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RBC - Replica Decoys - Don't waste your money

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  1. GMgadgetgeek

    GMgadgetgeek New Member

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    Last year I bought 18 Replica's and was really excited by their realism and the way birds responded to them. Unfortunately when I opened my trailer before the nuisance season I found that 7 of my 15 feeders were split open.

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    My hunting partner reached out to Cory at RBC - his response was that we shouldn't have left them on the stands and if we send them back to him, he will try to repair them. The cost of sending them back was cost prohibitive. $344 to send back four of them. Of course if you look at their website there is nothing to indicate that you shouldn't leave them on the stands and there is no disclosure. Very disappointing, i had planned to order another 18 after last season, now not only will I never order another one, but I'll tell everyone I know not to order them.
     
  2. gold10

    gold10 Senior Refuge Member

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    I have a couple dozen that I've had two years now. I was doing a preseason work over of my gear and found that four had split open around and under the tail area where the material was thin. Another had a crack on the bottom side of the head where it was thin. I repaired the head using expandable foam. I used jb weld on the others and then painted over the repair. I know it sucks having spent what you did on those and then have that happen but I bet jb weld would fix your damage and get them workable again.
     
  3. gwdecoys

    gwdecoys Elite Refuge Member

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  4. gwdecoys

    gwdecoys Elite Refuge Member

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    perhaps better ventilation? Plastic is what it is!:amen
     
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  5. mpkowal

    mpkowal Elite Refuge Member

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    I left a few DSD lessers out in hot garage and they did the same thing. I have a 4 bedroom house now and 1 bedroom is strictly for my goose decoys
     
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  6. Billy Bob

    Billy Bob Elite Refuge Member

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    Looks like damage from getting too hot in your trailer to me.
     
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  7. Native NV Ducker

    Native NV Ducker Mod-Duck Hunters Forum, Classifieds, and 2 others Moderator

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    Yup

    Fiberglass patch, on the inside, with JB. Fixed, 30 minutes, stronger than new
     
  8. magnumyammerhammer

    magnumyammerhammer Senior Refuge Member

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    Never heard of them, but they sure look good. What are they made of? Seems odd that they should break if left on the stake??
     
  9. ARHHH4

    ARHHH4 Elite Refuge Member

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    If you pay that much for decoys I don’t think you should have to repair them yourself, regardless of if it’s something you did or not. I run all B2’s and I’ve never had this issue before. Store them in a pole shed with no heat or air conditioning
     
  10. magnumyammerhammer

    magnumyammerhammer Senior Refuge Member

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    I agree with ARHHH4. Decoys shouldn't fall apart because thet get too hot or too cold. :fp
     

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