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Old 06-30-2014, 07:50 AM   #1
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Storage bay door delamintating due to exposure to diesel fuel

This just isn't my week. First was the failing windshield blind motor, now a delaminating storage bay door.

One storage bay door on each side has a "notch" out of it where the fuel fill door is. Of course in over three years of use there have been a few small spills or burps that have caused fuel to run out of the fill tube. It doesn't run down the outside of the coach, but gets caught on top of the storage bay door before running down where the hinges attach to the door. The water seal keeps fuel out of the bay.

Yesterday, while topping off the fuel tank after a long day on the road, I noticed the outer skin of the bay door is coming away from the structure of the door. It looks to have been glued or "laminated" to the structure and that the glue has failed.

Anyone else experience this? What to do about it?

I have sent an email to American Coach. It'll be interesting to get their response. In my opinion the adhesive used was a poor choice if it can not hold up to some fuel exposure.
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