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Old 04-18-2014, 02:12 AM   #1
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RW36RE - Crack In Fiberglass

The highways on the trip home to Maine from Florida were brutal. Potholes and washed-away road surface layers were the predominant theme. My new F350 and the Redwood took an absolute beating.
We washed the RV about a week after arriving home. We had to wait for nice day.
The washing revealed a 4-5 inch crack in the fiberglass. It is located at the lower left corner of where the bedroom slide comes out.

How concerned show I be about this? For instance, does a crack in that location suggest any structural damage that I can't see?

What can I do to prevent the crack from becoming bigger and uglier?
Do RV shops do bodywork to RV's similar to how an auto-body shop operates?
Maybe my insurance (less deductible) would handle getting it fixed.

I welcome any comments and general advice.

Thanks - Don in Maine
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Old 04-18-2014, 03:09 AM   #2
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Search the archives there is a resolution
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Old 04-18-2014, 03:24 AM   #3
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Same issue, same place, different floor plan -
I just put a piece of duct tape over mine for the time being...

Nothing you can do except not move it until you get it fixed...
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Old 04-18-2014, 06:34 PM   #4
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Got the same on my 36re. It's not limited to Redwood.

2013 36RE, 2008 GMC 3500CC DRW
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Old 04-18-2014, 08:46 PM   #5
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Here is a link to a similar thread that contains pictures of the problem and the fix:
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Old 04-19-2014, 12:29 AM   #6
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That should still be a warranty item
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Old 04-19-2014, 12:54 AM   #7
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Hi Donwheeler,

Which way did you get back home to Maine? Just curious, we came back 95, 77, 81, to 84 then onto 495 to 95.

Two years we came down 95 with our fifth wheel. They (New York Staties) won't let us go through tunnels due to the propane. So, we jumped off onto the Garden Parkway in New York. White knuckles for 50 miles driving under overpasses. Had to avoid low points..........wanted to save the air conditioners on top.
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Old 04-19-2014, 01:20 PM   #8
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Ahhh the Garden State parkway. We used to travel with a group who owned large motorhomes 102+ wide. We had to go through the lanes with the paddles and someone whould always hit there passenger mirror. Funny it usually always happpened on the way back home to the Northeast.
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