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Old 04-28-2015, 08:53 AM   #1
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Roof and Awning Questions (Quality)

Hi all, new 2016 Rockwood Roo owner just getting going with our first trailer.

I just took a look at the roof and saw all these tree blossoms stuck in the sealant, and a big gap in the seals of the fan covers. Is this normal or something I should be bothered by and complain to the dealer or just fix myself? They are 75 miles away.

Also, what is this piece that came with the awning literature? (SD card there for scale).

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Jason
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Old 04-28-2015, 08:55 AM   #2
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Old 04-28-2015, 08:57 AM   #3
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Old 04-28-2015, 09:05 AM   #4
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Hi all, new 2016 Rockwood Roo owner just getting going with our first trailer.

I just took a look at the roof and saw all these tree blossoms stuck in the sealant, and a big gap in the seals of the fan covers. Is this normal or something I should be bothered by and complain to the dealer or just fix myself? They are 75 miles away.

Also, what is this piece that came with the awning literature? (SD card there for scale).

Thanks,

Jason
Look like frawns (not sure of correct name) from live oak tree. Fan covers installed correctly. Awning strap should the electrical portion fail to retract.
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Thanks Bubbles. Attached is another pic of the back one with a wider gap.
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The wider gap may be due to the amount of caulking used around the vent opening (the installers may have gotten over zealous with the caulking. The covers do not sit flush on the roof which allows water to drain underneath the covers. Does not appear to be an issue to me. Those look like MAXAIR II vent covers and the installation procedures are probably on line. Might want to take a look. Flip the tension loaded clips on the side to lift one side of the covers to see the install and for cleanout.
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Thanks again, Bubbles. That makes sense.
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yes, you do have the MaxxAir II deluxe cover there. It is hinged on one side so you can open it to get access to the roof vent for cleaning/maintenance etc. As bubbles mentioned those covers generally don't sit flat/tight to the roof.

The pic you have of that strap, is the strap I believe for manually retracting your awning if the motor fails. Your awning literature should show you how to use that.

If your seals on the roof are intact, not cracked or open I would just remove the tree debris. Its possible that the tree pieces are sticky enough themselves to stick to the roof. Or, not sure how new your unit is but when we brought our 2014 home I remember the roof seams were sticky on it too. Maybe the sealer wasn't totally cured yet. Even now though on a warm day it is a bit sticky and pliable to touch.
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