I am considering buying a 2016 Flagstaff 625d. During inspection I saw the side of the roof isn't fully smooth. Is this normal? Also the lower front corner on drivers side can be pushed in a little. Is this evidence of water damage or just the seals just giving away?
I don't want to do any roof work so should I just walk away from this one?
Dan-Retired California Firefighter/EMT
and Zoe the Wonder Dog(R.I.P.)
2016 PrimeTime TracerAIR 255, pushing a 2014 Ford F150 SCREW XTR 4x4 3.5 Ecoboost w/Max Tow Package
4pt Equal-i-zer WDH and 1828lbs of payload capacity
Replacing the side boards yourself is around $450 proposition buying them from the forest river including shipping.
The question is, can you get a FANTASTIC deal with that damage worth you doing that work (assuming you want to) ?
The sideboards are particle board so they will ripple like that at the drop of the hat with some water infiltration. The rest is good, solid material not likely to get ruined by a little water infiltration.
I have done this repair and know what it takes. Mostly it happens because the sealant fails at the roofline along that corner metal strip or the rubberized end caps. Water gets under that and in to the edge of the particle board and poof....