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Posted: 09/26/20 10:03am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

A ladder fell over and hit our Lance and created a crack about 3-4 inches long. What should I use to repair/fill the crack? Just caulk or should I use some special cement?


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How about a picture?
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Fiberglass is easy.





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joerg68 wrote:

How about a picture?
If you don't know how, try this: http://photoposting.is-great.net/?i=1


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That looks like stress crack, not hit crack?

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Could be a stress crack. A ladder was on the camper and then the jacks were lowered. Heard a crash and saw the ladder go down.

Discovered the crack days later.

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Looks like a stress crack to me as well. Where exactly is it located? In the corner of a slideout cutout?
If it is indeed a stress crack, just filling/covering it will be a band-aid fix only.
The reason behind it may or may not be harmless.
For now, I would probably drill a stop hole at the end and cover it with sealant. Then, keep an eye on it to check if it opens up again or moves.

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I haven't heard of a stop hole before. Thanks.

Yeah that's above the upper right corner of the kitchen slide out.

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Posted: 09/26/20 01:59pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

We have used this product several times before on fiberglass, etc. with great results.
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Marine-Tex epoxy
https://www.amazon.com/Marine-Tex-Standard-RM305K-B-White-Bagged/dp/B07NYBKN51/ref=sr_1_10?dchild=1&keywords=marine+epoxy&qid=1601150131&sr=8-10


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Give us bigger picture where it is located.
Ladder might be coincidence, or last straw, but I bet my lunch it is stress-related crack.
You should investigate and reinforce the frame before patching the crack.
Just for crack covering - house siding caulk is good.
I have good experience with THIS ONE

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