Originally Posted by wildcat66
I believe there is excessive frame flexing to cause this, but Forest River assures me its not a structural issue!! Don't believe it myself and their proposed fix is to reshape that area, essentially cutting out the cracked area!!
I you look at that rounded transition area from under the overhang from the opposite side you will see a triangulated area and the crack is on the other side of that and that is what they want to cut out and reshape!
Not to keen on proposed fix!
It's unfortunate that even after working with and talking to my very experienced service staff, you're not satisfied with their explanation. I'll be sure they understand you're not happy with their "proposed fix." Please feel free to send me a private message with more details so I can be sure they understand your stance completely.
In the interest of dispelling any widespread panic about cracking, I'll provide further information on this particular unit's isolated issue after discussing it in more detail with my service team again tomorrow. I've been assured this is NOT a structural or frame issue, especially not like those issues described by other posts in this same thread. To my knowledge, Wildcat has never used "relief cuts" on our sidewalls in any location. This is not an instance of "frame flex" or a "crappy frame."
The photo posted doesn't show well where this crack is located. See the attached pic for better location info.
I'm also hoping that this thread doesn't become a lightning rod for anyone who has ever had an issue with a wall crack or lamination problem on any Wildcat, Forest River product, or RV in general. Obviously, I hate to see anyone with a problem on the RV they spent their hard-earned money on -- but not every surface problem points to a major structural issue or frame deficiency...