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Old 11-16-2010, 08:39 PM   #21
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threegr8katz ,

Not to tick you offf or anything, but you realize that this does not solve the leak issue. They are producing leaky trailers and simply routing the water outside. Water which comes into contact with wood while in that seal.

In addition to the seal leaking, I also saw the stands which hold the rollers (on which the slideout rolls in and out) leak a lot too. This mechanism is a what a shade tree mechanic would do and does not stop the leak.

We are being sold defective RV's and paying a fortune for them ! I wish everyone would check their RV's and see if the seal is leaking or if they have the water catch basin like above .....

I am so depressed .... this is so unacceptable.
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Old 11-16-2010, 09:30 PM   #22
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I am not really seeing where the water will be in contact with the wood? It is sealed up with different rubber seals and where the white one comes in side it is all rubber, that if and when full can and will in MHO drain into the provided basin, as well now that I am aware of your issues I well be on the look out for this and check these areas often. I am sorry you weren't warned of this issue, but I am sure if you had been aware of it you too would have worked around it and check them as often as necessary to avoid water build up and damage.
Unlike your TT mine is next to my house and we will have it covered with a avco cover.

The TT being right outside my home I can check on these areas anytime I want with next to no effort.

The issue is what it is. These trailers are nice, no not perfect but nice and practical for the price paid.
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Old 11-16-2010, 09:42 PM   #23
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With all due respect, you realize that, there are trailers out there which has the same cut out slides and does not leak and does not have any contraptions like you found out. They simply do not leak and they are sold for the same price.

My old trail cruiser never leaked from the slide out (Yes I checked lol) and I camped under very hard rain with it several times. So what FR doing is pushing trailers which leak out the door, and making sure you never find out it leaks because they route the leaking water outside.

We are in the same boat here, so I am not criticizing you by any means. They CAN manufacture a unit which does not leak ....It is probably not economically feasible for them. I would have gladly pay another 500-1000 for a unit which does not leak.

Please keep an eye under the roller holders in your unit as they also leak from there. It is usually too late when someone finds the effects of the leak .... My brand new trailer, I am sure is damaged already since June ...I camped two+seven+five days in it total. Few of them under heavy rain. All that water which went God knows where is not good news
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Old 11-16-2010, 09:46 PM   #24
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I hear you, I am thankful for your input. If you have a plan to pursue this further with FR let me know.
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Old 11-16-2010, 09:55 PM   #25
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I am going to call them tomorrow and ask to take the unit to their factory directly. I already tried one of their dealers and they could not fix it.

Do you want to do yourself a favor ? Tomorrow get a hose, put on a sprayer set it to shower. Set it up so that water gets high up into the air and falls onto the open slide as if it is raining. I would aim for the front part of the slide for the "rain" to fall. Never spray the slide out directly because all of them leak that way. So basically water is being thrown into the air and falls onto the slide. If you can set it on a ladder or if you have a child who can do it, get it going and after 5 minutes get inside and check the area under the rollers and the slide rails for leaks. Do not just look though, get a paper towel and touch the areas you want to be checking. If you do not find water leaking in from around the roller holders and coming through the rails, if and when we meet at a campground, I will treat you to a bunch of beer if one side does not leak I would also check the other side .... Maybe you will be lucky, I hope you will be lucky.

Do those water basins move in and out with the slide ? I am curious ....
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Old 11-16-2010, 11:16 PM   #26
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threegr8katz. Is that ocean front property made in China.
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Old 11-17-2010, 08:23 AM   #27
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Caper yours are....... Look over that dealer bought camper that you over paid for.... I am certain that you well find many many parts or parts of parts that are indead made in china.......

buy my ocean front property in Arizona and I well make sure you get a cold drink when you arrive.
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Old 11-17-2010, 08:31 AM   #28
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Goomph,

This is going to be the last thing I comment on this with you on this topic.

No the basins are fixed to be in place when the slides are out.

Don't hold your breath, that if you call upset, ranting, that FR will pay and transport your trailer back to the factory for repair, they might I say might do something if you take it there yourself but my guess is they well refer you to yet another dealer for repair.
As for the hose idea, hummmm interesting however our TT has been set up in our drive, slide out it has rained and blown very hard, no sign of water yet.... it is going to rain again today and I well check it out.
I wish you luck. perhaps you have gotten one of the few but they are out there "lemons" maybe you can file a lawsuit or higher an attorney to take action for you on this issue.
once again, thanks, I wish you luck and good day Sir
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Old 11-17-2010, 08:44 AM   #29
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Oh i see, it was already under rain. You are lucky I guess as you would notice some water coming from the sides too

And you are probably right, I might have hit one of the Friday trailers. A lawyer and courts will cost way too much for this trailer. I contacted my selling dealer again and will see where that takes me. I will probably get it fixed (if it can be) and then decide what I am going to do with it.

Thanks for your good wishes .... Best of luck to all of us RV owners with our units

I will also stop posting on this thread now. I will post what happened once something happens in an update thread.
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Old 01-25-2011, 07:41 PM   #30
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Just a feedback ..threegr8katz, your trailer is a prototype and is not in general production. It was a test batch they had to contain the water when the slide was pulled in.
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