To inspectorgf...first I commend you for taking the time to drive to Indiana not once but twice. I can't believe that forest river couldn't fix an apparent defect with these nose caps. I will be calling them today again. Did they ever check the a/C housing?
Forest river has been very good about trying to fix the problem. They even had lippert weld more support members on the front frame. They did have it transported back to me the first time I took it up but the driver backed it into something and bent the back bumper around( forest river took care of repairing it) so after that i decided to make the trips myself. I just noticed the water this Sunday so I checked the sealant at the cap and touched up a few spots but I don't think that is the cause of any leak. I will wait for the next rain and check again. If it is still leaking I will give them a call. I would like to just get another camper but when I dropped mine of there was a 2015 365 sitting in the repair lot so I'm afraid I'll wind up with a whole new set of problems. It sucks because we love the camper.
Mine is the same way. It will be bone dry when I am parked at my home but after a heavy rain and wind I will find it in the nose. It's really frustrating that forest river doesn't recall this issue or take the time to figure out the problem.. Does anyone have a good number to contact F.R. about this issue?
I just went out and checked my cap, I can only see where water might beable to enter is at the roof line, and then I looked to see where my lights were. The two scare lights on each side are in that area, that could be a leak when it rains and not from the condensation from the A/C. I can't see how the screws will leak being it's a solid cover with caulk on both sides on the cap and the wall. Just an observation. Hope they get that figured out for you guy's it can't be good. Good Luck..
Rockwood #8289 WS 2012
F250 6.0 / Husky 16k
With 4 point leveling system
Most all glass front caps are mounted to float in place. No screws should be penetrating the cap shell. This is to prevent cracking when the unit torques . This is also a real big problem when it comes to keeping a good seal around its perimeter. If you have moldings on the edge of the cap, remove them and you should see the tracking of the water leaks. You will also notice the edges of the cap are scalloped to allow for screws to hold and clamp the moldings against the cap. Do not add extra screws or you will have a badly cracked cap.
Has anyone checked running lights the gaskets go bad fast and water goes in behind them seal them up around light and camper, have had several of mine do that and couldn't find leak till I sealed lights. Seal everything that has a hole going thru camper, lights, speakers, awing screws, everything.
I just got off the phone with Scott Hunt from F.R. I explained my situation with the leak and he told me to email Jeff Johnson ( JJohnson@forestriverinc.com) I think he is in charge of warranties and aervjce. Maybe everyone who is still having this issue should send an email expressing their concerns. Good luck. I hope we are closer to a resolution with this.
I just spoke with my service rep. where my fiver is at in Atlanta. He said they do not see any water leaking out and they've had a bunch of rain. It appears my Eterna Bond repair on the roof where the cap meets the EPDM worked. He is going out and will raise the landing gear just to be sure though.