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Old 09-25-2013, 09:35 PM   #1
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Side wall crack on 2012 35qb4

Found a six inch crack in side wall behind the top corner of the bunk slide. Not sure what causes this and if it is at all a common thing. I sent pictures to dealer they are going to see if CedarCreek will help me out.

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Old 09-25-2013, 10:01 PM   #2
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could it be a stress crack from the screw that holds the seal on?
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Old 09-25-2013, 10:32 PM   #3
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Forest River took my Rockwood Windjammer back to Indiana and fixed a similar crack all at their expense. They replaced the entire 30 foot wall. Good luck!
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Old 09-27-2013, 10:30 AM   #4
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Not sure if their is a screw in the crack but sure looks to be stress. I know it has me stressed out. We picked the Silverback over the Montana due to the side wall construction was told CedarCreek stand up due to their construction, not so convinced now. But still love your Silverback.
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Old 09-27-2013, 11:17 AM   #5
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Although the sidewalls aren't a laminated structure, the fiberglass is glued to aluminum studs and could crack at a stress point (like the slide opening) with flexing of the structure when travelling down the road.

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Old 09-30-2013, 12:56 PM   #6
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Got a call this morning sounds like CedarCreek is going to take it back to the factory and repair the crack. Still waiting for the details but the dealer thinks they will come pick it up they are dealing with Dennett Ray. Sounds good so far, but not happy to have on salt covered roads sounds like it will be done in January.
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Old 01-13-2014, 08:40 PM   #7
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They picked up the camper today to fix the sidewall, I also put a list in the sink as they told me too. I will be waiting to see how they fix it and what they think caused it. Hope all goes well and it is back in Vermont by May.
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Man, just when I think I've steered clear of a brand with sidewall cracks. That's the first one I've heard of, but I'm sure it's not the first to happen. Something I noticed a while back when I saw one of the first new style 2014 silverbacks, was they added an expansion joint above one of the slides at a similar position to where that crack is. It wasn't the 3QB4 though. The only expansion joint mine has is under the bedroom slide.
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They picked up the camper today to fix the sidewall, I also put a list in the sink as they told me too. I will be waiting to see how they fix it and what they think caused it. Hope all goes well and it is back in Vermont by May.

Glad they are taking care of you! Hopefully you wrote up every little problem you have had with it as well so they can fix it all while there.

My buddy had the sidewall crack and delam on his V-Lite 3 years ago, FR took care of his very well, fixed everything he asked for and then some, while there they upgraded his bathroom with new tub and built in shower curtain assy and a power awning! He was pleasantly surprised to say the least.
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I think you will find Cedar Creek will go over and above all your expectations with the repairs. They have a great reputation for customer service, plenty of posts regarding excellent customer service. Good luck.
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