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    Exterior wall bump/bubble

    This past weekend while camping at Yogi Jellystone Park in Sturgeon Bay, WI we noticed a bump on the exterior wall. Was wondering if anyone else has seen this on their exterior walls. Bump measures about 4"x9" and about 3/16" high, and hard (will not push in). Should I be concerned? and is there a fix? Have taken pictures but hard to see bump/bubble.

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    Have marked bump with 4 dots. Have also checked sealant around bedroom window and it appears to be good.
    Terry & Cathy
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    That appears to be near the overhang "joint" to main body. I would watch the bubble carefully as you load and unload the pin onto the hitch to see if there is any change. Might be a failing frame causing flex and creating the bubble.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JCR GD View Post
    That appears to be near the overhang "joint" to main body. I would watch the bubble carefully as you load and unload the pin onto the hitch to see if there is any change. Might be a failing frame causing flex and creating the bubble.
    That a little scary to think about! But will watch, its only on the curb side of trailer at this point. I'm considering taking it to the dealer Thur. for their input plus GD notification also. Thanks Jim
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    Yes, hopefully that is not it... Good luck!
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    Hi Terry,

    We have a similar bulge in the same area.
    Ours is about the same size and protrusion, but is vertical.
    We have owned our Reflection for over a year and towed thousands of miles (on some really rough interstates)
    . . . and the bulge has not changed.
    I think it is part of the aluminum wall frame that was not perfectly flat when the wall skin was installed.
    One of the things I hope to learn more about at the Rally plant tour.

    Rob
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    Thanks for info Rob, will continue to watch. Have made an appointment for Thrus. afternoon with dealer, just so it will be on the record with GD.
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    Good news!, I guess, Grand Design has agreed to repair the bump under the 3 year warranty of the sidewall structure. They have also agreed to pick it up and take it to GD for repair and return it. We have NC trip scheduled for Sept. 25th so will have to wait until Oct. to get it repaired. Not sure what the repair will be, but it sounded like they were going to address it from the outside (according to the dealer service rep.). Will try to find out more once GD begins repair next month. For know a sigh of relief!
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    Hi Terry,

    Same news here . . . "Good news . . . I guess". Showed JD and the Grand Design body shop guys, the bulge in our sidewall, at the Rally. They said that this is not a structural issue, but is a sidewall problem that should not be like that. At their initiative, I will bring it back to the factory repair centre and they will make this right. (I have to bring it back and forth across the Canada/US border to avoid a whole lot of paperwork . . . but GD will cover all travel costs). Where else would you find a company with this level of attention to doing the right thing for their customers ??

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    Great news guys!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cate&Rob View Post
    Hi Terry,

    Same news here . . . "Good news . . . I guess". Showed JD and the Grand Design body shop guys, the bulge in our sidewall, at the Rally. They said that this is not a structural issue, but is a sidewall problem that should not be like that. At their initiative, I will bring it back to the factory repair centre and they will make this right. (I have to bring it back and forth across the Canada/US border to avoid a whole lot of paperwork . . . but GD will cover all travel costs). Where else would you find a company with this level of attention to doing the right thing for their customers ??

    Rob
    That's great Rob, It's good hear it's not a structural problem. Thanks for for the information.

    Terry
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