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Old 06-10-2015, 02:43 PM   #1
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Sunseeker 2014 3170ds plastic fenders

The chintzy plastic fenders on our MH have broken twice! FR replaced once but this time I want to get something heavier duty! Bclemens or anyone, have you had this problem? Any ideas on better fender that will fit? Thanks!
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Old 06-10-2015, 02:54 PM   #2
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Do you have a picture? Not quite sure which part you are talking about.

My 3170DS has nothing like you are describing. I've even had a blowout on the rear inner tire at 70+mph (was passing slower traffice on 4 lane road I-10)... No damage except maybe a little bit of losses foam installation in the inner fender.
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Old 06-10-2015, 03:38 PM   #3
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The fender flares over the rear wheel well?
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Old 06-10-2015, 03:56 PM   #4
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Yes. They originally were screwed on with tiny screws. When the dealer replaced them he at least put larger washer on them, but still lost one on our way to Wyoming. They are thin white plastic.
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Old 06-11-2015, 01:09 PM   #5
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We have a new 2015 3010DS and I just was noticing yesterday that those same plastic flares over the rear wheel wells were badly cracked after our first camping trip in the unit. Definitely need something better there than that cheap plastic.
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Old 06-11-2015, 01:44 PM   #6
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The chintzy plastic fenders on our MH have broken twice! FR replaced once but this time I want to get something heavier duty! Bclemens or anyone, have you had this problem? Any ideas on better fender that will fit? Thanks!
Maybe you could go to a fabrication shop and have some aluminum ones made. It shouldn't be too expensive to make from sheet aluminum. May not look like the originals, but I'll bet they would hold up better
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Old 06-11-2015, 01:54 PM   #7
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Fenders

We purchase our fenders from ICON. They have a large selection and their quality is fantastic.
Try: www.icondirect.com
then click on single fenders. hope they have what you are looking for.
NOTE: When installing plastic parts on your rig. always drill out the screw holes a bit larger than the screw. Plastic expands faster than the metal side and contracts quickly and flexes on an RV. Give it room to move and expand. And just snug the screws do not tighten very tight. Most are installed at the plant by just running the screw right through the plastic fender at the indent marks.
Good luck.
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Old 06-11-2015, 06:29 PM   #8
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ive got a 2014 3170ds it has the white rear fenders on it . ive only got 5500 miles on it but have seen no problem with them. hope it stays that way
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Old 06-12-2015, 05:20 PM   #9
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Send an original to Icon direct and they will make new ones for you, They are much stonger material the the originals.
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Thanks for info on Icon, but I was hoping forest river would step up to the plate with something better, rather than replacing with the same chintzy ones twice,since we're still under warranty. Brian or Josh? Anything to add?
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