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Old 04-26-2010, 06:35 PM   #1
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I have a 8313. The appears to be a leak near the dining slid out. It is causing dimples on the inside and bubbles in the fiberglass exterior. Its out of warranty but the dealer spoke with the manufacturer and it is going to be repaired at the factory. Anyone else have such a problem.
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Old 04-26-2010, 06:56 PM   #2
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It seems like here lately there are more threads about all kinds of bubbles poping up......What's going on?
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Old 04-26-2010, 07:12 PM   #3
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It seems like here lately there are more threads about all kinds of bubbles poping up......What's going on?
Someone had mentioned a problem with a batch of bad glue or something. Fleetwood went through this in the early 90's where their lamination process got fouled up and they sent a lot of RVs out the door that came apart later on. Glad to hear that FR is taking care of this one.
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I have a 8313. The appears to be a leak near the dining slid out. It is causing dimples on the inside and bubbles in the fiberglass exterior. Its out of warranty but the dealer spoke with the manufacturer and it is going to be repaired at the factory. Anyone else have such a problem.
I have been posting under "Delamination Problem" hoping it might help those who run across a similar problem. My problem was exactly as you described. The dealer said the area around the slideout has most problems. If you run the palm of your hand over the wall you will probably feel that the wall has swelled due to the styrofoam insulation getting wet. The hard bumps are also a sign of water in the walls.

I was told by my dealer there was a batch of bad glue that FR used. They can tell if your tt was made during the time period they used the bad glue by the tt's vin. If it was, FR will fix the problem.

Check your other sidewall closely. More than likely you will find the same problem. They are replacing both sides on my tt. I believed they were probably manufactured at the same time, with the same bad glue, so my dealer and I inspected the other sidewall closely and found delamination there as well.

FR picked up my tt at the dealership on March 26th. They said it would take 2 weeks. I was told last thursday they are scheduled to deliver the tt by the end of this week. That makes it a full 5 weeks since they picked it up.

Hope this info helps and good luck.
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Old 04-26-2010, 08:45 PM   #5
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There is another 8313 owner who has been on here and the rig is currently at the factory having the problems repaired. I too have an 8313 with some leaking problems, but so far mine is confined to the bathroom area. I plan to contact Forest River to see if mine may qualify for repair before I haul it to the dealer. I know someone who has had their 8317 less than a year and they have water cascading into the clothes closet in the bedroom. A bunch of leaky TT's!!
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Do you know which FR factory was effected (or maybe INFECTED) by the bad glue gremlins? I had an issue wherein the metal actually expanded and bowed out a portion. My trailer is an east coast only model and was built there but the Rialto (Calif) factory fixed it and really treated me right.
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grandpaofthree,
You can contact FR about the problem, but they probably are going to tell you to take it to the dealer so the dealer can inspect the tt and take pictures.
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I'm not positive, but believe mine was built in Indiana. That's where they replaced the sides as well. Glad to hear they took good care of you.

It's nice that we have a manufacturer like Forest River that will address the problem and take care of it.
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Just curious, does FR deal with 2nd owners in such a way (fixing out of warranty) or only original owners typically?
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I don't know, but you could give them a call to see what they have to say.
I was told by my dealer back in 2006 when I had my problems that this is something that they see with units that are 10 years old, but with the way things are done now it seems to be happing more often, mine happen after 8 days of ownership.
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Old 05-22-2010, 10:12 PM   #10
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Our 8313 has been to factory and back

We to had water issues in our back slide, the dealer replaced the slide in March of 2009. By May the blisters were back. Called the dealer again and this time FR said they wanted it back at the factory. They picked it up in February 2010 and had it little over 2 weeks. Got it back and they replaced both outside walls of the TT and also put a new roof on. On top of that they fixed a lot of "little" things that were in need of repair. So far all is good and no water coming in.
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