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Old 08-24-2013, 02:03 PM   #1
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Unhappy Roof / Sidewall problems on a Flagstaff 825D

My wife and I own a Flagstaff 825 that's in fairly good shape. All the floor boards and slide out plywood is in excellent shape. However, when we were camping last weekend, and went to pop-up our camper, the top part of our door tore away from the sidewall to reveal dry rot on the particle board. The whole top sidewall along the door-side of the camper is spongy, and we are assuming to be dry rotted. Does anyone know of links, videos, recommendations, etc. for doing repair on this? Trying to explore our options before taking it somewhere to get a quote for repair!

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Old 08-26-2013, 10:19 AM   #2
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Pictures would help.
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Old 08-26-2013, 10:31 AM   #3
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My wife and I own a Flagstaff 825 that's in fairly good shape. All the floor boards and slide out plywood is in excellent shape. However, when we were camping last weekend, and went to pop-up our camper, the top part of our door tore away from the sidewall to reveal dry rot on the particle board. The whole top sidewall along the door-side of the camper is spongy, and we are assuming to be dry rotted. Does anyone know of links, videos, recommendations, etc. for doing repair on this? Trying to explore our options before taking it somewhere to get a quote for repair!

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did you check the top wood all the way around? Pop-ups are known for this problem.
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did you check the top wood all the way around? Pop-ups are known for this problem.
LEAKING popups. Ones that don't have leaks are good. This is NOT a normal condition.
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They can get like this from condensation , storing and/or putting away wet. Over time rotting out under the top inside edges. First place I used to look when buying a used one. And I saw many and would just walk away.
I had several pop ups over the years and have experienced this myself.
The good one use Masonite or other water resistant material under the top edges.
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