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Old 01-03-2013, 08:04 PM   #15
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I spoke with the service writer the other day and they confirmed that the back wall is built like that and it is NOT delaminating. The side walls are not built the same as the rear wall. That was a relief to find out.

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Old 01-03-2013, 08:06 PM   #16
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Very good to know. Thanks for the quick reply as I was noticing the same thing on our passport.

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Old 01-06-2013, 09:34 PM   #17
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If this helps any, the rear wall of my 98 Starcraft TT was not built like the side walls. I had it apart after a tree fell on the rear of the trailer. The rear had the wooden joists and insulation, but no outer layer of luan (thin plywood). Instead, the fiberglass had some thick paper (think light cardboard or super heavy paper) glued to the fiberglass to stiffen it. I found this very strange but, thats how it was. So now you know how it goes together since I'm sure you're now extremely curious after finding many units are built like that. I'm not sure what the reason is for doing it that way, but it's apparently a design that's been used at least back to 1998.
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Old 01-08-2013, 05:37 AM   #18
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Those folks that have aluminum sided RV's don't have to worry about delamination... Wall repairs on aluminum sided RV's are much easier to repair..
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Old 01-08-2013, 07:32 AM   #19
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No but they are 100% as susceptible to water damage as a fiberglass unit. To me that is the main issue. Delamination is just a way for you to know that it's happened and where at LOL

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