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Old 12-24-2015, 09:37 AM   #61
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What were some of there recommendations? I'll let you know if I had any luck with them.
They recommended that I caulk/seal every seam on the front cap no matter what it looks like. They even suggested that I caulk the gasket going underneath the cap where the 5th wheel is. This is going to be a big job that I will start as soon as the weather clears up. I do think that I got the major leak fixed with the two lower marker lights. I completely removed both of them and caulked behind them then I caulked the screws when I re-installed the lights. Then I caulked completely around the lights including the lenses. This seem to help the overall leak problem.
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Old 12-28-2015, 08:35 PM   #62
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Update on my repair. I checked yesterday and had a small amount of water in the cap. I went up the roof today and looked at my cap where it attached to the side. On the curb side the first 12" was separating from the caulk. I removed the caulk and re-caulked it about 16". Did both sides as a preventative. I will check this weekend once the rain stops to see if I cured the issue, again.
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Old 12-29-2015, 08:18 AM   #63
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I still have a leak problem. Last Saturday I got my ladder out and I sealed every place on the front cap of my camper. I sealed every light and every gasket. I sealed every joint and anything that even looked like it has ever been caulked before. I used almost two full tubes of silicon caulking. Last night we got an inch of rain and then this morning when I checked the camper there is still water coming out of the front cap. This is getting ridiculous. I do not know what else to do to this camper. I have contacted the factory but I don't think that they can do much except to tell me it is my problem. What a bummer.
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Old 12-29-2015, 09:01 AM   #64
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Dakota,
I sure hope your comment of using "silicone caulking" on your roof seams was a generic term and that you actually used a lap sealant instead. I would never go near my roof with silicone caulking.

Dicor EDPM lap sealant for EDPM roofs and Dicor Ultra or Alpha brand sealant for TPO roofs. These are the sealants used in OEM applications.
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I just added 22 clearance lights to the front cap....I've run wiring and coax to inside cap then into pass-thru.....there isn't anything glued to inside of cap, and the way this one is, if there was a leak, it would drain into storage compartment.....I have no water gett'n in, but can't see what harm it'll cause in the pin box area.......might drill 2 1/4" holes in pin box area for drains, and granted, no wants leaks, but if the top of cap is sealed and marker lights with Dicor, there's no other place for it to get in. PS.... I bought a roll of bytul (spell.) tape to add to the backs of factory clearance lights and such,for added protection
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Dakota......whats the first thing on your roof....head'n back from cap seam?
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Old 12-29-2015, 05:48 PM   #67
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I sure hope your comment of using "silicone caulking" on your roof seams was a generic term and that you actually used a lap sealant instead. I would never go near my roof with silicone caulking.

Dicor EDPM lap sealant for EDPM roofs and Dicor Ultra or Alpha brand sealant for TPO roofs. These are the sealants used in OEM applications.
No, I used Eternabond tape with the Dicor self-leveling caulking on the roof seam. I only used Silicone caulking on the sides of the trailer and the lights and stuff like that.
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Old 12-29-2015, 05:50 PM   #68
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Dakota......whats the first thing on your roof....head'n back from cap seam?
I will have to look tomorrow but I think that it is the AC unit for the bedroom. Why?
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I was up on the roof of the camper looking for the leak and I noticed the the roof appears to be separating on the outside corners. I took some pictures of the problem and sent it to the FR factory rep and he contacted me today to let me know that this was just cosmetic and that it presented no problem and that FR was not going to do anything to repair the problem. I don't agree with this but I don't know what to do about it at this point. I still have not found where the water is getting into the front cap and not it appears that the roof is separating. I am beginning to lose confidence in FR and their customer service.
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Old 01-04-2016, 07:18 PM   #70
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Dakota, my roof edges have also "popped" up. My dealer said it is the plastic edging and will hurt anything. They also tried to get FR to correct the issue but they would not.

Love my fiver and overall very pleased except with the water issues we're having. I'm too the point of drilling small drain holes under the cap and be done with it.

No one else has my layout so I have to keep my unit. In 3-5 years we trading to a DP or Super C and someone can deal with the water then.
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