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Old 06-07-2014, 04:29 PM   #15
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I am happy to report that I inspected brand spanking new trailers, used trailers, and old trailers. What I found was that the edge of the trailer in almost every case had a small bubble that extended the length of the trailer. This bubble on my trailer is caused by the construction process. The edge of the under layment material does not extend to the edge of the side material. This has created a small, approx. 1 inch gap where the aluminum framing material is slightly recessed. This creates a small pocket where the rubber roof material isn't adhered and has a bubble.

I am not certain why this is allowed, if it is poor quality control in the multiple travel trailers I saw or an engineering process that allows for expansion and contraction. Regardless I saw it on enough trailers of varying ages to determine it is either a widespread epidemic, or normal. I am going with normal. So I patched the two holes I had with some EternaBond prepped by acitone and am monitoring it throughout the year.

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Old 06-07-2014, 04:35 PM   #16
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MFSB, you made it seem like yours has a huge bubble.

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Old 06-10-2014, 11:09 AM   #17
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They seem big to me. But I am not real familiar with it all.
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Old 06-10-2014, 05:25 PM   #18
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Well that doesn't look that bad then. That happens because it wasn't pulled tightly on the edges, and when the side trim was screwed on, it puckered it up.
I don't get bubbles like that when I install roofs, so I still don't find it acceptable, but that is not the end of the world.

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