Originally Posted by Tiggerdad
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.