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Old 05-23-2018, 11:19 AM   #1
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Roof separation on 2012 Forester 2651

I recently discovered, what appears to be, a separation of the top roof surface material from the solid roof substrate. This separation area measures approximately 1 inch by 6 inches long and is only slightly elevated off the solid substrate - only 1/16 to 1/8 inch or so.

I had previously assumed this roof to be a fiberglass surface bonded onto plywood substrate. The entire roof is relatively solid and flexes only minimally when walking on. The roof is white; no visible roof seams or joints anywhere across the entire roof, has an slight orange-peel texture and is extremely solid.

Fortunately, there are no signs of water leaks into the interior and the below substrate feels to be intact and as solid as all other roof areas.

My 1st FR Forum search brought-up, what appeared to be, this identical problem with a 2012 Forest River Forester; per the authors description, the only difference was the roof location. Unfortunately, once I signed in, I was unable to re-locate this post and the 25 posted responses.

I would sincerely appreciate responses from other owners with experience and/or greater knowledge:
  1. Is this material separation common?
  2. Recommendations to repair or leave and simply monitor frequently?
  3. Also, how do I confirm the type of roof material?


Thank you all.
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