You can add me to the list of MULTIPLE delamination issues. I caught the first one... underneath the fridge, only a trained eye
could see it starting. It only ended up being the size of a thumb in a few spots. My dealer fixed and guaranteed that it would not get worse (since it was under warranty). I have posted the problem previously.
This past june, after washing my TT I noticed the rear slide developed a bubble near on the right edge. (TT now out of warranty). The dealership agreed to take care of me (they were going to peel the molding off and inject some glue, and clamp it up for a day. When the dealership contacted Forest River and explained the problem, Forest River sent a whole back panel including the sticker! for replacement. The dealership was shocked... said that this hardly ever happened with trailers that were out of warranty.
There was discussion of whether I would contribute to the labour costs... I store this trailer indoors every winter since new, bought the extended warranty etc. so I felt I had done my part and felt that it really wasn't my problem. The repairs went forward.
I wanted to keep a good relationship with my dealership so I asked them how much they needed when I picked up the trailer. Dealership said "no cost". The dealership had been in contact with Forest River and sounded like they were going to help them out with labour costs as well.
Turns out it was more than just the side of the slide, there was damage along the bottom also. The dealership thought that the original installation wasn't the best and that likely contributed to the problem.
I got the see the old back panel, I was a little surprised at the thickness of the aluminum framing. I sure wish they would insulate inside the framing also, my slide isn't the warmest place to be when camping in freezing temps.
Good dealerships take care of their customers and sometimes the manufacturer does too!
I have an '09 surveyor 235 RKS that was bought june of '08.
happy camping (if you can...)