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Old 09-15-2010, 12:58 PM   #11
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It seems to me if your camper is new and you have a one year warrenty then evey thing should be covered including the caulk. If the caulk is failing then there could be a chance that there is a bad shipment of caulk being used if it last only three months or it is old stock and may have a shelf live but one will never know.
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Old 09-15-2010, 03:15 PM   #12
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You would think the caulking would be covered but it's not covered at all. The factory doesn't even warrenty it while it's on the dealer lot. The dealer is responsible for the caulking while it's on the lot waiting to be sold. This is what I was told. If a new trailer suffers water damage while on the lot and it's determined to be the caulk at fault the dealer will have to pay for the repair. Again this is what I am told by the dealer.

It does seem like a very high quality caulk. I think the warping is what caused my issue. I suspect if it hadn't warped it would have held for a long time.

My trailer is at a storage lot a long ways from home (HOA won't allow it at the house ) but if I make it up there I will snap some pictures.
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Old 09-16-2010, 08:22 AM   #13
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Here is some pictures of the warping...
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Old 09-16-2010, 10:43 AM   #14
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Take Mike's (Milzat) advice. Take lots of pictures before and after. Send a copy to the dealer and Forest river and save every piece of correspondence about it in a safe location. If you RV develops problems stemming from this later on, you'll need evidence to support your case.

Don't take this the wrong way, because most likely everything will be fine. It's just a precaution in case.

I had a good friend who's motto was "It's better to have it and not need it than to need it and not have it."
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Old 09-16-2010, 02:28 PM   #15
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Caulk is used to seal not to keep thing from warping, maybe when the sky light was installed they forgot to put a part on the edge of the sky light to keep it flate then seal it with caulk. Just a thought....
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Old 09-19-2010, 09:27 AM   #16
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Yep, that is the failure of the skylight, and NOT the caulk! take it back and demand that they fix it. and send a pic to Forest River so they know that they have an issue with the supplier of their skylights. this is a simple repair for the dealer and FR to do and it will keep a customer happy. by doing and saying what they have done so far, has created 2 pages for thousands of people to see how much they don`t care about the customer.
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Old 10-05-2010, 04:52 PM   #17
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Thought I would give a quick update. The dealer fixed the leak with no cost to me. They were done in just a few hours. I thought they handled the entire process well.
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Old 10-05-2010, 06:14 PM   #18
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Glad it went smooth for you, so what did they do to fix the problem? Could you post some pic of the repair?
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Old 10-07-2010, 04:07 PM   #19
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According to the work order they replaced the butyl tape and resealed with white lap sealant. It looks great and should do the trick.
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Old 10-08-2010, 07:28 AM   #20
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Looks like the same fix on my 2604. I was up on the roof yesterday installing vent covers and the repair is holding just fine. Later,
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