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Old 09-02-2014, 06:57 PM   #91
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Did anybody notice that the front caps changed design in 2012 or 2013. The new caps have less V grooves in them and I think this is what is causing the top of the new front caps to collapse, I have a 2013. 8280 diamond that was built in april 2012 and have no problem with the front cap but a friend of mine with a 2014 had his front cap collapse. F.R. should install the older model front caps to avoid this problem.
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Old 09-02-2014, 07:07 PM   #92
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Nothing to do with the collapse, but you'd think they (Rockwood / Flagstaff) would have put pieces of styrofoam that fit in the framing. Lots of gaps there.
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Old 09-03-2014, 10:32 PM   #93
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Stuffing complete. We'll see how it holds up. No problems noted from the dealer via bypass/interstate back to the storage locker.
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Old 09-04-2014, 04:04 AM   #94
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Nothing to do with the collapse, but you'd think they (Rockwood / Flagstaff) would have put pieces of styrofoam that fit in the framing. Lots of gaps there.
I agree big john, but snowsail might have a good point to being that the groves also might help. Once again a design change. What really surprises me is that it is almost only the dark color caps. I just wounder if heat is also a culprit here? But stuffing isn't the answer, they need to pull the caps and fill that whole void, like that one picture, now that was nice work. That's how they should fix them all.....
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Old 09-04-2014, 05:25 AM   #95
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Mine is headed back to the factory where they are going to replace the cap with a new one and add more foam.
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Old 09-04-2014, 02:05 PM   #96
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I contacted FR about the dents and sent pictures. Also mentioned that the dealer here wouldn't look at it any time soon. I did hear back from FR, they told me I could take it to Dallas to get it fixed or I could take care of it as a DIY. They would reimburse the money for the styrofoam and sealant. Today I bought the foam at Lowe's and now I'm trying to locate the tan Dicor lap sealant, white is easy to find but will not due. FR told me that if stuffing it with the styrofoam didn't work they would authorize a new cap. We will be leaving for a month long trip in a week so I don't want to get it tied up a some repair center for who knows how long. Here are a couple of pictures of what it looks like now, I'll post more pics showing the repaired product
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We are having ours hopefully fixed in two weeks. An important note, ours leaked
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Old 09-08-2014, 01:34 PM   #98
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Got the front cap stuffed with the Styrofoam 2 pcs 1" thick that FR recommended. Couldn't find 1" styrofoam sheets, bought a sheet of 1/2" and doubled it up. The entire job took about 4 hrs that included gathering material, tools and the tan dicor caulk that I needed. Once on the roof it took 1 1/2 hr start to finish. We will see if it holds up.
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Were did you find the tan caulking?
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