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Old 12-10-2016, 12:21 PM   #1
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Too cold for Corian?

This morning I went to check on the status of my batteries and I noticed this:

Has anyone have this happen?
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Old 12-10-2016, 12:22 PM   #2
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Wow! That's a shame. Perhaps there was a tiny crack and the cold made it expand.
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Old 12-10-2016, 12:34 PM   #3
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Wow is right....
I had the same countertops in my last MH a 1996 Pace Arrow and never had this happen. And where I live winter temps can reach as low as -35
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Old 12-10-2016, 12:47 PM   #4
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Your Corian has about a 10 year guarantee. Mine cracked on a 5th wheel and when I called them they sent someone from Houston to fix it at no charge. I was in the Rio Grande Valley at the time. You could not see where it had been cracked when he was finished.

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Old 12-10-2016, 01:06 PM   #5
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Dang that looks bad Hope they can fix it.
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It is really disappointing. Mostly because I do not know what I should or could have done differently...
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Temps here not as cold as what ScottyBye experiences, but no issues with winter time temps and my countertops. Don't blame yourself, would have to say a defect of some kind is the cause. May not be repairable.
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It is really disappointing. Mostly because I do not know what I should or could have done differently...

I don't think there is anything you could have done. We live about 3 hours from you in Calgary and with our weather anything is possible.
An earlier post stated that there may be a 10 year warranty on the corian.
But if your coach is 2004 ....
Maybe there is a place that can repair it.
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Here in Manitoba we have very cold temperatures like you have in Alberta, -35 C happens. Our first RV was a Class C and on the first winter a split a couple of inches long developed on the vinyl floor in 2 areas. Also some of the roof vent/skylight garnishes cracked where the mounting screws were. The only reason I could come up with was the extreme cold causing things to contract. We are on the 3 rd. RV now and we are lucky to be able to store them at home and keep a small heater going inside. It's -20 C here today and I saw it was 0 C. inside the RV with the small oil filled heater on. I also now drill slightly larger screw holes in all the ceiling/skylight garnishes before the first winter so they don't crack.. I'm surprised to see what happened to your counter tops but what else could it be other than the cold.
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its fixable, you can do it yourself or any good cabinet shop can
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Contact a good cabinet shop. They can fix it such that you will never see the repair.
I had a corner break off my new computer desk for no apparent reason but when they did the repair it was Better than New.
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3 years ago I had the whole counter top pull away from the wall because of the cold leaving a one inch gap. this was in a 2012 Dutchmen Denali and the ring around the edge cracked and started to pull away from the sink. This was a known problem by Dutchmen, but they did not alert owners. I traded it off.
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I live just a few minutes from you and my motorhome sits outside all year, I've not had a problem. I think it might have been stressed by the way it's connected to the cabinet underneath. Maybe the motorhome is twisted a bit by the way it's been parked. Looks like a stress crack to me.


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The Corian AKA known as solid surface didn't do it due to temperature, IMHO. There had to be some kind of pressure on it. Solid surface is very forgiving and easy to work with, much like woodworking. A solid surface guy can make that crack disappear.

I have spent quite a bit of time in the Arctic and know weird things happen but I don't believe this is just temperature related.
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