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Old 05-18-2018, 08:12 AM   #1
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Roof balloon

Here I am on the road in Amarillo TX. My roof decided to self inflate from the front of the rubber liner back to the king jack antenna.

I last checked my roof yesterday before leaving Colorado.

My rig is a 2016 30ds. Warranty expired. 2 days of hard driving to get home.

I know it could suck more but, damn....

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Old 05-18-2018, 08:24 AM   #2
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If you can find an RV store, buy some Eternabond and seal across the front opening. You may be able to salvage it or at least prevent more damage.


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Old 05-18-2018, 12:12 PM   #3
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Disconnect radio antenna or lay it down. A hole may have been popped opened
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Old 05-18-2018, 01:58 PM   #4
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Both done

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Old 05-20-2018, 08:46 PM   #5
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Wow OldGunny! I hope you'll keep us up to date on this issue.

I also have a 2016 30DS and was noticing some bubbling along the edge of the roof line. My dealer took pictures and sent them to FR for assessment. FR said that the roof on my unit was installed correctly and that the bubbles along the edges are there to accommodate flexing of the roof without tearing the material. I definitely will be keeping an eye it.
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Old 05-21-2018, 09:10 AM   #6
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We lost our roof 2 years ago on our 2016 30ds. The problem started with the radio antenna and the sealer around it. Fr replaced the entire roof under warranty . They know they had a problem and they took care of it. Check the radio antenna and remove it and reseal it. We did not let them put the antenna back up there. Good luck.
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The eternabond and duct tape got us back home.

Now we are going to contact FR and ask them why this happened. I don't expect to get anywhere with them, but who knows. It is worth a try.

Also, I never had any small bubbles. Mine went from flat to balloon.
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Old 05-22-2018, 06:40 AM   #8
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Please lets us know what you find out about this . What the fix is.
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Old 05-22-2018, 07:38 AM   #9
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I have a 2016 30ds. I'll be on the roof checking it out after reading these threads.
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Old 05-27-2018, 09:13 PM   #10
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My roof is doing the same thing.

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