Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 11-16-2018, 05:29 PM   #1
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2016
Location: Leland, NC
Posts: 63
Roof Maintenance No Matter How Hard You Try

In March 2016, my wife and I purchased a new 2016 Forester 3011DS . Within the first three months, we began experiencing leaks in the rear bays, and then the ceiling over the rear bedroom and the front cab-over bed causing the ceiling to stain. Forest River took care of the repairs under warranty.
Since then, I inspect the roof about every six months crawling around and checking the caulking for possible cracks. In spite of that, I recently noticed yet another tea colored stain developing in the ceiling over the kitchen area. Frustrating! Since the stain in the ceiling was close to the new AC we recently had installed, I took the RV to our local RV dealer where we purchased the rig and where the new AC was installed. After determining that the AC wasn't causing the leak, they checked the caulking and finally took the refrigerator vent cover off. See pics. They discovered several large cracks and two holes which couldn't been seen when the vent cover is on. We have no idea what caused the two holes. What also surprised me was the rust inside the vent. It looks like it is from a much older RV and not one that is only about two years old.
I am posting this as an FYI so that everyone is aware you might have a possible entry point for leaks under the vent cover, in case it is an area you don't check.

Click image for larger version

Name:	Fridge vent cover Nov 2018.jpg
Views:	142
Size:	265.4 KB
ID:	191568

Click image for larger version

Name:	Roof crack #1 Nov 2018.jpg
Views:	154
Size:	339.0 KB
ID:	191569
__________________

JerJ is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-14-2018, 08:28 AM   #2
Junior Member
 
FlyboyTR's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2018
Posts: 23
We had a very similar problem on our 40' Allegro bus...actually thought my old picture had been hijacked! Glad you found the problem!
__________________

FlyboyTR is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-14-2018, 10:54 PM   #3
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2017
Location: North of Seattle, WA
Posts: 4,828
The caulking looks like it's heat damaged.
__________________
Sami. my Shih-Tsu "Co-Pilot" R.I.P
Politically Incorrect since 1943
"Sometimes you're the dog, sometimes you're the tree"

2018 Flagstaff Micro Lite 25BDS
2004 Nissan Titan
TitanMike is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
maintenance, roo, roof

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



» Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by


Disclaimer:

This website is not affiliated with or endorsed by Forest River, Inc. or any of its affiliates. This is an independent, unofficial site.




Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:20 AM.