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Old 08-08-2015, 11:03 PM   #1
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Roof Warranty??

OK, so I finally washed the Georgetown. I climbed on the roof and got that pit of your stomach sick feeling.... I looked this unit over but did not go on the roof......

The driver side front fiberglass roof has several ribs in it where it bends. On some of the top portions of the ribs the fiberglass is cracking...

Has anyone seen this....

I've already contacted the warranty department.

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Old 08-09-2015, 07:07 AM   #2
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I have the same thing front and back, bubbling, I was told water gets underneath and losses the adhesive an then separates, that's where I had a leak, there was a small crack hard too see in back and front where the caps are. Cost me 2000.00 to fix out of warranty and fr wouldn't cover nothing. Not happy
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Old 08-09-2015, 07:08 AM   #3
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Mine are bubbles not bends, that's really strange,
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Old 08-11-2015, 04:31 PM   #4
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I owned three RVs with rubber roofs and never had a single leak. My 2012 Georgetown fiberglass roof had leaks, unsealed gaps and small cracks from day one. Poor quality installation. There have been so many complaints on here its obviously a serious quality issue.
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Old 08-13-2015, 03:48 PM   #5
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Ok does anyone's roof look like this on the edge? I took it into an RV shop, the Forest River dealer was booked 8 months out for roof repair so advised me to go there. They told me this was a normal occurrence that it needs to be monitored for leaks & documented at FR it case it gets worse. The RV shop ( name with held to protect the innocent) seems reputable..... In the back lot for repair were several other FR MH along with Some Tiffins.

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Old 08-14-2015, 05:02 PM   #6
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Ok does anyone's roof look like this on the edge? I took it into an RV shop, the Forest River dealer was booked 8 months out for roof repair so advised me to go there. They told me this was a normal occurrence that it needs to be monitored for leaks & documented at FR it case it gets worse. The RV shop ( name with held to protect the innocent) seems reputable..... In the back lot for repair were several other FR MH along with Some Tiffins.

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I just discovered mine today. It looks just like your third photo. A warp in the fiberglass cap on the round of the edge, at the front, drivers side.. I am going to let the warranty dept. know on Monday morning. I have a 2015 GT 364 ts. I just picked it up on April 11, 2015. This is a manufactures defect for sure that in time will crack and leak. I also believe that the caulking between the front cap and the fiberglass roof looks jagged like a stress mark.
I already have a warranty issue with the rear ladder. The supports from the ladder to the cap has no backer board. The screws pulled right out the first time in went up the ladder. There wasn't any wood on the screw threads at all. Must have been fastened to the fiberglass only. I am having a heck of a time getting approval from FR to repair. I can't wait to see what they say about this problem.
Keep in contact on this issue. Roger (
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Old 08-14-2015, 07:10 PM   #7
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Glad you found it sooner rather than later. Keep us posted & good luck!

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Old 08-14-2015, 11:31 PM   #8
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Just a guess, but do you think thermal expansion is taking place on the brown painted parts and not on the white? If its heating up every day and cooling at night the caulk is moving all the time and will eventually fail. Just my 2c.
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Old 08-15-2015, 02:39 PM   #9
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I have the same, just not as bad just a couple of wrinkles. FR said it was normal? I don't think it is but what else can I do.


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Old 08-15-2015, 03:01 PM   #10
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It is not normal. That warp will expand and contract to the point that it will crack. That will be a hair line crack and leak. It is a manufacturers defect. mogman could be right with the thermal expansion, but that tells me that the fit between the two is too tight and needs to be addressed. I will let you know what FR tells me when I get the e-mail back next week. Later Roger
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