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Old 04-21-2015, 07:10 PM   #1
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2010 Forest river delaminated - badly!

I have a 2010 Forest river trailer that has been used twice and has been stored in a COVERED storage unit. On the entire front the skin is rippling and lifting - also in a small spot in the back - I think it is a manufacturer defect - the inside is gorgeous - LIKE NEW.. Because it almost is! - I am now unable to sell it can you give me any advice?
I called the Manufacturer - they said seals weren't kept up?? or it was in the sun..so not a manufactures defect..but it's been covered.. and excuse me shouldn't a trailer be able to be in the sun -?
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Old 04-21-2015, 07:24 PM   #2
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Hi,
Welcome to the forum. What type and model trailer do you own? You only used the trailer twice in the last 5 years since buying it new? Do you have pictures?
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Old 04-21-2015, 07:55 PM   #3
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Did it rain both times you used it?

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Old 04-21-2015, 07:57 PM   #4
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The seals have to be maintained regardless if you use it or not. You say it was covered. Was it in a fully enclosed building?


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The seals have to be maintained regardless if you use it or not. You say it was covered. Was it in a fully enclosed building?

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As a newbie..... What seals have to be maintained? Photos would be helpful.
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As a newbie..... What seals have to be maintained? Photos would be helpful.
Window, door and slide seals.

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Old 04-22-2015, 12:36 PM   #7
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In storage, how were the jacks/stabilizers used and could the surface it was on shifted (over time or due to weather, i.e. freeze/thaw heaving)? What I'm getting at is that if there is any difference left-to-right between the weight on the stabilizers or jacks, that will put a twist in the frame that the floor will translate up into the walls as a shear force.

Not sure if you have a TT or 5er but when I park my 5er, I am always very careful to use a combination of 2-by lumber and plastic levelers to get within about a 1/16" difference under the landing gear side-to-side before starting to lift weight.

Not trying to place any blame - stuff happens - just trying to find out to keep others from having the same problem. Sorry about your luck.
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delamination of forest River surveyor

we bought it May 2013 from a lady who only used it once & then her husband died so she didn't use it - We were going to use it in the summer of 2013 but when we got to our destination in the mountains with the Trailer they had a cabin for us to use so didn't need to use it - so put it in a storage unit that has a huge overhang over the top so it would get a bit of morning sun. We did not use it or see it last summer so decided to sell it - when we went to get it to sell it the entire front was delaminated.I have more pictures.
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No - it has not been in the rain
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Old 04-22-2015, 02:12 PM   #10
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Someone correct me if I'm wrong but delamination occurs when there has been water intrusion.

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