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Old 09-18-2011, 08:12 AM   #1
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Rear Bumper

Does anyone else have an ugly looking rear bumper after less than a year? Mine is covered with spider cracks, dull paint, and the bumper mounted grill bracket has the top coat of paint coming off. My Rockwood Roo's bumper looked better after 6 years than my Lacrosse's after less than one. I do realize that the heat, expansion and contraction of the steel is hard on paint...but this paint is terrible. Do you think it is covered under the 1 year "bumper" to bumper warranty?....small pun intended. I really do not find fault with PT, I believe it is the subcontracted parts provider...unless they are doing the painting.
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Old 09-18-2011, 08:29 AM   #2
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I have to agree. The coat is terrible. I would never use my bumper as a "sewer hose" storage area because it is solid rust in there. The rough rust surface would destroy any hose you tried to slide in there.

Trust me; finding a pin hole (or several) in your hose when dumping is no fun.
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After a little over a year my rear bumper is as good as new.
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Old 09-18-2011, 09:27 AM   #4
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After a little over a year my rear bumper is as good as new.
Perhaps Lippert changed their powder coat process.
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Old 09-18-2011, 09:36 AM   #5
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Not quite a year old and mine is still in good shape. I guess I'm one of the lucky ones as well.
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Old 09-18-2011, 11:32 AM   #6
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The butt weld on the bottom where the form meets,will cut a sewer hose regardless of age or condition. I lined ours on three sides with vinyl soffit material,slides in and out very easy,and no rust. Youroo!!
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The butt weld on the bottom where the form meets,will cut a sewer hose regardless of age or condition. I lined ours on three sides with vinyl soffit material,slides in and out very easy,and no rust. Youroo!!
I am not talking about this....I am talking about the exterior and overall appearance....looks like crap..too poor to even bother waxing
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I have to agree. The coat is terrible. I would never use my bumper as a "sewer hose" storage area because it is solid rust in there. The rough rust surface would destroy any hose you tried to slide in there.

Trust me; finding a pin hole (or several) in your hose when dumping is no fun.
Sorry I was replying to this post in this section. The outside of ours looks like (NEW), sorry for posting about the inside. Youroo!!
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Sorry I was replying to this post in this section. The outside of ours looks like (NEW), sorry for posting about the inside. Youroo!!
No need to apologize.... I like the vinyl liner idea.
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The butt weld on the bottom where the form meets,will cut a sewer hose regardless of age or condition. I lined ours on three sides with vinyl soffit material,slides in and out very easy,and no rust. Youroo!!
Mine won't fit anyway Never had that issue with any other TT.
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