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Back when this forum was new, and I was new to RVing, and my trailer was new, newbies like me would post general inquires about what sort of stuff to bring along on a typical RV camping trip.
Like 5 nights in a state park.
Along with gas powered leaf blowers, air compressors, 11 drawer Snap-On tool box and two hydraulic jacks there would be the guy who carries a couple of tubes of DICOR lap seal and a caulking gun.
I used snicker at all of that. Including the lap seal.
But that was then and this is now. My 8 year old Forest River product is showing it's age and it's built in defects are surfacing. There were a few in the first few months and I got them nailed. The a few years of quiet.
Now I have had several hard to find leaks and some caused delamination. Each time I finally found the leak it was the same story... if the guy at the factory had just taken the time to do his job right then all would have been OK.
But he didn't. And the quality of some materials could be a lot better. A product should last as least as long as the consumers bank note, don't you think?
So now I'm ordering up two tubes of lap seal. One to fix the leak that just delaminated my rear wall. The other goes in the storage bay.
And to the newbies, better get that DICOR lap seal. And keep it on board.
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But the inside still looks nice and all the systems work. Most of the outside looks OK too. We'll camp in it until the wheels fall off the camper, or me, which ever comes first. If anybody asks about the delamination, then we'll just say "She's a Forest River and she's X years old. Yours will look like that"