I'm only looking @ the photo,,, to me its rust,,,, I know you said its hard, but thats how it feels
Ahhhh! yes! sorry, I meant warranty work. DuhhhI assume you mean warranty work? If it is rust insurance isn't going to pay for anything. If it is a dent insurance might pay some but it might be a cheap enough fix that is isn't worth turning in. If you are relying on a factory warranty I doubt the repairs would be covered anywhere other than the dealer. I would suggest badgering the hell out of the dealer to get my truck in there and take a close look to see what is going on. I would also insist on being there to see whatever it is they find. How long or labor intensive could it really be to pull the fender liner out???
Puzzling cuz, I worried about it behing caused by pulling 5th wheel... But told by body shop that is not possible, and most likely caused by a rock. i will post results after we find out for sure.very intersting post. i have the same mark on my truck.
i chalked it up to something hitting inside the bed/wheel well.
ill go grab a pic and post...
Some of the earlier third gens in particular had issues with this. Something about it being a double walled area with a material in between that was semi-absorbant and therefore absorbed and held water that managed to get in there. I don't remember what year they supposedly fixed this....somewhere around 05 or 06 I think. My 04 has the rear inner fender liners that even my 06 didn't have. I think those make a huge difference in the potential to have this problem or not.the rusting issues in the 08's (thrid gen for that matter) was due to the fact that dodge did not have the wheel well liners in the rear wheels...the OP's truck is a 4th gen, and i dont think as susceptable to the rusting of the rear quarters as the previous generation.
i dont think this issue is rust here. it definately looks like a "reverse" dent for some reason.
Like a rock (sounds like another brand name motto) stucked in there maybe?My gut reaction is it isn't rust. These trucks flex a lot, and I can't help but wonder if there isn't something under that lip that pushes out if the truck flexs, like when going up a driveway at an angle that twists the truck a little bit. I'm just speculating here.