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Old 02-23-2015, 03:52 PM   #1
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Mold in overhead bunk

Hello, we bought a 2005 Class C last summer and we have used it until last October. Since then we have kept it plugged into our house with the AC going and I would start the engine periodically and go in it occasionally to make sure everything was still working and whatnot. Now I am in the process of getting it ready for a big trip to TN from Miami next month and I noticed what looks like mold in the corner of the overhead bunk. Is this something I should be overly concerned with? I have been reading and it seems to be fairly common. Is there any tips to remove and to avoid any more mold from forming? Any help and/or advicewould be much appreciated . Thanks so much

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Old 02-23-2015, 06:31 PM   #2
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How wet? We had a class c and it had a leak in the outside corner that came in on the overhead bed's mattress that I was able to fix by removing the corner trim and recaulking the joint. We also had a wet area behind the back queen bed against the outside wall that turned out to be condensation. I just moved the matress away and propped it up for air circulation. I would work hard to fix the problem to prevent mold and or rotting.

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Jump on eliminating any leaks now! One of my cousins had a leak in the overhead that wound up costing about $3,000 to repair/replace all the damage.
I recommend locating an RV repair shop that uses a Seal-Tech leak detection system. It will detect any and all leaks, at least it did for our 5er.
After eliminating all leaks proceed with repairs. For wood or fabric, etc that is solid, but has some mold or mildew use a mold eliminator/ encapsulator like Safe Shield.
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