Cracking cladding on spinifex caravans

Submitted: Thursday, Apr 27, 2017 at 15:24
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I have a 18 month old spinifex caravan and the 3rd lot of cladding is cracking.. its only 4000ks of bitumen road since the 3rd lot was fitted.. I have an air safe hitch and was promised by spinifex caravans that this would fix the problem... 100% guaranteed...
Any one else having this problem
Cheers Danny
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Reply By: Peter_n_Margaret - Thursday, Apr 27, 2017 at 18:32

Thursday, Apr 27, 2017 at 18:32
Wild guesses....
Tandem van, non load sharing suspension?

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Peter
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Reply By: Member - Danny C3 - Thursday, Apr 27, 2017 at 19:53

Thursday, Apr 27, 2017 at 19:53
Shouldn't be...thousands without load sharing and we have air bags..
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Reply By: Bobjl - Thursday, Apr 27, 2017 at 20:07

Thursday, Apr 27, 2017 at 20:07
Cracking cladding? Is it aluminium or composite material? can you post images to assist in understanding exactly the issue.
Bob
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Reply By: Member - Danny C3 - Friday, Apr 28, 2017 at 07:21

Friday, Apr 28, 2017 at 07:21

Just a couple of many
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Follow Up By: Member - Tony H (touring oz) - Friday, Apr 28, 2017 at 08:16

Friday, Apr 28, 2017 at 08:16
What do Spinifex say?
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Follow Up By: Bobjl - Friday, Apr 28, 2017 at 21:24

Friday, Apr 28, 2017 at 21:24
The cracks in the ali cladding [close to edges, suggests that there is an inordinate amount of flexing/movement going on. I am no expert but have not seen cracking such as what you are experiencing. If this problem is an ongoing issue and has occurred previously, then something is very wrong somewhere.

I note good advice already posted on the legal path and who is responsible for what, and that is the right way forward. Go for it!

Most readers will be interested to learn about your progress in gaining satisfaction.
Please keep us informed.
Good luck.
Bob
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Reply By: Member - Danny C3 - Friday, Apr 28, 2017 at 08:53

Friday, Apr 28, 2017 at 08:53
Not a thing for the last week..the boss won't take or return my calls or emails..
Cheers Danny
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Follow Up By: AlanTH - Friday, Apr 28, 2017 at 09:21

Friday, Apr 28, 2017 at 09:21
Your first port of call is the retailer with any complaints about quality etc. If they don't do what's required of them under Australian consumer law then a letter advising that you will take your complaint to your states consumer affairs people may help them.
If they don't respond then carry out that threat.
We did when we had ongoing problems with our van after the retailers old boss ordered me out of his yard.... consumer affairs firstly then an action through the small claims court soon got their attention and that of the maker.
Do not take any notice of their squawking about 12 month warranties etc. A reasonable expectation of life is what is used these days.
Good luck.
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Reply By: toffytrailertrash - Friday, Apr 28, 2017 at 14:12

Friday, Apr 28, 2017 at 14:12
While you are at it check your chassis out riggers to see if they are cracking as well where they are welded onto the main chassis.


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