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Old 12-05-2020, 12:40 PM   #1
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Newbie - Found A Crack - Help

Cleaning up our new Pace Arrow for the winter and found a hairline crack in the rear panel that will grow if I leave it alone. Will I get the run around from the dealer telling me to go to Freightliner it is this something they should take care of?

Any experiences with something similar would be appreciated.
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Old 12-05-2020, 01:17 PM   #2
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I would go to the dealer first. Give them a call

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Old 12-05-2020, 02:52 PM   #4
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That is something for the dealer/manufacturer to take care of. Freightliner is only responsible for the chassis.
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Yes,
It would be nice to know year/make/model/chassis/ etc. AND, a picture of said "crack". As has been stated, *chassis* issues, might be addressed by Freightliner, IF, you have a Freightliner chassis. BODY issues, as in a "crack" can be addressed by any good RV collision repair shop, marine repair shop, corvette repair (although not normal) etc.
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In the meantime, you can drill a tiny hole at each end of the crack to (temporarily at least) stop the growth of the crack.


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The Crack is about 3 inches long on 4he rear panel above the top right corner of the "hood" that you open to get at the engine vitals (oil dipstick, etc). I'll get a picture of it tomorrow in the daylight. Like I said, it's small but I'm sure it will only grow as we travel.
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2021 Pace Arrow 36U

The Crack is about 3 inches long on 4he rear panel above the top right corner of the "hood" that you open to get at the engine vitals (oil dipstick, etc). I'll get a picture of it tomorrow in the daylight. Like I said, it's small but I'm sure it will only grow as we travel.
Gary's suggestion of stop drilling is correct and will stop the crack from spreading, but being a 2021 model I would most certainly take it to the dealer before drilling any holes. The crack is the mh manufacturer problem not the chassis
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Being under warranty the only thing I would do is make an appointment with the dealer for an eval and future repaired. As mentioned I would not drill without written authorization because of the warranty. The last thing you want to a rejected warranty claim for doing something.
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Thanks for the advise. Calling the dealer first thing in the morning
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Joe,
If the crack in in fiberglass, it is not a big deal to pick up some resin and cloth from your local hardware store and put a "patch" on the back side.
Years ago I had to rebuild the hood latch area on a '87 Georgie Boy.
The wood blocks they used to mount the latch and hinges had rotted out and with just a bit of grinding we replaced them with oak blocks and fiber glassed them in. Held up fine for the 10 years we owned the coach.

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