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Old 02-01-2020, 10:30 PM   #1
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New FR Vibe with roof wrinkle

I just bought my Vibe TT. The snow finally melted and I got a good look at the roof. I discovered a wrinkle across the roof. Is this an issue?

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Old 02-02-2020, 09:22 AM   #2
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a wrinkle in itself is not a real problem provided it does not continue to grow.
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Old 02-02-2020, 09:29 AM   #3
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My roof looks just like that at each roof seam. I was told by manufacturer through dealer that this is not a problem. I was skeptical, but after 2 seasons, there is no change, so I'm not too concerned about it anymore.

I try to take good care of the roof, keep the ripples clean and avoid stepping on them.

Here is the thread I started when I first saw the wrinkles in my roof - http://www.forestriverforums.com/for...of-155699.html

I'm NOT saying it is or is not a problem. Just sharing my experience.
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Old 02-02-2020, 10:55 AM   #4
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My roof looks just like that at each roof seam. I was told by manufacturer through dealer that this is not a problem. I was skeptical, but after 2 seasons, there is no change, so I'm not too concerned about it anymore.

I try to take good care of the roof, keep the ripples clean and avoid stepping on them.

Here is the thread I started when I first saw the wrinkles in my roof - http://www.forestriverforums.com/for...of-155699.html

I'm NOT saying it is or is not a problem. Just sharing my experience.
So far I only have the one and it runs along a seem of the underlayment. I hope you guys are right and it's not an issue. There is a palm sized area at the opposite end in the pic(out of frame) that is loose from the underlayment. I have a repair pending for a damaged cabinet found during the walk through. I'll bring it up then and see what the service department says.
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Old 02-02-2020, 02:23 PM   #5
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There is huge vacuum on the trailer roof at highway speeds which can pull the roofing material from the sheathing. EPDM roofing material is bonded to the sheathing with contact cement. Wrinkles can appear when the material sticks before it's pulled taut--just like when taping a package for shipping. You can assume that both sides are bonded well and are secure.

Bubbles are another case. If the roofing has started to pull away, more could do so at highway speeds. Keep a close eye on it and if it grows, get it fixed.
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Old 02-02-2020, 05:40 PM   #6
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We have a 2019 CC 36ck2 and have wrinkles at most of the roof plywood seams, when checking on the roof I walk over the wrinkles, if the roof is really warm I will step on them and press them down. If the glue gets hot it will stick again. Not a permanent solution but helps from them growing.
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Old 02-02-2020, 06:18 PM   #7
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I have a correction. Upon further review.... we have multiple flags on the roof. Every seem has the ripple, just not as bad as the one I posted. There are more loose areas where it looks like adhesion failed or was never made. I also discovered a pinhole.
I'm feeling less and less satisfied with my purchase.

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