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Old 07-17-2007, 06:45 PM   #1
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Lamation on a class C coachman is lose. will this hurt anything? Can it be fixed?
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Old 07-17-2007, 06:45 PM   #2
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Lamation on a class C coachman is lose. will this hurt anything? Can it be fixed?
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Old 07-18-2007, 12:10 AM   #3
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Delamination is usually the result of water intrusion into the walls. Recommend you fix the leaking. Depending on how bad and where the delamination is it may or ma not be easily repairable.
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The delamination itself is not a problem in most cases but if it is a result of water leak you have a serious problem that needs attention. You've got to find and stop the leak, which may be some distance away from the delam site. Then you may have structural damage to deal with as well.

Some early-mid 90's vintage rigs had sidewall delamination problems due to poor glue-up procedures at the factory - I had a 96 Southwind that suffered from it and I never bothered to fix the spots, which were not real noticeable. But that kind of delamination is the exception rather than the typical, so inspect carefully.

It's hard to tell the cause of delamination for sure, though. You need to feel around for signs of soft wood underneath the delam and at the floor and ceiling joints below and above. This may require somewhat of an educated eye and hand and perhaps the removal of some carpet, interior wall panel, etc. for a closer inspection. Any softness, crumbling plywood or particle boards, stains, etc. are signs of water leaks and the likelihood of structural damage under the skin.
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We had an 89' Pace Arrow with severe delamination problems due to bad glue and water leaks. The front cap and rear cap to roof join was a total failure. Had interior water damage and also, severe chassis rusting.

My insurance carrier picked up the bill for repairs...Almost $20 grand and 6 months to get it done.

Small spots are not much problem, but larger ones are and you do not have any idea of the internal damage.

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I would be very interested to know what part of your policy can cover "Delamination" I have a mid 90's class A that is developing a serious problem.

I have hesitated to fix it because of the cost on a coach with a market value in the $ 20k's

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