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Old 03-24-2016, 08:39 PM   #1
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Sometimes you just have to do it yourself

As some of you know, I kinda drew a lemon when I ordered my 33IK. Knowing how the warranty process works, I opted to have warranty issues addressed last Fall so I could use the fiver last summer. You put trust in a dealer to have competent skilled techs to address issues whether straight from the factory or as a result of everyday ownership. My original JPanel was messed up straight from the factory. Photo 1 shows the "beat it to fit caulk it to seal job" of the panel and beltline molding Camping World of KCMO did to my curbside JPanel replacement. It had more dings, dimples, and waves in it than a wrecked car. It had sat on their lot late last Fall for better than 2 months and I wasn't about to let it sit there any longer with results like shown. I bit my lip, hooked up, and drove back home. After talking to a factory warranty rep along with sending him photos, I was sent another JPanel, beltline molding, and other trim pieces damaged by CW as well directly to my home. After a Saturday's worth of work I had the new one on with the results shown in photo 3. Photo 2 is just a view with most everything stripped off except the beltline molding. Nowdays, if you have the skills it's best just to use them and not gamble on others


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Old 03-24-2016, 08:40 PM   #2
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I have no such skills. I could screw up an anvil.

That is impressive.

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Old 03-24-2016, 08:56 PM   #3
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That's Camping World for you. Great job!

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Old 03-24-2016, 09:02 PM   #4
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Nice job, and you are so correct! Often it's simpler to just do it yourself and get on with camping. Can't imagine leaving my rig at a dealer for months.
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Old 03-24-2016, 11:09 PM   #5
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Great job! I really like the Flintstones Jack Shims though.. Perfect diameter also... DW was wondering what happened to that nice tree growing in the backyard...
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Old 03-24-2016, 11:31 PM   #6
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Yep ... I was a lumberjack in a previous life and those two chunks of tree trunk followed me thru the worm hole. Figured ... might as well put them to use.
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Old 03-25-2016, 12:15 AM   #7
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I see more problems on Silverbacks( I got a lemon) than I see on some others. What is the deal with them.
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Old 03-25-2016, 02:41 PM   #8
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That looks great I'm in the process of replacing some jwrap as well. on the trim strip along the top does the jwrap just push up into it? Again great job and thanks in advance.
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Old 03-25-2016, 02:54 PM   #9
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Not just silver backs I had to take apart my shower surround and glass door because it was installed badly after CW screwed up my door I'm doing things myself.
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Old 03-25-2016, 10:29 PM   #10
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K52412 ... they call it a belt line molding. Yes the Jpanel just slips up underneath the lip. Secure it in place with screws just as the old panel was. Make sure it is seated about the same the entire length or the panel will be wavy after you secure it. If you have doors in the panel... after removing the old sealer, run a fat bead of silicone around the entire door opening before you install the doors themselves.

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