bh183, i moved your post to the Roo section here at FRF.
there are many posts on your issue. read thru the posts here and on the Shamrock section, since the Shamrock is a twin of the Roo.
who did you contact at FR, because i've never heard that statement about seal life being 18 months.
i've had my Roo for nearly 5 years and my seals are still good.
leaks can be caused by a number of reasons. canvas caught in seals when closing up, rain leaking thru the clearance lights above the bunk door, bad seals are a few.
year of your 183 and pics would help.
did you purchase the 2nd year of the FR warranty?
and Zoe the Wonder Dog(R.I.P.)
'07 Roo 23SS pushing an '07 Chevy Avalanche
Equalizer WDH and Prodigy BC