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Old 10-23-2009, 06:30 PM   #1
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Unhappy Delaminating 40' MH wall

I just found out my 40' 2003 Fleetwood Revolution MH wall is de-laminating. The wall is very wet inside and it is pouring rain outside! We bought it last September (08). It did leak after we bought it so had an RV dealer check it out and caulk all the leaks last Sept. Then when more leaking in the spring, took out 2 windows on passenger side and recaulked them, took the pull down awning off above the window and caulked the rivets. There was no more sign of leakage till a couple days ago. The leaking is much worse now and it appears the whole wall from top to bottom is wet. Anybody know if there is a warranty for this? This is our first rv and we bought privately.
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Old 10-23-2009, 07:13 PM   #2
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Which wall? Left side/right side? Forward mid or aft? Galley area, bedroom area or bath? Have inspected the roof and it's installations? Has anything new been installed on the roof (Sat ant etc)?
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Old 10-24-2009, 01:24 AM   #3
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Being an older motorhome purchased from a private seller, there is probably no implicit warranty that you can rely on to off-set your repair costs. In any case, large-scale delamination is a serious issue. Consequently, your greatest priority is to get your motorhome repaired to minimize the possibility of serious water damage. Start by calling the manufacturer to find out the best way to remedy your problem. Until then, keep that rig out of the rain. Best of luck to you and let us know how things work out.

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Old 10-24-2009, 05:40 PM   #4
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delamination 40' mh

We looked at it again today and have decided the best thing right now is to get it out of the rain. We have not installed anything new on roof. The leaking is along the entire 40' length of the coach on the passengers side. We put a moisture meter on it and the entire inside is wet. The inside walls are starting to bubble, get soft and spongey and the seam in the wall under one window is parting.The outside is bubbled in all the spaces between windows and awnings. After further investigation we figure the leaking is coming in where the wall and roof meet. There is a track along the whole length that is rivotted into place and the large motorized awning is attached to it. We think the leak likely started when it was new alright. The coach was originally purchased from Lazy Days in Florida. But, if the owners did not notice a slow leak....and they did not say anything about it...then the damage has just slowly been going on until it came to our attention the the wall was delaminating. We did notice some leaks last winter and took out the 2 passenger side windows to reseal them thi s spring and the smaller awning above them. We didn't see any more leaks after that until the heavy rain started this fall.
So, we figure the outside fiberglass wall has to come off, new luan(plywood put on), and outside sealed. That's the minimum we would have to do immediately and of course put some fans and heaters inside to dry out the walls. But, because we are likely looking at around $15,000 - $20,000 to do it here and we don't have the $ to do it right now...the next best thing to do is at least get it to a drier place. So, it is in BC, Canada now and we are just starting into our winter rainy season....and since we do not have access to inside storage....we are leaving in the next few days to take it to Arizona for storage initially. Then, we will investigate where we can get it fixed there. Can anyone recommend a repair shop there? We would prefer the Yuma or Mesa area. We have friends who winter there and could keep an eye on it for us as we could not stay this winter. My husband is looking at having a leaking aortic heart valve repaired this Fall. If anyone can recommend anything else we would apreciate it. Thanks.
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Old 10-24-2009, 06:07 PM   #5
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It sounds like it could possibly be the seam at the top of your coach where the trim joins the roof and side. Since the whole side is wet it most likely it is that area and should be checked.
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Old 10-24-2009, 06:33 PM   #6
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Hi Blackcat,
As a temporary fix for the water intrusion, consider Eternabond at EternaBond | Roof Leak Repair Products for RVs and Homes. I've used this product for years. It has never failed to stop a water leak. Used on the roof top seam with the side wall, it will stop the water from coming into the coach through this seam. Lay a chalk line before you apply the tape. You get only one chance so put the tape where you want it the first time. Also, buy the widest tape available.
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i think i would put 2 x 4 x 8 s along the roof and put a full cover on the unit. this would enable you to put a heater inside to start drying it out.
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Thanks for all the suggestions. We drove it to Phoenix and arrived back home last night. IT is under covered storage for now and hopefully will dry out. Will continue to search for a repair solution.
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Good luck and keep us posted on the final solution.
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Old 11-06-2009, 04:57 PM   #10
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I feel so bad for them each time I see this post. I sure hope it works out OK. Our prayers and thoughts are with you.
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Blackcat,
Have you talked to Fleetwood just for advice? Problems like this are not good for business. At least maybe they could offer some advice. Good luck.
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Yes, we phoned them, they said no wuarantee since 2006 and they emailed a quote to fix....$37,000.00.
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I hate to admit it, but I was wrong about Fleetwood. I thought they would stand behind their products. I have owned several over the years. It seem to me that the problem you have is related to workmanship when built. My 1995 Coach is very sound. The only leak problems that I have had relate to the sealant being old and needing replacement. A side wall separation is totally unacceptable. Where was the coach built? I wonder if there are more MH out with the same problem?
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Yes, we phoned them, they said no wuarantee since 2006 and they emailed a quote to fix....$37,000.00.
Hi Blackcat,

No warranty since 2006? I have a 2008 that has a valid Fleetwood warranty on it. Fleetwood has worked with me on a couple of minor warranty issues and claims. I'm not sure what they would do with a huge claim. I hope of course they would stand behind the product.
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