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Old 05-23-2009, 03:26 PM   #1
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The side of my trailer has developed several bubbles. It is probably due to a glue failure-after 9 yrs?
I have been told one fix is to drill a small hole(s) in in the top of the bubble and inject a glue. Fill, work the glue around, and then press flat for hours/a day.
Anyone tried this or had it done?
What glue should/could be used?

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This website may be helpful for your situation: http://www.tpub.com/air/14-4.htm

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Most delamination occurs from leaking. I had one motorhome delam below a window. The area was about 8" oblong. I drilled several holes along the delam area and injected a resin type glue recommended by my boatyard that supposedly would not melt the poly filler. I had pulled the rig close to a tree. I put one piece of 2"x10" along the delamination area and blocked the 2x10 tight between the rig and the tree and left it for two days. I did all this after resealing the window. All needed then was a little filling work to repair the small holes. It worked fine - - could not see it.
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You have to watch what type of adhesive you use. Most of the petroleum based glues disolve the foam wall insulation. A Water based glue is preferrable.

Number one thing to do is aget the water leaks stopped...this is what caused thedelamination.

Patching the walls is very iffy. Typically the whole wall needs to be replaced or reskinned which runs $5k to $10K per side. Been there and done that with an 89 Pace Arrow.

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its just like fiverbob said. if its wet under neath, you might have to get it dry with alcohol or a heat gun. i used a marine epoxy resin so it wouldn't melt the foam, and it worked good.
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My fix

My last trailer had some delamination problems.....My fix was to trade the trailer in on a newer trailer.....Agree with previous posts that water leaking caused the delaminations...

My old trailer continued to delaminate in different spots in the same area long after I fixed the leak.....Barrie

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