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Old 01-06-2013, 10:50 AM   #1
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Anyone had to have the dealer shorten the roof on their new PopUp trailer because the roof was made too long and because of this the weatherstripping doesn't even contact the box in the front or back?
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Old 01-06-2013, 11:03 AM   #2
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add thicker weatherstripping? cheaper and easier than shortening roof i would imagine.
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Old 01-06-2013, 10:22 PM   #3
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Not possible. You have to look at the picture to understand. The roof is about 1 1/4 inches too long.
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Have you tried to email someone at Coachmen to discuss the seal arrangement of the roof to the camper body. I find it very hard to believe that the roof was made too long.

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Old 01-06-2013, 10:57 PM   #5
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That seems crazy that it would even make it out of the factory like that. I would definitely contact Coachman.
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Old 01-06-2013, 11:44 PM   #6
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I have. Initially I was told it was swelling from the trip on the ship.
I've never seen plywood get longer from moisture though!
I can't believe the dealer didn't catch it!
I'm attempting to get a resolution to this, that's why I posted the question.
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Old 01-22-2013, 07:29 AM   #7
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Here are some pics. I was just told that the dealer I bought from has four units right now that measure the same overhang. I don't know if the seals on those four work.

This is with the roof pushed back so at least the front seal touches the box.
I can put my finger up inside the trailer!


Here is the front without it pushed back.


This is the rear...


Now I'm just waiting to hear from Viking what to do. The GM of Viking has already sent me all new weatherstripping, but because the roof is too long, the canvas is tight as a drum, which isn't a good thing.
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Four weeks and still no response.

I'm truly surprised. And not a happy camper...
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I know that our pup the roof hing over each end, but it was really more like half an inch. That looks wrong. That grey weatherstrip should be almost flat.
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Old 02-02-2013, 02:00 AM   #10
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The weatherstripping only touches the box in a few places. I marked them with a blue Sharpie so it's easier to see.







Isn't that wonderful?
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