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Old 07-16-2010, 06:29 PM   #11
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Originally Posted by 4xford View Post
I hope I posted this in the right forum. I'm having problems with my 2009 Sandpiper 345RET decals and was wondering if anyone else has ran into this. When I parked the camper last fall, I didn't notice anything wrong with it and niether did my dealer who winterized it for me. I went out to check on it as soon as the snow melted this spring to make sure everything was ok and found that a lot of the decals on the off door side and front were peeling, flaking, and just plain coming apart. I went to my dealer and showed them pictures of it and they said they would see what could be done. The response I got after they sent the pictures to Forest River Sandpiper was that I was 5 months out of warranty (expired in November of 2009.) They did say that they would provide the decals for me but that they would pay no labor to put them on. Now I'm finding out that it's going to cost between $1000 and $2500 to fix the decals depending on how long it takes the dealer to clean off the old and put on the new. I've shown the pictures to other dealers who say they haven't seen anything this bad on such a new unit and that the decals must have been defective.
Has anyone else ran into this? I'm not sure what to do at this point, my extended warranty won't pay for it, my selling dealer won't help me out any on the labor, and it seems Forest River only cares that it lasted long enough to outlive it's 1 year warranty and now it looks worse than the 10 year old camper I traded in on it.
Any ideas on what I can do or where I can go to find help on this? I just couldn't believe that Forest River wouldn't stand behind something that everyone I talk to says must have been defective decals to start with to fall apart so bad so soon.

Thanks for any help you can give.
I have had the same problem, but you are ahead of the game if they will provide them for free. It will not take much to remove the old ones, you should not need "heat" I use a heat gun but hair dryer will also work, if stubborn if you need to get it down to the "glue" which a lot of chemicals will remove. I find the replacement cost to be prohibitive so I'll buy some that I like to give it color.

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