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Old 04-12-2017, 04:08 PM   #1
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Disgusted Front end cap

Has anyone have this issue with there TT? What are some remedies to fix this? It's only a 2016 24RBS.

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Old 04-12-2017, 04:12 PM   #2
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Yup. Lots of different brands have failing gel coat on front caps. Generally seen the most on dark noses. My guess there all buying from the same place. Solution,,,,, paint it. Hope factory will step up to the plate, but if they dont painting is your only real solution.
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Old 04-12-2017, 04:18 PM   #3
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You didn't explain the problem and the pictures are poor, but it appears that either the paint job, gel coat, is not holding up or you may be starting to have some de-lamination.

The caps on a tt or 5th are probably the first thing I would worry about, especially on an entry level unit. I was just reading about a water leak from a cap on a Born Free unit where the seal had split and allowed water in.

Water leaks are one of the worst problems an owner can be faced with.

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Yeah, repaint as suggested above...part of what goes with ownership.
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Old 04-12-2017, 04:30 PM   #4
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BTW, have you considered/tried polishing compound followed by a good wax job? The pictures really look like white coming off the roof and washing down across the nose.
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Read about this in Trailer Life but haven't used it, had the cap done several months ago under warranty.

Wipe New ģ The product is Rust-Oleum Wipe New ReColor.

Just a thought and we will try it when the cap needs it done again.

We will go out with the 5th wheel this weekend....
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Old 04-13-2017, 01:50 PM   #6
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When/IF my end cap begins to fade I'll hope the factory offers some help or I'll have it done on my own. If need to be on my dime, there will be no factory decals on the cap either. May have a cute slogan added instead or a mural....
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Old 04-13-2017, 03:01 PM   #7
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I have a 2015 Wildwood. I had lamination problems on mine after 18 months and less the 1200 miles. I was able to get Forrest River to supply the panels after a handful of phone calls because they were saying it was rock chips which some were but there were also contamination spots. After the repairs I pulled the trailer home 12 miles only to find another rock chip. Is the gel coat really that lousy? Should I start using a full length rock guard on my hitch?
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I have a 2015 Wildwood. I had lamination problems on mine after 18 months and less the 1200 miles. I was able to get Forrest River to supply the panels after a handful of phone calls because they were saying it was rock chips which some were but there were also contamination spots. After the repairs I pulled the trailer home 12 miles only to find another rock chip. Is the gel coat really that lousy? Should I start using a full length rock guard on my hitch?
May want to think of a full width guard at the bumper of your truck???
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Old 04-13-2017, 04:19 PM   #9
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That Rustoleom Wipe New does not work , done tried it on my other RV front cap. Just repaint and move on.
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One reason i purchased SOB was standard painted front and rear fibreglass caps and high gloss fibreglass on the sides. FR could not supply this without a over priced full body paint.
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