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Old 04-03-2012, 09:46 PM   #1
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Spider type cracks in fiberglass of 8312SS

Was washing and waxing my 2012 Rockwood 8312ss over the weekend and noticed above the bathroom door that there wer 3 spider web type cracks above the door. The kind that you get when a rock hits your windshield. They are about the size of a quarter to silver dollar. Any one else experience this type of cracking. One of my baggage doors developed similar cracks around the key lock and dealer is replacing the door under warranty. TT is coming out of 1 year warranty 4/20 and dealer has seen this and will report it to FR. I also bought the additional 1 year warranty from FR. Tks
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Old 04-03-2012, 11:52 PM   #2
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I haven't seen them before. They sound like they may have been caused by some kind of impact? Is that possible?

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I haven't seen them before. They sound like they may have been caused by some kind of impact? Is that possible?

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not up there. It is above the door. My thought is the structure above the door is not sufficient to handle the stresses of opening and closing a door all the time and this might have caused the spider cracks to develop on the outer fiberglass layer or I should say the Lamilux HG 4000 with High Gloss finish.
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Any chance that what your seeing would show up on a photo? If so, I'd send it along with the description to Rockwood's warranty guy. Hopefully someone on the forum has his name.

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Any chance that what your seeing would show up on a photo? If so, I'd send it along with the description to Rockwood's warranty guy. Hopefully someone on the forum has his name.

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He's on vacation until Monday, 4/9.

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He's on vacation until Monday, 4/9.

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Thanks for the information. Photos will be hard to capture this since the spider cracks are very fine and they almost blend in with the panel. I only noticed them when I was on a ladder working the wax in that area.
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I would defiantly get it fixed before your 1 year warranty is over. The 2nd year I do not believe covers wall cracks.
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Old 04-04-2012, 06:43 PM   #8
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Get it fixed

This is the issue I had with my Coachmen in 2010 It started out when I took it out of storage and noticed a big one next to the door took it in to dealer and asked what caused it [it was still under warranty by the way] he said don't know but submitted it to factory and they denied the claim .Said it looked like impact. I know for fact nothing hit it but what could I do.So after a a lot of phones calls still no support.My dealer even agreed with me but said his hands were tied and I should get it fixed or it could get bigger. So I claimed it on my insurance[1500dollars]Then the next year found two or three small ones like the pic I posted the first one was mush bigger.went to the dealer again and also noticed all my siding was shrinking and pulling away from trim and he said they would re chalk it all. Then I said why is this happening again.All I want to know is why its doing this? finally after along battle with factory and the fact they couldn't explain to me why this is happening they agreed to buy me out of my TT and put me in to a new TT much bigger and better for little very little more money.
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Does it look like this?
Similar. They are very very fine cracks but more circular. A buddy of mine is a professional photographer and he is going to take some pics of the area for me. I will try to post them but I wanted to vet the photos date sampled and sent to doug caught at FR before my warranty ran out. I sure hope this doesn't become an ordeal like you went through. Nice yo got a new and bigger trailer but that seems like a stretch for most mfrs to do.
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