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Old 05-24-2014, 12:01 AM   #1
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Replacing Pinch Welt on Roo Bunk Doors

Has anyone ever replaced theirs? How did you remove the old pinch welt seal and secure the new one?
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Old 05-26-2014, 07:45 PM   #2
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Dealer replaced our front bunk seal soon after purchase. They gave me enough to do the rear if ever needed. The old pulled off with a little effort and the new went on the same.
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Old 05-29-2014, 08:04 PM   #3
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Hello.
I've been through the process of replacing the pinch welt. I had leaking issues with the bunk ends of my 2010 Rockwood Roo 233S. I still feel it was a design flaw that was corrected in later models but don't hold any hope for Forest River upgrading the bunks.

At first I noticed the pinch welt seemed to be on wrong. The top did not overlap the sides to prevent water going down behind the side pinch welt.
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I also noted the frame screws for the bunk ends were protruding up and positioned along the pinch welt. This prevents a tight seal.
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I ordered the welt from Forest River direct. The old welt pulls right off and the new presses right on. You could put a sealer or gasket glue on it but I haven't seen the need. I did make sure the new top welt overlaps the sides and used silicone sealant on the corners. I replaced the existing frame screws with flat head stainless steel and used 4200 boat sealant in each hole.
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I also noticed the black rubber gasket was loose so I removed that and re-glued with that yellow gasket glue.

I replaced the black pads under the door latch hoping for a tighter seal. After a month the pads retain their shape so I don't think it helped much.

After all this, I still had leaks. Using a hose you could see the water running down the inside. I did some more searching and found a fix by another member. They made a PVC device that prevents water from reaching the top of the bunk ends. I built the same and it has solved my problem. My trailer was covered this winter but uncovered in the spring and has sat during numerous rain storms. The mattress have remained dry with no sign of water.
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Old 05-29-2014, 10:14 PM   #4
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Thanks, FourWheelers. I have exactly the same problem with the screw heads in the bed door frame.
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I also added a rain gutter above the side bunk to hold the Pipe. For some reason Forest River failed to put a gutter to keep water away from the bunk end seal.
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Thanks, FourWheelers!
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FourWheelers did you use two 10' lengths of 2" SCH 40 PVC pipe like pixleys did in this thread?

Bunk end water fix...cheap!

I tried to use a foam rubber weatherstripping over the frame screws but I can't find anything thin enough. I need something about 1/8" x 1-1/4" to work.
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Itat: I needed three lengths of 2" PVC. I attached another rain gutter over my third bunk.

As for the weather stripping, I didn't use any over the frame screws. I replaced the screws with stainless steel using white marine caulk in the holes. There is still a slight gap between the pinch welt at the top but this pipe device prevents any water from getting on the seal and leaking through.
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Old 06-14-2014, 06:48 PM   #10
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I've been told by 2 people that in order to get the door frame screws more square I should drill out the screw holes a bit to accept screws one size larger and replace the stock screws with bigger screws. Did you have to do that? Obviously you have the same issue with the frame screws not being drilled square to the frame.
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