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Old 05-01-2013, 01:31 PM   #1
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Damp in wall

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I have a hurricane 4 winds 2006 34N I have just done a damp and moister test in my coach and found 2 walls have damp in them
1 is in my bedroom slide the other is along side my driving seat
Question 1/ do you know what the walls are made of and 2/ is it a diy job
hoping somebody can help thanks dave
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Old 05-01-2013, 03:53 PM   #2
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Inspect the top and sides of the windows for calking sealant. Rain and hose wash water may of entered there. If that is the source of the problem, you will need to remove windows exposing frame to be wood or aluminum. Then clean off old puddy tape, install new putty tape and reinstall window. After trimming excess putty, run baed of silicone around entire window to hide/cover putty.
If time and temperatures permit, leave the windows out for interior walls to dry/vent moisture.
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Hi Guys
I have a hurricane 4 winds 2006 34N I have just done a damp and moister test in my coach and found 2 walls have damp in them
1 is in my bedroom slide the other is along side my driving seat
Question 1/ do you know what the walls are made of and 2/ is it a diy job
hoping somebody can help thanks dave
How did you do this damp and moisture test?
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yes coop
I used a meter and also there is a bulge in the wall by the drivers seat
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Old 05-05-2013, 09:56 AM   #5
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The first and eaisiest thing you should check is the weep (drain) holes at the windows frame bottom sill. Then you can check to see if the frame is sealed to the side. The leak may be elsewhere, such as the roof. After locating the leak and repairing. The next thing is to get it dried up. I would use a fan and a dehumidfier. It may take weeks to get the job done. Mold is no fun and is one of the things you are always fighting in an RV. Chances are the wall is an 1/8" piece of inside paneling with foam sandwiched between the outer skin of fiberglass or aluminum sheeting with a metal framework as structure that holds it all together. My guess is that foam is wet. If you are lucky the inside sheeting is not damaged. However since you mentioned some buckling it may need replaced. Not a fun job, as getting matching panels may be tough!
I suggest that whenever you are in the RV, especially when showering or cooking that you have an exhust fan and/or a dehumidifier running. All it takes for moisture to accumulate is for you to use the RV with it totaly closed up.
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Old 05-07-2013, 07:09 AM   #6
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This is what happened to me in my 2006 Hurricane. I wrote this up a few months ago.

Fixed my window leak on my Hurricane
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Hi Guys
Thanks for all your replys but ended up taking the window out and did find water penetration but since then I went up on the roof and found it coming from up there two corners of the rig by the front cap is rotten so now looking at it to repair
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