Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 03-23-2016, 04:59 AM   #11
Senior Member
 
Witch Doctor's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Clarksville Va.
Posts: 7,625
Quote:
Originally Posted by fatjack View Post
There isn't any calking I found a screw put in at an angle where the deformity happened above it the wall is fine under the rail its deformed. It does look like butyl tape under the rail. I had to put the repair of its going to rain here in Florida for the next few days. Maintenance wise I never checked these attachment points on my past two trailers but since this has happened I'm going to go screw by screw and inspect filling questionable screw holes with marine grade adhesive and of course caulk above all of the rails.
The only place I found caulk was at the end where the gutter ends are attached, can't tell about the butyl tape if it's there under it I can not tell.
__________________

__________________
Rockwood #8289 WS 2012
F250 6.0 / Husky 16k
With 4 point leveling system
Witch Doctor is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-23-2016, 11:28 AM   #12
Senior Member
 
Too Tall's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2014
Posts: 813
This site may or may not help you

http://www.delamrepair.com/
__________________

__________________
Rockwood 2104S, 2014 Ram 2500 Diesel.
USMC 68 -70
Too Tall is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-26-2016, 07:06 AM   #13
Site Team
 
Platokidd's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: top side land of Lincoln
Posts: 6,436
As the op has already done. Think I would try contacting Forest River and see what they can do to help out.
__________________
2014 LaCrosse 323RST-TE-C
2009 Chevy 2500HD Z71
nights of camping
2017-67 / 16-92 / 15-73 / 14-60 / 13-33
Seasonal
Platokidd is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-26-2016, 07:35 AM   #14
Senior Member
 
Witch Doctor's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Clarksville Va.
Posts: 7,625
FR makes there own walls in there plant next to the rockwood/ Flagstaff factory. Granted they do get the glue from a supplier from what I was told on a tour, but they are all compressed and cut out made at there own plant. IMO a class action suite would do nothing. Have you had your delamination looked at an that is the cause sun as you claim? Not more the month ago another member had his back wall removed they found water and the tape not installed correctly. FR did not fix that, he had it rebuilt and it cost him around 5000.00 bucks to have it repaired, but they also found the water leak that caused it when they removed it. IN the boating industry they had a problem with blisters on the bottom of boat hauls. There were class action suits that went nowhere back in 90's. the cause was the curing process of the gel coat. They did finally get it together. Ending most if not all the problems, but it was not done by a class action suite. Sorry to hear about your problem, Too Tall link explains it pretty good how a wall is made.
__________________
Rockwood #8289 WS 2012
F250 6.0 / Husky 16k
With 4 point leveling system
Witch Doctor is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-29-2016, 02:22 AM   #15
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2015
Location: Orange, CA
Posts: 4
We took the trailer to a shop in Anaheim, CA that does high end repairs on DIesel Pushers, custom fab, diesel tractors and fire trucks. When he did the repair they found no indication of leaks. If it was a leak it would start by the rear window, the clearance/marker lights, the mounting point for the ladder. The delam started where none of those exist. I found a company in Utah selling a two part epoxy for RV's. OCRV used that at it helped some, now it continues. It is only happening where the rear wall is exposed to the direct sun. The lower part of the wall is blocked by the sun and is not separting. The right side wall is shaded by my house and most of the left side is shaded by my neighbor's house and Class C.

I have also read that stresses from vehicle twisting, torsional stresses can cause delam.

FR refused to help.

Uniflite was the company with blistering problems and they eventually went out of business. I believe the Uniflite company was purchased by Bertram.
__________________
bramfam5 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-29-2016, 03:59 AM   #16
Senior Member
 
Witch Doctor's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Clarksville Va.
Posts: 7,625
Quote:
Originally Posted by bramfam5 View Post
We took the trailer to a shop in Anaheim, CA that does high end repairs on DIesel Pushers, custom fab, diesel tractors and fire trucks. When he did the repair they found no indication of leaks. If it was a leak it would start by the rear window, the clearance/marker lights, the mounting point for the ladder. The delam started where none of those exist. I found a company in Utah selling a two part epoxy for RV's. OCRV used that at it helped some, now it continues. It is only happening where the rear wall is exposed to the direct sun. The lower part of the wall is blocked by the sun and is not separting. The right side wall is shaded by my house and most of the left side is shaded by my neighbor's house and Class C.

I have also read that stresses from vehicle twisting, torsional stresses can cause delam.

FR refused to help.

Uniflite was the company with blistering problems and they eventually went out of business. I believe the Uniflite company was purchased by Bertram.
You might be on to something about the heat, I have a friend with a 2010 Wildcat his wall was delam. where the refer and stove were on that slide. I asked him if he had any fans behind the refer to get rid of the heat? we took the two covers off because it was in the slide and there was not one fan to move some air and cool down the back of the refer. That is what we think caused his problem, to much heat. Even through it was a guess, can't see any other reason it had no signs of water either...Good luck with your repair
__________________
Rockwood #8289 WS 2012
F250 6.0 / Husky 16k
With 4 point leveling system
Witch Doctor is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-29-2016, 10:01 AM   #17
Senior Member
 
Too Tall's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2014
Posts: 813
It looks nice but is it really better than the old style siding? Local trailer repair people I talked to were very negative on the laminated siding. I don't know what the repair process is on the laminated, but if it's true you have to change the entire wall, that seems expensive. You accidentally get hit by a fender bender and you are looking at thousand?

My first trailer was a stick built Terry and quality wise, it was superior to this Rockwood. It didn't come with the TV and sound system or slide but it was rock solid and simple to repair and maintain. Same with the Mobile Scout, one piece all aluminum roof was fool proof. All in all, IMO, glitz and cool st;uff has taken priority over quality and ease of repair.
__________________

__________________
Rockwood 2104S, 2014 Ram 2500 Diesel.
USMC 68 -70
Too Tall is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
2014, delamination

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.


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:32 PM.