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Old 07-28-2014, 06:03 AM   #1
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Sanibel front cap issues

We are on our third front cap. The brown cap is having issues with the gel coat cracking. Looks like spider webs running over the front cap. This being our third cap was wondering if this could be related to the frame flex issue. Our service techs, and service department has been super. Hands are tied with the slowness in which parts and decisions are being supplied. Sanibel 3050 2014. Has several smaller issues, and they are trying to resolve. Unit has been in the shop now since we have owned about 74 days. Waiting on parts and primetime to answer. Missed most of the summer. So if you own a Sanibel I suggest you check your front cap for gel coat cracks.
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Old 07-28-2014, 09:38 AM   #2
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Have a 2014 I bought in October 2013. No issues with gell coat, though I do have some minor warentee items to have taken care of in September when I have a break in my camping season. But so far no issues that have stopped me from camping that could not be addressed when I have a break and if it will take time to get the part.

I would make them sign a letter stating its covered and I will bring the unit back when the parts have arrived. Unless the issue is something that would cause a problem towing or using the RV, I dont see why it has to sit waiting for parts.
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Old 07-28-2014, 01:09 PM   #3
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We are on our third front cap. The brown cap is having issues with the gel coat cracking. Looks like spider webs running over the front cap. This being our third cap was wondering if this could be related to the frame flex issue. Our service techs, and service department has been super. Hands are tied with the slowness in which parts and decisions are being supplied. Sanibel 3050 2014. Has several smaller issues, and they are trying to resolve. Unit has been in the shop now since we have owned about 74 days. Waiting on parts and primetime to answer. Missed most of the summer. So if you own a Sanibel I suggest you check your front cap for gel coat cracks.
First off , welcome to the forum!
Have you talk to primetime?
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Old 07-28-2014, 01:27 PM   #4
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Don't have a Sanibel, BUT, have fixed ours once, replaced once, and fixing to repair again. 3 times it's been in for this issue since January. Pretty much same thing, gel coat cracking like a spiderweb. Makes me wonder if it's the same cap supplier Cedar Creek uses. I don't buy the amount of time it's taking for yours though. I pushed the right buttons I guess, and had my new cap in 1 week, installed in 1 day. Of course different dealer / different manufacturer.

I agree with jbrostek on the waiting for parts. Same thing we did. We didn't bring it in until the parts were there. The gel coat cracks don't leak, and don't affect function of the fifth wheel. No reason you should've lost your season for that.

Welcome to the forum. Where at in LA are you?
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Old 07-28-2014, 05:42 PM   #5
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sanibel cap

To be honest they have personally looked at the cap.
They were down visiting.
So they have seen the cap first hand
Just has taken to long.
Will be waiting for decals now .
That has taken up to two weeks to get.
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Old 07-28-2014, 05:44 PM   #6
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Shreveport , Bossier City area, My RV supplier in Bossier is the best ever. They cannot help it that Primetime takes so long to reply.
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John, his profile says Minden.

WOOHOO! Another FR owner up here in da northern part of Loozey anner.

Welcome to the forum gonefishin'! We drove through your area Friday and will be passing back through tomorrow.

We're over in the Duck Dudes' home town.
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Shreveport , Bossier City area, My RV supplier in Bossier is the best ever. They cannot help it that Primetime takes so long to reply.

Bayou Outdoor?

That's our dealer and those folks are the finest!
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Welcome from down south La. I camped in that small campground just north of Minden, Beave Dam I believe it's called. It's on north Caddo Lake???


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Have a 2014 I bought in October 2013. No issues with gell coat, though I do have some minor warentee items to have taken care of in September when I have a break in my camping season. But so far no issues that have stopped me from camping that could not be addressed when I have a break and if it will take time to get the part.

I would make them sign a letter stating its covered and I will bring the unit back when the parts have arrived. Unless the issue is something that would cause a problem towing or using the RV, I dont see why it has to sit waiting for parts.
Cant pull it when the front cap is off. Cap is on now, waiting for repair of the third new cap, then waiting to get back in line to do the other repairs, waiting for decals, and hoping we get to go soon.
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