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Old 01-03-2015, 10:16 PM   #11
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Post pictures if you can, but if it is delamination, the easiest repair is a complete bunk door replacement. Been there, done that.
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Old 01-03-2015, 10:22 PM   #12
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What do you mean by "compression"?
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Old 01-03-2015, 10:47 PM   #13
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Fedrocker, just so we know what version of the bunks you have, is your canvas permanently attached to the doors or do you have the bungee cords?
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Old 01-03-2015, 11:10 PM   #14
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I have the bungees - just stepped outside and I can't believe water could pool near those hinges - but I believe you all with experience. I'll post pics tomorrow.

No water is inside. Phew.
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It's very common. Your only protection is the white "pinch welt" seal along the edges of the doors and then the black rubber seal beyond that. If water finds its way in, it can sit on the bottom door frame behind the hinge and then wick up into the door causing the glue that holds the fiberglass skin to let go and you get the wavy look.
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Old 01-04-2015, 04:20 AM   #16
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What do you mean by "compression"?
i assume you're asking me.
the bunk door seals, like any automotive door seals, can get compressed, cracked or flattened over time and aren't able to return to their normal state.
this happens for a variety of reason, mainly by owners not taking care of them.

when you close the bunk doors, these seals get compressed, to help prevent water from getting inside the bunk door frame.

there's also silicone around the door edge, where the outside door frame is, that does the same thing. sometimes they get torn, age or they weren't done correctly at the factory. water can wick into the core of the door platform.
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Old 01-04-2015, 09:54 AM   #17
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Here is a pick of my front bunk door.
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Old 01-04-2015, 02:09 PM   #18
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It sure sounds like delamination. Definitely a problem on hybrids but while searching for a new trailer we noticed it on many brand new TTs. We had delamination on both ends of our 2010 Shamrock 23SS. It was worse in the front. Our dealer was no help. We contacted Forest River and they were very helpful. They sent us two brand new end doors with all the hardware we needed. We just had to cover the cost of shipping. My husband is very handy & with my help & the help of our son, we were able to replace both doors in one day. The front door was saturated with water. My husband said that if you contact Forest River, you get a lot more with honey than vinigar. It was so easy to replace the seals, I wish that we had done it before. We did take good care of the trailer. I loved the hybrid but we have ordered a new TT and sold our Shamrock in like new condition.

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Old 01-04-2015, 03:18 PM   #19
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Tough call for me - I believe the water got in from the tent being wet - and I had to wait until good weather to air it out - so about 3 days of water in the area - of course, had I known about this vulnerability, I would have brought a bunch of towels in the trailer, etc.

Oh well, I'm the second owner and I'm not overly positive about what Forest River will/can do for me. That said, I will use the honey approach.

Bottom line question for everyone: what is the downside of sticking it out with the same door? What will happen?
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Bottom line question for everyone: what is the downside of sticking it out with the same door? What will happen?
well, nothing as long as no one sleeps on it.
that's the downside, the door failing during the night and the sleepers waking up on the ground or the A-frame.
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