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Old 07-06-2016, 10:24 AM   #1
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HELP!! Cracks in exterior skin!

I have an 06 Safari Cheetah 40PMT, midship door, big side passenger window. It has developed two cracks about 2 inches long each, radiating horizontally back from the upper and lower rear corners of the side passenger window. Any ideas how to stop the cracks and what might be causing them?
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Old 07-06-2016, 11:21 AM   #2
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Any number of things can cause those kinds of cracks. It could be expansion/contraction from temperature changes, or weak interior wall construction.

I'd suggest a professional take a look at it. You need to seal the cracks with tape to prevent water entry and future delamination/damage.

Any temporary fix won't be pretty, professional repair won't be cheap, but it won't heal itself.

Sorry about that.
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If you are up to it, pull the window frame out and see if you can determine what caused the stress. If not, hire that professional that bflinn mentioned, but I' not all that confident that an RV shop guy will have the skills to figure it out. Too many are just part swappers and have little knowledge of structural problems. A large dealer may have a skilled guy on staff, if you can find him and get him assigned to your problem. A factory service center would be a better choice, even though the "factory" is now REV Group.

Maybe somebody can recommend a really professional shop near you.
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If you are up to it, pull the window frame out and see if you can determine what caused the stress. If not, hire that professional that bflinn mentioned, but I' not all that confident that an RV shop guy will have the skills to figure it out. Too many are just part swappers and have little knowledge of structural problems. A large dealer may have a skilled guy on staff, if you can find him and get him assigned to your problem. A factory service center would be a better choice, even though the "factory" is now REV Group.

Maybe somebody can recommend a really professional shop near you.
I'm not up to pulling the window, I'm thinking my extended warranty should handle this, but I want it professionally fixed regardless. Thanks for the REV Group info, there might be a place to look for top notch repair. If someone can recommend a place within 500 miles of Salt Lake City, I'd be very appreciative.
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I believe rev group has a location in Oregon, might be worth a try. When I was at the indiana location I saw major work going on like wall replacement. They are very capable.
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