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Old 11-10-2014, 07:23 PM   #1
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Cracks in front cap

Not happy right now. Went outside before to put the plates on my Greyhawk and clean some bird poop off the side and I noticed 5 cracks in the frot fiberglass cap. Brand new 2015 hasn't even been to a campground yet. Dealer made it seem like it shouldn't be a big deal. Sending pictures for warranty authorization in the morning.
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Old 11-10-2014, 08:26 PM   #2
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I had a crack, only one like that in our new rig. It was only in the gel coat. My dealer thru Jayco had it repaired at a local fiberglass shop.
4 yrs later, it's forgotten.
Sorry for the frustration but I am sure it will be repaired under warranty.
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Old 11-10-2014, 09:03 PM   #3
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Yikes! Don't know whether to be amazed at how thick the gel coat is or be miffed as to what makes it crack.rest assured I will check mine as well.. really would like to know what the says causes it and how to prevent..that sight would upset me some..I hope it's easily resolved...temperature maybe?
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Old 11-11-2014, 05:57 AM   #4
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Well I work with fiberglass every day and there are a lot of factors that come into play with gelcoat but one is thickness and how much hardener was mixed in when it was sprayed. I would assume that in this case the mixing in of hardener is done with a machine that combines the two in the head as its sprayed so it is probably pretty close. Gelcoat is known for its hardness which is great unless it is overstressed or flexed too much which might be the case here. but if it is repaired right it should be fine for years to come... Good luck
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Old 11-11-2014, 06:09 AM   #5
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I will tell you though just so you know that on my old trailer a gelcoat repair that was made on it showed later a little different sheen and color with age. Tis the nature of gelcoat.
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Old 11-11-2014, 05:53 PM   #6
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Update: photos sent to dealer. They feel it is just the gel coat and sent for warranty authorization from Jayco. Showed a friend of mine who has a commercial truck repair and body shop ad he feels the same. So I guess that is good news. Now hopefully warranty authorization and work gets done as soon as possible.
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Old 11-24-2014, 08:06 PM   #7
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I found the same thing on our 2015 Greyhawk 31FK while I was washing the front cap to remove the bugs after our vacation to RMNP in September. I brought it in to the dealer last week so they could look it over and get some pictures to send to Jayco to get authorization to repair it.
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Old 11-24-2014, 08:11 PM   #8
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Dealer service guy feels it was due to the way it was assembled. Body shop looked at it and said no big deal easy fix. Hopefully it will go in next week for the work
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I wish you all the luck. Never had a problem with our motorhomes, but our last fifth wheel was on it's 3rd front cap in 7 months due to cracks. Last fix seemed to finally work.

If done correctly, repair should be good.
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