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Old 06-25-2015, 06:30 PM   #15
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Either way, the salesman either doesn't know his a!! from a hole in the ground, or he's miss leading you !!!!!
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Run......... Fast.......! That whole front section needs to be replaced at the factory. It's a vacuum-bonded unit that's most likely a fiberglass-luan/foam/luan sandwich bonded over aluminum framing. It's the front cap, not the roof. It's de-bonded inside and I'm not sure it can be fixed at the dealer...
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Looks like possible de-lam on the front. If they can get you to sign papers, now it's your problem. They will tell you anything to get rid of it.
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Old 06-26-2015, 05:28 AM   #18
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I appreciate all the feedback. The de lamination piece makes sense and after researching it I think I'll pass on this trailer. Thanks for saving me lots of money!
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I'd also say it looks like delamination, good choice to walk away.
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Old 06-26-2015, 06:07 AM   #20
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Strangely enough when the salesman blamed Dicor he may have accidently been speaking the truth.

You see Dicor makes the roof.. the whole roof.. not just the caulking/sealants but the entire roof.

And I'd walk away from that coach since if there is a "Dent" in the roof where water got in then the repair was not done properly and you are going to have a problem.
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Run stay away from it its delaminating from water getting behind it they are trying to get you on the hook on something u don't know about. Any waves buddies or the sinking of the fiberglass means water is getting behind that area


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Old 06-26-2015, 07:17 AM   #23
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Whatever the original cause, the damage in both pictures is called delamination. It is water getting between the composite layers and softening the glue allowing the outer skin to separate from the inner material.

This is extremely difficult to fix on a non-flat surface. I'd run from these as the only repair is a total replacement of that rounded panel. Not something that a normal dealer can handle.

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In addition to the water based glue loosening, the luan behind the fiberglass swells, dries, and shrinks, while the fiberglass doesn't so that's why you see ripples too.

Trailers with Azdel composite instead of wood luan prevent that.
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