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Old 01-17-2016, 05:34 PM   #11
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RUN, Forest, RUN!!!!!!
It's not so important to know where the leaks are located. It leaks---so the most important thing to know is STAY AWAY from it!!!!!!
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Old 01-17-2016, 06:10 PM   #12
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The important issue here is not the leaks, as owner says they are fixed. Even if they are fixed, the damage is done. Once the wood gets soaked and de-lamination sets in, it stays. Even if you never have another drop of leak, you will have issues forever, Unless you are willing to replace major sections of the unit you will continue to have problems. Unless they are virtually giving the unit away and you are buying it as a full year project, look elsewhere.
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Old 01-17-2016, 06:33 PM   #13
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Here`s a positive story!
In 2005 I bought a 1985 Prowler 18 feet trailer and I had to replace 1/2 the ceiling and a few ribs and I fixed the roof leakage and I still had it untill 2 months ago where I sold it and replaced it with a Hybrid Stampede 21 2000.
That old 85 is still going HA!HA! Save the planet!
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Old 01-17-2016, 08:52 PM   #14
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Maybe I should have been more specific.. There is no delamination.. The wall on the inside of the camper is a little soft above the slide. If the seal was bad shouldn't the awning on the slide keep the water away when it was closed?
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Old 01-17-2016, 08:58 PM   #15
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In an RV "wall is a little soft" generally means delamination or rotted.
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Old 01-18-2016, 09:00 AM   #16
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I know I should run and to stay away. I am just curious what would cause the problem? It has a awning over the slide... So how would water leak inside and soften the wall above the slide?
There is a rubber that goes all around the slide,,, if the rubber is bad,,, or not sealing right on the top,,, the awning will not stop all the rain !!! You would have to have slide out,,, and probably a step ladder to check top rubber !!! Has other have said,,, not a TT you want !!!
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Old 01-18-2016, 12:14 PM   #17
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Like others have said run Forrest run if this is the first Forest River you have looked at you need to look at a second one. The awning you're referring to is called a slide topper and they do leak sometimes. Good luck in your adventure for finding a new camper.
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Old 01-31-2016, 07:11 PM   #18
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Everybody said run... but I bought it anyways.. I found the problem with wall there was a stress crack in the fiberglass so I got that sealed. And the floor is no biggy it wasn't rotten it just where the manufacture had a defect. But I must say it was too good of a deal to pass.. Got it for $5,000... Book on it is still over $11,000
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Good move and good job!
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Old 01-31-2016, 10:12 PM   #20
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I would have bought it to. In fact I have a 2012 flagstaff coming in on Tuesday that I bought with a known leak. Then again I find and fix leaks on houses for a living so I am not afraid to jump in head first.
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