Originally Posted by Chuckzul
Two things. First I have some moderate delam on my 2013 Lacrosse 322RES. It spent most of its time covered up and still got delamed. Forest River wouldn't lift a finger to help or suggest anything. Second, I now have a product I can neither use, fix, trade in, or sell. I'll never buy another Forest River product again, and won't suggest anyone else to buy from them either. The whole experience has left a sour taste in my mouth for RVing. They simply have no quality control and don't stand behind what they sell. Something this new and well maintained should not have this level of damage. I'll try and take a chance on fixing it but I am not optimistic.
This has been my argument against covering my camper. Wind abrasion can wear down the Dicor sealant that covers the seams in very short order. Since the camper is covered, you assume everything is great and the required 3 month roof inspection and Dicor spot repair gets ignored and no required roof maintenance is done.
Once uncovered to camp, any rain can start the delamination process and subsequent covering will keep that moisture in the walls making the delamination worse.
The downside to wintering it uncovered is the "sun side" decals will fad and crack resulting in replacing them every 5 years or so; mine are due but the roof seams are solid.
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