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Old 07-08-2014, 01:14 AM   #1
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Roof leak

Well we made our 600 mile trip to OBX from Pa a few weeks back with our first TT. It is a 28ft Sprindale Summerland. I am pulling it with my 2012 F150 and have to say the trip towing was stress free. Felt very safe and cautiously comfortable. The TT is a 2013 we bought brand new in February. I now have a few regrets about buying a TT that sat a year on the dealers lot. At the beach it developed what I assume is a roof leak. My son noticed the bubbles on the roof panel above his bunk. I contacted my dealer when we got home and am trying to get it in for repair after our trip out this weekend. Not very happy with the attitude of the dealers service department and wish I would have shopped around a bit before purchasing there. Well I am chalking it up to beginners mistakes. Good news is damage is not getting any worse with rain. Hopefully repairs get made with no further issues.
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Yikes!

I would be kind but insist that the TT be fixed at their expense. Just keep pecking at them... in the meantime revisit your paper work... any recourse there?
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I don;t think a year on the lot has anything to do with your leak, it's just one of those pain in the bu!!! things that your dealer should take care of.

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If you can see where the leak is on the roof (not likely), tape something over the spot until you can get it there
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Just out of curiosity, how often do you inspect the condition of the roof membrane, seals and joints? Something could have been damaged or deteriorated since you left the dealership.
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I will be nice and they have said all repairs will fall under warranty, it's just the hassle of getting in in for repairs that irks me a bit. Seem to get the shrug off when I call. I have only had trailer in my possession since April. I have not actually been on the roof yet but have looked it over a few times from ladder. Had to fix a crappy caulk job on my gutter at the seem the other day, really can't see much from the ladder. I plan on asking them to check the whole roof out, I feel it's the least they can do.


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The year on the lot is a year on the roof being in the elements. Lots of snow and ice. That was why I made that statement. Kind of rushed into this purchase which probably wasn't a smart move. Plan on hitting the RV show here in Pittsburgh in January and hopefully getting a deal on a trailer that has more of the actual things I want now that I have seen many different TTs. Sure I will take a hit but think it will be worth it.


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You really should be getting on the roof once a month. When you drive down the road the first few times, things will shift a little and some of the caulked joints on the roof and around openings may split a little. You would not see a small tear from the ladder. Manufacturers usually do not repair leaks under warranty when it can be shown that basic maintenance was not done. Also, you may want to get a roof patch kit and tube of Dicor to throw in your spares box, you never know when a branch might come in contact with the membrane . Trailers aren't like a house, they require a little tlc year round.

There's nothing wrong with buying last year's model, you probably saved a bundle. In fact my 2013 was built in October 2012.

Sounds like you caught it early and it will be a quick fix.
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