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Old 05-04-2019, 05:19 PM   #1
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Crack in bumper again! Very disappointed

So about a month ago we were in the left lane about to pass a semi, when the semi blew a tire in front of us and we were forced to run over a big chunk of tire. We pulled over immediately and discovered anti-freeze coming out underneath. The tire hit a line and broke it - after 4 hours we got a towing company to bring a replacement part and fix it on the spot but we also discovered tire marks and a crack in the fiberglass bumper in the drivers side near the bottom corner. Fortunately for us the trucking company paid for the damages which included a $3000 bill from an RV body shop. Well we just picked up the RV yesterday and as I was leaving their parking lot the road dipped and the bottom of the RV scrapped the road even though I was going slow. I didnít think anything of it until I parked the RV and noticed that there was another crack in the exact same spot as the first crack. I called the repair shop and they were just closing up and they told me to send them photos and they would call and discuss options. I hadnít told them at the time that the crack was in the same spot but I have since emailed them and I am awaiting their response. I am very disappointed. I mean itís not their fault I scrapped the bottom of the RV but I canít believe it would just be a coincidence that another crack happen at the exact spot. Do you think that this is the repair shops fault for not repairing it correctly? Did they not repair the bumper strong enough? I am uncertain as to what goes in to repairing a fiberglass bumper but I know they basically rebuilt the cracked spot than repainted it. Is it common to scrap the bottom of your bumper and get damage? I am so sick to my stomach that this happened and I really donít know what to do now. Thoughts?

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Old 05-04-2019, 05:40 PM   #2
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So about a month ago we were in the left lane about to pass a semi, when the semi blew a tire in front of us and we were forced to run over a big chunk of tire. We pulled over immediately and discovered anti-freeze coming out underneath. The tire hit a line and broke it - after 4 hours we got a towing company to bring a replacement part and fix it on the spot but we also discovered tire marks and a crack in the fiberglass bumper in the drivers side near the bottom corner. Fortunately for us the trucking company paid for the damages which included a $3000 bill from an RV body shop. Well we just picked up the RV yesterday and as I was leaving their parking lot the road dipped and the bottom of the RV scrapped the road even though I was going slow. I didnít think anything of it until I parked the RV and noticed that there was another crack in the exact same spot as the first crack. I called the repair shop and they were just closing up and they told me to send them photos and they would call and discuss options. I hadnít told them at the time that the crack was in the same spot but I have since emailed them and I am awaiting their response. I am very disappointed. I mean itís not their fault I scrapped the bottom of the RV but I canít believe it would just be a coincidence that another crack happen at the exact spot. Do you think that this is the repair shops fault for not repairing it correctly? Did they not repair the bumper strong enough? I am uncertain as to what goes in to repairing a fiberglass bumper but I know they basically rebuilt the cracked spot than repainted it. Is it common to scrap the bottom of your bumper and get damage? I am so sick to my stomach that this happened and I really donít know what to do now. Thoughts?

Iíve attached two photos. The first is the crack that happened about a month ago and the second is what happened yesterday.
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Going to be hard to put any blame on them unless you can get someone else to condemn their repair
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Old 05-04-2019, 05:59 PM   #3
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You’re gonna have to eat the second repair.
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Old 05-05-2019, 07:15 PM   #4
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Looking at the pictures the damage location is a coincidence. The damages from your scraping are different and run different direction. You ate this one.
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I agree with the others...you hit something a second time and have a second issue. Not related to the first repair. It looks like you hit something substantial based on the second image damage (and the first).
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Old 05-06-2019, 05:16 AM   #6
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Thank you all for your reply. But I went to the RV again and did very close inspection of the crack and took more similar photos. Itís look almost identical to me except maybe this time crack goes farther up. There is a crack on the bottom of the bumper that is identical to the first. To me this area was weak and barely scraping the road should not have made a crack in the same area. Oh well weíll see what the repair shop says. Thanks again.
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