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Old 07-14-2018, 04:30 PM   #191
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Hello,

I am having more issues since Explorer USA did a crappy job on my stress crack. All Explorer USA did was cover it up and not actually repair. I am OVER Explorer USA. I attached a picture to show you guys. I need to get this FIXED!!!! This time, it is worse. Will I need to take it to a service center or can this be done by a RV repair man? I would even pay one of you to fix it! Please help me

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Old 06-03-2019, 08:45 PM   #192
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Ok...here is what happened when traveling. How do I repair this? Please HELP!
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Old 06-03-2019, 10:42 PM   #193
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Stress cracks

Dave,


The stress cracks started showing up in the Redwood line around 2012 as well as other brands. The manufactures failed to realize that the flexing of the frames would cause these cracks when they had a solid wall.


The solution that they and he other manufactures used was to pre-cut the walls very much like the concrete people do on driveways. This gave enough movement to prevent further damage. Then they covered their cuts with trim pieces.



To protect yourself, put some exterior grade silicone over the crack to help prevent water penetration. Then cover with a trim piece. I would also recommend keeping a close eye on how much movement you have in the "pin box" area. It's normal to have some movement there but it's my understanding some of the older Redwoods have had to be modified to restrengthen that area.


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Old 06-04-2019, 12:52 AM   #194
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Thank you so much! After reading a lot of the comments on here, my Dad and I are going to try and repair this ourselves. I have a 2014 Redwood 36RL. The crack was repaired by Explore USA in Denton but after closely examining the trio, it looks like a screw broke off while traveling and caused too much movement that the fiberglass and wood came out.

We will unscrew the metal band around the crack and insert the fiberglass and wood back in and secure the trim piece with multiple self tapping screws instead of two. Then use some external grade silicone to finish it off.
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Old 06-04-2019, 02:08 AM   #195
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Since I'm passed my 5 year warranty by about 9 months, Redwood refused to repair mine. I sent a lot of pictures of the damage and they told me today, my claim was denied. I was very disappointed to say the least. I would've driven up there and dropped it off. So instead of paying 16,000 to fix it at a local repair shop, I'm going to fix it myself.
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Thank you so much! After reading a lot of the comments on here, my Dad and I are going to try and repair this ourselves. I have a 2014 Redwood 36RL. The crack was repaired by Explore USA in Denton but after closely examining the trio, it looks like a screw broke off while traveling and caused too much movement that the fiberglass and wood came out.

We will unscrew the metal band around the crack and insert the fiberglass and wood back in and secure the trim piece with multiple self tapping screws instead of two. Then use some external grade silicone to finish it off.



Dave,


if you feel the need to take a section of the fiberglass out you, just make clean cuts and then glue it back in. Then use body filler over the cuts. This is what the factory does.



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Old 06-05-2019, 02:02 AM   #197
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Dave... you’re back!

Did you guys trade in your MH for a ‘12 RL for old times?
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