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Old 04-03-2011, 09:45 PM   #1
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Slide roof concerns

The pictures show the bubble and low spot on the slide roof of my tt. Water has been pooling in the low spot. It has not leaked inside the tt yet but it seems like it is only a matter of time. I think I should contact my dealer about warranty claim. Take a look at the pics and tell me what you think.
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Old 04-03-2011, 10:40 PM   #2
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Is that an actual dip in the roof where that bubble is?
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Old 04-03-2011, 10:48 PM   #3
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Any water on top would come in during retract instead of being squeegeed off, that is no good at all. I would level the camper so that it tilts away from seal until you get fixed, that would help to keep water from coming in camper
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Old 04-04-2011, 06:49 AM   #4
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From the photo that appears to be water damage under the roof material. You have a leak most likely at the outside edge somewhere. Water will find a low spot in the plywood "sandwich" of the slide ceiling and lay there. The wood will eventually rot and "sink in".
I would have that checked ASAP.
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Thanks all for your quick replies. The roof is not actively leaking, yet but it will in time. The outermost material is loose like there is an air pocket in it. I have smoothed it out but it continues to return. It seems to me that the only repair would be a complete new roof on the slide. . .
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Should have it looked at before the camping seasons starts!!!
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Old 04-07-2011, 05:57 AM   #7
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Just because water is not making it INTO your camper does not mean the roof material is maintaining a seal. If it is a small leaker that only leaks in a heavy rain, the outer luan plywood simply may be absorbing all the water.
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Old 04-07-2011, 07:17 AM   #8
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Issues like this just prove the value of the slide toppers.
I am even more glad now that we ordered them on our camper.
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Old 04-07-2011, 07:18 AM   #9
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Issues like this just prove the value of the slide toppers.
I am even more glad now that we ordered them on our camper.
Ditto...
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What's a slide topper?
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Slide out awning ...
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What's a slide topper?
http://www.campingworld.com/shopping...-topper/20393d
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Old 04-07-2011, 09:06 AM   #13
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'slide toppers' are the awnings that unroll as the slides are extended, keeping debris and water off the top of the slide.
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seems like a good idea.
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Update: my dealer has told me that the bubbles on the slide roof are considered "normal occurances during the installation procedure." I was also told to keep an eye on it to make sure it doesn't get any bigger. Obviously this is not the answer I wanted to hear. Any suggestions as to how I get the dealer to fix my rig under warranty? My tt was purchased new less than one month ago. Does anyone else have these bubbles and do you agree or disagree with my dealer's assessment?
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Old 04-08-2011, 12:20 PM   #16
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Bubbles on a rubber roof are not completely unheard of, but there shouldn't be a dip in the roof where water can collect. That is a manufacturing flaw.
Tell your "dealer" to give his head a shake!
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Old 04-08-2011, 01:32 PM   #17
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While my slide roof material is nice and tight, I have 2 or 3 "bubbles" on the roof. While not crazy about them, the dealer noted them when I complained and if they indeed become sites of water leakage I will be covered.

They are not sink holes and they bubble UP not down. Down and water puddles is bad IMO. I would bump this up one to FR.

Here is what my worst one looks like (dirty so you can see it - ).
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