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Old 04-04-2016, 07:29 PM   #111
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Old 04-18-2016, 08:22 AM   #112
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Finally got her back! Hopefully we will be dry.
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Old 04-18-2016, 09:18 PM   #113
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Finally got her back! Hopefully we will be dry.
So, what was the final repair?
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Old 04-19-2016, 06:01 AM   #114
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They pulled the nose cone off and resealed the membrane, caulked all the marker lights and then reattached the nose cone with about 3 gallons of lap sealant. We will see. Of course it hasn't rained since I got it home.
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Old 04-24-2016, 10:21 AM   #115
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We may have finally gotten my leak fixed. I cleaned off all of the caulking that I had put on and also all of the factory caulking on the front cap. Then my son-in-law, who has a much steadier hand than me, caulked everything on the front cap with, Geocel 28100V Pro Flex Crystal Clear RV Flexible Sealant. This turned out great. I really think that this has fixed the problem. We have not had a good rain in about a month now so I have not been able to check it. But we are going to wash the camper tomorrow in preparation of our first camping trip of this year. I will check the cap after we get through with washing the camper.

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We may have finally gotten my leak fixed. I cleaned off all of the caulking that I had put on and also all of the factory caulking on the front cap. Then my son-in-law, who has a much steadier hand than me, caulked everything on the front cap with, Geocel 28100V Pro Flex Crystal Clear RV Flexible Sealant. This turned out great. I really think that this has fixed the problem. We have not had a good rain in about a month now so I have not been able to check it. But we are going to wash the camper tomorrow in preparation of our first camping trip of this year. I will check the cap after we get through with washing the camper.

We went camping at Daddy Joe's in Tabor city, NC this weekend and was caught in a major rain storm yesterday. Checked the camper this morning while we were hooking up to go home and no signs of any leaks in the nose area. So hopefully we have finally got this problem solved.
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phew what a relief that must be to get that licked....water leaks can ruin everyone's fun
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Old 05-03-2016, 08:46 AM   #118
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phew what a relief that must be to get that licked....water leaks can ruin everyone's fun
You are right about that. We had even discussed trading the camper even though the wife and I really love this camper. But now we can keep it and start planning more trips instead of sitting at home because of the water leaks.

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Well...I'd like to say that my problem is fixed but I'd be lying. Went out yesterday after a good day of rain and found the cap full of water again. I saw the work that my service center did and it looked good. I going to check my side marker lights today and try to get on the roof and check where the awning arms are attached. I'm really at a loss right now. FR is definitely getting another call soon.
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Well...I'd like to say that my problem is fixed but I'd be lying. Went out yesterday after a good day of rain and found the cap full of water again. I saw the work that my service center did and it looked good. I going to check my side marker lights today and try to get on the roof and check where the awning arms are attached. I'm really at a loss right now. FR is definitely getting another call soon.
Just a word of warning, I had to redo all of the original caulking that the factory did on my sierra. I also used the EternaBond white roof tape and the self leveling caulking to seal the seam on the roof. But I believe that it was the caulking around the front seal that was allowing the water to get into my nose cone. I used two tubes of Geocel 28100v Pro Flex Crystal Clear RV flexible sealant to caulk both sides of the cap, marker lights and everything that I could see that looked like it might leak. I have learned, from this experience, to take nothing for granted when it comes to what the "Factory" is supposed to do. I really love our camper but I believe that Forest River is letting us down when it comes to really checking out their work on these campers.
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