Go Back   iRV2 Forums > iRV2.com COMMUNITY FORUMS > New Member Check-In
Click Here to Login
Join iRV2 Today

Mission Statement: Supporting thoughtful exchange of knowledge, values and experience among RV enthusiasts.
Reply
  This discussion is proudly sponsored by:
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about their products on iRV2
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 03-06-2012, 10:32 PM   #1
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Posts: 7
Crack repair

Duo Therm A/C housing is developing stress cracks. Anyone know a successful repair method?
__________________

__________________
mactripster is offline   Reply With Quote
Join the #1 RV Forum Today - It's Totally Free!

iRV2.com RV Community - Are you about to start a new improvement on your RV or need some help with some maintenance? Do you need advice on what products to buy? Or maybe you can give others some advice? No matter where you fit in you'll find that iRV2 is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally FREE!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest so you have limited access to our community. Please take the time to register and you will gain a lot of great new features including; the ability to participate in discussions, network with other RV owners, see fewer ads, upload photographs, create an RV blog, send private messages and so much, much more!

Old 03-06-2012, 10:50 PM   #2
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Posts: 982
Rough up the cracked area (coarse sandpaper) and apply fiberglass cloth/resin over the area. Do it from underneath and it won't be visible.
__________________

__________________
ottffss is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-07-2012, 08:53 AM   #3
Senior Member
 
bsirby's Avatar


 
Winnebago Owners Club
Appalachian Campers
Coastal Campers
Carolina Campers
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: North Carolina
Posts: 2,750
Hello mactripster, welcome to IRV2.
__________________
Brenda and Frank, FTers, Zebulon, NC
Raisin our mixed hound and BooBoo our cat.
2004 Itasca Suncruiser
bsirby is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-07-2012, 10:32 AM   #4
Senior Member
 
Steve N Sal's Avatar
 
Newmar Owners Club
Workhorse Chassis Owner
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Michigan
Posts: 5,614
Howdy and welcome to the forum. Glad you joined us and hope you enjoy the site. Funny you ask about the repair. I just repaired about a 6" crack on the front of ours. Took the cover off cleaned the area underneath and put a piece of Eternabond tape to the affected area. I doubt it will crack anymore. At least not there. Good Luck!!
__________________
Steve & Sally / HiTee & Hudson Our Little Poms / Heidi & Houston Forever in our Hearts
04 NEWMAR MACA 3778 W22 / 05 PT Vert
Michigan (Summer) Michigan (Winter For Now)
Steve N Sal is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-07-2012, 10:45 AM   #5
Registered User
 
jhlady's Avatar
 
Forest River Owners Club
Ford Super Duty Owner
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Oregon / Arizona
Posts: 92
Mactripster,

Welcome. First drill a small hole at the end of the crack. This will keep it from spreading. Then repair from the inside with fiberglass cloth and resin. Will probably last longer than the rest of the cover.

Good luck.

John
__________________
jhlady is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-07-2012, 11:05 AM   #6
Senior Member
 
Steve N Sal's Avatar
 
Newmar Owners Club
Workhorse Chassis Owner
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Michigan
Posts: 5,614
Oooops, I forgot to mention. Yes drill that small hole at the top of the crack.
__________________
Steve & Sally / HiTee & Hudson Our Little Poms / Heidi & Houston Forever in our Hearts
04 NEWMAR MACA 3778 W22 / 05 PT Vert
Michigan (Summer) Michigan (Winter For Now)
Steve N Sal is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-07-2012, 11:31 AM   #7
Senior Member
 
historyljc's Avatar
 
Tiffin Owners Club
Freightliner Owners Club
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Pensacola, Florida
Posts: 5,173
Hi mactripster, welcome to the forum.
__________________
Travel well, travel safe,
Jim
2006 Tiffin Phaeton - 2011 Cadillac SRX
historyljc is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-07-2012, 11:48 AM   #8
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Posts: 67
Hello, I had the same problem on my previous pop-up. The front shell cracked, so I went to the store and got the fiberglass/resin stuff. Patched it from underneath, worked like a charm!
__________________
hillbillyhtl is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-07-2012, 10:29 PM   #9
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Posts: 7
Crack Repair

thanks to all, what great responses!
__________________
mactripster is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-08-2012, 03:02 PM   #10
Senior Member
 
ghoststories's Avatar
 
National RV Owners Club
Pond Piggies Club
Join Date: Nov 2011
Posts: 1,320
Hello and welcome to iRV2.
__________________

__________________
Darlene
2014 Gulf Stream Conquest Lite Model 218MB
2013 Chevy Traverse LT
ghoststories is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
repair



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Dometic recall repair Randy125 Newmar Owner's Forum 6 03-12-2012 03:49 PM
crack under bedroom slide-in side wall SPA48 Monaco Owner's Forum 2 03-04-2012 03:30 AM
Roof Repair b4babylon New Member Check-In 9 02-25-2012 01:54 PM
Norcold hinge repair royinflorida Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 2 02-15-2012 11:20 PM
Recommended Refrigeration Repair Austin, TX Conquest1 Class C Motorhome Discussions 2 02-15-2012 03:22 PM

» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 08:37 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.