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Old 02-27-2005, 06:29 AM   #1
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I posted this on the main page too. I have a 2000 Winnebago 37G. I purchased it in December and it has been a great first coach. I am having some delamination problems that to me are very unusual. I now have two perfectly round bubbles on two bay doors next to each other on the drivers side. They are about 9 inchs round, about the size of a paper plate. I live in Phoenix Arizona, but it isn't hot yet so I don't think heat is an issue. Anyone know why this is happining, or how I can fix it? Any help would be great.
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Old 02-27-2005, 06:29 AM   #2
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I posted this on the main page too. I have a 2000 Winnebago 37G. I purchased it in December and it has been a great first coach. I am having some delamination problems that to me are very unusual. I now have two perfectly round bubbles on two bay doors next to each other on the drivers side. They are about 9 inchs round, about the size of a paper plate. I live in Phoenix Arizona, but it isn't hot yet so I don't think heat is an issue. Anyone know why this is happining, or how I can fix it? Any help would be great.
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Bubbles are usually caused by heat from the outside or moisture on the inside. By any chance does your bay door cover the furnace or water heater when opened? Both of those vent a lot of heat and can damage anything too close.

Otherwise, I would suspect a water leak around the edge somewhere, or maybe where a hinge or latch attaches.

The only repair technique I know requires slitting the bubble open, injecting a glue underneath and clamping it flat until the glue dries. You will probably have to trim the edges back a bit because the laminate likely has stretched a bit. If you are very, very carefrul, you can get the edges of the slit to join nicely. If not, repair the remaining gap with a fiberglass gel coat repair product, usually available in boat stores. Of course, you could always cut the entire bubble away and fill with a fiberglass patch, then paint the bay to match the coach.
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Old 03-11-2005, 05:15 AM   #4
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I would call Winnebago and explain to them. They may help you out on this one.
I would not bother with trying to repair but just get two new doors from Winnebago and replace the two damaged doors.
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Old 03-12-2005, 04:16 AM   #5
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I had a 2000 adventurer which had what might be a similar problem. I was getting small round bubbles that would eventually pop out. The bubbles were indifferent parts of the couch.
I found out from a dealer (Lazy Days) and had a Winnebago factory rep confirm that winnebago had problems with some 2000 - 2001 units in the process of building the bond between the frame and the siding. Winnebago agreed to fix at no charge. I also saw a reader response in FMCA magazine describe the same problem and had Winnebago fix the problem.
Not sure if this is your problem but this might help.
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