Bad Day at Escape Trailer Ind - Fiberglass RV


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Old 10-17-2007, 02:39 PM   #1
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This is what happens when a trailer sticks in the mold! Bad Stick! Had to cut the trailer apart and somewhat tear it out. Not a happy day at the fiberglass shop


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One chopped up unit ready for the dump.


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After being down for a week, molds are back in shape and rolling along!

Fun with fiberglass

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Old 10-17-2007, 02:50 PM   #2
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I'm appalled, Reace... simply appalled! Why, we've seen worse come back to life!

All in a weeks' work.

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Old 10-17-2007, 02:57 PM   #3
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Ouch!

Glad youíre back up and running.
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Old 10-17-2007, 03:36 PM   #4
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Yes, Reace. You should let us bid on those. We could fix em!
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Old 10-17-2007, 03:40 PM   #5
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Oh, No!

A week down is no laughing matter, especially with your order backlog (guessing here).

I'm assuming this is a rare occurrence. Any words of wisdom about what caused it? Faulty gelcoat or application?
Let me see here: measures will be taken to ensure no repeat of this? Glad I wasn't there when this "breakout" was going on; it was probably accompanied with a few well-chosen Canada-specific expletives.
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Old 10-17-2007, 03:58 PM   #6
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Wax on, wax off. Wax on, wax off. That's in the molds.

File one stuck trailer under Lessons Learned.
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Old 10-17-2007, 05:48 PM   #7
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Yes wax on wax off! We use a wax that only needs applying once every 10-12 units. We were no where near needing to recoat....our only explanation is that when the molds were wiped out (dust) prior to the next spray, the cloth used could have been contaminated with a bit of acetone. Hence stripping off some of the wax in certain areas. Ahhh fun.

This thing would have been a frankenstien trailer if it had to be put back together!

Just thought I would share our fun with the fiberglass community!

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Old 10-17-2007, 06:25 PM   #8
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I hope that wasnt my order
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Old 10-17-2007, 07:38 PM   #9
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Reace, too bad I didn't know 'bout this.

I coulda used the back half for a tag along behind our T Touring.... mayeb next time keep us in mind, eh????
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Old 10-17-2007, 10:36 PM   #10
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With the Scamp and Casita fires I got a scare, glad everyone is OK. Too bad about the broken egg.
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Old 10-18-2007, 07:37 AM   #11
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Oh, man, Reace, that was a double whammy. That looks like it ruined the trailer AND the mold.
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Old 10-18-2007, 07:57 PM   #12
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. . . mayeb next time keep us in mind, eh????

I think Reace is hoping there won't be a next time!
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Old 10-20-2007, 09:48 AM   #13
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This is not good ! Sorry to hear of your misfortune. Time for a couple of cliches. Measure twice, cut once. If that doesn't work, remember, it is always the darkest before it is pitch black. (old chinese proverb)
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