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Old 09-07-2014, 10:34 PM   #1
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Front Door Cracks

I have developed some cracks on the interior of my door that has me baffled. The cracks showed up this year (had camper for 4 yrs) and seem to be getting more and worse. My rear door has not (they are exactly the same). I've thought about filling them with white silicone. Anyone have any ideas how they may have happen or how to fix them so they don't look tacky.
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Old 09-07-2014, 10:51 PM   #2
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Here's a guess. Those are stress fractures, I think caused by the midsection of the door is being forced closed and the top and bottom of the door are being held out by gaskets or grommets or warped door frame. It seems once the door is closed and latched there's more force in the middle. The weakest part is across the window so that inner surface is yielding and failing. Need strain gauges to prove it but that's my hunch. the window cracks are already relieved so that won't get much worse. It could fail similar below the latch.
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Old 09-08-2014, 05:43 PM   #3
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Here's a guess. Those are stress fractures, I think caused by the midsection of the door is being forced closed and the top and bottom of the door are being held out by gaskets or grommets or warped door frame. It seems once the door is closed and latched there's more force in the middle. The weakest part is across the window so that inner surface is yielding and failing. Need strain gauges to prove it but that's my hunch. the window cracks are already relieved so that won't get much worse. It could fail similar below the latch.
Didn't consider the door out of alignment thanks! Just thought it was strange, it started just a few months back. I'll see what I can figure out.
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This subject was discussed several months back - don't recall a reason was discovered. The interior of our door is the same way, going to live with it for now.
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Discussed on forum 2009~ 2013, no conclusion reached.


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Old 09-08-2014, 11:22 PM   #6
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I did find some discussion about the cracks. Sent an email to Lippert. I'll see what their response is.
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