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Old 10-22-2015, 02:29 PM   #1
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screws pushing up on roof membrane

Well I am a new owner of a 2015 Flagstaff 27rlws. Everything has been great but I noticed on the side edge of the roof there are 3 places where it looks like the screws were not screwed down all the way and are putting pressure on the membrane> I am afraid they will eventually poke thru. I am taking it back to CW but don't know what the real fix should be and what they will want to do.
Any suggestions or experience on what the fix should be? I don't want them to just caulk over it.

Thanks for the help in advance. I learned a lot thru the forums allready
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Old 10-24-2015, 11:27 AM   #2
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Same thing mine is in the shop for. They will either peel the sides up and refasten the molding, which is plastic, or peel the whole roof and redo all of it. There is another unit in the shop add mine with the exact same problem.
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Old 10-26-2015, 09:38 AM   #3
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Thanks for the reply. Must be a common problem then. They should hopefully know how to fix it then
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Old 10-26-2015, 10:11 AM   #4
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As soon as I hear what was done on mine, I'll post it here to let ya know. Mine has been there since the 9th, and they are just getting approval. Kind of ridiculous for a brand new unit.
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Old 10-26-2015, 10:45 AM   #5
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This is my 1st new TT and I really dont understand all the warranty approval issues. Evidently the manufacturers dont trust the dealers like the car manufactuers do and just let them repair them and get reimbursed.
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Old 10-26-2015, 10:54 AM   #6
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That's it in a nut shell. What the dealer/repair center feels they need to do to fix it, doesn't always coincide with what the factory thinks. The factory usually goes with the cheapest was they "think" to do the repair. The dealer/repair center won't do anything until they know what they will be reimbursed for by the factory. Unfortunately, this usually takes a few weeks. What I do personally, is fix minor things myself. Then during the year I make a list if things that need fixing (obviously not emergency items) and at the end of the camping season, I bring it to the dealer to fix. This was I'm not out any lost camping time. Feel free to pm me with any questions you might have. Be happy to help you along.
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Old 10-26-2015, 11:36 AM   #7
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Thanks , let me know what they did to fix it.
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Old 10-26-2015, 07:32 PM   #8
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I am having the same problem with the caulking on top. FR says that one must do proper maintenance in order to keep the warranty. Unfortunely, FR does not follow what they preach. They will not warranty a leak if caused by improper maintenance such as caulking. I just purchased a FR trailer about 4 months ago, it came from the factory with poor caulking and they are not approving it for the dealer to fix. It sounds like a common problem coming from the factory.
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Old 10-26-2015, 09:22 PM   #9
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Do you have a leak? I noticed the caulking on mine looked like it was done by a 10 year old. Very poor job.
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Old 10-28-2015, 12:43 PM   #10
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Angry

The dealer just heard back from Forest River and they are denying the warranty work on the roof. Guessing nobody from FR reads these forums to see that there is an obvious problem with the roof coming out. Anyone have any contact info for FR? Thanks!
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