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Old 07-14-2010, 07:28 PM   #1
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2011 V-Lite Vinyl Roof not glued down all around

Well after reading a post on here about a roof tearing I had remembered the roof on our 2 week old V-Lite 30WRLS didn't look totally flat. So after work today I went up and had a look. Sure enough on the entry door side of the roof the vinyl is lifted in about 3 inches almost the full length of the trailer and there are numerous places on the roof where there are air bubbles and what appears to be small sharp points that could over time work throught the vinyl. It is also lifted in places on the slide edge of the roof. So I called the dealer and and the service manager is gone for the day so I have to wait till tomorrow. Geeze how do they fix a roof like that? Does it go back to the factory? If that happens there goes our whole first summer with this thing and a trip we had planned to Ontario since Jan. I am not a happy camper right now with this trailer. The only miles on this trailer are from the dealer to home a whole 160km. Is this normal for these roofs to be like this or should it be totally glued flat I am assuming the later..

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Old 07-14-2010, 07:37 PM   #2
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Yikes!
I would be fuming too. Perhaps they can just let you pick another trailer from their supply?
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Old 07-14-2010, 07:55 PM   #3
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We have a similar problem, he is my situation so far

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Old 07-14-2010, 09:17 PM   #4
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I have several areas where the roofing material is not flat. My dealer said this is normal and nothing to worry about. I wasn't pleased with their answer so I contacted Forest River and they said the roofing material is not bonded to the roof and some lifting/wrinkling/bubbling is very normal. They said I could mail pictures to them so they would have them on file but no repair would be necessary.
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Old 07-14-2010, 10:27 PM   #5
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What you're seeing is the norm...I believe the the roof is only glued around the edges to allow for expansion and contraction of the roof material with the changes in temperature. If you were to check your roof in the winter, you'll see that the roof material is a lot tighter.

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Old 07-16-2010, 01:48 PM   #6
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What you're seeing is the norm...I believe the the roof is only glued around the edges to allow for expansion and contraction of the roof material with the changes in temperature. If you were to check your roof in the winter, you'll see that the roof material is a lot tighter.

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Pretty much what the service manager told me yesterday.
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Old 07-16-2010, 02:09 PM   #7
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After seeing some of the other posts on this forum, I remembered when we did our walk-thru last month on our Rockwood that there was a section of the room that was bubbled just at the top of the ladder. I contacted my dealer yesterday and he said that it probably isn't that much of a deal, but to go ahead and take pictures and send to him, which I will this weekend. He said that he would forward the pictures along with our emails to Forest River so that they would have them on file in case something happens on down the line. I told him that what was exactly what I wanted so that there was a document trail making everyone aware that this condition was present when we bought it. I should have mentioned something during the walk-thru, but I honestly thought that was just the way the roof was supposed to be.
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