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Old 05-24-2016, 02:07 AM   #41
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I finally got up on my roof this weekend and sure enough there were some openings in the corners of where the front cap connects to the roof. I just put some pro flex sealant on it for now. We are having afternoon showers for the rest of the week. Hope to get it to the dealer soon for proper fix. My 1 year warranty runs out next month .
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Old 05-24-2016, 03:02 AM   #42
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I finally got up on my roof this weekend and sure enough there were some openings in the corners of where the front cap connects to the roof. I just put some pro flex sealant on it for now. We are having afternoon showers for the rest of the week. Hope to get it to the dealer soon for proper fix. My 1 year warranty runs out next month .
I better check mine tomorrow.
If I see an issue, I have an appointment at the dealer mid June. May have them do a proper fix.
Could the cracks be from stress with the frame flexing or sleeping in the cabover?
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Old 05-24-2016, 02:37 PM   #43
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Checked the roof this morning and all seemed well. However, there were 2 spots were the caulking was starting to get little cracks. I used Dicor over them as a precaution. I did find that the little bezel around a clearance light was loose. Closer examination and there is a rubber gasket that the light seems to be set in. The bezel is just a decorative cover maybe? I could not secure it any better. Any thoughts?
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Old 05-24-2016, 03:08 PM   #44
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I've got the 2400w and my rig has been at the dealer for two weeks already with major water damage in the overhead cab. They still aren't sure where the leak is yet but I'm waiting for the update patiently...for now. It sure is frustrating spending $80k to make memories with the kids before they leave us only to have it sit unused. Our huge trip around Lake Michigan in three weeks is looming and I am trying to stay positive they can get it repaired, but I think I need to start being realistic.

Does anyone know if we have any legal recourse besides the lack of a lemon law? I cannot cancel the upcoming trip because we're meeting up with family from all over the country. So I looked into renting an RV and it will cost me almost $3k. Anyone ever heard of the dealer or FR getting someone into a temporary replacement RV?

I just don't know what else to do at this point...feel so helpless just watching the days count down until our trip.
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Old 05-24-2016, 06:34 PM   #45
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Roof leak at front cap on 2016 3101ss

Stagecoachdriver, the marker lights on my 2801 are the same.
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Old 05-24-2016, 06:47 PM   #46
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Wow......roof leaks are scary! Start notifying your dealers if still under warranty, and I would do this with both emails, and certified mail for documentation purposes!
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Old 05-24-2016, 08:57 PM   #47
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Sad to say, but it seems the newer the rig, the worse the problem. After reading this, I carefully inspected our 2014 3100SS and did not see any apparent problem with any cracks or separations between the roof and end caps ( either end).
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Old 05-24-2016, 09:04 PM   #48
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Taking another look at the clearance light photo I posted, it appears to be at an angle and may leak. Not sure about the loose spinning metal bezel. Going to take another close look tomorrow. May have to apply some clear sealant around that one and check the others. Anyone else dealt with these clearance light buttons?
Found these online:
Search results for: 'Ultra-Bright 3/4" Flat Button Lights'
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Old 05-24-2016, 10:36 PM   #49
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Sagecoachdriver,

Is the grey stuff just paint or is that caulk? On my MH, the gray stuff at the roof seam is as thin as a plastic bag in some places.
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It's all about quality control. The grey painted pictures show a reasonable amount of caulk but my 2016 3101SS is also as thin as a plastic bag. Knowing what I know now about how this front cap is assembled I would have stayed as far away from a Forester as I could.
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