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Old 06-15-2019, 06:55 PM   #1
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'06 to '08 45' Jubilee Stress Marks?

Patty and I have looked at 3 45'Jubilees recently. None of them quite met our expectations. The closest one (to our liking) being and '06 at Olympia coach on Tennessee.
All of these coaches had cracking in the fiberglass at the corners of the rear slide....passenger or drivers. They also had a visible brace ( bulge beneath the fiberglass)behind the rear slides running from the belt line near the slide to the rear cap. I know the slide crack can be repaired.

Are both of these occurrences common?


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Old 06-16-2019, 06:35 AM   #2
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The budge in the pic is a water issue. The crack I have seen on a bunch of coaches form all different brands and always seems to be in the same exact place as your pic. My guess stress related and just cosmetic.
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Thanks Mike. I tapped on the side and it sounded solid, so my thought was that it was a stress mark from chassis flex. Makes sense.
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Hi,

This is very timely as I was considering creating a post on this very subject but related to Magnas.

We have been looking for a CC and have looked at two different 2005/2006 45ft Magna. Both have had the same sidewall cracking issues. Our concern is that it's a design flaw or some other common structural issue that is leading to these cracks.

I emailed and spoke to Kevin Waite and he indicated that although it can be cosmetically repaired there is a high likelihood that it would come back.

How common is this? 2 for 2 on the Magnas we looked at.

We are reluctant to start out with a structural issue or something that could lead to water intrusion.
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Hi,

This is very timely as I was considering creating a post on this very subject but related to Magnas.

We have been looking for a CC and have looked at two different 2005/2006 45ft Magna. Both have had the same sidewall cracking issues. Our concern is that it's a design flaw or some other common structural issue that is leading to these cracks.

I emailed and spoke to Kevin Waite and he indicated that although it can be cosmetically repaired there is a high likelihood that it would come back.

How common is this? 2 for 2 on the Magnas we looked at.

We are reluctant to start out with a structural issue or something that could lead to water intrusion.

I have only seen a crack like that on a beat up inspire with slide damage. I would think if it was a prevalent problem it would come up before now. We have some members that have been involved with the brand for over 20 years.
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Well I had my magna detailed today and looked at it all over closely. I have this stress crack issue as wellClick image for larger version

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Only on drivers side by the way. Both sides of rear slide only.
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Has anyone discussed the cracks and the location with the folks at Premier RV in Junction City? I would imagine they would understand what causes this better than us. They may have a preferred repair.
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I have them on my Allure as well. A trusted, local, RV shop fixes them but their guarantee is that they'll come back. The short cracks in the pictures will most certainly grow until they reach their limit. Drilling a small hole at the ends of the cracks may slow or stop the continuation of the cracking. I'm working on a cosmetic cover up that will seal the cracks from moisture and cover the unsightly cracks. I've seen other brand coaches with this issue and the fix was quite invasive. Additional frame gusseting was added to reinforce the area and the fiberglass replaced. That can't be cheap!
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Stopped at Premier a few weeks ago. Had them look at the cracks on my Magna. Gary said it was common and would be $800 per crack to repair and paint.
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Any commitment from premier in case they come back?
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I have them on a 2000, 36 foot Intrigue
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Hi,

This is very timely as I was considering creating a post on this very subject but related to Magnas.


How common is this? 2 for 2 on the Magnas we looked at.

Well, I have an older Magna with no stress cracks and no slide-outs to fail......but its available at a very high price.
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Ours is an older coach. No cracks on the slide corners but hair lines at the meet of vertical rear wall and the bumper. Behind the lines is nothing but pure fiberglass. The lines were fixed/filled when the coach was painted but they came back.
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