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Old 12-31-2017, 04:56 PM   #1
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Fiberglass crack

I have a very thin fiberglass crack that is lengthening below the corner of the passenger side rear slideout. This is a 2012 Allegro Bus. I live in Southern California and I am wondering if taking the rig to Red Bay for $1300 of fuel would be worth the repair. My service here, quotes $2600 with no warranty (I understand Tiffin will pay $1000 of that.) Anyone else with this issue? Are there repairs that will keep it from happening again?
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Find a good auto body shop. I had a 3" crack under my rear slide on passenger-side. Body shop contacted Tiffin and did the repair for Tiffin's $1,000. Tiffin has a strip they send that covers the repaired crack that can be painted to match coach. Dave
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You can call Tiffin and ask if they have a body shop in your area that they recommend that will do the job for $1000 that they will pay. It worked for me. Good Luck and Happy New Year.
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The crack below the bedroom slide corner is fairly common on some floorplans. The fix is really simple as well. The repair is to introduce an expansion joint at the point of the crack. A small slot is cut through the exterior wall, a piece of trim is added, and the area is painted. This is normally a permanent repair. Tiffin will cover the first $1000 of this repair. Call Tiffin Service to get things started.
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fiberglass crack resolved

Thank you all for your advice. Tiffin representatives sent me to a service center near me. The crack will be repaired per Tiffin's instructions with paint to match all for the Tiffin allowance.
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OMG $1000? We had our Phaeton in the body shop getting another spot fixed and happen to see the crack under our slide. The body guy fixed it for free while he was waiting on the paint to dry on the bumper. It took him about 20 minutes. It was a simple job.
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Hi Ron,
You are correct that it is an easy fix, but if not done to Tiffin specs it is likely to return. It takes a good day to repair and repaint. North Trail refused to do it because $1000 wasn't enough for them. They wanted over $2000!!! Tiffin was very helpful in giving me a nearby shop that was trained in their procedure to fix and would accept Tiffin payment.

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