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Old 06-10-2009, 11:10 PM   #1
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Rear vent indentation

I just brought my new 25 foot Safari B model home a few months ago and just noticed that the rear vent had a lot of dirt where water had pooled because of a pronounced dip there.

I posted pics in the gallery because I don't know how to post them into these threads. Is it a problem?

I've never been on the roof, and there has been no damage like something falling on it. Can this be repaired? Under warranty. I took delivery the middle of April, and obviously didn't get up on the roof during the walkthru. I just noticed it when I was on my deck, and at first thought the dark area was a critter!

I live on the Oregon coast and it does rain ocassionally (like every day) and I don't want leaks. Thanks Steve
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Old 06-10-2009, 11:36 PM   #2
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Hi, Steve. I would take it back to the dealer for repair. My front vent has a very slight pool area behind it and when the sealer cracked [after four years] the rain leaked in. I re-sealed around my vent, but there is no rib there to properly support this area. On the other hand, your roof looks almost like it has caved in. Like someone walked right in the middle, by your vent. I would have it repaired.



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Old 06-10-2009, 11:44 PM   #3
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Thanks Robert, That's what I thought too. The dealer is 75 miles away, so I emailed the service department the pics too. I've never been on the roof, and you can tell by the amount of dirt trapped there that it's been there quite some time. Far longer than the 6 or so weeks we've had the trailer. I hope I won't have problems getting it fixed under warranty. How did you post the pics in your thread? Steve
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How to post pictures...

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...<snip>...I posted pics in the gallery because I don't know how to post them into these threads...<snip>... Steve
Just so you'll know... To include a picture in a post...when you are in the "Reply to Thread" window, scroll down and click on "Manage Attachments" in the "Additional Options" section below the reply window ... Then you will get a dialogue box to locate the pictures you want to post from your hard drive...you can post up to 10 images, in batches of 5 uploads to the dialogue box...once you have all your images uploaded, close the window, and when you post your comment the pictures will be included...

By the way, I agree that it looks like your roof line has been dented inward a bit. There is always the possibility of water collecting a little, particularly around things mounted to the roof, but you're right in wanting to minimize that.

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Robert, I looked at your images and am in awe of your parking job. I have an 19 foot wide driveway that I can't always hit the first time. Does parking and backing it get any easier with practice? My wonderful wife leaves and comes back when the deed is done, which is probably why we're still married, because at first I was getting "put it over here" or "you're going into the bushes" like that was helping me! Steve
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Wide driveway?

Hi, Steve. My driveway is only nine feet wide and I do better if left alone. I do try for the perfect fit which is about 2 inches from the edge of the concrete to my trailer tires and parallel to my house and the edge of my driveway. Also I have a wooden tire stop and a white painted line for the location of my rear bumper. It's not a one shot deal, more like a few adjustments during a 10 to 15 minute time.
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