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Old 09-30-2015, 01:39 AM   #51
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Update on the leak.

Things went from bad to worse. After getting back from our trip in mid August I took the RV back to the shop. They resealed the clearance lights, and placed eternabond tape along all of the seams on the roof. They said enjoy the rest of the summer and bring it back when you are done for the season and they will make the repairs to the liner on the inside.

We went out every other weekend since and at the end of every trip I go up on the roof and sweep it off before we leave. Last time I was on the roof was September 13. Today I washed the RV and climbed onto the roof and as soon as my eyes cleared the rung I spotted something odd at the front. As I walked toward the front my heart sank. The roof is delaminating at both front corners. A 3 foot bubble on the passenger side and even larger bubble on the driver side.

I went over to my dealer and he confirmed what I saw. Now despite being busy they took the RV in right away and will put in a dehumidifier for a few days to try and suck up as much water as possible. Then they will do a seal test (pressurize the unit) to determine exactly where the roof is leaking, take lots of pictures, and coordinate with the repair shop to get this repaired properly.

This is turning into a very expensive nightmare. A 3 year old unit with water damage and a delaminating roof is not right.
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Old 09-30-2015, 06:53 AM   #52
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Thank goodness mine never got that bad. It's good you have a dealer that seems to be working well for you. You might try to submit the repairs to Forest River warranty department. They will review it and if it is faulty construction they may step up and help cover some of the repair work.

The front cap transition is a terrible design. It is one of the few faults of the Forest River Class C units.

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Old 09-30-2015, 10:10 AM   #53
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I'll try Bobby but my feeling is no one will step up.
Forest River will say I'm out of warranty and it is my responsibility to climb up on the roof and inspect the seams 2x a month. The dealership has already said that when they inspect the roof every fall it looks good every time.
Short of doing a pressure test twice a year I don't think you can see problems until it's too late.
Anyway. No point in getting too worked up now. Just hope that the water didn't get into the walls, replace the front 1/4 of the roof, repair the interior, pay and move on with life.
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Old 09-30-2015, 10:17 AM   #54
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Don't count us out just yet! I can't speak for the warranty department but they may be willing to help you out.
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Old 09-30-2015, 11:40 AM   #55
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I will try Joshua. Can you provide a name and number or should my dealer contact warranty
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Old 09-30-2015, 02:13 PM   #56
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You can call Warranty directly to see what's going on.....574-206-7600
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Old 09-30-2015, 02:33 PM   #57
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I also had a problem with a leak on the front cap of my 2013 Class C Sunseeker. The dealer I took it to for repair said it is a common problem with Class C's because the cap bounces when the vehicle is driven. Supposedly they have redesigned the cap to keep that from happening, but I have my doubts.
Fortunately I was parked nose-down and the water collected in the front bottom of the cap and didn't damage the ceiling. I only noticed it, because I had a rust stain on the windshield from a slow drip out of a seam. Once I leveled out the vehicle, the water started pouring out of the sides around the doors. The dealer seems to have fixed the problem for now, but he said it needs to be resealed every year.
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Old 10-01-2015, 06:25 PM   #58
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So true about checking the roof yourself. I was up there often but it looked good to me, and the clearance lights look good from the ground but get up there after you have been driving in some rain and you may see some water in the lens.

But to all of our defence, one shouldn't have to inspect the roof weekly or even monthly for that matter on a brand new rig. I'm young so no biggie for me, but for some people that might be quite a chore.

Class C motorhomes are nothing new. I'm surprised that there are still so many people having leak issues. You would think that with today's technology and know how, these would be yesterday's problems.
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Winnebago and Thor put their MHs through a high water pressure test.
Is that same test done at Forest River?

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Old 10-02-2015, 06:00 PM   #59
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Just got back from the dealership and the news isn't great.
They have the dehumidifier running and drying the MH out and will continue to so for the rest of the weekend. Yesterday the put their seal tech machine on and pressurized the MH and found that all four corners on the roof are leaking and one spot on the side rail about the halfway point. The good news is there are on other leaks.
Next week we will discuss the repairs.

Stay tuned.
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Yes before any unit leaves it gets pressurized and then sprayed to see if there is any seals that could develop a leak.
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