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Old 08-12-2018, 05:57 PM   #1
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Screw Penetration in the Front Cap -

Has anyone else seen this phenomenon? I was cleaning the bugs off the front cap recently, just after we had left Middlebury for our final inspection. I wrote our service person and she tells me that they believe it is an incorrect screw that was used for a time on construction of the coaches, and it has penetrated the cap.


Of course this raises the question of how many more are waiting to erupt?


It would be nice to know if this is a rare event or something seen before, and what you did.


The pix are close ups of the crack - the windshield rubber and marker lights should give you more perspective.



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Old 08-12-2018, 07:17 PM   #2
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I have not had that on our Entegra but I did have that issue on a previous coach,same appearance.
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Old 08-12-2018, 07:41 PM   #3
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I have seen this issue reported by other post here on iRV2 for Entegra Coach. My memory was that the OP had a bunch of the punctures on the front cap Onan generator fiberglass section.

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Here is a similar issue if have had

The bumps are what I assume are fasteners backing out of the seam on the rear cap.

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Has anyone else seen this phenomenon? I was cleaning the bugs off the front cap recently, just after we had left Middlebury for our final inspection. I wrote our service person and she tells me that they believe it is an incorrect screw that was used for a time on construction of the coaches, and it has penetrated the cap.


Of course this raises the question of how many more are waiting to erupt?


It would be nice to know if this is a rare event or something seen before, and what you did.


The pix are close ups of the crack - the windshield rubber and marker lights should give you more perspective.



Thanks,


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Has anyone else seen this phenomenon? I was cleaning the bugs off the front cap recently, just after we had left Middlebury for our final inspection. I wrote our service person and she tells me that they believe it is an incorrect screw that was used for a time on construction of the coaches, and it has penetrated the cap.


Of course this raises the question of how many more are waiting to erupt?


It would be nice to know if this is a rare event or something seen before, and what you did.


The pix are close ups of the crack - the windshield rubber and marker lights should give you more perspective.



Thanks,


Frank
Looks like a fresh crack. Perhaps a new screw was added during your final inspection.
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Old 08-13-2018, 09:08 PM   #6
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That's what I thought also Don, but their service manager says it is a problem from first construction. I have to accept their explanation and I have been assured there are not others about to work their way through.
Final inspection and repair was a very positive experience - not without some "discussion" but I still have faith in the Entegra desire to do the right thing. That attitude makes up for a lot of problems.
I have to be back there on the 28th of this month and after I get home I intend to do a full write up of the experience to help others prepare for their final inspections.



Meanwhile they have indicated they will get this repaired when I am back.


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Frank , that crack looks to be all the way through. Might want to put some sealant on it to prevent water intrusion until it's repaired.
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Old 08-14-2018, 01:30 PM   #8
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I have the same anomaly on my 2015 Anthem. Had one repaired last year. It reappeared with a 2nd one recently. Will repair when back in Phoenix in October. I just called Collision Unlimited who did the original repair. Waiting on their response.Click image for larger version

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Frank , that crack looks to be all the way through. Might want to put some sealant on it to prevent water intrusion until it's repaired.

Good idea Chuck - I'll check it tomorrow.


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I emailed Entegra about this problem yesterday, and their response was "This has not been a known issue on our end. Should you take the trim off and need assistance repairing, we will be happy to assist upon reviewing photos of the trim removed". I then contacted Unlimited Collision in Arizona who repaired my last protruding screw and they said "We have completed that type of repair on Entegra’s, Tiffin’s, Fleetwood’s, etc." I guess from Entegra's response, they haven't repaired many. Maybe if Entegra owners would report these problems, with photos, they might change up their process to possibly prevent this from happening. Or maybe, it's just a normal anomaly that happens here and there with not much to do to keep it from happening. Oh well, just another minor issue for our baby. I just filled the gap with silicon and will deal with it later. We still love our 2015 Anthem living full-time in it since new. Click image for larger version

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