Well, actually you did single me out, you just won't admit it because you wouldn't want to show your cronies in crime that you are man enough to admit you were wrong and being a bully. But, I will be the better person and say - fresh start.DL Rupper - 4/2/2008 8:08 PM Hey Snowbird, nobody singled you out. What difference does it make if you own a FR product and it's good. Nobody ever said your TT was bad. All I ever said was buyer beware. Meaning you could get one of the bad ones. I think a warning is in order if a product seems to be giving owners a problem and the manufacturer hasn't been helping them. Why do you care as long as your FR product has been giving you good service. Don't take it personal.
I saw some buckled panels today and decided to saw 2' of ceiling away from the wall above the slide out. I was sickened by what I saw. 12" to 18" from the outer wall up the ceiling the whole length of the main compartment was wet. The insulation was soaked. The main ceiling beams are glue laminated particle board and are all soaked like a sponge full of water.fishermanmalloy - 6/3/2007 6:44 PM
I have a 2001 Forest River Sierra and have just discovered a massive roof leak. According to several other replies, this is an on-going problem. From what I've been told, the travel trailers from 1999 to 2002 have a vinly roof with a wicking underneath the vinyl. The top rails were not sealed at the factory which caused water to seep into the wicking and absorb like a sponge. My roof has water damage about 8" wide from the front to the back on both sides. The ceiling insulation is so wet you can ring it out.
Can anyone who has had the same problem tell me what happened and if they were able to resolve it?
I cannot believe in this day and age companies can turn out this poor quality crap. After looking at some Sportsman, Jaco and others, The roof construction and caulking caulk is similar to mine. I see no reason to go down this path again. There is one point I will make about the trailer. I and the previous owner have kept up with the inspection and roof repairs where necessary every year. Eternabond is what I used to properly seal the roof vents, skylights, and other penetrations. I wish all companies would use this stuff from the beginning instead of the cheap crap that looks like someone bought from Menards.Grandview Trailer Sa - 6/30/2008 9:38 PM
You say that this will be your last trailer. I hope you mean that this will be your last Forest River. Sorry to hear of your troubles, and I hope you don't give up RV'ing because of one trailer.
It is still one of the cheaper ways for a family to vacation and enjoy life.