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Old 07-11-2016, 11:35 AM   #131
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Creativepart..that would be great. I have vented..and No one have reached out and contacted me.
WVUFan, I went back and looked at your posts in this thread. You said you have a leak around your "back vent fan" and later you posted that Camping World is taking your RV in soon to fix this issue. Which one would assume would be the end of this problem for you. This thread is about a whole 'nother kind of problem - leaks at the roof/front cap.

A leak around a vent fan is a minor issue that is very easily fixed, where a leak at the roof/front cap is a catastrophic issue. I know it may not seem "minor" to you and it's all just about a leak but they are two very different issues. I wouldn't expect to hear from the factory on a vent fan leak unless and until every local dealer has let you down and been unable to fix the issue.

Sometimes when you get a new RV minor issues seem so big and even shocking to you. Especially if you've not bought a new RV previously (I don't know if you have or not). But not every problem or issue is of the same level of concern. Roof/Front Cap seal failures would be right up there with one of the worst problems that you can experience. And one you'd hope that the factory would step up on immediately.
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Old 07-11-2016, 12:36 PM   #132
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My son (160lbs top) was sleeping above one night, but he's since gone home. Weight capacity was states 400 lbs. The camper is leveled according to Bigfoot.
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Old 07-11-2016, 12:40 PM   #133
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I've been Pro-active with people inside this thread and have worked with them to restore the issue or lead in the right direction.
Thanks for getting back to me Josh. I'll reach out to the representative you suggested! Hope it's a quick fix
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Old 07-12-2016, 03:05 AM   #134
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Well ..I would like to thank everyone that has replied to my posts. I think this forum is fantastic. I will keep you posted on my progress. Thanks.
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Old 07-12-2016, 02:16 PM   #135
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My roof water barriers lol

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Old 07-21-2016, 02:31 PM   #136
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Roof Leak question

Hi, I'm picking up a new 2016 Forester 2251 on Saturday...would you climb up right away and seal the roof? Never owned an RV before. I'm shocked by what I'm reading but it's too late now I will definitely climb the roof Saturday during PDI and pull the mattress from over the cab. Is there anything else that I should look at that signals a problem besides soft spots or obvious gaps???
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Old 07-21-2016, 02:51 PM   #137
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No you don't have to do it right away. BUT, it's a lot easier from a prep standpoint when the roof is new and clean. I didn't plan to do it at all. Now I'm going to have to clean all the dicor with lacquer thinner.
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Old 07-21-2016, 03:11 PM   #138
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a little background on my rig. It was stored 2.5 hours away on consignment at the time. We were looking to upgrade at the time and wanted to sell first. The dealer had two freak snow storms within a two week period and they did not clean off their consignment units. Mine was facing nose down hill so melting and refreezing cause an ice dam to build up at the front lip of the rig. The added weight from the second big snow storm (over 2 feet total) and the ice from the partial melt caused my roof failure. When everything melted the water ended up in the rig. The result was the mess in that thread but FR made it right. If the rig had been cleaned off it probably never would have happened. I decided not to sell based on their support and I'm glad I didn't because I have not had another problem that wasn't self inflicted other than a rear camera failure. The roof checks have been twice a year and I redo the dicor when I see cracks in it. My required roof work has been minimal since the repair.
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Old 07-21-2016, 03:23 PM   #139
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Hi, I'm picking up a new 2016 Forester 2251 on Saturday...would you climb up right away and seal the roof? Never owned an RV before. I'm shocked by what I'm reading but it's too late now I will definitely climb the roof Saturday during PDI and pull the mattress from over the cab. Is there anything else that I should look at that signals a problem besides soft spots or obvious gaps???
Here is what you should do right away....

Enjoy your new motorhome!

The chance of having such a roof/cap leek is very small.

You should take it on short shakedown trips to see if everything is working perfectly. On anew RV it's common to have some problems, usually small.

Chill and enjoy.
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Old 07-21-2016, 03:32 PM   #140
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some pic's
took the pic's after just putting my knife under the caulk at the corner and pulling up and back. the whole seam peeled off in 3 pieces. You can see the vertical gap between the cap and roof.
The yellow stripe above the seam is the white rubber insert on the screw channel.
1st pic is the corner that was leaking, I removed as much dirt as possible with compressed air.. You can see at the far right the bulge where the cap is pulled down to the roof and screwed th the side wall . That is a real big and deep void that I filled with non leveling dicore and covered with self leveling dicore. Both corners.
2nd pic shows the depth of and height of the void.
3rd pic is about the middle of the RV.

Finished EB this morning, will do the Fantastic fans next spring as thay are in good shape. I used 3- 4" X 50 ft rolls with about 5 ft left. I covered from back to front so all seams would lap from front to back. Covered front corners where water pools when level and same with rear corners.
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