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Old 08-30-2017, 07:43 PM   #1
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Hairline crack in Gelcoat

Has anyone found a hairline crack in their fiber gelcoat? Washing the Seismic today I found a 3" double hairline (very hard to find) crack just forward of and at bottom of the bedroom overhang. I'm reporting it right away to dealer for a claim. Anyone had any experiences with these in out of warranty? It seems to be just the Gelcoat.

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Old 08-30-2017, 07:48 PM   #2
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I have no out of warranty experience. We had a small spider Web crack in a wall. Our dealer sent it out. Came back as good as new. I was amazed you absolutely cannot find it.
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I have no out of warranty experience. We had a small spider Web crack in a wall. Our dealer sent it out. Came back as good as new. I was amazed you absolutely cannot find it.


Sent it where? Like a fiberglass boat type place or factory?


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Sent it where? Like a fiberglass boat type place or factory?


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I do not know exactly where. They just stated to a local fiber glass repair shop.

I did a Google search "fiberglass repai", and 17 shops in this area showed up. Some of the shops appeared to specialize in boats, some both boats and cars. I bet you can find a shop near you.
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I do not know exactly where. They just stated to a local fiber glass repair shop.

I did a Google search "fiberglass repai", and 17 shops in this area showed up. Some of the shops appeared to specialize in boats, some both boats and cars. I bet you can find a shop near you.


I've got some time left on the warranty so this one definitely is going in as such. Great info, thank you!


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Had this happen to my 377rlbh. It is a slide support issue and needs to have additional support welded in if it is what I have going on. My crack is right on the bottom left corner of the bedroom slide. I currently have it at the shop for repair under warranty still only had it like 4 months. I have heard to get it repaired was like 4 to 5k


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Was that into the fiberglass structure as well? I called and reported mine to Jayco and dealer. Now just waiting to bring it in when time permits.


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Here is the email response I got from Jayco on how this is supposed to be repaired.

Hi Mark,

Itís fairly straightforward. The slide is removed then a section of wall is cut out to expose the frame. A gusset is welded to the frame alleviating the flexing that caused the crack. New fiberglass is installed and refinished.

Just doing a fiberglass repair is not sufficient and will not be approved.


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We have a 2011 jayco fifth wheel that had a crack near the front bedroom slide. It was obviously an issue that Jayco had seen before because they sent out a "how to" memo that was 6 pages long if memory serves me. Our dealer was going to get a local boat repair facility to do the job until they had a look at what Jayco required. The repair people wouldn't touch the job after seeing what was required. We ended up sending it back to Jayco in Indiana for repairs at Jayco's expense. The repair was superb!!
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Was that into the fiberglass structure as well? I called and reported mine to Jayco and dealer. Now just waiting to bring it in when time permits.


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Yep, cracked gel coat and fiberglass.


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