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Old 07-28-2013, 08:46 PM   #1
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Delamination on new Salem

Went to buy the NEW 2013 forest river 5 th this weekend. One of the rear side panels hat 3 bubbles biggest one 6 inches long all about 3 inches wide They said they could repair it with fiberglass repair .any opinions getting a super big discount
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pass and wait for another.
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Old 07-28-2013, 08:50 PM   #3
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Old 07-28-2013, 09:37 PM   #4
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Delamination on new 5er

There are plenty of new 2013 Forrest 5th wheels available out there why buy one with a problem
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Old 07-28-2013, 09:51 PM   #5
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I'd pass, too!

But, just out of curiosity, how much of a discount?
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Old 07-28-2013, 09:58 PM   #6
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Went to buy the NEW 2013 forest river 5 th this weekend. One of the rear side panels hat 3 bubbles biggest one 6 inches long all about 3 inches wide They said they could repair it with fiberglass repair .any opinions getting a super big discount
If it really is delamination, the only proper repair is replacement of the entire rear panel. I don't understand why the dealer isn't sending it back to the factory instead of offering it for sale!

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I'm with Dave. Wondering why the dealer is even offering. I've seen them fix the delam walls at the factory, which just consists of them reskinning the exterior panel after replacing any damaged structure or insulation. They do good work, but no way I'd want it. If It were my unit, owned it for a long while and loved it, I'd consider a repair. New on the lot, it'd have to be free before I'd take it with delam. RUN. Plenty more out there.
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Run Forest Run!

Dave is right, the only way to really "fix" a de-lim is replacement...
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Old 07-29-2013, 08:01 AM   #9
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Thanks for input ,it was drive out $3000 cheaper than the (wholesalers) and $5000 cheaper than the best price in Florida
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Run Forest Run!

Dave is right, the only way to really "fix" a de-lim is replacement...
I agree with Dave on moving onto the next trailer and wonder the same thing why the dealer is leaving it sit on the lot and not returning it to have the wall replaced. Is the dealer hoping that a potential buyer doesn't see it to get a sale?
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