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Old 07-09-2019, 10:40 AM   #1
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2019 Apex 208BHS roof issue

I bought a new Apex Nano 208BHS back in April 2019. I took in back in to the dealer because I saw a great deal of bubbles on the roof. Now the dealer said I need a new roof and will be submitting a warranty claim to Forest River. Has anyone had this issue before on a new or newer TT?
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Old 07-10-2019, 12:16 AM   #2
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That is concerning to hear that. Just bought the same TT 3 weeks ago the wife I really like so far. Are bubbles from it leaking from rain or did they say what is causing that to happen? Thank you for sharing that information, if you can please keep us informed of the outcome it would be much appreciated.
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I found a few bubbles a week after I bought the TT. Service at Campers Inn in Huntsville, AL said is was normal due to gassing of the glue that holds TPO roof down. Well, now they are all over the roof. I am lucky I guess due to no leaking as of yet. I will hopefully know this week if Forest River will replace roof under warranty.
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I found a few bubbles a week after I bought the TT. Service at Campers Inn in Huntsville, AL said is was normal due to gassing of the glue that holds TPO roof down. Well, now they are all over the roof. I am lucky I guess due to no leaking as of yet. I will hopefully know this week if Forest River will replace roof under warranty.


Thank you for letting us know, that is definitely a factory defect. Don’t see any reason why that wouldn’t be covered under warranty. Thank you for the update.
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Old 07-11-2019, 03:20 PM   #5
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We have a 2017 Viking 17bh, also owned/made by Forest River. We purchased in February and took delivery in April of that year. In the fall we noticed that some of the staples in the ceiling looked a bit rusted, so reported to our dealership.. didn’t seem to be a big deal, said they could touch it up in the spring when dewinterizing. We continued to check our seals, caulking etc. Beginning of May 2018, we dewinterize and find there are now many more rusty staples and a large bubble in the ceiling, as well as some along the outside wall. Sent photos to our dealership, they took it in and the entire front right corner of the unit was rotten.. ceiling, insulation, walls needed to be replaced.. dealership sent of to FR.. weeks later they replied that “since it was past our 1 yr warranty, they were denying the claim to fix”. Clearly this issue was happening from the factory for it to get so rotten in that period of time.
Luckily our dealership was amazing and completed the repairs at no cost to us, as we had reported the initial rust spots the year prior. The job would have been over $5000 if we had to pay the bill.
Unfortunately this experience has led us to many online posts In forums such as this, where it’s blatantly obvious that there is a complete lack of quality control for the majority of the RV industry.
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Now you guys have got me worried. I noticed a couple of small wrinkles in my roof and was told that it was a normal condition and not to worry about it. 2019 Coachman 204RD.
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Old 07-12-2019, 01:42 PM   #7
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Ruggybuggy,
I would keep an eye on it. I had some wrinkles that bubbled up, and just bubbles. I got about 4k miles on the TT going out west from Nashville, TN. The wind will catch the bubbles and stretch them out since the glue down process is defective from factory.
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Old 07-12-2019, 04:11 PM   #8
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I would keep an eye on it. I had some wrinkles that bubbled up, and just bubbles. I got about 4k miles on the TT going out west from Nashville, TN. The wind will catch the bubbles and stretch them out since the glue down process is defective from factory.
I'm going up on my roof and check to see if they are any worse. I'll take some pictures and post. I wonder if you could use a needle and inject some glue in the affected area then just seal the hole up?
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I have just two small wrinkle and the largest one is about six inches long.
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Any opinions on the roof wrinkles?
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Any opinions on the roof wrinkles?


Purchased the 208bhs 6 weeks ago, looked at the roof today after reading about the bubble issues everyone posted on this forum I better inspect my roof. I want to thank all of you for posting about this issue, very informative.
I found about 8 bubbles on my roof. Going to contact dealer tomorrow send them pictures to get it documented. Watched a YouTube video about it saying some bubbling is normal?? The problem I see is it’s not going to repair itself it can only get worse from this point. There 2 big bubbles lifting the chalking up around one of the vents, that can’t be good!!!! The manufacturer needs to address this issue and get it corrected.
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2019 Apex 208BHS roof issue

This happens to many campers. The bubbles will come and go depending on the weather and temperature. Unless the bubble is a large pocket, that continues to lift and get bigger, I wouldn’t worry about it. I had several on my 5er and they would disappear when the weather cooled. I “wrinkle bubble” A wouldn’t worry about, I large “pocket bubble” I would.
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So the question is "what is considered to big for a bubble"? You would think if they had glued the whole roof you wouldn't have lift.
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My personal opinion would be anything that is wider than 6 inches and longer than 12”. I’ve taken a roller and pushed down bubbles on a hot day and had them stick. I think it’s like a contact cement.
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I’ve had wrinkles (or bubbles) that were a couple feet long, but only an inch or 2 wide, that completely disappeared.
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Redoing a roof because of a wrinkle, IMO, is last a resort. Wrinkles are not a problem that really need fixed. It’s when they “pillow” that it could be a problem.
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My personal opinion would be anything that is wider than 6 inches and longer than 12”. I’ve taken a roller and pushed down bubbles on a hot day and had them stick. I think it’s like a contact cement.
I'm going to try that right now.
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Well that worked quite well. Wrinkle are gone after working it a couple of minutes.
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Well that worked quite well. Wrinkle are gone after working it a couple of minutes.


Good to hear!
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Good to hear!
Thanks for the tip!
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