Originally Posted by MeepMeep
Our caps started oxidizing at about the 18 month mark as well. Spent nearly $400 on a professional rub/buff/wax at the 20 month mark. Looked good for about 6-8 weeks, then pretty much back to where it was. Contacted Forest River to see what could be done. Here's the response:
I do see what you are referring to here. Please note that this is not a painted cap. It is gel coat. I have attached the vendorís maintenance recommendation guide for your reference. Unfortunately, it is an environmental and maintenance issue that is outside of our control. Your warranty expired on, 11/19/2014. We respectfully decline participation in this issue.
Cedar Creek Warranty
Forest River, Inc
Bottom line: it's the vendors fault and here's what the vendor recommends you do to properly maintain and/or rejuvenate the gel coat (attached PDF)
So sad it has to be like this because we were extremely pleased with the unit and Forest River up to this point
As we have corresponded there E-mail about our front and rear caps oxidation problem. All of these posts about the problem would show as your employee stated that your caps came from manufacturer defective! Greg P.S. I'm still waiting for a reply from your manager