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Old 07-01-2019, 05:05 PM   #1
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roof balloons when runing down the road

So how many have had the roof material not glued well and balloons when running down the road ? saw this and had to stop the guy and let him know his 2 yr old wildwood did not have the roof material installed correctly and is about to rip off . maybe i can set up a poll to see how rampant this is . seems i have read about it before
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Old 07-01-2019, 05:07 PM   #2
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BYDT. Had a man flag me down with that bad news on my former 5th wheel, a 2013 Rockwood. Forest River replaced the entire roof under warranty.
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Old 07-01-2019, 08:51 PM   #3
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I noticed on my last trip that the front area of my Sonoma 167 RB flexes inward a lot above the rock guard material when in a headwind. Is this normal? Or is it not properly glued like the roof on the OPs rig?
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Old 07-02-2019, 12:25 AM   #4
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BYDT. Had a man flag me down with that bad news on my former 5th wheel, a 2013 Rockwood. Forest River replaced the entire roof under warranty.
Good to know FR took care of it .
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Old 07-02-2019, 02:08 PM   #5
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Had my roof do the same on a 2017 FR3 30 DS enroute from PA to South Florida last month. Had to get entire roof replaced while on the road. All I can say is thank God for Nationwide Insurance. I know the FR dealer wanted $10,000, not sure what they settled on. FR also kicked in some even though out of warranty. Told by dealer that the roof design has changed in current model.
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Old 07-02-2019, 04:09 PM   #6
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Had my roof do the same on a 2017 FR3 30 DS enroute from PA to South Florida last month. Had to get entire roof replaced while on the road. All I can say is thank God for Nationwide Insurance. I know the FR dealer wanted $10,000, not sure what they settled on. FR also kicked in some even though out of warranty. Told by dealer that the roof design has changed in current model.
I suppose the roof warranty is only for the material not the installation . FR should cover it all since if installed correctly it would not happen . like the old saying buyer beware
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Old 07-02-2019, 04:22 PM   #7
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You got it. FR warranty is one year. Individual items are per the supplier, such as Ford, refrigerator, A/C, etc. They at least gave a courtesy warranty extension for labor hours to glue the delaminated section back down. None of the local dealers would do repair saying it would t hold. Hence new rubber roof on top of new Luan layer.
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Old 07-02-2019, 05:46 PM   #8
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You got it. FR warranty is one year. Individual items are per the supplier, such as Ford, refrigerator, A/C, etc. They at least gave a courtesy warranty extension for labor hours to glue the delaminated section back down. None of the local dealers would do repair saying it would t hold. Hence new rubber roof on top of new Luan layer.
this isn't individual item , the roof material wasn't a problem for this guy but the people who installed it did not do it correctly . wonder who that was , oh FR . if this was a fridge , ac ,converter then ok but it's a install issue . of course not here to debate that just wondering how rampant this seems to be . lucky me i got a unit with a good install or mostly good .
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Old 07-03-2019, 06:26 AM   #9
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I see way to many trailers running down the road with this problem, just a rough number but I say 1 in 50 trailers I pass I notice this issue. Unfortunately they are going the other direction so I cant let them know.
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Old 07-03-2019, 05:04 PM   #10
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My TT did the same thing. Replaced entire roof membrane by dealer under warranty.
Took almost 3 months
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