra" down there? Seems like it should be pushed UP so that it closes up the gap better. Doing this may or may create another issue at the bottom.

Also, if the gap is only on the inside, it's probably not as big a deal, either; it's somewhat protected up under there.
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That looks absolutely wrong!
What does it look at the outside.
It almost looks that plastic strip shrunk and pulled away from the original position.
If it looks the same at the outside, water will get in there and you will have a lot of problems in the long run.
Send a picture to the manufacture's service department and let them handle this.
Have it fixed before the warranty runs out.
The outside looks just as you would expect it to look - fiberglass sheet with the trim sealed to it. Nothing is out of place and it all seems quite solid - just no caulk on the leading edge of the hard black insert. That insert is in tight and solid as well.
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Looks like the black piece is to fill in the transition with the flat piece behind the cab and the curved side wall. If the side wall was cut square, you would have a problem with cracking. A little calk and it should be fine. That is how mine is and no leaks.
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Looks like the black piece is to fill in the transition with the flat piece behind the cab and the curved side wall. If the side wall was cut square, you would have a problem with cracking. A little calk and it should be fine. That is how mine is and no leaks.
I agree with you about caulking it, good to know you have no leaks. Just to be on the safe side, I have sent a question to the FR service department. If I learn anything from them I'll be sure to share.
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I have been in some rain and wind that I started looking for the ARK. No leaks so far!
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My black insert didn't move & seemed firmly attached. Just had a gap along the bottom. Caulked it today. Look forward to hearing what FR says.


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