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Old 04-06-2017, 08:28 AM   #1
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PDI Roof

This is my fourth new trailer and u always learn something new . But this one I can not believe it left the factory like this . On my ordered 2017 Flagstaff 25BRDS I have 3 holes. Tears , in the roof that they cover up with dicor . Now it was my fault for not catching on the PDI and lesson learned so if you are picking up a new forest river trailer look over the roof . I will be getting a new roof soon and Hope for the best . I have been reading a lot on this forum and the build Quality is getting poor . Check everything before you pay for the trailer . If I had seen this before I paid , I would have passed on this trailer . I hope this helps someone.


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Old 04-06-2017, 08:54 AM   #2
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For a real eye opener about RVs, the mfgs, suppliers, dealers, etc., read the series of downward trend articles at rvdailyreport.com.

Be sure to keep in mind that you (probably, like 99%) have no recourse via lemon laws in regards to the home portion of your rv.

In general, you are better off if you treat your new rv like a used rv AND do a used PDI even to the point of having professionals go over your unit, as in a mechanic and a chassis guy if a MH and an rv inspector and water leak evaluator for the roof, and evaluate chassis rust, etc.

NOTE: if I were you I would have a water damage determination made on your roof as it is likely you already have water damage. Recently, I saw a new trailer on a lot that had leaked during a recent rain storm.
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Old 04-06-2017, 09:21 AM   #3
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Confession... We got our trailer in Nov. 2016... It was cold(Ohio), wind blowing and light rain during the PDI. We had driven(I) appr. 18 hrs. straight and I "glanced" on the roof and "trusted" the salesman. I saw them inspecting the roofs and it looked like they knew and cared about the outcome. I did ask the PDI person about the roof and he said he had personally inspected the roof and at that point in my life I trusted him/them. It all worked out.

Sorry for your experience. One would think there would be pride in workmanship...
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Old 04-06-2017, 09:24 AM   #4
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Still hard to believe these units are allowed to leave the factory like that, and dealers except them ! Maybe if the dealers would refuse the damaged units, I t would force the factory to spend more time on quality, and quality control !

I will be spending time looking over our ordered unit, and flying home without it if it is damaged in anyway ! If I wanted a used unit, I would have purchased a used unit !
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Old 06-24-2017, 01:46 AM   #5
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Bummer, those holes are huge. I bought the 25brds and so far so good. Only minor fix on interior lighting wiring. The exterior storage door locks are finicky but I presume they will get easier as they wear. Aside from that all seems to be good.
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