Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 01-22-2015, 11:54 PM   #1
Winnebago Watcher
 
k9quarz's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2014
Posts: 4
Exclamation Rippling roof

Howdy all,

New to being the owner of a 2014 Itasca Sunstar 27N. Looked long and hard and like the model we purchased. Even did the tour..... Love it

But now having put on about 6K of road on it with the 2K when we got it, I have a dilemma with the roof.

After the Christmas week as I was preparing to store my rig, I noticed a ripple on the roof. It travels from the drivers side to the air conditioner and a little bump on the other side. I had some aerial photos from the week before and it wasn't there. I took some more photo's and sent them to the OR people at the Winnebago place in Iowa and they took notice. I reside in California so it's not a easy trip to return for a fix or repair. I was wondering if anyone else has had this issue and what people suggest. I think it's one of the cross members that is pushing up on the fiberglass roof. There is no cracking or splits as of now but I can just see water getting under the roof and all sorts of problems arising. Any help would be appreciated... We love to hit the road and visit places of this great country and meet all sorts of fine people.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	20150105_122100.jpg
Views:	132
Size:	100.6 KB
ID:	84000   Click image for larger version

Name:	20150105_121926.jpg
Views:	142
Size:	136.3 KB
ID:	84002  

__________________
2014 Itasca Sunstar 27N/Toad 09 Mini JCW/Keep on Trucking
k9quarz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-23-2015, 06:24 AM   #2
Winnie-Wise
 
aauummm's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: Altoona, Iowa
Posts: 419
Quote:
Originally Posted by k9quarz View Post
Howdy all,

New to being the owner of a 2014 Itasca Sunstar 27N. Looked long and hard and like the model we purchased. Even did the tour..... Love it

But now having put on about 6K of road on it with the 2K when we got it, I have a dilemma with the roof.

After the Christmas week as I was preparing to store my rig, I noticed a ripple on the roof. It travels from the drivers side to the air conditioner and a little bump on the other side. I had some aerial photos from the week before and it wasn't there. I took some more photo's and sent them to the OR people at the Winnebago place in Iowa and they took notice. I reside in California so it's not a easy trip to return for a fix or repair. I was wondering if anyone else has had this issue and what people suggest. I think it's one of the cross members that is pushing up on the fiberglass roof. There is no cracking or splits as of now but I can just see water getting under the roof and all sorts of problems arising. Any help would be appreciated... We love to hit the road and visit places of this great country and meet all sorts of fine people.
Ouch! That is a problem. I would guess that Winnebago factory will set up something with one of their dealers close to you to have it taken care of. That should not happen and they'll want it fixed and they will want to know how it happened so that they can prevent other occurrences.
__________________
2010 Itasca Sunova 33C (a lot of modifications)
2004 Jeep Rubicon, 34K miles (highly modified)
Three cats and the wife
aauummm is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-24-2015, 01:25 AM   #3
Winnebago Owner
 
mjeffrey's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Posts: 116
Have Winnebago (or a Winnebago rep in your area) look at it. A dealer will tell you that you need it repaired or even a new roof! Winnebago will explain what it is and if you really need anything done.

You are not the only one to see this and if it isn't leaking, some would argue why have a repair done that would just look like you had a repair done.

Get it documented under warranty. Winnebagos have a 10 year roof skin warranty, but only for the original owner.
__________________
-- Jeffrey and Maren
2011 Winnebago Journey 40U
Ford Escape Hybrid with Blue OX, Air Force One and TST
mjeffrey is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-24-2015, 03:50 AM   #4
Winnebago Owner
 
Bumps's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: FTer Class of 2015 Origin: Evergreen, Colorado
Posts: 112
There is a "half ripple" that appears across one side of my roof when in warmer weather. The hotter the outside temperature, the more pronounced the ripple. It's been that way as long as I can remember (we are the second owners). Other than being careful not to step on it, the ripple has been no problem. \ken

PS. Just took a closer look at your pictures. Your "ripple" looks like more of a crease to me. My "ripple" is more like a stretched-out bubble, approx 1.5" wide and 48" long. May not be the same thing that you have going on.
__________________
Ken & Deb (WIT Club, FMCA, SKP, Harvest Hosts, and grateful volunteers with SOWERs)
2005 Winnebago Vectra 40FD w/400ISL and Allison 3000MH on Freightliner's Evolution chassis, Onan QD7500, 1000w Renogy solar, BlueOx tow gear, and 2015 Cherokee TrailHawk toad.
[SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]
Bumps is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-24-2015, 07:01 AM   #5
Winnebago Owner
 
D Lindy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Posts: 245
On our unit is can see where the roof braces are in several locations. There is the slightest rise where they cross the roof. Seems to be just the way it is. The wood under the fiberglass is just barely enough to support a persons weight walking on it. The more it's walked on the more the deformity will probably show.
__________________
2012 Journey 40U (Our Incredible Journey)
2008 Dodge Dakota(TOAD) 2005 Honda Shadow in TOAD
AF-1 braking system
D Lindy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-24-2015, 07:26 AM   #6
Winnebago Owner
 
Luckiest Dreamer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Iowa
Posts: 123
I have read that a ripple in the roof is a normal condition. Can't say it would feel normal to me! However, making Winnebago aware of it and getting it into the records about your MH was wise. It has been my experience that the people at Winnebago will back their product as long as it falls into the warranty period.
__________________
Larry B, Luckiest Dreamer
Luckiest Dreamer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-26-2015, 09:36 PM   #7
Winnebago Master
 
jerichorick's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: Full-timer/volunteer w/SOWERS
Posts: 2,258
I have the same thing on my coach. I was told by the factory email (sent pictures) that if it is not cracked it is ok. I try not to step on these ripples to avoid damage.

I don't know if this is related. DW spotted water in one of the ceiling lights. When I pulled the light out of the ceiling I fund the insulating foam was missing in a small area. The bottom of the roof was exposed. Condensation was forming and dripping on the light. I pulled all of the lights and found this in several places. I used expanding foam in a can to fill the voids. In one area (I think under the ripple) I could see white, the roof fiberglass, in a open seam.
__________________
Rick & Melissa Young & Dawson (RIP), 2011 Meridian 40U, FL XCL, ISL 380HP/DEF, Al 3000 MH, 2014 Honda CR-V, SMI AF1, Blue Ox TruCenter & tow equip.,EEZTire TPMS.
Servants On Wheels Ever Ready. Best job we ever paid to do . (full time volunteers)
jerichorick is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-27-2015, 11:14 PM   #8
Winnebago Watcher
 
k9quarz's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2014
Posts: 4
Thanks everyone for experiences and advice. I've since taken more photos, further documentation, and made appointment with local dealer ship. Can't get it to the shop until early March. I'll be keeping you all updated after then. Thanks again all.
__________________
2014 Itasca Sunstar 27N/Toad 09 Mini JCW/Keep on Trucking
k9quarz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-29-2015, 07:47 AM   #9
Winnebago Master
 
jerichorick's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: Full-timer/volunteer w/SOWERS
Posts: 2,258
Quote:
Originally Posted by k9quarz View Post
Thanks everyone for experiences and advice. I've since taken more photos, further documentation, and made appointment with local dealer ship. Can't get it to the shop until early March. I'll be keeping you all updated after then. Thanks again all.
Thanks. Please do keep us up on what you find out. Will a factory rep travel to see a problem like yours? It might be worth a trip to FC in the spring.

Personally? I feel that the frame has settled some and that the new design of the roof to accommodate the roof A/C is not built to move. Thus the problem. Where ever there is a seam there is a flex point. If the structure settles in the middle it has to show up someplace. In our case the roof by design.

Rick Y
__________________
Rick & Melissa Young & Dawson (RIP), 2011 Meridian 40U, FL XCL, ISL 380HP/DEF, Al 3000 MH, 2014 Honda CR-V, SMI AF1, Blue Ox TruCenter & tow equip.,EEZTire TPMS.
Servants On Wheels Ever Ready. Best job we ever paid to do . (full time volunteers)
jerichorick is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
roof


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
04 Journey fiberglass roof rippling?? doorguy Winnebago Class A Motorhomes 12 12-08-2016 03:31 PM

» Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Disclaimer:

This website is not affiliated with or endorsed by Winnebago Industries or any of its affiliates. This is an independent, unofficial site.


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 10:37 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.