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Old 07-31-2015, 01:03 PM   #1
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Roof membrane pulled up during trip

Anyone have trouble with their roof membrane pulling up during driving? Looked like a balloon was attached to the roof driving through South Dakota last week.

I went through the roof after winter storage. No cuts or weak/missing caulking. Looks like the crosswind was creating a lift scenario and the adhesive was weak and pulled up in front of the antenna; even rippled the top leading panel. Noticed all the way down the roof rails that it had pulled up.
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Old 08-03-2015, 02:35 AM   #2
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not enough glue...seen it before. that or the talc on the rubber not wiped down before rubber applied to roof. should be a warranty item...
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Old 08-03-2015, 12:24 PM   #3
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I'm hoping it's a warranty item but the trailer is 14 months old.... I asked the dealer to submit as a roof replacement since I'm worried it stretched the material out. Waiting on Forest River's response. Dealer says it could be 3-4 weeks.
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Old 08-03-2015, 01:32 PM   #4
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you did not hear of the 2 year extended FR warranty for an additional 150 bucks??
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Old 08-04-2015, 11:37 PM   #5
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no, I did not. How does one redeem that?
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Old 08-05-2015, 10:40 AM   #6
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there have been some late comers to still acquire. work with the dealer and FR to see what can be done. i guess it is not mandated that dealers inform you of the program.
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Old 08-05-2015, 01:35 PM   #7
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I had a similar roof balloon and fixed it myself for cheap. I was well out of warranty so that wasn't an option. This is the link to my fix: Roof issue thatís become a problem
I believe its been over a year, well over 6000mls and all is good.


You could also try your insurance, could have been a "tree limb" that started the issue.


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Old 08-05-2015, 10:38 PM   #8
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Same thing happened to my 195bh Salem Cruise Lite. Roof looked like a balloon going down the highway.
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Old 08-15-2015, 05:10 PM   #9
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Similar thing happened to me after 5 months new. Dealer said send pictures, did, then they said I hadn't done the 6 month pm to check and seal caulking. I'd only had it for 5 months. Btw, caulking was fine, roof had pulled away from the roof vent, They still denied claim, fixed myself after 3 or 4 months going back and forth with the factory. Pass on the 2 year warranty, waste of money,


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Old 08-15-2015, 09:21 PM   #10
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Two year warranty
Is a MUST not a waste. We had several FR claims in the second year and FR honored them all.


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