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Old 03-24-2012, 10:17 PM   #1
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Rubber Roof Issues

Has anyone else found this problem? We have a 2006 Sandpiper and had it in doing some repairs. When they finished and called us to pick up the trailer he said they needed to show me a problem on the roof. It appears that the factory cut the roof too narrow then just caulked the roof down. Should have known when we found a blob of caulk on the roof during our PDI, they offered to remove it but I was not worried about it at the time. It was only the size of a quarter. Well when we did remove it at the 2 ½ year mark, guess what we found. Yup a little ½ cut. Still not a big deal but now it being cut to narrow does seem like an issue to me. Has anyone else had installation issues with Forest River?
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Old 03-24-2012, 10:23 PM   #2
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Could use some pictures to help visualize your issue.

While a scratch on a new car is inevitable; seeing one as it comes off the truck from the factory is a bit troublesome.

The roof is gonna get dinged sooner or later. The fix of choice (at least for me; is Eternabond). A glob of Dicor is only a temporary fix, not a permanent one.
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Old 03-24-2012, 10:47 PM   #3
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I don’t have any photos, and had I know that there was a cut under the caulk you can bet they would have been replacing the roof. This PDI was done at the factory repair facility in Goshen. If you can imagine the trim piece that runs along both sides front to back this is the area of problem. The rubber roof should be under this trim and then caulked. What was done is most of it is under the trim but about 3 feet on each side was not cut or just not wide enough and is not under the trim. It was just plastered down under the caulk.
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Old 03-24-2012, 11:36 PM   #4
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the one question that would be asked from the factory - did you purchase it new or used?
If new and no other repairs were ever done then I think you may have a case but if used then there had to be some other work done to the roof that was never noticed.

how did it go from a 1/2 cut to now 3 feet narrow on each side?
I am confused
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Old 03-25-2012, 07:29 AM   #5
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I don’t have any photos, and had I know that there was a cut under the caulk you can bet they would have been replacing the roof. This PDI was done at the factory repair facility in Goshen. If you can imagine the trim piece that runs along both sides front to back this is the area of problem. The rubber roof should be under this trim and then caulked. What was done is most of it is under the trim but about 3 feet on each side was not cut or just not wide enough and is not under the trim. It was just plastered down under the caulk.
I would be on the horn with the factory. This is an obvious defect that was hidden by the floor workers to avoid criticism by the supervisors. In my opinion FR should be notified immediately and it should be fixed at no cost to you.
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Old 03-25-2012, 07:45 AM   #6
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1st the 1/2 inch cut was in the center of the roof not on the sides. I repaired it with Etherbond when we found it. This was something that was covered up by the factory. Alright I was not going to go into all this but the whole story on this trailer goes like this. It was brand new in fact it was probably the 1st 2006 off the line in 05. The original 2004 trailer I had bought was a real winner it was back to the factory for repairs so much in the 1st year they replaced at no cost to me with the unit I now have. So yes I did get it new and yes the PDI was done at the factory repair facility in Goshen we even spent the 1st night in there parking lot.
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