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reddolphin1969

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Posted: 01/08/18 08:40am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I have a 2016 Forest River Salem Hemisphere lite I purchased new in June of 2016. I have only gotten to use the unit 4 times in the 18 months that I have owned it. I was up on roof cleaning it one day and noticed that there was a gap along the seam were the roof and the wall meet. I was wondering if anyone else has had this issue. It was sent back to Forest River to be repaired, only to find out that there was a 1/4 inch gap that ran all the way down the whole side of the trailer.

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Gap should have been caulked with self levelling sealant. That is FR's baby, not yours. I bet the underlayment is rotted and possibly the actual frame too.


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Posted: 01/08/18 09:51am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Is it at Forest River now? Did they fix it and send it back? Did it happen again?


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As I've said before, if cars were made like RV's we would laugh and not buy them. Good Luck.


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Yes Forest river tried to fix it. Came back with big giant bubbles in the lament on roof.

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Time to give it back to them. This may require legal intervention if they can't fix it like new.

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I'm giving it back

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