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Old 05-06-2013, 03:06 PM   #1
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Hood Stop bracket fell off

Well it finally happened to me. Was checking under the hood today for a trip this weekend, shut the cowl and heard a clunking sound. Opened the cowl and found that one of the stop brackets for the cowl fell off Dug out the can of fiberglass epoxy and the can was dried up, not to be beaten , found a can of fiberglass body filler, you guessed it, was almost dried up and by the time I mixed the catalyst in, it hardened before I could get it in place. So then dug out the old stand by, JB Weld, mixed it up but I think its too old and now waiting for it to set up......guess tomorrow its a trip to the store and then cleaning off the mess I created with the old JB Weld.....
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Old 05-06-2013, 03:12 PM   #2
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So how old is this Winnebago? Must be old since everything you have seems to be
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Old 05-06-2013, 04:38 PM   #3
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Just hate throwin things away
Just checked, JB is finally setting up
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Old 05-06-2013, 05:09 PM   #4
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Just hate throwin things away
Just checked, JB is finally setting up
JB Weld comes in two forms. 15 minuet quick set. Overnight set. It should be ready to go tomorrow.

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Old 05-07-2013, 12:12 PM   #5
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I have used JB Weld, both the quick set version and the regular on these epoxied brackets for the front generator cover, a headlight bracket and the lower rear cap and have been very successful. You just have to be sure to clean both surfaces well and if you can rough them up, even better. One caution, in warm weather the JB will drip until it sets some and you DON'T want it dripping on ANYTHING, especially the exterior of the front cap. An expensive lesson.......I know.
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Old 05-07-2013, 03:10 PM   #6
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Checked today and all setup....I even bought some new JB
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Old 05-07-2013, 03:42 PM   #7
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I also had one of those brackets fall off when I closed the hood and I noticed another was missing.
Is this common? Have not replaced them yet. Will JB Weld be a perminent fix?
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Old 05-07-2013, 06:59 PM   #8
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From what I have read on here, its pretty common. They are attached with epoxy, basically pushed onto a small glob of epoxy. My bracket simply fell off as nothing
Was really holding it save a small piece of epoxy that was forced thru the small holes in the bracket. The JB weld should hold it now. I forced the JB through the bracket holes and it also covers the edges of the bracket....only time will tell...
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Old 05-07-2013, 08:34 PM   #9
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I just went threw the same thing and used JB weld to repair..so far so good...
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Since it looks like this is happening to us "35" owners, I would like to do some preventive maintenance. Instead of waiting for mine to possibly fall off, and even chance losing it to falling off during travel, I would like to ask a question. Does it makes sense, or better stated, would it help if I just gobbed JB Weld over the entire assembly and current adhesive? While I know that this leaves the current and possibly weaker adhesive as the primary bonding agent between the bracket and the cap, I would think that the "outer skin" of JB Weld would compliment Winnebago's adhesive, and would still form a bond around the perimeter. Thoughts...

EDIT: Sorry Warren, I see that you've also had the problem in your Brave.
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Old 05-08-2013, 01:13 PM   #11
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I don't think anyone reports the epoxy coming loose from the cowl but the bracket falling off. I suppose if you put JB over the whole thing it would help.
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Since it looks like this is happening to us "35" owners, I would like to do some preventive maintenance. Instead of waiting for mine to possibly fall off, and even chance losing it to falling off during travel, I would like to ask a question. Does it makes sense, or better stated, would it help if I just gobbed JB Weld over the entire assembly and current adhesive? While I know that this leaves the current and possibly weaker adhesive as the primary bonding agent between the bracket and the cap, I would think that the "outer skin" of JB Weld would compliment Winnebago's adhesive, and would still form a bond around the perimeter. Thoughts...

EDIT: Sorry Warren, I see that you've also had the problem in your Brave.
I suspect that it would do the job, it would also require a larger amount of JB and you would probably get a messier looking job.
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