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Old 01-16-2016, 04:38 PM   #1
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Looked at my first forestriver today.

I am needing some input. I looked at a 2007 Forest River Flagstaff 831RLSS. Real clean and nice unit. Loved the floorpan how ever when you got into the inside there were issues. Around the floor register ducts there seemed like there was a perfect square that was soft. All three floor registers were like that. That didn't bother me much. How ever the wall above the slide has leaked which made it soft. It seemed like they added a awning to the slide. Im not sure if that fixed the problem or should I pass on the unit? I know its not good but I'm unsure how much it would cost to actually fix the unit. Any suggestions is appreciated.



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Old 01-16-2016, 05:11 PM   #2
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I personally would walk away from any unit that had water issues. Without tearing into the floors and walls, it's just too hard to determine what the extent of the damage is.
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Old 01-16-2016, 05:16 PM   #3
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I would run away.......fast.

Fixing laminated floors and walls is not easy, and sometimes impossible unless you want some type of Mickey Mouse shoemaker repair.
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Old 01-16-2016, 05:30 PM   #4
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Leaks are notoriously difficult to track down and repair. Agree with the others; pass it up.
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Old 01-17-2016, 01:08 PM   #5
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Run....don't Walk !
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Old 01-17-2016, 01:22 PM   #6
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The floor issue is probably not due to water. FR did have an issue with things delaminating. Floors were a problem. After 2010, FR went as far as to build their own facility to make floors and walls better. Still, not something you want to deal with. Wall issues are usually water and you do want to avoid that if possible.
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Old 01-17-2016, 04:32 PM   #7
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Everything can be fix.
It is just a bit of saving the planet and learn something.
The new RV will have the same probrem as your`s in a few years.
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Old 01-17-2016, 05:11 PM   #8
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Stay away! Water issues ( like I'm having with a brand new rig) are the worst issues whether repaired or not they devalue the coach and mold eventually grows on anything.
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Old 01-17-2016, 05:18 PM   #9
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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?
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Old 01-17-2016, 05:23 PM   #10
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It's difficult to pin down the exact location of the leak because water always takes the path of least resistance. Softened walls, to me, means there's been either long term and or repeated leaks. Since the walls are still soft (not sure of their composition ) tells me the leaks were recent.
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