When we bought our camper, we thought we had done a good job and finagled a good deal. They wanted $3500 and we bargained them down to $3000. The market was hot and we were happy. We did a bit of research, had a list that we used from Popupprincess.com and decided to do it. I'll spare you the adventure of getting it home (flat tire, tow truck, etc.), snapping the lifter cable and figuring out the tow lighting for added cost of maybe $700, plus decking it out with our stuff. It was while we were doing said decking out that I discovered the water damage, which was more severe every time I looked at it. The sideboard was 2/3 tobacco paper and I still don't know how it hasn't failed yet. We kept an eye on it and camped 7 times. We loved it, the kids loved it and were happy with it, even though I knew it was only a matter of time. I did research on doing the repair myself. I'm handy enough but I just can't spare the time for the project. So I wanted an estimate of what a shop would charge. Just getting a response was like pulling teeth. I even tried Forest River but still haven't gotten a final response from their service department. I avoided two shops that charged for estimates and finally got a number from a third shop that would do it for free: $2000.00 Yeah that's a little more than I was hoping... Of course the water damage is more comprehensive than what is actually seen meaning that half the roof will need rebuilt. So I'm throwing my story up here for the net's edification. Thoughts?