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Old 10-06-2016, 09:36 AM   #11
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Replace the broken skylight with one made of lexan. Run a 1" strip of butyl tape under the edge, secure with a few screws, use 4" Eternabond all around and good indefinitely.
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Old 10-06-2016, 05:20 PM   #12
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Your 2016 has an Alphaply membrane.
I believe that is incorrect. A-frame campers have a composite roof of fiberglass over a foam core.
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Old 10-08-2016, 04:00 PM   #13
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Good for a few laughs and/or tears: This is how my dealer gracefully resealed one of my front skylights to fix a leak (or so they say).


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Old 10-08-2016, 08:49 PM   #14
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My condolences.
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Old 10-10-2016, 10:05 PM   #15
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Wow my ten year old could do a better job. I would send that picture to Forest River and ask if that looks like a factory approved repair. That dealer should be ashamed for doing that to your trailer, I would not be happy.
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Old 10-10-2016, 10:35 PM   #16
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That picture of the repair is exactly why we do our own repairs. Some of these people who claim to be professionals should be ashamed.
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Old 10-10-2016, 10:43 PM   #17
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Ahhh, the imfamous skylight. Within 6 months my dealer replaced mine with new. The sealing failed in less than 2 months - the skylight actually lifted away from the roof and created a major gap. He resealed it. 3 months later, it was lifting again. I applied the 3M sealing tape, but within a month has leakage again in a heavy storm. Now I find the skylight cracked along the edges. Maybe from the second removal/reseal. Photo below:



I currently have black electrical tape over the cracks. I will be replacing with more 3M soon.

Amazon tape description:

3M Extreme Sealing Tape 4411N Translucent, 1 1/2 in x 5 yd
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Ahhh, the imfamous skylight. ...
Wow, I hope that's not what I am in for. I think I'd rather take the horrendous caulking job! (All joking aside, the quality of my dealer's work greatly concerns me about other forthcoming warranty repairs. I have other stories I could tell...)
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Good for a few laughs and/or tears: This is how my dealer gracefully resealed one of my front skylights to fix a leak (or so they say).




If a company had done mine that way I think I would take a video and post it on youtube along with the company's name. They deserve all the bad press they can get with that kind of shoddy work.

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Just in case anyone thinks I am a total pawn, after this and other minor repairs, I arrived at the dealership to pick the trailer up 5-10 minutes before they were to close and lock the gate. And it wasn't the same branch (of two, both with questionable service departments) that did this particular repair; they had delivered the trailer to the branch closer to my own city. I was in a rush and didn't even notice the caulking until I got to a campsite a couple of hours later.

This Saturday I will be dropping the trailer off at the branch that did the repair (using the term very loosely) to get other work done. I will be sure to show the service manager on duty and get his/her response as to this shoddy caulking. This is the same dealer (both branches) that has been telling me a creaky and soft spot in the floor is either normal or not noticeable (to be fair, the severity varies from time to time based on unknown factors).

Will post again with the outcome, optimistically within a couple of weeks!
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