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Old 10-24-2010, 02:41 PM   #1
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Piece of junk ? I think so ...

Today I took my trailer from storage to adjust my brake controller. I was having a nice and easy day. After adjusting the controller I came home to grab a quick bite and to drop it back at the storage facility later today.

When I get into the trailer, there was water everywhere ..... The slidout weather stripping got accumulated water at their bottom on both sides of the slideout and as I drove water came out gushing. I used two rolls of paper towel to clean it up.


I believe I found where at the top water is getting ins sealed them with lates permanently flexible sealant which I used succesfully on my tent trailer before.

An small area on the floor got water damage alrady, I am trying to dry the wood which got wet so that it gets hopefully abck to its normal shape.

With all the problems I had with this trailer, I regret that I purchased a surveyor ! I would not recommend this brand to anyone ....

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Old 10-24-2010, 05:35 PM   #2
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Is it still under warranty?
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Old 10-24-2010, 06:49 PM   #3
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Since I purchased it in US and imported to Canada, the dealer here does not want to even look at it without a hefty inspection fee. And they are not obligated to look according to FR. So the warranty at this time is a moot point. Most probably I am on my own with a leaky brand new trailer.
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Old 10-24-2010, 07:17 PM   #4
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Sorry to hear about your troubles. Our Surveyor has been awesome. Go figure . . . . .
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Old 10-24-2010, 07:44 PM   #5
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The dealer has no responsibility to service any unit, but if it is under warranty Forest River does. I would call Forest River and check it out. Your US dealer may also be able to help you. I bought a unit in the US and the dealer (RVWholesalers) looked after me quite well.

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Old 10-24-2010, 08:10 PM   #6
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Is the leak from the top to the slide? Had a leak on our Rockwood 2605 with the 'above the floor' slide...wonder if it's similiar.

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The water has accumulated at the bottom of the gasgets of the slide, on the inside side. So it is not entering from the top of the slide open area, it is finding its way into the gasget itself, I assume from the corners as they were the only opening I could find, and then just pools at thr bottom of the gasget. When it overfills or the trailer moves it pours out .... I was adjsuting my brakes today and braked harshly couple of times, otherwise I would never ever find out that there was water inside the gasget

I will take better pictures tomorrow showing the area more clearly.
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Old 10-24-2010, 09:24 PM   #8
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Is the outside bottom flange of the slide making good contact with the bottom seal? Good idea to check the gap between the outer flange of the slide and the outside wall...the gap should be relatively even. The outer flange should also be compressing the outer gasket around the full perimeter to the slide opening.

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Old 10-24-2010, 10:29 PM   #9
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It seems to be sealing just fine, seems to be being the key word I guess I am pretty careful about checking how the slide sits both when it is in and out, and every time I checked I hadn't seen anything to be suspicious of.

If it is letting water in while it is closed I will knwo for sure tomorrow as it is raining right now and will keep raining. Where it accumulates it is impossible for it to run away without be flipping the gasget outside.
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Old 11-15-2010, 09:26 PM   #10
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Just an update .. got it from the dealer, supposedly it was fixed. It is still leaking .... I am disgusted with the quality ! I regret that I purchased this unit. 4 months in, used only twice and leaks and all Forest River says is I should not have imported it to Canada and I should take it back to where I bought it from, 550 miles away .... I guess their trailers leak when they cross the border and don't if they don't cross the border !

Way to ignore your responsibilities and your customers Forest River !
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