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Old 09-27-2012, 04:05 PM   #81
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Wow... What an ordeal. Sorry for you that you are having to deal with it. Plus missed out on any camping before the season pretty much wrapped up. That stinks...
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Old 09-27-2012, 05:45 PM   #82
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Hi newbold1 - that is the kicker of it all... We had a RV transport company pick it up from the factory in July to meet us halfway. We had the trailer back in Aug and while we were camping started noticing sore throats and sinus issues and discovered the factory actually used some of the original moldy wood and put it back into the trailer or worked around some of the moldy wood. Plus some other defects like no running water due to a kinked fresh water hose they put in. We are now trying to get them to finish what they started or why did we send it down and pay for it to come back? So much wasted time and money on this trailer.
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Old 09-27-2012, 06:35 PM   #83
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It is not acceptable by any standards. I see some peoples are more lucky than the others for doing the repairs properly under the warranty. I was one of the lucky ones for all the majors issues on my trailer with 2 complete floors replaced with new ones, a new complete back wall, 2 front luggages doors and 2 trips to the factory in Indiana. After all this I can say that I am happy with my trailer now but what about the stress I went through and the time I loss my trailer for the repairs!!!!!
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Old 09-27-2012, 08:05 PM   #84
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Yes they did quite a lot of work on ours too with floor, cabinets etc... So why leave some of the rotten material or use it and send it back to us that way. We are in BC Canada so it is a very long way to Indiana. Originally they said they weren't going to do anything more at all and it sounds like our dealer got them to reconsider. Yes a lot of stress, sleepless nights worrying and I still pay for it every month to the bank. The reason we didn't notice the mold smell at first was they had put on new bunk ends and there was a strong canvas smell for the first few weeks and also camping Oceanside we had fresh air.
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Old 10-05-2012, 06:04 PM   #85
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I've been watching this thread very closely as I also have the newer bunk end design. No leaks at this point, but you can bet your ass that i'll be moding the adjustable bar that attaches to the bunk end U-bar.

Any updates?
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Old 10-05-2012, 07:54 PM   #86
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Just got back from 5 nights out, 2 nights with rain. 2012 Roo19. No leaks on front bunk. Haven't used the back one, no leaks there with it closed. I did notice that the black rubber gasket they glued to the opening that the bunk door closes onto isn't the straightest job in the world.
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Old 10-05-2012, 07:59 PM   #87
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Update on my trailer is the dealer and FR won't take any further action to finish what was started with the moldy wood. So even though the factory worker blatantly put back wood with black mold on it and worked around other rotten wood we are stuck with it and have to pay a restoration company or RV specialist to take things apart again and finish the job. Every Roo owner watch your bunk ends. Ours leaked while closed and others are leaking while the tent ends are out. Check for rusty screws. I wish I had noticed that sooner, watch the hinge and make sure the gutters are not sitting flush in line with the bunk door seals. We are an example of spending a huge amount of money and camping 2 summers before losing the trailer to water and then mold damage.
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Old 10-05-2012, 10:41 PM   #88
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Just got back from 5 nights out, 2 nights with rain. 2012 Roo19. No leaks on front bunk. Haven't used the back one, no leaks there with it closed. I did notice that the black rubber gasket they glued to the opening that the bunk door closes onto isn't the straightest job in the world.
These threads on leaking bunks really pushed me away from Forest River Products...sorry for your troubles maybe someday they will come around..
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Old 10-06-2012, 12:34 AM   #89
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Yes I hope that other owners will keep checking things and notice things. It was our second FR product but the travel trailer is a lot different than the Rockwood pop up we had. That thing leaked on our first trip out that should have have been a red flag to not buy another trailer from the same brand.
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Old 10-06-2012, 12:35 AM   #90
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Rockfordroo - watch that black seal that they glued on.... Ours was also starting to come off.
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