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Old 06-29-2017, 02:25 AM   #1
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Plastic fender on 38RL

The plastic fender on the curb side of my 2015 38RL is starting to come loose from the wheel well area. The tabs where the screws holding the fender to the side of the RV are breaking, leaving the screw heads doing nothing.
I'm trying to figure out where to get a replacement. I have sent an email to Crossroads, but no response yet. Has anyone succeeded in repairing the holes in the fender instead of replacing the whole thing?
As you can see from the photo, black duct tape seems to be holding the rear of the fender to the side. The front screws are doing ok. There are no marks on the fender where it has hit anything, so I think it just suffered from wind loading and vibration.
I do like my new 17.5" wheels from Titan Guy!
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Old 06-29-2017, 02:36 AM   #2
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You can probably get the fender skirt through Tiara in Elkhart, IN. Another place that has lots of fender skirts is Replacement RV Parts & Fender Skirts - AC Shrouds & more - IconDirect.com They have tanks, a/c shrouds and more.

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Old 06-29-2017, 02:46 AM   #3
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Take a look at the other one and see if it's cracked around the screw holes. On delivery most all my screw holes were cracked thanks to the assembly guy who had no idea how to tighten a screw. RW replaced both of mine when it was at the service center under warrantee.

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Old 06-29-2017, 05:21 AM   #4
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Mine started cracking so I removed them & used JB Weld to attach a stainless washer to the back side of the plastic. I also added a 2" wide x 6' long piece of aluminum to the back side of the skirting to stiffen it up, I think the flexing contributes to the cracking.
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Old 06-29-2017, 02:05 PM   #5
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Thanks!

Thanks for all the ideas. Maybe I'll try to get RW to replace both sides at the rally. I hope to see everyone there.
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Old 06-29-2017, 02:43 PM   #6
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Danny is correct. If you don't brace the skirting, chances are that it will happen again, even after a "fix".
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I believe the "fenders" are made from ABS plastic. I repaired/reinforced all of the screw holes on the back side with two component ABS epoxy cement that is available at automotive parts stores. Seems to have stopped the cracks. It is important to build out the back side at the screw hole locations.
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Old 06-29-2017, 09:29 PM   #8
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I installed fiberglass on the back side of the skirt. Seems to be working fine.
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Old 07-02-2017, 12:58 AM   #9
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Tiara has them listed on ebay

I think the black ones are $124.00 plus $40 shipping I thought about buying a pair but decided to live with them they way they are since I don't travel.

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Old 07-03-2017, 06:06 PM   #10
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I just glue in plastic reinforcement to the back side of both fender flares with gorilla super glue. I also changed out the screws to SST ones with some rubber washers turned out really good and flares are much sturdier now.
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