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Old 07-27-2014, 06:27 PM   #1
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front cap on 5th wheel

I have a new 2014 flagstaff classic super lite 8528rkws bought in april. Has anyone had issues with their front cap warping out?
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Old 07-27-2014, 06:47 PM   #2
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I have a 8528RSWS and I did not like the looks of the cap where it meets the roof. I was concerned about seperation and water leaks so I had it checked and was told it was fine. I am keeping my eye on it cause it looks to be slightly warped.
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Old 07-27-2014, 06:51 PM   #3
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I have a new 2014 flagstaff classic super lite 8528rkws bought in april. Has anyone had issues with their front cap warping out?
The new 2014 Rockwoods are having the same problem, Some are getting them replaced or backing put in. They come off the same line and use the same caps. There are some post that you can look at with pictures, that should not happen at all. It seems to me they made a production change either in the resin or the framing. I would differently take care of it now....
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Thanks for the info. We have had to caulk where the roof meets the cap and are waiting to see what the fix will be. It is disheartening at this point.
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Where are there some pictures of this issue?
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Nevermind, I found them. The fix in that video posted is a joke. Looks like the cap is just too thin with no support. Definitely needs to be re-engineered a little. None of this shocks me; the cap, or the fix. Typical modern day RV.
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Nevermind, I found them. The fix in that video posted is a joke. Looks like the cap is just too thin with no support. Definitely needs to be re-engineered a little. None of this shocks me; the cap, or the fix. Typical modern day RV.
You are right Big John, It is a joke and it was only done to save maybe $100.00 bucks or so. I had a boat when they went through this problem with hauls. Came out to be that they changed the resin process. The strange part is that they think stuffing insulation down will end the problem. Now it it seems that they are also pulling them off and putting wood backing in. Depends on where it fails. This whole problem is caused by the fiber glass resin being used IMO. Even if they pop it out you have lost the intigurty of the cap itself. Fiber glass is an unforgiving material. It also seems to be on the dark Diamond package. This seems to me heats up more and is softening. Think of a boat haul. No backing in them. They are just to thin. But I'm not an engineer.....
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I thought those were TPO caps? Or, some sort of plastic, not the true fiberglass like others have. When ours cracked, I got to look the old one over real good when it was off the fifth wheel. It had all of us scratching our heads, as there was no obvious problem or thin spots. Ours has reinforcements fiberglassed into the back of the cap, but that's directly from the cap manufacturer.

I can't remember the brand, but I do remember over the years some other brands with the whole front end caved in going down the highway. They were indeed a thin plastic type of material.
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Ok. Just read high gloss TPO under the Rockwood fifth wheel features.
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