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Old 11-13-2013, 06:20 PM   #1
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De-Lam Questions...

Hey All.

When we purchased our rolling home we knew that at some point in a previous life there had been a roof leak. The leak had been fixed but the damage had been done. There was some water that had come down between the inner and outer walls. The inside walls had a little "crackly wall paper" in about a 2 foot section above the slide. But I am wondering if I have to fix it now.

I am willing to attempt some cosmetic fix on the inside but what do I have to worry about between the walls.? Can we live with the damage and what will it mean every time I put the slide out??? Will the water damage ultimately cause damage to the structure???

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The question is, how long did it leak? Since you really can't know, it's hard to predict the damage. The worst case is rot, mold, corrosion of the sidewall frame. Since the wallpaper (and the inner panel) is water damaged, you could cut it out and check the condition of the insulation and structure.
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If the wood behind the wall paper is solid, I've seen that wall paper ironed out by a skilled worker? Heat selection crtical! Start cool and increase heat as required. Do not use a heat gun and work very slowly!

If it's not solid, it needs to come off to be replaced - and dealing with whatever is going on behind that (if anything) becomes part of that project. No crystal ball for that I'm afraid... -Al
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Is it possible to get delamination even if you don't have roof leaks?

I have a few verticle delam areas and all my interior walls and ceiling have zero staining or signs of water damage.

I have a 99 HR Endeavor.
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Is it possible to get delamination even if you don't have roof leaks?

I have a few verticle delam areas and all my interior walls and ceiling have zero staining or signs of water damage.

I have a 99 HR Endeavor.
I found the hard way with just interior damage to walls that no ceiling staining does not mean no roof leaks!! Just repaired inner wall behind drivers seat to slide edge that I thought was a slide seal, not!! Found the old school satellite cradle was not sealed good enough by the roofers who installed new roof three years ago!
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Is it possible to get delamination even if you don't have roof leaks?

I have a few verticle delam areas and all my interior walls and ceiling have zero staining or signs of water damage.

I have a 99 HR Endeavor.
A lot of times the delamination starts below a window or vent that has faulty caulking and allows water in behind the fiberglas layer to the laun plywood behind it. It could even be the fasteners for an awning, antennae, or some other object anchored through the panel. A layer of foam insulation on the back of the panel could prevent water from coming through to the back of the interior skin.
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I guess that I need to reseal my windows and double check where they screw the roof to the sides.

Any suggestions on which product to use...Dicor?

Has anyone ever dissassembled their windows to do a complete reseal?
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