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Old 10-13-2018, 07:52 PM   #1
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Storage Box Crack

Any one had a crack in their storage box (See picture). And if so anything I can do to stop it from growing. To my knowledge, nothing fell on it. Disappointed as the camper isn't even a year.
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Old 10-13-2018, 08:04 PM   #2
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A crack can't just open up on its own. I'd say something hit it, somehow.
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Old 10-13-2018, 08:12 PM   #3
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I'd rather the box crack vs the trailer, similar to the sacrificial anode in the water heater, the box is your anode.....
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Old 10-13-2018, 08:42 PM   #4
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Not what you want to hear but it does look like it got banged. From what I've read here if ETI thinks it got hit or something along those lines they won't cover the repair.

Are there boat repair shops near you? could just pull the box and drop it off for repair. I think you may be able to get matching gelcoat from ETI if needed.
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Old 10-13-2018, 10:11 PM   #5
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Some said same thing about the crack another owner had around the outdoor shower which turned out to be a manufacturing defect that ETI covered.
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Old 10-14-2018, 05:17 AM   #6
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Hopefully you're right.
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Old 10-14-2018, 06:27 AM   #7
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Given the location of the crack, it does look like it was caused by flexing of the front lip. It also is likely just a crack in the gelcoat, though regardless of cause I would may certain to look at. Gelcoat repair is relatively simple with next to no tools, and sandpaper and buffing compound available in lots of stores. When I did a repair to damage I did, I got a bit of the gelcoat from Escape for an exact match.

If you do not wish to tackle the job yourself, any shop that does fibreglass work could handle it, and could also check to see if their is damage to the fibreglass, or just to the gelcoat as I suspect.
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Old 10-14-2018, 08:55 AM   #8
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I had an almost identical crack on the lid, although smaller and very hard to notice. It was caused by me turning too sharp when I first had the trailer, and the passenger side rear taillight on my truck touched it there while backing. Rookie mistake.
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Old 10-14-2018, 09:24 AM   #9
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I too kissed a tail light and although it did not crack it marred it. That was with the Andersen and now with the Pro Series the ball is about 3 inches further out there is more room to turn.

Lid did not crack; perhaps I was lucky.
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