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Old 09-30-2015, 03:13 PM   #11
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The front caps received some bad gelcoat. The gray especially. FR knows about this. Take it to your RV dealer and let them contact FR for the repair. I am not sure however how far back they will cover it.

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Old 10-03-2015, 09:38 PM   #12
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Just got our 2014 Wildcat 344QB back from the shop. They repainted the front cap at Forest Rivers expense.
I called FR customer service (Wildcat division) a couple months ago and told them about the problem. They told me to have the shop send them an estimate. If it was fair, they would cover it.
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Old 10-03-2015, 09:50 PM   #13
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Forest River does not deserve Kudos, they have know about this problem for years and it is still a problem. Their willingness to fix this is all over the place, some people are told tough luck, some get a sand and buff, some get the cap replaced and some get the paint. no real rhyme or reason at to who gets what. All they care about is pumping out units as fast as they can and attempt to deal with it later......
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Old 10-10-2015, 08:14 PM   #14
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I have a 2014 296rsx and cap is faded half way down. Dealer says FR will pay to repaint. The painter told me they sand the finish, put a good base coat on and two coats of clear coat finish and I should not have anymore problems with fading.
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Old 10-11-2015, 06:40 AM   #15
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There was a Wildcat Sterling in a site across the road from us at the Amana Rally. It not only had front cap fade it had a bad case of rear end fade too. The owner told me he had an appointment at the Wildcat factory to have it fixed.

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Old 10-22-2015, 06:32 PM   #16
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I have this fade on the front cap. Mine is a 2012 Sterling. we got to looking and all Brands with this grey front have the same thing. probably a major issue with all the manufacturers. I think the only fix is to have it sanded and repainted. I have enough wax and coating on the front of mine to have added about 20 pounds to it, haha. only good thing is the bugs wipe off easily!! I just do a buff and add more about every 8 weeks or so. might repaint it someday. Mine didnt show up for over 2 years. Dont think FR would cover it due to that.
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Old 10-30-2015, 12:29 PM   #17
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My Blue Ridge goes in to be painted in a few days. The cap started to fade about a year old. Was kept waxed but still faded. Forest River is taking care of it and so far no complaints. Will be painted and clear coated which should be better than gel coat.

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Old 11-23-2015, 07:42 PM   #18
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The tan color is fading on mine. FR still not told them to paint it due to a difference in what they will pay. Almost tempted to say I will pay difference just to get it back.

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Old 11-24-2015, 10:44 AM   #19
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They okayed $1500 on ours.
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Old 11-30-2015, 07:45 AM   #20
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My 2013 344 QB faded in a year and a half.

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