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Old 07-04-2010, 12:49 AM   #1
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BAD Paint / Paint Checking!!!

First post here and don't know for sure where to put this, but we have a 2006 Coachmen Cross Country SE and our paint is checking does anybody know who to contact about this? We bought our coach new and we love it but we are really disapointed with the quality of the paint. Any help would be great.

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Most likely it is not the paint checking but the gelcoat/fiberglass. Is it checking in one area, several areas or completely? Check with a local paint and body shop or a shop that specializes in boat repair.
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If you are looking for warranty coverage, your chances are slim. Coachman sold their RV business last year, so the new owner is probably not going to help. Nor do I think would the old Coachman either.

Most likely the problem is minute cracks in the sidewall, showing through the paint. This has been a fairly common problem with the fiberglass from a vendor who supplied sidewall materials to a number of RV manufacturers. The fix is expensive - grind down the entire wall and resurface and repaint.

In any case, look for body shops that specialize in RVs or boats. They have the skills to do the job. If you tell us the are you are in, maybe somebody can recommend a local shop.
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It would seem to me that the company that made the walls should be responsible.... After posting this I did more reasearch and found more people are having the same problem why is there not something being done?
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The company that made the walls was Coachman, so talk to them. They probably used materials from a supplier, so Coachman can sue them for defective materials. Several manufacturers have done that and won judgments to recover their excess warranty costs. Your problem is that your warranty has long since expired and the new owners of the Coachman brand (Forest River) may not feel any sympathy for you.
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