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Old 06-25-2015, 05:31 AM   #1
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Dent in roof from dicor?

I am set to purchase my first travel trailer, a 2013 kodiak 290bhsl, and it has a dent in the front roof section. The dealer said it was from the dicor needed to be redone and something about water getting in. Is this an actual thing? I didn't see any water damage inside. Are there any major concerns I should be looking for?
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I would think as long as the membrane is not damaged, it shouldn't leak,but there has to be damage the the roof sheeting. If it's at a dealer, i would want it fixed to my satisfaction before purchase.
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Thanks for the reply. Dealer said they were going to redo the dicor. Trailer is on consignment to them. Just trying to make sure this all makes sense and I'm not diving into some below the surface mess.
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Old 06-25-2015, 06:47 AM   #4
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Take pictures and post them. The sealant can have dents and holes but the roof shouldn't.
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Old 06-25-2015, 07:27 AM   #5
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Does the roof on the Kodiak have s flat or curved roof? The Kodiak's are the same as the Aerolites. Both Dutchman products, just different trim. The hybrids will have flat roofs, where as the regular tt's will have curved roofs for the ducted AC. If this at all looks like a repair from say a tree branch fell on the roof, any "repair" especially if it broke thru the rubber roof material is never going to be as secure (water tight) as original. Simple as that. If it involves you climbing on the roof and seeing for yourself what might have caused this repair.

I have a 2013 Aerolite, now in its 4th season. I clean and inspect the roof at least every 3 months. I have applied a few small "dabs" of Dicor caulk here or there is any spot that even has a 1 in a 1000 chances of becoming a leak. Water intrusion is your RV's worst enemy.

So I would fully inspect that repair before proceeding in offering to buy the unit.
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Old 06-25-2015, 11:34 AM   #7
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Not sure what that damage is. Doesn't look like impact. More rippling or bubbling.
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Old 06-25-2015, 11:40 AM   #8
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Looks like a tree limb got to it or something fell on it.
I'd tell the dealer to fix it like new or goodbye.
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Dent from dicore? That doesn't make sense.. photos appreciated.
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Is the nose fiberglass or aluminum ? Looks like the damage is on the nose, not the roof . Where does the nose transition to the roof membrame ?
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Dicor has nothing to do with that. Dicor is on the roof. It's been impacted or rippled from water, aka delamination.
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Let's put it this way, those blemishes are not factory.
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Run......... Fast.......! That whole front section needs to be replaced at the factory. It's a vacuum-bonded unit that's most likely a fiberglass-luan/foam/luan sandwich bonded over aluminum framing. It's the front cap, not the roof. It's de-bonded inside and I'm not sure it can be fixed at the dealer...
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Need better pictures, looks to me something impacted it, from what i see a tree or pole ?????
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