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Old 04-09-2007, 10:12 AM   #1
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I need some advice: Apparently, in the few short months that I have owned my Land Yacht, some modest amount of moisture has gotten into the curbside sidewall near the rear of my coach.

I have some evidence of delamination on the exterior wall and corresponding interior wall. It is not a large area, and I don't believe (nor does the tech who inspected it) that I have a structural problem.

Here is my question: How do I ensure that the moisture already infused into the wall dries? How does one rid one's coach of unwanted interior wall moisture? Can this apparently small amount of moisture cause permanent damage to the coach?

I have sealed the roof and caulked the windows, and am confident that no new moisture can get in.

Boy! Do I wish now I had added that roof/window sealing maintenance to my list of stuff that was done before I drove the mh to Florida!

Talk about lessons learned! I just hope that no really serious water damage has taken place.
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I need some advice: Apparently, in the few short months that I have owned my Land Yacht, some modest amount of moisture has gotten into the curbside sidewall near the rear of my coach.

I have some evidence of delamination on the exterior wall and corresponding interior wall. It is not a large area, and I don't believe (nor does the tech who inspected it) that I have a structural problem.

Here is my question: How do I ensure that the moisture already infused into the wall dries? How does one rid one's coach of unwanted interior wall moisture? Can this apparently small amount of moisture cause permanent damage to the coach?

I have sealed the roof and caulked the windows, and am confident that no new moisture can get in.

Boy! Do I wish now I had added that roof/window sealing maintenance to my list of stuff that was done before I drove the mh to Florida!

Talk about lessons learned! I just hope that no really serious water damage has taken place.
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I have no advice for drying the wall, but I do think leaving the moisture in the wall will create mold and mildew. I do have advice for finding any/all leaks in a RV. Locate a RV repair center that uses a Seal-techleak detection system. Some call it a leak-tech system but it's the same thing. There was a water leak in our 5er the first rain after taking delivery. The dealer used the Seal-Tech system and located two leaks sources. The leak source was found over 10' from where I saw water. I think the cost is >$100, If your RV is not covered by a warranty.
Another thing I discovered on our old 5er was water filling the clearance light lens, then running down the wiring into the wall. I solved this by drilling a 1/8" hole in the bottom of each lens.
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Ray,Thanks for the advice.

I'm going to try to dry it out -- don't think much water got in there, and it is now sealed. Should, over time, dissipate. I hope!
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