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Old 01-21-2022, 01:00 PM   #1
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Slight bow in roof at edge

We purchased our Freedom Express 252RBS last June. I recently noticed that there is something going on at the edge of the roof just over the slide out. There is no evidence of water intrusion inside, nor do I see any cracks, openings, etc where the "bow" is. Looks like the metal roof underneath the rubber rood membrane is pulling loose. Has anyone else seen anything like this?



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Old 01-21-2022, 02:08 PM   #2
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i don't think there's any metal under the rubber. That might be the roof sheathing coming loose. Does it move when you push on it? if it's wood it should give with decent pressure, metal would move easily
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It does move when I press down on it.
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Old 01-22-2022, 12:34 PM   #4
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There is no metal as had been said, the only metal is the edge trim which holds the roof material. Something is bulging I would take it to the dealer and get it documented while the warranty is still in effect. Let the forum know what they find.
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Old 01-23-2022, 10:37 AM   #5
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If there is water intrusion, would the warranty cover that or would the failure to keep up maintenance excuse come into play. Just curious.
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Old 01-23-2022, 11:46 AM   #6
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It shouldn't

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If there is water intrusion, would the warranty cover that or would the failure to keep up maintenance excuse come into play. Just curious.
There should be no argument that water intruded and rotted the sheathing enough that it could pull out from the screw heads. If it there were enough water to do that, the sheathing would have lost all its "spring" and would be sagging, not popping up.
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Old 02-16-2022, 08:16 PM   #7
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We dropped our 252RBS off at the dealer body shop this morning (an hour and a half away) for them to do a "diagnostic" on the roof where the roof membrane is being lifted. On the phone they said I could bring it over, they would inspect, and I would not have to leave it. That changed when I got there, so I left it. So they will do the diagnostic and submit to the factory to see if they will cover it. The way it looks to me is that it is going to eventually pull the roof membrane up enough to allow water to get in. It has already pulled up about 1/4" at the worst part. Once they do the diagnostic check I can pick up the trailer while waiting for the factory to make a decision. They said it should only be a few days to do the diagnostic, then we have to wait for the factory decision. Really hoping the factory will come through and it can get repaired before May. We have a long trip planned for May which we don't intend to miss. Now the waiting begins...
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Old 02-21-2022, 10:25 AM   #8
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Dealer still has it. Called for an update this morning and they said they have looked at it and are preparing a warranty claim. Dealer is asking for a new roof. I have also contacted the factory and the service manager there said "all they need to do is take the trim off the side and pull the side of the membrane up to gain access to the decking. Then add some screws to hold the decking down. Then they can stretch and pull the membrane back over. Using some adhesive to re-adhere it on the edges. Once the molding is replaced it will help hold it down. It should only take about 4 hours total to complete. It really is a fairly simple procedure. The whole roof membrane does not need to be replaced unless there is something we have not seen." So we'll see how it plays out. Dealer wants to keep it until they actually submit the claim, which should hopefully be today.
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Old 03-17-2022, 04:22 PM   #9
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I am dropping off the unit Monday for repair. Just removing the moulding, peeling back the roof membrane, secure the decking, glue it back down and reattach moulding. No more than a day or two or so they say. Factory said it should take around four hours so I donít expect them to keep it more two days at most. Just wish it wasnít an hour and a half to the dealer.
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