Leak - Failure of Basecamp black plastic roof joint/trim
I purchased a 2018 BC Nov 8, 2019. During inspection I noted to the dealer (Haydocy - Columbus) that the silicone seal had deteriorated where the mid sections of the plastic trim/joint joined the front curved trim/joint. I was told it was not an issue but noted water in the galley last week after a hard rain. I contacted my local dealer (Airstream of Va) to schedule a service...but...they have not put me on the calendar yet as they wait for parts for (failing propane detector, lift kit).
My initial assumption was that the leak was due to failure of the sealing compound (Sikaflex or Silicone). I inspected further this week and found that the black plastic mid trailer roof trim/joint cracked on the right side of the trailer and broke completely on the left side of the trailer about 8 inches back from where it joins the front trim/joint piece. These pieces are riveted to the roof and sealed along the edges. It痴 not clear whether the failure is due to stress on the plastic as it follows the curve of the roof line or whether expansion/contraction of the plastic trim and aluminum roof/wall panels. Regardless...it appears to be a design failure.
The factory warranty expired yesterday. I知 hoping Airstream will extend coverage based on my earlier report of the problem and the delay getting a service appointment with the dealer. I知 also disappointed that this is one of multiple issues missed/ignored by the selling dealer during the pre-sale Trailer Delivery Inspection process.
Others seeing this issue?