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Old 03-02-2016, 07:46 PM   #1
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38FL front cap oxidation

I have a2013 38fl that the front cap and rear cap has bad oxidation and looks like $?;/;?! Have made several calls to forest river for help and none offered,except last man sent a link how to fix it.Consist of taking to a body and spending 1000.00 to repair.Any one else have this issue or how we get forest river to help with cost,thanks.Very unsatisfied cedar creek owner
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Old 03-02-2016, 08:03 PM   #2
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Is actually oxidized or is the paint fading

Here's a thread on fading caps, maybe this will help you.
There is a contact for Forest River in the thread.


My crusader has the dreaded white fade cap

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Old 03-02-2016, 08:38 PM   #3
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I have a2013 38fl that the front cap and rear cap has bad oxidation and looks like $?;/;?! Have made several calls to forest river for help and none offered,except last man sent a link how to fix it.Consist of taking to a body and spending 1000.00 to repair.Any one else have this issue or how we get forest river to help with cost,thanks.Very unsatisfied cedar creek owner
FR had a bad batch. Mine was faded also. Factory replaced mine during rally last August.
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Only the front cap of my 2014 CC 34 RLSA was replaced under warranty after the previous warranty "fix" only lasted 45 days before the oxidation re-appeared. Only the small top edge of the rear cap is oxidized but in time the entire back will oxidize and it will be my problem since mine is now out of warranty. I will probably get the rear cap painted if I keep the fifth wheel. I just hope the new cap is made of material that will not oxidize as fast. In the long run paying the extra for full body paint would have been a lot less frustrating and a more enjoyable RV experience. By the way I credit my dealer for getting FR to replace the cap and my dealers service department did a great job.

Believe me when I say that sanding, buffing, sealing WILL NO WORK.
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Old 03-03-2016, 09:39 AM   #5
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If your camper is still under warranty then Cedar Creek will fix it, if not you may be on your own. My camper was under warranty and Cedar Creek agreed to replace the cap if I was willing to take camper back to factory. A long round trip from eastern NC.


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I have a 2014 FL 38 and had my front cap repainted and F R 's expense. I took it to a body shop that repairs RV's .they had it a week. it was under warranty .so it did not cost me anything.it would have cost me 2500.00 if I had to pay for it
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Old 03-03-2016, 03:01 PM   #7
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Cap fade

Those caps have been fading since 2010 that I know of, so if it was a bad batch it was a really bad batch. I had a Grand Junction that did the same thing, so don't feel bad.
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Our Cedar Creek faded and now the rear is starting.
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And the Fading Cap syndrome continues ..........
Geeezzzz...
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A long story but just had mine painted and waiting for the reimbursement check from Coachmen. I had a fading front cap and complained about it at the FR Rally in August and finally Coachmen agreed that it needed to be taken to a body shop under warranty. My dealer, at the last minute, decided not to make arrangements to take it to the body shop so I had to find a qualified body shop and pay out of pocket. I have been waiting for 1 month now to be reimbursed $2,700. Ouch!! So the short story is that Coachmen did honor the fact that it was a warranty issue. The paint job looks great and is warranted not to fade or they will redo.
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