Originally Posted by DanGlo52
Has anyone ever encountered this problem? I noticed that the fiberglass just below the bedroom slide has a crack in it. This is new. I wonder what could have done it and what can be done to repair it. This is on our 2004, 40AD Winnebago Vectra. Any advice/comments are appreciated. We are fnew full-timers and must rely on our home being in the best of condition. Thanks.
Well, first off, you're driving a 2004 Coach. That's makes it a 12 year old coach, just like our '04 Itasca Horizon with the C-7 330HP CAT. And, we have almost the exact same slide, in the exact same spot. We do have a very, very slight crack, only it's in the upper corner, above where yours is. It was like that when we bought it, just over 5 years ago.
Ours has is really little. Now, I surely wouldn't go expecting Winne to do some sort of "free" repair on it. Heck, they won't do anything about rusting windshield frames on many, many coaches, or, the hundreds and hundreds of "glue joints" that are failing on both the front and back of many Winnes and Itascas. Glue joints that are supposed to hold on full generator covers, headlight mounting brackets, rear engine covers brackets and a whole lot more.
So, I don't think they'll jump right on your crack, on a 12 year old coach. Now, may I ask, how long have you had the coach? Did this crack just appear? As has been stated, there's a number of reasons why that happened. But, yours is the first one I've seen on that era coach and, a Winne. There are a few Vectra and Horizon (top of the line for both names in '04) owners on here and, again, not many with a crack in that spot, at least that's been reported.
As for getting it repaired, oh yeah, that's an easy one. There are boys (and I suspect women ) out there that are very talented in this sort of thing. I did a boo-boo to the rear of our Horizon and, it was pretty nasty. To the tune of $9,000 to be exact and, when the company got done with the repairs, there's no way anyone on this planet can ever, ever tell it happened.
So, that crack can be repaired to your satisfaction, without a doubt. But, like also has been stated, IF POSSIBLE, it would be nice to find out what maybe caused it, IN A 12 YEAR OLD COACH. It could be you drove over something at an extreme angle and tweaked the body. Or, maybe leveling you possibly over tweaked it too. Again, lots of potential causes. Don't know if you'll find the true reason or not. Good luck.