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Old 07-07-2021, 01:55 PM   #1
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Powder post beetles infestations in RV⅚

I have a Forest River camper we bought in the fall of 2020. it is still under warranty. We saw a pile of what looked like sawdust when we picked up the camper. We thought it was sawdust from manufacturing. But it kept reappearing. This is when we started to investigate. We now believe it is powder post beetle.

I collected some dead beetles off the floor directly below the holes we found in the paneling. With the help of my jeweler's loop, I was able to identify the beetles. We also contacted pest control to varify the powder post beetles. We learned the only an entomologist can make the determinations. We have now contacted Clemson University entomology department.
At this point, we are speaking to the Forest Rivers Warranty department. Sent pictures of the holes in the luan and of the beetles.
I am very nervous. I have one lung and not sure if I can sleep in a camper that has been fumigated. My health is on the line here. I have a few more years left and I want all of them.
What do you think would be a fare settlement?
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There are several such threads,, use the google search feature at the top of this page to locate them. That google search is confined to irv2.com unless you manually select otherwise.
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I am new to this web site and having a difficult time using it.. I need others to know that powder post beetles are infesting some of the new campers. Check for them immediately. You
Ight see a small pile of white powder and tiny pinholes.

My camper is 10 months old. We found the beetles and pray the dealership honors the warranty. Please let me know about powder post beetle posts
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What year, make, and model camper do you have? This seemed to be an issue around 2018 plus or minus for several manufacturers. Apparently "Luan" is really "Philippine Mahogany" and the wood provider is supposed to treat the wood before selling it. Since it hit many manufacturers i' guessing they all used the same wood supplier.

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Powder post beetles infestations in RV⅚

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I am not sure if this the correct place to reply.
I have a 2020 Flagstaff microlite. 25ft. We saw they small pile of powder when we bought the camper last fall. We did not know what it was. But when it returned again I knew something was wrong. We bought the camper 10 months ago, so it is still under warranty. Old post suggests that claims were denied. Only once did I read that the dealer honored the claim.

I'd be going straight to Forest River as well as the dealer. Pictures help a lot.

I'd also put your post with a pic or two over here: https://www.forestriverforums.com/forums/f33/

You can use the same username and password there as here because both sites are owned by the same company.

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