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Door gasket/seal on Flagstaff/Rockwood Pup's
« on: April 29, 2012, 06:13:13 PM »
We've a year old  ( bought new May '11 ) Flagstaff 625D

 I've no issue with anything on the camper until recently, it's is small, but it could cause a problem easy enough.

the seal on top of the entry door has torn away due to it's design and installation.

with door closed, the seal will glide right past the lip of the roof when opening the door with the roof down, when closing, the seal gets bent over backward. this action works the vinyl especially when the temps are low, and the "spine" of the seal then fails.




I've heard this is pretty common on these campers, but haven't heard of another fix other than replacing the seal ( seems that would be a yearly thing ? )

 I contacted a local Forest River Dealer, and they can get the seal $4 a piece.  Ok, order me 3.  If it comes with part numbers, I will relay those on for future reference

I asked about warranty, just because, I've never made a claim, thought I'd toss it out, see what splattered.

I was told  "We didn't sell the camper, We won't warranty it, and We don't sell pop-ups."  heh Really ?

( WE didn't buy here to begin with because they didn't have any Pup's in stock at the time, we looked ) 

For the cost of the part, it's not worth hassling over, just  tells me I don't need to go there anymore.

The sad part is the dealer we bought the camper from last year has sold out to Camping World.  I wasn't all that thrilled with the parts guy at the dealership when I bought the camper ( attitude ), and low and behold, he's still the parts guy  under the new ownership ( with even more attitude now ).

SO I guess I'll need to find a place who is actually interested in selling parts instead of opinion and attitude.
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Re: Door gasket/seal on Flagstaff/Rockwood Pup's
« Reply #1 on: April 30, 2012, 12:16:02 AM »
Mine did the same during the 3rd year and I have a '07. I can't believe they have not changed the cheap design of that part yet.

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Door gasket/seal on Flagstaff/Rockwood Pup's
« Reply #2 on: April 30, 2012, 07:26:29 AM »
I have same problem. I can't open door without raising roof an inch or so.

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Re: Door gasket/seal on Flagstaff/Rockwood Pup's
« Reply #3 on: May 01, 2012, 06:18:50 AM »
I just seen a post a couple of days ago where a guy slid some thin plastic in between top and door top, then shut the door. The plastic helped the seal so it didn't catch. Blkvoodoo after reading your post I had to look quick to see if you were local! Same thing here in NY (attitude problem) I guess its a camper thing?    [:D]

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Re: Door gasket/seal on Flagstaff/Rockwood Pup's
« Reply #5 on: May 01, 2012, 09:39:43 PM »
Thats the one! Thanks Raycfe

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Re: Door gasket/seal on Flagstaff/Rockwood Pup's
« Reply #6 on: May 01, 2012, 10:17:05 PM »
Ours did the same thing, the dealer we bought it from replaced it under warranty. I will try unlatching the roof suggestion as I am always afraid I am going to tear it.
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Re: Door gasket/seal on Flagstaff/Rockwood Pup's
« Reply #7 on: May 01, 2012, 10:34:12 PM »
I have a Rockwood 2011 what i find out is to raise the roof up enough to clear the seal no problem, that seal also was on my 05 Coachmen clipper i had had to do the same thing raise the roof up a little to get the door open. if you that raise the roof a little you won't tear the seal anymore.
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Re: Door gasket/seal on Flagstaff/Rockwood Pup's
« Reply #8 on: August 24, 2012, 05:27:41 PM »
Mine is torn a little also . When I close the door I gently tuck it in as I close the door . I also gently open the door the first few inches as that seems to be when the damage is done .
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Re: Door gasket/seal on Flagstaff/Rockwood Pup's
« Reply #9 on: August 24, 2012, 05:45:56 PM »
I have that same seal on my '94. And yes it is slightly torn. Apparently Forrest River doesn't feel this is an issue, since they are still making them the same way. I do as others have mentioned. Unlatch the roof on the door side, and all is well.
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Re: Door gasket/seal on Flagstaff/Rockwood Pup's
« Reply #10 on: August 25, 2012, 11:01:38 AM »
I have this same seal on my 92 Starcraft and would like to replace it.
 Anyone have a parts website or dealer info?
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Re: Door gasket/seal on Flagstaff/Rockwood Pup's
« Reply #11 on: August 27, 2012, 08:10:10 PM »
Mine was torn last year shortly after I bought unit.. replaced it .. You can buy this stuff by the foot from an RV dealer . Just three or four screws to remove and replace and a sharp knife to cut..
I always make sure mine is headed into the unit correctly when I open/close the door when down. this stops the tear. but it is a pain...
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Re: Door gasket/seal on Flagstaff/Rockwood Pup's
« Reply #12 on: August 27, 2012, 09:02:02 PM »
I have a 2006 625D and is the seal being talked about on the small travel door? If so I had never tried opening or closing it with the roof down as the lip of the roof overlaps the top of the door and I could not open it unless roof is raised slightly.
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Re: Door gasket/seal on Flagstaff/Rockwood Pup's
« Reply #13 on: September 13, 2012, 11:59:26 AM »
My 2012 came off after a few months of use.  I haven't replaced it and it hasn't been an issue yet.  Going to have to look into it shortly though.
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Re: Door gasket/seal on Flagstaff/Rockwood Pup's
« Reply #14 on: September 13, 2012, 07:26:07 PM »
my 06 rockwood has the samething and mine has been ripped for about 3 years and i haven't noticed any problems. now the lower frame of the door sill has leaked and caused some damage and since i sealed it the problem hasn't gotten lost
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