Hello Garrette: Forest River says the crack is "cosmetic" and not structural, but since so many of us had it, they very nicely paid for a repair, and they paid for mine last January even though I was out of warranty period. And I'm not sure who covered this repair whether it was the body shop or Forest River, but I'll let the body shop worry about that, I didn't have to pay.
Garrette, for now I would caulk the crack. Just stuff it with caulk. That is what Canopy COuntry did last March after it re-cracked, and it held through the summer.
Ok, I have my RV back. They did a good job.
However, when I got the RV back, my coach battery was completely dead! How I found this out was I tried to put the stabilzers down so I could run the slide out before I left Chehalis Collision and guess what, the stabilizers wouldn't go down. I remembered reading another thread on here that says if your coach batteryt is dead, stabilzers won't work. The body shop rep was clueless as to why my coach battery would be dead. I asked if they ran my lights a lot, was told "no." The only thing I can think of is..... I had a small USB adaptor plugged into the 12 volt outlet under the dining set, there is a small light on that adaptor. I didn't think that little thing would draw that much power! I just let the engine run awhile, then I ran the stabilizers. However, the slides were very SLOW going out. I had to run the engine again just to get enough power to pull the slides back in and run the stabilizers back up!
Second issue, my "check engine" light was on. I had the engine serviced (I'm at 22,000 miles) before I brought it to the body shop. I'm guessing the Ford dealer forgot to reset something.
Third issue, my MagnaDyne is now all screwed up. The GPS worked, but the radio had no sound. The body shop rep thinks that the dead coach battery is related to why the radio is now all messed up and I have to reset something.
All I know is all of this stuff was working before I came in to the body shop! Well, I'll address these three issues in another part of the forum. But bottom line is, the crack if RE-FIXED!
JJ only, my cat went to Rainbow Bridge July 2015
I love my Sunseeker, when I'm on a trip I don't wanna go home!!!"
Total days camping each year: AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE!