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Old 01-03-2013, 06:21 PM   #1
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Cracks forming in the entry door

I have a 2010 Rockwood 8265ss 5th wheel. Within the past 2 months my Lippert entry door has formed horizontal cracks on the inside panel of the door stemming mostly from the window with some also on the interior of the door as well. The outside of the door also seems to be bulging, which has recently occurred in the past 2 week. I had brought this problem to the attention of my dealer of purchased last month (when I was fixing the Lippert actuator problem I had). The dealer looked at it and could not find what was causing the problem. They said there were no signs of any water intrusion. They took pictures and contacted Rockwood as well as Lippert. Both companies said they have never heard on this problem before. Being that I'm 8 months out of warrantee they said there was nothing they could do for me. This camper is only 2 1/2 years old!! They've never heard of this problem before!! Wouldn't you think they would want to see what was causing these cracks!! NO!! They want nothing to do with it!! What a bunch of crap!! I love my Rockwood and wanted to upgrade to a larger unit in a few years. Now what should I do??!! Now I have to buy a new door and decals to match, out of my own pocket!!!
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Old 01-04-2013, 06:06 PM   #2
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Ok, has anyone ever seen this problem before? Does anyone have any advice for me on resolving this issue through Rockwood or Lippert so maybe I won't have to pay for a new door?
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Old 01-04-2013, 08:05 PM   #3
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Ok, has anyone ever seen this problem before? Does anyone have any advice for me on resolving this issue through Rockwood or Lippert so maybe I won't have to pay for a new door?
I'd guess the window frame has been leaking for awhile. Notice any rust at the door bottom? That will certainly cause bulging of the thin panels. I'd tell them its a stuctural failure.
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Old 01-04-2013, 09:09 PM   #4
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Old 01-05-2013, 12:55 PM   #5
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There is no evidence of any water getting into the door at all. No rust or corrosion stains or any discoloring due to moisture. The edging around the window looks perfectly sealed. I haven't made any personal contact with Rockwood nor Lippert yet but that will be my next step if my local dealer won't step up and try again.
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I haven't made any personal contact with Rockwood nor Lippert yet but that will be my next step if my local dealer won't step up and try again.
that may be the thing to do. i would like to see pictures also.
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You need to talk to Lippert. Have dealt with many material failures, never any with such precision layout and lengths. Looks like something went wrong during mfg. of the door.
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You need to talk to Lippert. Have dealt with many material failures, never any with such precision layout and lengths. Looks like something went wrong during mfg. of the door.
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Old 01-06-2013, 06:25 AM   #10
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It looks to me like someone picked up a panel that had been used for layout work in the door assy area of the factory. Might have to call in (CSI),but if I were F/R that Door would be replaced,N/C! Youroo!!
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