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Old 04-24-2016, 11:08 AM   #1
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Just purchased a 2006 Epic Coachmen. Looked fine when pursuing purchase.
After purchase, on the way home from dealer, noticed when the sun shined on the side of the rear quarter, there appeared to be a bubble in the body. If you press on it, it seems solid. There doesn't appear to be any repairs to the roof or body in that area. I have posted a picture hoping someone may give me ideas if this will be a problem.

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It's delamination. It's when the glue holding outer skin turns loose. Being it's at the end of the panel an experienced rv repair place might be able to pull the seam seal strip and reglue it or if your handy you could give it a try. But that's only a guess and what I would try myself if it was mine.
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Thanks Jake. Was worrying that I made a mistake on the purchase. In Ohio, the sun does not shine often and when we were scouting it out, it was not noticeable. Of course the sun was shining on the way home from the purchase and my wife and I were wondering how we could have missed that.
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If you have just purchased it I would see if the dealer can fix it. The issue is what caused it ? Fixing the "what" is important , it could be numerous things like a leak, workmanship.
Maybe as simple as bonding it back but for
Myself the "something simple " is never the case.
Have you inspected inside for dampness or anything irregular?
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Just purchased a 2006 Epic Coachmen. Looked fine when pursuing purchase.
After purchase, on the way home from dealer, noticed when the sun shined on the side of the rear quarter, there appeared to be a bubble in the body. If you press on it, it seems solid. There doesn't appear to be any repairs to the roof or body in that area. I have posted a picture hoping someone may give me ideas if this will be a problem.

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Classic delamination. But there also looks to be more coming from the window back, just not as pronounced as the really bad section.
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Classic delamination. But there also looks to be more coming from the window back, just not as pronounced as the really bad section.
Good eyes Mr D, the top corner of the window looks like it is bubbling.
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