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Old 08-18-2013, 12:12 PM   #41
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Thanks camping now, pictures are small on the smart phone, will check them on a bigger screen, thanks for the reply!
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Old 08-18-2013, 04:17 PM   #42
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Prime Time made their mistake when they used that type of material. It will eventually allow water to penetrate and rot the wood under. One would be wise to watch it carefully.

It should have been a hard waterproof material used. My old HR Savoy had a hard material and showed no wear or evidence of water damage after thousands of miles and 7 years of use.
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Old 08-18-2013, 09:37 PM   #43
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Here are some pictures of the wear on ours. The area nearest the door is very bad. The wood is visible in many spots.


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Old 08-18-2013, 10:59 PM   #44
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Prime Time made their mistake when they used that type of material. It will eventually allow water to penetrate and rot the wood under. One would be wise to watch it carefully.

It should have been a hard waterproof material used. My old HR Savoy had a hard material and showed no wear or evidence of water damage after thousands of miles and 7 years of use.
That's what People have been telling me as well. I also told the RV Guy that too. Now a couple more people tell me that.
Ed at the rv shop I wrote in a prior post, Said he see many units with rotten wood from that material. He also said forest river denies those claims or that it even happens because of the fabric..
He said he uses that part number I posted in a prior post here and gorilla tape and says it works great! It wraps over and up the side for max protection from water penetration. .He said he keeps a good stock of the part on hand.
If they take a unit in with fabric and tape on it in trade they put it on.

I was washing my rv today and looking close at the water run off.
The water runs down the side of the slide-out and then under the slide about 5 or 6 inches in on the bottom. So if it does penetrate no doubt it will rot the wood. Surely it will seep threw the tape on the ends. Mine has tape on the ends from my dealer. That was there fix.
I could push on the ends were they wrap the tape over the ends and I think I saw water pushing out ever so slightly.
I hope Prime Time uses something hard the wraps the side that will protect the wood from water damage.( Ref that part # in a prior posting.)
No doubt in my mind what there using is not water proof. Water resistant more like but so was my pup tent. And every time you open and close the slide out your dragging it over the hard plastic threshold wear strip.Friction??
The Rv Guy and Rick at Prime time said there working on a fix. I talked to both of them and so far I am very impressed with both of them!!!
Cant wait to see what they come up with. Thats said the proof is in the pudding.
I will not let my units wood rot!! The more I talk to other folks that's what I am hearing!! They all said forest river told them that cant happen, but yet it did!
I thought about putting wax on the ends were they wrap over the ends.
But for now I going to wait to see what the good folks at Prime Time comes up with.
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Here are some pictures of the wear on ours. The area nearest the door is very bad. The wood is visible in many spots.


OMG!!!! Rv Guy care to take a look
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platokidd, I know. This has me very worried. I did bring this to my dealers attention when I had the unit in the first time for repairs (at the time it was only just started to wear) and they did not seem overly concerned. I hope that PT comes up with a solution before the fall. Especially considering we winter camp.
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platokidd, I know. This has me very worried. I did bring this to my dealers attention when I had the unit in the first time for repairs (at the time it was only just started to wear) and they did not seem overly concerned. I hope that PT comes up with a solution before the fall. Especially considering we winter camp.
My dealer first told me it was "INSIGNIFICANT and presented no problem".
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My dealer first told me it was "INSIGNIFICANT and presented no problem".

That is just not right. They should at least tell you they will look into it.
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Totally unacceptable platokidd. Let's see what PT comes up with. Given that there is no fridge access with the slide in this slide gets a lot of use. Usually few times in and out per trip, since our rig is in a storage lot and if we pre-pack for the trip we visit the storage lot the night before to load the fridge etc. We also use our trailer quite frequently, likely 40 plus nights on it since picking it up in April.
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That is just not right. They should at least tell you they will look into it.
That was after they did look into it the first time. by the third time I had tape installed and slide adjustments done.. still wearing obviously.
Lets give prime time a chance here as I think they care enough to do something about it.
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