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Old 02-25-2008, 06:53 PM   #1
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The taillamp & licence pod detached itself from the coach when driving on hiway. Has any one had this happen? It was secured by 1 screw an faulty adhesive.this appears to be a materials and workmanship problem.
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The taillamp & licence pod detached itself from the coach when driving on hiway. Has any one had this happen? It was secured by 1 screw an faulty adhesive.this appears to be a materials and workmanship problem.
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Old 02-25-2008, 07:07 PM   #3
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Big-Al:
The taillamp & licence pod detached itself from the coach when driving on hiway. Has any one had this happen? It was secured by 1 screw an faulty adhesive.this appears to be a materials and workmanship problem. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

They usually get loosened by tail hooking a power pole or gas island on the drivers side. My passenger side got hooked by a fence that fell over as I passed by it and the glue held the metal bracket so well that the metal tore and the screws pulled through. I straightened out the metal bracket and reinforced where the bond seemed cracked with 2 part epoxy and added addtional screws installed behind the tail light assemblies into the rear cap of the coach.

Did you recover the assembly in usable condition or did you have to get a replacement?
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Old 02-25-2008, 07:16 PM   #4
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I've knocked mine off on the curbside several times when mowing with my old 8N ford tractor. It's pretty easy to epoxy back on & add an additional screw or 2. It sure is a flimsy way to attach it, 3 screws & some epoxy.
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Old 02-25-2008, 07:27 PM   #5
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Fred B.:
I've knocked mine off on the curbside several times when mowing with my old 8N ford tractor. It's pretty easy to epoxy back on & add an additional screw or 2. It sure is a flimsy way to attach it, 3 screws & some epoxy. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

That may be a good thing as we wouldn't want it attached in such a way that we would be spending thousands instead repairing/replacing entire rear caps. I have seen too many coaches on the lots where a simple tail hook accident has broken the rear corner seam all the way up to the roof line instead of just knocking off the tail light and facia with little or no real damage to the main structure of the coach.
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Old 02-26-2008, 10:51 AM   #6
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">faulty adhesive </div></BLOCKQUOTE>
Guess that is a totally different design than mine ...if I knocked the tail lamp and license pod off mine, it would be the entire rear cap, both top and bottom sections!!

Fautly adhesive and using too much sorry double-sided tape is probably my biggest complaint with Winnebago construction in current model coaches. I've had to put several things back together, both inside and out, due to poor adhesive or double-sided tape coming loose.
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