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Old 07-21-2013, 06:03 PM   #1
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Slideout roof bubbles

I purchased a 2012 Rockwood Windjammer 3008 last fall. Not liking heights, I finaly got up on the roof today to clean. I noticed that the roofing material in the bedroom slide has large bubble channels in it. No leaks or problems. The main slide roof material is flat even.

Is this a problem or a start of a problem? Anyone else ever have this ? Warranty is ending soon.

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Old 07-21-2013, 09:06 PM   #2
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Can't say that I've seen/heard about bubbles on the slide-out roofs but it is common on the normal roof. Any chance that you have a picture that shows the severity?

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Old 07-23-2013, 07:25 PM   #3
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Here's fotos of roof. The roofing material is only attached to the slideout by bars held in place by screws on the forward and rear edges. The outside edge is held in place by a wide strip of adhesive tape. Where the roofing material meets the top of the slideout, it is loose with channels of air trapped in between.

Is this normal, odd or not installed correctly ?

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What you are showing is not normal. Looks like the adhesive or lack of it allowed the bubbles. I am thinking that it will not be a problem but it should be repaired under warranty. It it was that bad on the roof, there is a good chance of air getting under it and bellowing it up.
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Old 07-23-2013, 08:58 PM   #5
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I don't think that looks to be installed properly...any slide roofs I've seen, the EPDM/TPO material is down flat...no ridges and bubbles. With the slide roof area being reasonable small, it should be better than that.

You didn't say whether it is still under warranty or extended warranty. I'd be talking to the dealer or Rockwood warranty dept. directly.

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I have the same year and model Windjammer as you. Have had it about 27 months and while I had a bubble appear on the main roof, my slides look nothing like yours. I get up and sweep off the slides at the end of every trip before retracting them and our slide tops are smooth. I would get that looked at.
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Old 08-17-2013, 09:20 PM   #7
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Took the trailer back to the dealer. Had to send photos along. FR is going to cover under warranty. Waiting for FR to send a new rubber membrane. Been 3 weeks now and still waiting. Informed the dealer that I was picking up the rig in 4 more days. They will get it back mid September when we return from vacation. Hopefuly it is repaired soon so we can get some fall camping in.

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Old 09-18-2013, 11:56 AM   #8
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I am having similar problems with the rear slide on the outside panel. It appears as though maybe water has somehow managed to sneak its way underneath the panel and now its bubbled out. Is there a way to remove the panel? Or how to repair? I've tried to add attachment pictures but the app says it keeps crashing....
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Old 09-19-2013, 06:57 PM   #9
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It appears that the sidewall lamination is failing. I do not know how to remedy that problem but I am sure that someone out there has dealt with it.

FYI, it took 8 weeks to show up but my roofing material finally showed. Rig is at the dealer right now. Lets see how they do.

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Old 09-26-2013, 05:58 PM   #10
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Well, finally got the Windjammer back. Dealer informed me that the problem was faulty glue. It never adhered and was "the consistancy of butter". This is the first time that I have ever heard of this problem.

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