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Old 06-12-2016, 06:19 PM   #1
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Sagging Soft Ceiling

We have been looking at a 2011 FR Georgetown. The first time we looked at it, we noticed that the soft ceiling material was sagging a little bit. Today, we went back to look again and we realized that it is sagging a little bit - all over the coach. We are very ready to join your ranks. However, this looks, to us, like a pretty serious problem. Have some of you been forced to handle this issue? Would you be willing to share your solutions?
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Old 06-12-2016, 06:26 PM   #2
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All I can tell you is to RUN AWAY FROM THAT ONE.
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Old 06-12-2016, 07:21 PM   #3
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We were afraid that might be the recommended fix. However, since it must have happened to several GT owners, we were hoping for an alternative.
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Old 07-28-2016, 07:39 PM   #4
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I have a 2011 360DS and fixed the ceiling myself. Gently pull the edges out of the plastic strips that go from sidewall to sidewalk--one edge at a time. It will sag sufficiently to allow you to spray an adhesive. I used 3M product for high temp application. Suggest you wear a quality filtered paint mask so you can spray long enough to get good coverage. Then gently push ceiling material with your hands working from the edge you didn't remove to the one you did. You'll notice that you will about 1/2" of extra material. Just fold it and tuck it under the plastic. Took me about 3 hours to do it. Didn't remove any of the ceiling fixtures. 2 years later, still ok. Wish I had worn a mask to get better coverage so my result would have been better. Use a non-sharp plastic tool to push the material under the trim.
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Old 07-28-2016, 09:09 PM   #5
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Does anyone think that the sagging might be the result of a water leak . That was my first thought. Or at least the result of a damp or humid storage situation.
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Old 07-28-2016, 09:15 PM   #6
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Known FR Issue

FR knows about it. Faulty glue. They only fix if original owner.
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Old 07-28-2016, 10:05 PM   #7
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Does anyone think that the sagging might be the result of a water leak . That was my first thought. Or at least the result of a damp or humid storage situation.
Most likely are the bad glue, to begin with. I had the problem like that in my custom van around the cockpit area. It is right under the molded fiberglass roof. If the problem caused by the water leak, you would see it right away with the stain on the roofing material.
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I have a 2011 360DS and fixed the ceiling myself. Gently pull the edges out of the plastic strips that go from sidewall to sidewalk--one edge at a time. It will sag sufficiently to allow you to spray an adhesive. I used 3M product for high temp application. Suggest you wear a quality filtered paint mask so you can spray long enough to get good coverage. Then gently push ceiling material with your hands working from the edge you didn't remove to the one you did. You'll notice that you will about 1/2" of extra material. Just fold it and tuck it under the plastic. Took me about 3 hours to do it. Didn't remove any of the ceiling fixtures. 2 years later, still ok. Wish I had worn a mask to get better coverage so my result would have been better. Use a non-sharp plastic tool to push the material under the trim.
X2 for this thought!
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Are you buying from the original owner? If so, have him put in a repair request to Forest River so they will fix it on the recall.
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