Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 01-24-2016, 08:07 PM   #1
Winnebago Owner
 
LeeB's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Central Valley, California
Posts: 167
One Side Lower Rear Cap Fell Off

It looks like the fiberglass WAS attached to some metal pieces and they were attached to the Motor Home. I am thinking vibration over the years helped break it loose.

Looks like I can repair by using some Stainless Steel 1/4 x 20 nuts and bolts.

Has anyone else experienced this problem?

We just did our first Major Trip and WOW what a shake down..
__________________
2004 Itasca Meridian 34H Being Pushed By A 96 Tracker
If you don't stand behind our TROOPS, Feel Free to stand in front of them
[SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]
LeeB is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-24-2016, 09:30 PM   #2
Winnebago Owner
 
Mr Miyagi's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Posts: 73
Quote:
Originally Posted by LeeB View Post
It looks like the fiberglass WAS attached to some metal pieces and they were attached to the Motor Home. I am thinking vibration over the years helped break it loose.

Looks like I can repair by using some Stainless Steel 1/4 x 20 nuts and bolts.

Has anyone else experienced this problem?

We just did our first Major Trip and WOW what a shake down..
Can you post photos of the area?
__________________
Ron & Cindy
04' Winnebago, Journey 34H, CAT C7
Let's ride while we still can...
Mr Miyagi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-24-2016, 09:39 PM   #3
Winnebago Owner
 
LeeB's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Central Valley, California
Posts: 167
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mr Miyagi View Post
Can you post photos of the area?
Yes but it will have to wait til tomorrow.....
__________________
2004 Itasca Meridian 34H Being Pushed By A 96 Tracker
If you don't stand behind our TROOPS, Feel Free to stand in front of them
[SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]
LeeB is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-24-2016, 10:06 PM   #4
Winnebago Owner
 
Arch Hoagland's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: Clovis, CA, USA
Posts: 110
Have you contacted your insurance company to see if they will cover the repairs?

You'd be surprised at what they cover.
__________________
2004 Monaco La Palma 36DBD, W22, 8.1, 7.1 MPG
2000 LEXUS RX300 FWD 22MPG 4020 LBS
Arch Hoagland is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-25-2016, 03:15 AM   #5
Winnebago Owner
 
Ranger Smith's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Where the Rig is Parked
Posts: 224
I had a 2007 and those self tappers were always coming out and the fiberglass vibrating. I used some 1/4" and #10 screws with locking nuts and no more issues. It is a common problem with them
__________________
Steve and Joy
2012 Winnebago Tour 42 JD
Where we are now
Ranger Smith is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-25-2016, 07:32 AM   #6
Winnie-Wise
 
ChasA's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Apex, NC
Posts: 449
Probably the old and well-known glue joint failure. Winnebago glues the metal to the fiberglass. Problem is that the metal is painted or coated and the coating comes off the metal.
__________________
2010 Winnebago Journey Express 34Y
2010 Freightliner XCS (mfd 9/'09)
'07 Saturn Vue V6
ChasA is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-25-2016, 08:23 AM   #7
Winnebago Owner
 
LeeB's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Central Valley, California
Posts: 167
Quote:
Originally Posted by Arch Hoagland View Post
Have you contacted your insurance company to see if they will cover the repairs?

You'd be surprised at what they cover.
With $500 deductible I can fix for much less. But thanks

Quote:
Originally Posted by ChasA View Post
Probably the old and well-known glue joint failure. Winnebago glues the metal to the fiberglass. Problem is that the metal is painted or coated and the coating comes off the metal.
I have a feeling that is exactly what it is... Thanks

Quote:
Originally Posted by Ranger Smith View Post
I had a 2007 and those self tappers were always coming out and the fiberglass vibrating. I used some 1/4" and #10 screws with locking nuts and no more issues. It is a common problem with them
Yup road trip to Ace Hardware...... Thanks..
__________________
2004 Itasca Meridian 34H Being Pushed By A 96 Tracker
If you don't stand behind our TROOPS, Feel Free to stand in front of them
[SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]
LeeB is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-25-2016, 10:37 AM   #8
Winnebago Owner
 
Arch Hoagland's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: Clovis, CA, USA
Posts: 110
Quote:
Originally Posted by LeeB View Post
With $500 deductible I can fix for much less. But thanks



I have a feeling that is exactly what it is... Thanks



Yup road trip to Ace Hardware...... Thanks..

Ah...I thought the cap had fallen off and envisioned a lot of work. Good to know all you have to do is reattach some parts.
__________________
2004 Monaco La Palma 36DBD, W22, 8.1, 7.1 MPG
2000 LEXUS RX300 FWD 22MPG 4020 LBS
Arch Hoagland is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-25-2016, 03:06 PM   #9
Winnebago Owner
 
Kelm130's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Crossville, TN
Posts: 143
Mine were loose also. Just get some stainless steel button head bolts and nylon lock nuts. The button head bolts don't look too bad. Bolt depot.com has a good variety, the shipping is a little high for a few bolts but they have sizes you can't find in the big box stores.
__________________
Ben & Miriam
2003 Journey 36DL 330 CAT -2005 Saturn Vue "Serenity Now!"
Kelm130 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-25-2016, 04:25 PM   #10
Winnebago Owner
 
NMBluept's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Posts: 50
This pretty common with Winnebago products. The rear cap on my 2002 Horizon came loose and just a few months ago I found the engine access cover on my 2011 Meridian had come loose from the pneumatic lifters. I have had good luck using Locktite Premium construction adhesive to reattach the fiberglass to metal parts. The big box home improvement stores carry it. I have heard of folks using JB Weld also. Of course one can also buy the Winnebago epoxy - $$. Whatever adhesive is used the key is to get all surfaces clean and free of oil/grease. I use Purple Power and warm water followed with isopropyl alcohol (ipa). If there is a way of aligning the parts the old adhesive can be removed. On the rear cap on the Horizon I left the old adhesive to serve as locators for aligning the metal brackets to the fiberglass. I removed the rear cap and mounting brackets from the coach, put down some cardboard, got a bunch of spring clamps and started putting the brackets back on. When cured it was solid for a couple of years until I traded the coach in.
__________________
Albert Irusta
2011 Itasca Meridian 34Y
2006 Jeep Liberty
NMBluept is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-26-2016, 10:52 AM   #11
Winnebago Owner
 
LeeB's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Central Valley, California
Posts: 167
Before and After..... 1/4 x 20 SS with Ny-Locks
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_5213.jpg
Views:	76
Size:	263.2 KB
ID:	117459   Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_5215.jpg
Views:	60
Size:	384.0 KB
ID:	117460  

__________________
2004 Itasca Meridian 34H Being Pushed By A 96 Tracker
If you don't stand behind our TROOPS, Feel Free to stand in front of them
[SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]
LeeB is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-26-2016, 10:55 PM   #12
Winnebago Owner
 
Mr Miyagi's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Posts: 73
Thanks for posting photos. Looks like you performed a clean and inexpensive fix. Now I have to check our lower rear cap to see how it's hanging...
__________________
Ron & Cindy
04' Winnebago, Journey 34H, CAT C7
Let's ride while we still can...
Mr Miyagi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-27-2016, 03:29 AM   #13
Winnebago Owner
 
Ranger Smith's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Where the Rig is Parked
Posts: 224
Check all your side panels and fender areas too. That is where mine were loose
__________________
Steve and Joy
2012 Winnebago Tour 42 JD
Where we are now
Ranger Smith is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-27-2016, 04:00 AM   #14
Winnebago Owner
 
ladagobago's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: DW Driver -Winter Englewood FL, Summer Willingboro NJ
Posts: 114
I had bumped a guard rail with my rear cap which required me to remove the entire rear frame of my DP, which held the lower cap (bumper). Straighten the frame easy enough but found the double sided tape used by WB had let loose on some of the plastic stiffener box attached to the back side. I reglued them after properly cleaning the surfaces. had to also fix the nasty cracks on the corner of the ABS cap, reinforce the cap from the inside, body filler, and paint. Saved big bucks DIY> I also learned not to try a U turn when stopping next to a guard rail. OUCH
__________________
La Dagobago
99 36 FL Winne Chieftain 5.9 ISB Turbo Cummins DP, 24' box with 1972 V12 XKE Jag and HD Sporty Hobby of 1970's Suzuki dirt bike restoration. Visit my blog.
ladagobago is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Rear grill fell off jerichorick General Maintenance and Repair 21 07-02-2014 05:10 PM
Hood Stop bracket fell off garykk General Maintenance and Repair 11 05-08-2013 03:42 PM

» Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Disclaimer:

This website is not affiliated with or endorsed by Winnebago Industries or any of its affiliates. This is an independent, unofficial site.


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 08:46 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.