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Old 08-04-2009, 06:34 PM   #1
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leak in the wall

I purchased a used 2005 jayco last year and i thought it was in really good shape because it was hardly used. I noticed earlier this year that the paper backing on the wall under the cabinet was wrinkling. I thought it might be a factory defect and did not think any more about until i looked up over the door and saw a slight buckling of the wood. I started looking around and noticed when i stood ona ladder that the caulk on top of the outside light was cracked wide open.My thought is water got in and ran down the siding channel and is wrinkling the wallpaper,but how is it buckling the wood because the buckle is 3 ft. from the light and 18 ins. higher My question is there way i can fix this (wallpaper and wood) without dismantling the unit?

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Old 08-04-2009, 07:20 PM   #2
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Sorry to hear about your problems, bur welcome to iRV2. There are several threads in the Vintage with photos of rebuilds where water damage is being repaired.

There are no real short cuts to the repair. You will probably need to pull the paneling down an see how much has rotted and repair any damage.

First thing is to get the leak stopped.

Good luck.


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Have you been on the roof and checked all caulking? That is the first place to look to find water leaks. The roof should be checked twice a year and all caulking dug out and replaced probably once a year.

Ken's suggestion is probably the best approach to find out what has happened inside the wall. Sometimes, a little creativity can help. It might be possible to cut a small clean hole, check for damage, and if you find none, figure how you could cover that hole repair with a picture or something else different. Gotta think outside the box sometimes in these crazee beasts.

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