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Old 02-07-2016, 09:00 AM   #1
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Garage wall issues

Hello, we have a 2008 Gearbox 395FSA3GG, while looking for things to fix (an annual event) I noticed it appears the passenger side wall seems to be flexing, the framework not the fibreglass. Has anyone seen an issue like this? If so any ideas on repairs? I have zero faith in "RV Techs" in Canada, never met one yet that has actually been able to solve oddball issues.

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Old 02-08-2016, 04:48 PM   #2
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More details, maybe photos would help. How are the sidewall supports fastened and made from? If steel or aluminum, perhaps welds have broken.


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Did a quick search to see the lay out of the RV. It said the sidewall construction is aluminum.

Question, how much weight have you hauled in the back compartment??. Total allowable CC is ~4900 but if you hauled most of it in the back of the coach it could have caused a sidewall aluminum support to break a weld. Can you imaging carrying a lot of weight in the back and hitting a large bump, the momentum of the weight could cause damage.

You might to try and pinpoint the problem my using the stabilizers and jacking up the back side of the area that is flexing. If you can confirm that you do have a sidewall failure probably the only way to fix is to pull the inside paneling and seeing if that area can be reinforced/fixed.
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Old 02-19-2016, 11:42 AM   #4
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Thanks, yes aluminum, most we ever have in it would be a Kawi Teryx (1600 lbs) plus the 2 factory beds and a tool box, I estimate around 2000lbs total.
I have replaced the rear top cover (top corner plastic molded piece) twice now and it is cracked again.
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