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Old 06-13-2020, 08:46 PM   #1
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This is a 2017 Crossroads Sunset Trail 270BH. See attached photos. I noticed a handful of 6-8" long by 1-2" wide air pockets under the roof in the rear. Also, about 5 feet back from the front, in 4-6" from the sides on both sides, the material that they bring around the sides under the roof seems to have let go slightly. I can push it down 1/4 to 1/2" where you can tell it meets a firm surface it seems to be intended to be adhered to. Are these issues reason for concern? I would love to buy this camper but am afraid to buy a major headache. Thanks in advance!
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Old 06-14-2020, 09:03 AM   #2
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I have had one on those since new. Mine (8 x 11") is right behind the front cap where a lot of wind blows over the rig when traveling. In 13 years it has not grown or caused any leaking. I got a letter from Crossroads stating it would not be a problem as a condition of sale. If they are relatively small, I would not worry too much about them.
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Old 06-14-2020, 10:58 AM   #3
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Stan, did you see the pictures? There’s a few of them, probably 10
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Old 06-14-2020, 11:59 AM   #4
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Yes I saw the pictures. As I said they look relatively small. It is caused by a space of roofing not glued down. If it bothers you too much then pass on the purchase.
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Old 06-14-2020, 12:12 PM   #5
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Thanks. It’s rather concerning to me but i love the Sunset Trail 270BH So i think I’m going to chance it. Just wanted to get some opinions to better educated myself on likelyhood of issues
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Old 06-15-2020, 05:02 PM   #6
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Our unit has these air bubbles as well from the factory. We bought our unit new and when I brought this concern to the dealer they told me that it was common and would not cause problems . I was skeptical so they let me look on the roofs of a couple of new Sunset Trails and they all had air bubbles in the roof, all in different areas. Just shotty workmanship, surprise surprise.
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Should not be a concern. This is common on EPDM roofing, not necessarily an area where adhesive was missed (which is one cause) but often occurs where adhesive is placed too heavy, and not tacky when roofing is laid down. The adhesive "gasses out" as it dries, and causes these small bubbles. I've seen this all too often doing rubber roofing over the years.
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I’d go for it, but keep an eye on it during your annual maintenance. It shouldn’t get any worse. Quality Control is not in the vocabulary of recreational vehicles.
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One thing to keep an eye on is torn caulk lines near the front cap and/or near any front vents. If the caulk is torn or looks to be stretched, then the roof membrane is lifting and will cause bigger issues down the road. That is how I knew I had bigger issues with my roof....
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