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Old 04-29-2014, 02:54 PM   #11
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Nope, I called FR and they said they cant require a dealer to perform work and that they are free to chose what work they perform. I was then given a list of other FR dealers in the area to try. That kind of response from the manufacturer makes me think they don't have any such agreement in place for service.
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Old 04-29-2014, 03:38 PM   #12
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Thank you for taking time to reply to my concern. We have an appointment for May 7 to have the leaks fixed. I will insist on the 3M tape around the windows and hope they can find the "big" leak that may be coming from the roof gasket when the camper is closed. The dealer again told us that a leak is very rare and there have only been two of us with a problem They did say that the manufacturer changed the caulk they use on the new 2015 models. If they don't think this is a serious concern for us, I will see what they would give us for a trade on a 2015. By the way, we did purchase the $100 extended warranty.

Do you think the rockwood a-frames are always going to be prone to leaks? We love our A122S concept, and had no problems downsizing from a 40 ft Allegro Bus. The convenience in towing, storing, parking, insurance, fuel, etc has been worth the small size.
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Old 04-29-2014, 07:25 PM   #13
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I have the a122s also, so far no leaks...... But the roof gasket you mentioned where the top half of the roof comes down on the lower half developed a gap between the gasket and the edge on the top half. Looking across the lower roof I noticed that it was bowed, causing the gap. I called Rockwood warranty service and they said that the lower roof half will need to be replaced, as a warranty service. Currently waiting for them to switch over to making aframes so they can make my replacement roof panel, with better reinforcement. I keep it under a carport and within 3 days they sent me a second gasket to install on top of the existing to temporarily keep it from leaking until I get the new roof installed. I had mine out last week for 4 days, one day we had up to 50 mph winds with buckets of rain and I had no leaks. Maybe just luck. If no one has told you, or maybe you know, when not in use keep the front of the aframe 3-4 inches higher than the tail end to keep water away from the gasket. My dealer has agreed to do the repair but he is 360 miles away, noon of the local FR dealers would do it.
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Old 04-29-2014, 07:49 PM   #14
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Water leaks

Prone to leaks, no. Amongst all the units out there we have a few complaints on the forum...I've had mine since they were first made with no leaking issues. For those buying new and concerned about leaks, obtaining and applying the 3m extreme tape around the skylights as a permanent lifetime precaution is both inexpensive and easy enough to do yourself.

As to dealers. I don't rust them and don't expect much from them. And a lifetime warranty from FR doesn't do anything for you if you can't find a dealer to do the work. So for me, I expect to be self-reliant after purchase.

And I'm not at all justifying dealer bad behavior. I don't think it's justified, I just thing it is typical. My personal belief is dealers are Rather seedy characters not to be trusted on anything.
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Old 05-03-2014, 11:36 PM   #15
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Wow, and I was already to go shopping for that brand....I wonder if Chalet units have the same issues?
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Old 05-04-2014, 01:30 AM   #16
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I believe any rv with similar construction could have issues. The issue is related to how the windows are attached to the roof ( screws which cannot be torqued too tightly ot they will crack the material) combined with this rv caulking product which is prone to cracking, is difficult to determine if application is completely waterproof and which requires regular maintenance (removal and reapplication)

I think the 3m product is great because it does not require maintenance or reapplication, an effective seal is both inherent in the product due to coverage area and also easy to confirm visually. It's not too costly. It can be applied by yourself. It's UV resistant or seems to be, What's not to love?

The factory has recommended it as a repair product in the past. They should really switch to using it on the production line and lower their claim costs.
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Old 05-04-2014, 09:54 AM   #17
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We heard that that rockwood is now using different caulk material on skylights and windows. Maybe they recognized the problem. Have any of you heard this. We are thinking that we might trade our 10 month old unit for a new one as we really like the 122s.
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I guess we were lucky. Our front bubble window started leaking less than a year from purchase and our dealer ordered a new roof for that side and replaced it. However, the new roof was not packed properly during shipping and we were left with two bubble windows with corrugated cardboard scratches. I complained bitterly about this and we are scheduled to have our front roof changed once again as the new roof is there but our trailer just came out of storage. I guess we have a great dealer when I see other stories.
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Old 05-24-2014, 04:47 PM   #19
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We are happy to report that our dealer found out why we have been experiencing water leaks since our trailer was new. All three of our bubble windows had failed corners. The dealer had 3M Extreme tape put around all of our windows so we can "dry" camp until our new windows are installed.
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