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RAS43

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zachb91 wrote:

whats eternabond? and it hasn't leaked yet we bought it like this. wonder if liquid flex seal would work?


It has leaked because water incursion is what causes delamination. That looks serious, could already have wood rot going on.

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as long as it don't leak I'm not to worried about it. just wanna make sure it don't leak.

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Our first 5er was a 2001 Keystone Cougar 281 EFS like yours. Within 2000 miles I had 3 blow outs and 2 delaminations on Carlisle tires (China Bombs)....the dealer wanted $1700 to repair the damage to the wheel well with the curved L shaped aluminum lower paneling.......I found a facility that sold prefinished white painted aluminum panel and they bent it with a matching radius. I made the repair that looked like new for $75 and no insurance claim! You can find white aluminum sheet material and adhere it with contact cement to that damaged area.


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I had a similar repair done to our 5th wheel. Had a shop that does RV and boat fiberglas repair. They replaced panels on both sides from the front to about the middle of the bedroom windows like in your pictures. The charged about $1500. Good luck.


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i have all kinds of white aluminum I build and remodel house. an is that the only problem you had with your efs? so far I like it just wanna put different steps on it.

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Zach ....That bunk model EFS was the wife favorite floor plan with lots of room and quite comfortable. I did have to realign the slide and beef up the pantry shelving. I made a four step overlay out of redwood for the wife and dogs to facilitate entry for our latest rig. About $100 bucks for materials and fits behind the hitch acting as a bed saver while traveling and hooking up! Enjoy that rig it was a entry level great learning experience for our family and we had tons of fun using it. I did freeze it up several times out in Idaho.

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On my previous 5th wheel the drivers side blew off from the front all the way back to the bedroom window.

I had it repaired by a local fiberglass shop replaced the awning inspection and other work for $3200

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We used it a few more times and other things needed addressed and we ended up buying a new one last June.

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GON2SKI wrote:

Zach ....That bunk model EFS was the wife favorite floor plan with lots of room and quite comfortable. I did have to realign the slide and beef up the pantry shelving. I made a four step overlay out of redwood for the wife and dogs to facilitate entry for our latest rig. About $100 bucks for materials and fits behind the hitch acting as a bed saver while traveling and hooking up! Enjoy that rig it was a entry level great learning experience for our family and we had tons of fun using it. I did freeze it up several times out in Idaho.

my parents used it up til December last year. while building there house. they said it got alittle chilly in there. no artic pack here haha. I'm thinking of doing the moyride steps on it. since the steel steps are so flimsy lol.

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