Originally Posted by bmurf
I was able to remove the oven vent from the rear of the camper and most of the screws were rusted and zero caulk around it. It appears that the delamination started right there!
Why would FR do such a poor job? They relied solely on a 1/2Ē wide strip of foam around the vent to seal out the water.
So for th time being I used butal tape to refastened the vent then a bead of 100% silicon caulk around the vent.
Forest River used to be known as a good manufacturer. There was a in depth report local Elhardt TV News Report of piece work employees being high on crack, pot or anything while they go fast and get out of work early. This is not your typical FR employee but some need to take recreational drugs.
If all RV manufacturers eliminate piece work the quality would improve immensely.
Higher end coaches are often better quality but still shake my head at some of the things I see.
I would email the division that made your trailer with the VIN and register a complaint. Better yet show up to the Goshen Rally and try to get a factory appointment for wall replacement, they have a 2 year limit on repairs there. They might say original owner but might again do the right thing like they have done many times.