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Old 06-12-2016, 03:46 PM   #101
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Unbelievable they allow these unit to roll off the assembly line !

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Old 07-05-2016, 08:20 AM   #102
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I'll have to check my roof. Last rain storm my mattress got wet but I blamed it on the rain gutters emptying out directly on the Windows I forgot to shut in the cab bed area. I dried out the mattress and shut the windows during the current rainstorm. Will have to check when rain stops to see if I have another leak.

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Old 07-05-2016, 09:28 AM   #103
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A couple months ago we had a small short hail storm while the RV was in storage outside. No biggie.

Then as we were loading the RV for a long trip in our driveway we had a huge rain storm - 6 inches in 30 mins - I'm not exaggerating.

The next day we were putting new sheets on the bed and found a damp spot on the mattress but assumed it was just a fluke due to the massiveness of the rain a couple days before.

So, we leave home and the first night on the road it started raining during the night. And we realized it wasn't a fluke. Water was dripping on the bed. Not fun during the night.

The next day I hunted around and found a tiny hole in the edge of the plastic roof vent in the bedroom. It was a BB-sized hole. I had not put a cover on that vent because I always planned to replace it.

We were able to caulk the small hole for a couple of days and then changed the vent for a MaxxAir fan a couple days into our trip.

When I replaced the vent I was surprised at how thin and fragile those vents are. And it was pretty brittle too from a year in the sun. So, check the vents when you check the roof.
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Old 07-05-2016, 11:22 AM   #104
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Yeah, so the Windows locked tight last night and woke to a wet bed! Window and wall seem dry. Feeling around ceiling and vents, same thing! Dry. Puddle under the mattress when lifted although top of mattress only wet by window. Only passenger side. Sent email to my dealer but live in mass, don't want to travel back to Michigan to have it fixed. Wish I saw this problem on the site before I purchased! Love the camper, just don't want these problems ruining it for us.
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Old 07-05-2016, 12:25 PM   #105
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No RV sold should ever leave the lot without Maxxair vent covers. Our dealer includes them with every unit.
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Old 07-05-2016, 01:18 PM   #106
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Mine isn't leaking from a vent! It's where the front cab meets the camper itself. Collection of water about a foot around just sitting there after the rain.
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Old 07-05-2016, 01:26 PM   #107
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Go to the roof

I bet your having the same leak that I talked about in the beginning of this thread. The joint where the front cap meets the fiberglass roof is a point of massive failure. The factory is relying on the caulk making the seal between the front cap and roof. As much as 3/4 of an inch gap that is only sealed with caulk. My roof to cap caulk joint was a joke and should have never left the factory. Of coarse it failed and who knows the damage it caused that you can't see. When mine leaked I originally thought it was the window, the mattress was wet on the passenger side. As I watched during the rain a trickle of water came down from the lower corner of the window. But after checking the roof and discovering the bad caulk joint I'm sure it was running down the inside of the wall hitting the top of the window following it around to the bottle then coming inside and running down the wall. As I said before who knows what kind of damage this does in unseen areas. The worst part was dealing with the factory and them trying to pawn off the problem to some poor dealer that has no idea how it's put together yet alone how to properly repair without causing more damage. So I've decided to stick my head in the sand and fix the issues as they come up myself and get rid of the motorhome in a couple of years and never buy a Forest River product again. Lesson learned!!
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Old 07-05-2016, 02:50 PM   #108
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Hopefully my just-purchased 2017 has benefitted from a re-design! I'll have to keep an eye on this for sure.
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Old 07-06-2016, 12:47 AM   #109
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Did they change from for the better in 2017 ? My back vent/ fan is leaking. I'm really upset about this. Camping World really could care less. After the sale..they act like you are a totally Stanger. How sad..shame on you Forest River. And Camping World.
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Old 07-06-2016, 12:59 PM   #110
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My camper is a 2017 forester 3011DS. My first camping trip! Might have been leaking in my driveway all along. Wasn't using the bed so didn't notice.

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