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Old 06-23-2009, 04:45 PM   #11
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Thanks Don!
From the pictures you posted above, my door looks very similar to yours. I assume that this wouldn't covered under any type of warranty. Was yours? I just think that my rubber seal on the door itself needs to be replaced but, for some reason, the dealer seems to want to try everything else first. There is no other water damage or parts that appear to be bad, just water getting in along the top. I will get my serial # and try again to contact Greg to see if there are any parts or kits available. It just threw me for a loop when he told me to contact Surveyor when it was made by Forest River as was your Roo.

If you get it done, please post some pics.
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Old 06-24-2009, 10:18 PM   #12
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Well things went down hill today. I took the door off to install the field fix kit, pulled the bottom flange and water has been getting in there for some time. Every thing wood is destroyed.

I guess tomorrow I will dissemble the frame and see if I can rebuild the core of if I will be needing a new one.

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Old 07-02-2009, 11:09 PM   #13
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Kit on 2004 Shamrock 25BH

Hey guys. Stumbled across this site, but I have gone thru exactly what you are.

Bought our 2004 Shamrock 25BH last year, with known water damage to front bunk door. Discovered the field fix kit and ordered it, but only changed the seals. Never looked at the hinge or U-channel. Decided to buy a new front bunk core from FR as I could see the original was delaminated. Put some new seals in over the winter, and this spring took original door off and put new one on (also switched over to new locking latches rather than screw type). At one point during install, I noticed the hinge and U channel in the kit were different than on my unit, and wondered if it was supposed to be different. But the new door they sent me had the old style (correct) hinge on it, so that's what I left on.

If you have not pulled the door apart yet, I can tell you mine had a thin wood layer which was damaged, and then styrofoam between aluminum channels. I think its possible to repair the door, to cut out the wood, and use a thin sheet of aluminum or lexan to take the place of the wood. I saved my old door in case I have to do it again some day.

We've been out in the NH rains the past week, and so far so good. Its the rainiest period we have EVER camped in.

The only issue I have not solved, and its not a problem yet, is how to manage water flow on the outside channel where the tent meets the seal. It runs down and seems to be directed right into the bed core, rather than outside. I managed to pull the tent ends out enough to prevent the water from coming into the bed area, but it does not seem robust enough. If anyone has solved this, let me know!

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Old 07-03-2009, 09:36 AM   #14
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What happens when water gets in the front bunk door.



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Old 07-03-2009, 06:29 PM   #15
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That looks bad. Think you can rebuild it?
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Old 07-03-2009, 07:45 PM   #16
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Quote:
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That looks bad. Think you can rebuild it?
I got one on oder from Forest River.
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Old 07-20-2009, 06:58 PM   #17
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Well my new front bunk door came in today. Yea for me. I will be putting it on tomorrow. Now we can get back to camping.

I will be keeping an eye on this one for any water leakage. I got the new seals so maybe this will help.
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Old 08-22-2009, 11:19 AM   #18
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I had the "Bunk End Field Repair Kit" installed by my dealer. Unfortunately, they were unsuccessful. I picked up my HTT from the dealer two weeks later and it just so happens that on this day we were having thunderstorms (thankfully).

However, after my hour long ride home I was welcomed with tons of water inside. However, in defense of the "Bunk End Field Repair Kits" and Forest River, I can't honestly say if they worked or not; because it was learned that my camper is defective and the top of the camper is bowed in.

My HTT is currently at and has been at the factory for a couple of weeks. Gregg Rollins is looking into it. I have only had this HTT for two months today, and it has already been out of my possession for more than a month (between dealer and factory).

My wife and I are new to RVing and we only had a PopUp for the two years prior to this purchase (limited camping in it). We never had a problem with the PopUp.

I am torn about this defective HTT. My wife and I love the floor plan of the 21ss, but don't know if we want this defective Roo back or if we should exchange for an enclosed TT. We are concerned and scared that we could be over a thousand miles away and this happen again. My wife and I have discussed with the dealer the possibility of exchanging into a 2501ss, instead of this 21ss. Having this camper only since 06/22 and it being out of my possession longer than with me has been quite upsetting as a new trailer owner.

This particular defective HTT has exhibited water issues when raining: While setting still (closed and parked), while traveling, and with the Bunk Ends open in the camping mode.

We'll see what Forest River and Gregg Rollins proposes. Hopefully this will be a happy ending and I will have a new camper soon, to be able to have a couple of trips with my family , before the end of the season.

I hope to be able to comment and praise Forest River on here, in regards to my situation; only time will tell.

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Old 09-01-2009, 01:16 PM   #19
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Just bought a 2007 Shamrock 19 foot expandable and have the leaking front door along with the delaminating front bunk down by the hinge. I'm in the process of emailing Gregg Rollins photos and stuff. Does anybody know cost estimates of dealer installations before I drive 45 minutes to the closest dealer? I'm quite handy and have restored many portions of my house so I'm considering doing this myself. How much do the kits and door cost out of warranty?

Thanks so much for all the tips.

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Old 09-21-2009, 04:46 PM   #20
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bed end leaking

hi all i'm new to forum. just bought a 2010 shamrock 19 last friday. i was wondering if fr has made upgrades to the new modles as far as bunk leakage?

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