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Brandon Sailor
Well that story sucks. Hopefully none of us have these issues. I try and mitigate things like this by buying a cheaper used unit that you hope has had the bugs worked out. No guarantee either way I guess. 
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sunvalleyjoe
guess I lucked out our 150 is a 2013 . Bought it used over year ago. I have driven it thru rain,snow and hail . Lots of dirt road in Nevada . Only leak was shower valve had to be replaced(Forgot to hook up pressure reducer for water hose). I check it all the  times for leaks and none so far. Our serial number looks like 13th one made. Maybe more production means more errors.I did spray wheel well with FlexSeal just in case. GBA!!SVJ
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Brandon Sailor
Good to hear, I inspected all of my hoses and all seemed properly crimped with 150psi rated hose. 
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fireblot
Last July, we towed our Retro through some horrific rainstorms in Oklahoma and Arkansas, some the worst I have ever experienced...... no leaks. In retrospect (no pun intended) I should have been sitting it out in a campground or rest area, but my truck and Retro performed flawlessly. Although there are instances of poor quality with every manufactured product, in general, I am very happy with the camper I bought from Whitewater. I do think they had some issues with tires and poorly sealed wheel wells in 2014 and 2015 units, but running production changes have addressed those. Our Retros are miniture moving houses that have all the plumbing, HVAC and electrical systems of any residence. While the factory should back their product, I don't think it is unreasonable for owners to learn the basics of maintenance and repair, at least enough to head off the kinds of issues discussed in this thread. I understand that Brian has had a bad experience, but I can't support exclusive Facebook complaint pages, class action law suits and 40 page reports. I bought my Retro to have fun, and I spend time on this forum for the friendship and education. 
Let keep it fun! 
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Brian Beker
fireblot wrote:
Brian,
What material would be a rot proof substitute for OSB? 


The irony is that no one should know better than Keith Hershberger, the owner of Riverside, who once described Riverside to me as a sideline business for him. His main business is lumber. If 200-400 RVs a month are a sideline for him, you can imagine the scope of his lumber business.

Not being an engineer or in construction, I can't provide a definitive answer, but people who would know say that marine plywood would be a far more preferable flooring material. It's treated to prevent water damage. In the book I'm preparing, I address discussing this with Riverside. They acknowledged that it would be a fix, but they don't want to make the production change necessary. Another, though not as good, from what I understand, possibility would be a water-resistant OSB. Riverside itself made me aware of this material, but said they had never attempted to source it until I asked for an improved flooring material for the second rebuild, as I fully anticipate more leaking. I don't consider it completely stoppable.

The other thing they could do would be to treat the OSB with a two-part epoxy coating. That would do the trick. But marine plywood is a lot lighter, and adding the epoxy might be a considerable production change.

Another problem for them is that once they change to another material (they were exploring using some kind of composite last time I was there), it will be tantamount to an admission that their floors rot often enough to have warranted the change. They seem to tell everyone who returns a camper with a rotted floor that they've never seen more than one or two others. There are lots more than that.
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