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Old 09-09-2015, 04:46 PM   #1
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Problems with front cap on Spartan

Is anyone else having problems with the front cap on a Spartan fading and the gel coat cracking at just 14 months old?
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Old 09-09-2015, 06:07 PM   #2
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See the other larger thread about oxidation on caps.

While most aren't cracking they are discoloring like yours.

Mine is at the dealer for a repainting of the cap.

Get this to your dealer right away.
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Old 09-09-2015, 09:41 PM   #3
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Thanks. The dealer wanted the pictures I took and date of manufacture for Primetime they say they're working with people even if out of warranty.
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I have the same problem on my Coachmen Chaparral and scheduled to drop it off at the dealer on Sept. 14 so they can submit pictures to Coachmen. I observed over the Labor Day weekend at the campground we were staying that it is a problem industry wide. Wildcat, Silverback, Jayco Eagle, etc. All with dark caps but even the silver/gray caps. If you Google you will see all of the complaints as well as on this forum.
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Old 09-11-2015, 10:40 AM   #5
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I have a 2015 Crusader 295 RST with the same discolouration on the front cap. Dealer has said that he will schedule the unit for repaint ASAP. I have read a lot about owners being really disappointed with FR/Dealer response to complaints, but everything that needed to be done was done on our unit. Makes me wonder if a majority of the complaints are dealer generated.
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Old 09-11-2015, 04:24 PM   #6
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My opinion is that it is supplier related as they supply defective components to the RV industry and they need to be held accountable. I work in purchasing in the medical device industry and we hold our suppliers responsible for customer defects. I believe the auto industry holds their supplier's responsible so why not the RV industry??


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Old 09-11-2015, 10:38 PM   #7
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We got a call from General today saying that the Prime Time rep is going to replace the cap.
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Well there you go! Gotta just love Forest River and Prime Time for standing behind their products.
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I have a 2015 Spartan 1239 and had worse cracks and prime time replaced the cap no questions asked so far I have had no problems with prime time on any warrant issues


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Old 09-25-2015, 09:44 AM   #10
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As soon as the campground closes I'm taking it in to have it replaced. It's nice after the warranty runs out they still cover things like that.
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