Thanks for the feedback guys.
The 'ripples' are hard. Can't push them in or anything. I think the pebbled part is a fiberglass layer as I've seen videos where they show the roofs on these things going through big rollers to have the adhesives pressed. My guess is as it was going through the roller, one of the layers got a kink in it and cause the ripples.
Thankfully I've got a 5 year warranty so if there is pushback I can keep an eye on it for a few seasons and if a non-cosmetic issue such as leaking, cracks etc. does develop I'll certainly qualify for a replacement. Frankly, I'm not fond of the idea of some mechanic or mechanics replacing the top on my camper (have a feeling further issues would arise).
I'm taking this weekend to get it nice and clean and will call on Monday to schedule an appointment to take it in. I'll give them the list and go from there. I spoke to them about the heater in between trips and they said they should only need it for a week for that - but we were between trips and didn't expect to need it so I elected to wait.
It is interesting the lack of craftsmanship that's put into these things. Nothing like my Toyota 4Runner that was built in Japan by some anal Japanese factory worker. Not a rattle in that thing after 140k miles.
I've lactated several screws and fasteners on this camper. Also used some black touch up paint on several places on the frame that have flash rust on welds etc.
There's probably something to be said for the extra cost of one of the smaller manufacturers such as Alto or Cricket trailers.
They cost more than these pop ups but you get what you pay for eh?
We do like this pop up though. For the money it's been a great adventure rig. It would be so easy and add so little cost for the manufacturer to do a few things right at the factory though - such as vacuuming out the sawdust and chips as they go, using good fasteners, covering electrical wires (as posted above) etc.
Will followup as the story unfolds.