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Old 10-23-2011, 07:33 PM   #1
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Just went on our 3rd trip with our new 2011 21ss and noticed the wall above my slide. These are hard like something is protruding through the wall. Has anybody seen anything like this. Plan to bring in to my dealer but not sure If this is something forest river will have to fix. If so what is the procedure since I am in Connecticut? Thanks for any feedback.

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Old 10-23-2011, 11:32 PM   #2
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haven't ever seen pics like that, except bubbles from water intrusion.
must be something that got behind the wall paper.

should be fixable. but hard to believe that got by both the dealer and the factory.
goes to show you how bad QC has gotten.
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Old 10-24-2011, 07:12 AM   #3
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There is water getting into the walls. Suggest getting on the roof and inspect for holes in the roof material and check the caulk. As of two weeks ago this camper that i owned is now in the salvage yard.
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Old 10-24-2011, 07:30 AM   #4
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They were not there initially when we picked it up. We noticed a few spots and now it has gotten worse over time.
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Old 10-24-2011, 10:55 AM   #5
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About a 99.9% probability that it's an indication of water leaking in somewhere and migrating to that area. How do I know? Been there, done that, with the '07 Rockwoods 2604 we had before our current rig. Unit had to be returned to the factory for new roof and left side sidewall.

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Old 10-24-2011, 09:36 PM   #6
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About a 99.9% probability that it's an indication of water leaking in somewhere and migrating to that area. How do I know? Been there, done that, with the '07 Rockwoods 2604 we had before our current rig. Unit had to be returned to the factory for new roof and left side sidewall.

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So far the service at my local dealer has been awful so let's see what they say on Wednesday when I bring it in. They already replaced one of slide seals on the outside. This particular area is the wall above the slide.
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Old 10-27-2011, 12:01 AM   #8
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had this same thing happen to my 2008 roo and it slowly pushes the fiberglass on the outside out to. called forest river and they said it wasn't there problem.this was after 1 month of calling once ever two days,leaving messages,not receiveing calls back,then when i did talk too someone(once) they would not return phone calls,i could not get ahold of no one again and would only reply back by emails. which takes 24 hours for me to ask a ? and get a reply.by the end they would not take blame and told me that to make it right!!! i would have to take it to them,a 1100 mile round trip and they would fix it for 2000 dollars. would have to replace the whole wall that the slide is in. then when it was done drive the 1100 miles to pick it up.also was told that they never saw this before.but it was caused by water getting in the roof somewhere and running down the walls.Took my camper to a place here where i live at. and for 85 bucks a hour it took them 5 hours and found no leaks and was told it might be sucking up from the seal on the slide. payed over 15000 for this camper two years ago and its not worth half that if not less.insurance told me they do not cover leaking seals. good luck buddy.
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had this same thing happen to my 2008 roo and it slowly pushes the fiberglass on the outside out to. called forest river and they said it wasn't there problem.this was after 1 month of calling once ever two days,leaving messages,not receiveing calls back,then when i did talk too someone(once) they would not return phone calls,i could not get ahold of no one again and would only reply back by emails. which takes 24 hours for me to ask a ? and get a reply.by the end they would not take blame and told me that to make it right!!! i would have to take it to them,a 1100 mile round trip and they would fix it for 2000 dollars. would have to replace the whole wall that the slide is in. then when it was done drive the 1100 miles to pick it up.also was told that they never saw this before.but it was caused by water getting in the roof somewhere and running down the walls.Took my camper to a place here where i live at. and for 85 bucks a hour it took them 5 hours and found no leaks and was told it might be sucking up from the seal on the slide. payed over 15000 for this camper two years ago and its not worth half that if not less.insurance told me they do not cover leaking seals. good luck buddy.
How old was yours when this happened?
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