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Old 10-20-2016, 06:42 AM   #1
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Caulking issues

I have a 2016 3011 forester. Any one having caulking issues. It's starting to peel off but the problem is the paint job is coming off because they caulked everything and then painted the unit. Is there a caulk that is brown that matches the brown paint job. Will contact forest river for ideas. Warranty ran up in August. Any ideas would be great.
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Old 10-20-2016, 08:35 AM   #2
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Yes I have this problem. Caulking or silicone is flexible and paint is not. I notice it most at vertical seems.
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Old 10-20-2016, 12:09 PM   #3
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+3, I was a little puzzled by it as well. I used some black aquarium sealant on the worst spot on the inside corner of the rear bumper just to seal it up. I've used it for other projects and its pretty tough stuff used for assembling aquariums. You can't really notice the colour when its weathered a bit. I've read that silicone caulk isn't really recommended so we'll see. But I could use a bit of the dark brown touch up paint for a couple other spots if anyone has the codes.
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Old 10-27-2016, 06:39 PM   #4
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+4 mine too, but waits until warranty is up. Very Sad.
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Old 10-28-2016, 12:10 PM   #5
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I'm still under warranty and both verticle seams for the back cap have the paint peeling.

I am still mentally debating with myself if I want to go through the bother and time to have them fix it, or just leave it as is due to it happening again unless they change the caulking.

To the OP, if possible you might want to change the heading to something like paint coming off caulking to catch more eyes.
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Old 10-28-2016, 12:13 PM   #6
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I will use Tombsy method in the spring.
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Old 11-06-2016, 07:55 PM   #7
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Same problem here. Also, the paint seems thin in several places. Several spots on the gutter on the top have lost paint as well, as the hinges on several compartment doors. There is a number in the driver's door I think for the company that mixed the paint. I had the body shop that did the warranty work mix up touch up paint for the four colors. They have a machine to create an exact match.
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Old 11-11-2016, 07:28 AM   #8
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We have the same issue here. We are making Forest River aware of this problem and hopefully will be able to get this (along with a few other issues) addressed when we uncover our new 3051 in the spring.
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Old 11-13-2016, 02:25 AM   #9
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I have notice white showing on the side verticle seams at the very rear. Since mine has the indigo full body paint, it's been difficult to find a black and grey caulk to match. Mine came with 4 little bottles of touch up paint. I don't think there is enough to cover both sides if I used a white caulk. I'm 3 months out of warranty and winter is almost here.
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Old 11-13-2016, 06:32 PM   #10
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Yup. Had this problem from early on. Neither body shop or dealer would not address it. Just said cannot paint over sealant.
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