Roof Leak x 4
My saga is similar. Bought New May 9, 2015. Had Georgetown 280DS only a few weeks this summer and noted fiberglass roof developing waves and creases and I felt, separating at the cap in front. Dealer sealed at cap, Forrest River said common issue should be ok. Couple months later crease became hairline crack. Forrest River authorized radius metal sheets over creases. This was a metal strip several inches wide. It appears placed and secured in gutter area and curved over top of roof and secured there. All screws and seams were sealed, I think with docor and/or other sealants.
This was done right at the beginning of our cold and rainy period. I took it home after repair and it leaked with the first rain, what I felt was a lot. Soaked bathroom floor, ran into bedroom and soaked in shower. Returned to dealer and resealed. Leak unchanged.
It took three attempts to finally get it sealed. Along with this also had three storage compartments below leaking in rain and if sprayed with hose. It took 4 attempts too get them sealed.
They put a blower in coach for a while after one of the episodes. Not sure about the others. I hooked it up to electricity at home and ran a electric heater and the coach heat for 3 days at 72-78 degrees on thermostat. We live up North and it has been well below freezing during this time a lot. Don't know what my electric bill will be like this month. I do know this though. My RV dealer is 12 miles away. With this and other issues I believe I have put over 150 miles back and forth to the dealer. I believe this because I filled the tank before winterizing, reset trip meter and have not used it except for the trips related to the dealer.
I have concerns about the long term effects of the leak on the wood structures of the coach. I mentioned it is cold here and the remote parts of the coach were not nearly as warm as the heater settings. I hope they dried and feel that Forrest River should assume some longer term responsibility beyond their one year warranty for further leaks or runs and wood dry rot. Anyone had success getting them to do that?
Interested to know what others say.