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Old 01-27-2014, 12:36 PM   #1
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Redwood Oxidation

My one year old Redwood is showing oxidation on the nose of the RV. My expecation is that this is a warranty issue (2 year warranty). Am I correct, or is this something that Thor is going to try to push back on us?
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Exterior maintenance such as washing and waxing is the responsibility of the owner. If you can prove the paint is bad, you may have a claim to get the paint fixed.

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I've washed and waxed the home every 5-6 months; top to bottom.

Wouldn't it be common sense that if a 5th wheel has oxidation occur within a year of buying it new that there's a problem with the quality of the paint job that was done originally?

If you bought a car and it had oxidation a year after you bought it, wouldn't it be covered under warranty?
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I've washed and waxed the home every 5-6 months; top to bottom.

Wouldn't it be common sense that if a 5th wheel has oxidation occur within a year of buying it new that there's a problem with the quality of the paint job that was done originally?

If you bought a car and it had oxidation a year after you bought it, wouldn't it be covered under warranty?
I think you make a very good point. I've seen a fair amount of discussion about Redwood--so please let us know how they respond.
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If your cap is oxidizing at the top of the front cap, and it is not full body paint, then it's the gelcoat fading.

Non-fullbody paint Redwoods with the tan front cap is colored gelcoat...many manufacturers who used the infused gelcoat had this problem early on.
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If you call into the service center they'll take care of this. There has been discussions about this on the Redwood forum and the company has taken care of the problem. From what I can gather, the problem is hit and miss but most seem to be in some of the hot dry climate areas.
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If your cap is oxidizing at the top of the front cap, and it is not full body paint, then it's the gelcoat fading.

Non-fullbody paint Redwoods with the tan front cap is colored gelcoat...many manufacturers who used the infused gelcoat had this problem early on.

This is exactly the problem. I have an appointment to take it to the dealer on Feb 17. Will let everyone know how it goes.

By the way, what is the corrective action? Do they paint the front cap? Do they re-apply the gel coating that didn't work the first time? I ask, because my wife and I are full timers and don't want to be without the RV for any extended amount of time.

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Yes...in most cases I've seen they painted the front cap. If I were you I would also see about having the back cap painted too....some people, after having the front cap painted ended up with the back cap doing the same thing after awhile...
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Owners on the Redwood forum with this issue had the front and sometimes the rear cap painted. Redwood RV Forum - Index

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This is exactly the problem. I have an appointment to take it to the dealer on Feb 17. Will let everyone know how it goes.

By the way, what is the corrective action? Do they paint the front cap? Do they re-apply the gel coating that didn't work the first time? I ask, because my wife and I are full timers and don't want to be without the RV for any extended amount of time.

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