Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 05-23-2016, 09:46 AM   #31
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2016
Posts: 88
Timfuji,

Did you make it to your dealer on friday? I'm going to call mine today. I noticed when I got home after driving through a rain storm that the deflection was so strong it tweaked the edge flashing (the part the sides butt up against when up) out enough it rubbed where the roof panels overlap, removing a fair amount of paint.

For what its worth, water only made it past the seal about 3 inches, and none seems to have gotten inside, though I think I know why my interior got so dusty...

I'm waiting for the service department to open now so I can call them.
__________________

__________________
Luv70sFords is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 05-23-2016, 10:22 AM   #32
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2016
Posts: 69
I stopped at my dealer Friday and talked about the gap. At first the service guy told me to just tighten up the clamps that hold the roof down. I pointed out that even after he did that there was still a small gap. I told him depending on temps inside and out I get a large 3/8 gap at times. He talked to the owner of the camping center and then the owner offered to let me drop it off Sunday night on my way home and they could look at it again. (I don't know where some of you buy your rv's but my dealer is great) I told the boss that some people have no problem with warping (and he admitted he never saw one before) so it seems to me that if some are good and mine warps it must be a manufacturing defect. Nobody mentioned the thick gasket fix. He is going to get together with the factory people and see what they think. I'll let you know what they say when I find out.
__________________

__________________
You never know what you know until you ask someone!
timfuji is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 05-23-2016, 10:31 AM   #33
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2016
Posts: 88
Thanks for the reply Tim.

Sure would be awesome to have an FR rep see this topic....

Anyone know how to arrange that?
__________________
Luv70sFords is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 05-23-2016, 11:44 AM   #34
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2016
Posts: 9
Yesterday we came back from camping in Banff and Jasper no problem at camp site all good as traveling between Banff and Jasper we had a warm day. On the last day at Jasper we had rain so before I closed the roof I wiped it of driving down the highway we had rain and even snow and lots of it . When we got home I opened a trailer and there was water on seating are because of colder weather gap got bigger. But in general we are happy this was our first time with this a122 th and we love it gas furnace is super good to have when it is +1 C outside in night and my fridge actually froze all my food lol .
__________________
Martysmarty is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-23-2016, 12:13 PM   #35
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2016
Posts: 88
just got off the phone with my dealer. they want to try and replace the gasket with a new one. I explained that this gasket is only 2 months old, and this likely wont solve my issue.

She also mentioned when she was working in the detail shop they saw this repeatedly... Kinda tells me they knew it was an issue, and they don't know how to fix it.

I'm going to attempt to contact FR today, see what I can get.

I love my trailer, and I'm sick over this.
__________________
Luv70sFords is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 05-23-2016, 02:14 PM   #36
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2016
Location: Hancock (U.P.), MI
Posts: 52
I made it to the dealer this past weekend (last place I wanted to be with the beautiful weather we were having in Michigan's U.P.!), earlier than expected.

I explained that mine had leaked during rain while folded down, and I pointed out a slight arching in the back roof panel. Looking straight forward at the point of the roof from the back of the trailer, there are very slight gaps (maybe 1/4-1/2") between the center and each edge of the rear roof panel. This "arching," as I and the service guy referred to it, continues down to at least the center of the top edge of the rear skylight. It almost looks like there is an internal seam that divides the panel in half from top to bottom and that the seam is bowing out slightly.

The service guy said he could notice it but it did not look abnormal. He was still going to mention it to the technicians. It is possibly he was trying to write it off to avoid doing work, but I am inclined to believe him because the foam stripping where the panels meet when folded down appears to form a complete seal (haven't checked to see if this changes with temperature, though).

The leak I noticed was fairly minor, and it presented as water accumulated and dripping from the bottom interior edge of one of the front skylights. But the skylight seal looks undamaged, so I don't think the dripping came through that.

I will post photos of my panel later and will let you know what the dealership ultimately does.
__________________
JArry is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-23-2016, 02:30 PM   #37
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2016
Posts: 88
Just got off the phone with a gentleman at FR. While stating that all of these roofs will have some sort of bow to them, they shouldn't have this much. He didn't commit to any certain fix without the dealer sending him photos (nor would I expect him to) but he did say they would definitely recommend further repairs if they didnt believe a gasket could fix it.

I referred him to this forum for photos and info as this problem is obviously affecting more than 1 unit.
__________________
Luv70sFords is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 05-23-2016, 07:13 PM   #38
Senior Member
 
Mike G's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Posts: 224
My dealer stated that the recommended fix from the factory was to replace the primary roof seal with a thicker gasket and that a second intermediate gasket would be added. I advised them that it may fix any leaking issues, but the bottom line is that the roof panel is warped and is defective. They stated that I should contact FR customer service to file a warranty claim.

I would expect the dealer to initiate this type of claim, since I purchased the camper from them, but I guess I`m expecting to much from them. My camper is a 2016 model so it`s still under warranty.

I will be contacting FR sometime this week.
__________________
________________________
2012 A122 (SOLD)

2016 A122 SXR (New)

2016 Toyota Tacoma DCLB
Mike G is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-23-2016, 10:49 PM   #39
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2016
Location: Hancock (U.P.), MI
Posts: 52

You can see the bowing-in of the panel along the yardstick. The left end of the yardstick is at approximately the center of the panel. The left side of the panel has the same bend and gap. None of this is very noticeable unless you are specifically looking for it.

My understanding is that these panels are essentially fiberglass on the outside, textured sheet metal on the inside, and styrofoam in between. That being the case, a slightly uneven surface is not all that surprising to me.
__________________
JArry is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-24-2016, 07:37 PM   #40
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Ottawa Ontario Canada
Posts: 815
This is a great thread . ...this also could be causing window leaks
.....food for thought
__________________

__________________
2008 Nissan Frontier 4x4
2011 Rockwood A122
D-mo is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
roo, roof

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off




» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by




ForestRiverForums.com is not in any way associated with Forest River, Inc. or its associated RV manufacturing divisions.

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:01 PM.