Originally Posted by Lan Young
FR sent a guy to look at the camper last Tuesday. Turned out, as he said, that it was not a crack but a scratch underneath the stripes. He said probably when they carried the piece to put on, there was a nail somewhere scratched on it.
I investigated the camper more closely and looked underneath the camper and found out that all the pipes and bolts were rusty. Duck tapes were used in several places. Attached here some pictures in hope to hear your opinions.
We reserved a site for Memorial Day weekend and we do not plan to take this camper out until we receive a solution from FR.
Did the guy that FR sent out to look at the trailer say what they were going to do about the scratch?
Surface rust on the metal gas pipe isn't unusual and won't hurt anything. Both of my previous two Wildcats looked like that. Both also had the tape on the underbelly. The tape, which is useless, will probably come off in a year or two. Replace it with Gorilla tape and if done properly will stay on for many years. The tape is used to cover the areas of the corrugated plastic where cuts were made in it for the plumbing.
I don't why you are going to punish yourself by not using your Wildcat over the Memorial Day weekend. Other than a scratch there isn't anything wrong with your Wildcat. Go out and enjoy your new fifth wheel until you find out what FR is going to do about the scratch.
If you don't believe me then join the Wildcat Campers Forum and ask there. I'm sure they will verify everything I told you. Here's a link to that forum WildcatCamperForum.com
There are thousands of Wildcat owners on that forum.