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Old 04-28-2009, 09:36 AM   #1
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Crack in front cap

I have 1 year old prowler 5ver and no more warranty on it so I'm on my own that's why I'm posting for your help.
My front plastic nose on it cracked about 4" inch long on the upper part because of the wind pushing in and out going down the road I guess, what kind of glue do I use for that?
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I have 1 year old prowler 5ver and no more warranty on it so I'm on my own that's why I'm posting for your help.
My front plastic nose on it cracked about 4" inch long on the upper part because of the wind pushing in and out going down the road I guess, what kind of glue do I use for that?
Thanks for your help
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Is the material fiberglass, Gelcoat, or just plastic? If it is gelcoat you can buy a repair kit at most Marine supplies to patch it with.
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Hi Don
It's not fiberglass more like ABS
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In that case I would think a good plastic epoxy would work.
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If it is in fact plastic, try something like this kit. You can do a search and find other kits for different prices.

http://www.atlanticjetsports.com/plastic_repair_kit.htm
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Hand after to stop that buckelling wen driving down the road what would you say if I drill holes in the bedroom closets and shoot some spots here and there living room for expantion of that injected foam in cans to create some backing.
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The foam worked for me under the shower and sink area in mine. If you don't have the structure to support the foam up front I don't see how it could work. You will have to determine if there is sufficient structure in the forward closet wall. I know, on mine, it is pretty minimal and don't think it would support much! May be able to build it stiffer??
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Stop in a auto or boat repair shop and inquire about "plastic welding". Properly done, and finished, it will be as good as new.
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I agree (Ray, IN) we have had the same "cracking" issue on our Regal 5th Wheel.
Inquire about PLASTIC WELDING. It should repair the crack. As for the Cause that's another guess. Ours happened on an "emergency stop".
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If, in fact, the crack is the result of flexing (oil-canning) of the front cap during normal operation, repairing the current crack will not prevent it (or others) from appearing later. Curing the root cause of the problem will require additional support in the front cap area.

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Thanks Rusty
A freind at the RV park as re-inforced the front frame on is 5ver and change the angle of is wind deflector and now it's okay.
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... and change(d) the angle of (the) wind deflector....
This could very easily be the root cause if significant turbulence was spilling off the wind deflector onto the front cap of the trailer. The turbulence could certainly explain why the front cap would flex enough to initiate a crack.

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Eh Rusty
Do you think I would be better without the deflector, we bought it because the total hight of the trailer is 12 fts.
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That's your call, but if you use it, I'd be sure that it's adjusted to push the air over, not onto, the front cap.

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