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    Slide out skirt buckling

    Any one else have this issue with the metal skirts on the slide outs? This side sees a lot of sun. It looks like the metal heated up and expanded with no where to go except out. Dreading the call to the dealer. They're 100 miles away. I have a seasonal campsite and don't have a truck to pull the 5ver with. Wish the dealer 10 minutes away from the campground was a GD dealer so I could call them.
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    Wow. Seems like that would take a lot of expansion to do that. Is the fender skirt also as warped as it appears in the second pic?
    Andy & Julie
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    I don't think so. I'm not at the camper right now. I think the angle of the one picture makes it look warped.
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    We have the EXACT same issue on both sides. We saw it when we picked up the camper and had the service tech look at it. He said at the time the skirt need to be removed and it required rivets on the underside. Everything else checked out great on our walkthrough and I could not leave the camper there to have it repaired. It was noted on the paper work and is on the 1st punch list when I take it back in next month.
    Gary and Jo
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    It is on the other side too, just not as severe. I think it is heat related, so I wouldn't have noticed it on the PDI. We got in Nov. and temp. was in the teens when we did the walkthru.

    Called the dealer. They asked for the pictures. They'll get back to me once they review them.
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    We did not see it the day purchased the trailer and we walked around the trailer for 3 hours.3 weeks later on PDI it was there almost exactly like yours. Keep us posted what your dealer says
    Gary and Jo
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    Just had both sides done for exact same thing, buckling. They removed the metal sides and reinforced the panels. they ordered new decals as well. seems to have worked, so far. The dealer said it was due to heat, especially the southwest heat where it commonly reaches the 100+ during June and July.
    Art & Terry
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    We saw ours the day we decided to buy and asked if they could fix it before we take delivery....they did! It looked perfect when we took delivery.

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    Still waiting to hear from the dealer. Called them once. They haven't looked at the pictures yet. If I don't get an answer from them next week I'll be calling GD. This is still under warranty and I'm not going to let the dealer stall.

    Definitely heat related. Back at the campground this morning. Cooler and overcast compared to last weekend. Problem is still there but not as bad. Door side is actually flat.

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    Heard from the dealer. They've submitted the warranty pre-auth request to GD for the repair and decal replacement.

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