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Old 11-01-2016, 12:23 AM   #1
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Cracks In Window Frames

Does anyone have these cracks in their window frames on inside of trailer? Is this normal or is it something that needs to be fixed? They don't look like intentional seams because they are are not straight lines. Some go through the whole frame width and some just go part way through.
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Old 11-01-2016, 12:25 AM   #2
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Does anyone have these cracks in their window frames on inside of trailer? Is this normal or is it something that needs to be fixed? They don't look like intentional seams because they are are not straight lines. Some go through the whole frame width and some just go part way through.
That doesn't look like a crack to me, but that it's been cut. We don't have such cuts, at least, not that we've noticed.
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Did you buy this trailer new from ETI or was there a previous owner that may have attempted mods?
As a 2015, it would still be under warranty. Have you contacted ETI?
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Bought it new from ETI. Have an appointment to take it in to be looked at next week.

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Old 11-01-2016, 01:11 AM   #5
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While there is a seam (because the frame is made of a piece of extruded aluminum bent into the frame shape, I agree this isn't the seam. The one in the photo looks like a saw cut, made in the frame before the window was assembled (it would be tough to make that cut with the glass and rubber in place). Weird! I can't think of any reason for this.
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Old 11-01-2016, 08:09 AM   #6
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Window frame seam, usually covered with chalking, but not always on all windows.
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Looks to me like someone at the window factory (Hehr?) took a shortcut with scrap materials that got past the censors.
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There are a couple of ours like that- I believe the bathroom one is.
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These are expansion seams which allow expansion and contraction in the metal frame, just like the seams in a bridge.
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These are expansion seams which allow expansion and contraction in the metal frame, just like the seams in a bridge.
Well, it would seem to me that if it's a factory expansion seam, it would go all the way through the portion of the frame that expands and contracts. It appears to be a cut only about halfway through. The frame won't be able to expand or contract properly with such a cut.
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