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Old 10-10-2018, 10:15 AM   #1
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Gelcoat dull on front dome of Cedar Creek

The beautiful front dome started losing its shine. I've tried washing, waxing and buffing but nothing worked. Someone told me that First River will replace it for free but that's hard to believe. Does anyone know?
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Old 10-10-2018, 10:16 AM   #2
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The beautiful front dome started loading its shine. I've tried washing, waxing and buffing but nothing worked. Someone told me that First River will replace it for free but that's hard to believe. Does anyone know?
Depends on age, but they've replaced hundreds of 'em.
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Old 10-10-2018, 10:30 AM   #3
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They have replaced a LOT of the 2013-2014 front caps on Cedar Creeks because of the OEM finish fading rapidly. I had mine repainted (under warranty) by an excellent painter that was well experienced in gel coat finishes. I think he used imron paint or something like it.
I have known of them replacing caps that were out of the normal warranty period but I don't know if they continue to do that.
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Old 10-10-2018, 11:03 AM   #4
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My guess is that the higher end the rig the more likely they are to repair. They made more on it, and they probably don't want 100K rigs out there looking nasty but might not worry too much about a 30K rig looking a little dull.
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Old 10-10-2018, 02:21 PM   #5
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Dustman,
I don't know the brand of rig your have, but, my personal experience with the folks at CC are that they take care of you, regardless the cost of your rig!.

I'm on my second CC because of they way they took care of us with our first one.

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Old 10-10-2018, 03:11 PM   #6
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We had a Bullet Premier with the same problem. Apparently many manufacturers get their front caps from the same source. In any event, unless it is still under original warranty, be prepared for a fight.
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Old 10-10-2018, 08:33 PM   #7
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Cedar Creek should take care do your fading end caps. They will pay you to have them painted or if you want to take your trailer to Amish Family RV in Topeka IN they will replace them. Contact Denise Davis at Cedar Creek ( dldavis@forestriverinc.com )
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We had a Bullet Premier with the same problem. Apparently many manufacturers get their front caps from the same source. In any event, unless it is still under original warranty, be prepared for a fight.
I've not heard of a single turn-down from Cedar Creek for fading caps, regardless of age. Mine were replaced, and painted in August.
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Old 10-10-2018, 09:53 PM   #9
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Due to fading issue my 2015 CC Hathaway had both front and rear caps replaced September 2017 by Amish Family RV, cost covered by Cedar Creek. Our unit was over a year out of warranty.
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Old 10-11-2018, 12:35 AM   #10
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Our Forest River Tracer --2014 model has the same problem (fading Cap due to Crappy Gel Coat ) Both the dealership (Travel Land RV in Langley- British Columbia and the Trailer Manufacture -Forest River ) have washed their hands with No Solution even though we paid for the extended warranty(which does not cover the fading issue ).We as consumers pay good money on RV's, only to have the problem ignored, probably because there are so many with the same problem, and that cuts into their profit margin. The problem rests with the manufacturer of the cap,s that are supplied to the trailer manufactures. We were told to get the front cap repainted as well, at our cost.

It is very frustrating, to say the least --that this should even be a problem with a trailer that is not even 5 years old.


One solution I have heard about, would be to do a vinyl wrap on the nose cone . Vinyl wraps in recent years have made its way into the Auto Industry and is cheaper than painting.The product stands up very well under the environmental conditions and They can practically match any colour and add any graphic you want .
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