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Old 12-21-2014, 04:58 PM   #1
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Wall separation

I own a Gulfstream Endura, 2008, with the 6.6 Duramax that I am extremely satisfied with. However, I have been in Colorado and decided to Full time snowbird. We spent 3 weks in rain in Texas and it seems the humidity has continued to get worse as we moved to Daytona FL to nest for the winter.

I recently noticed a panel sepatating inside the coach. No obvious water damage can be found. No leaks around windows, etc. If I push it flat it will stay for a few minutes then pull out again. Is it possible to use a spray adhesive end shoot it into the gap then stick it back together?

Anyone have any dexperience with this. A sales man at an RV dealer told me it was common in high humidity. I want to make it look right, but not spend a fortune. Should I just contact a body shop.

Thanks for any input.
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If everything is dry, I'd try gluing it back together. Maybe spray adhesive would work, but I'd try epoxy or the like myself. If the de-lamination is under a window, I'd suspect water running down from the window. Taking off the inside trim might give access to the panel edge for repair, make sure the window is properly caulked.
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Old 12-21-2014, 08:32 PM   #3
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Make sure whatever adhesive you use is compatible with foam insulation. The wrong adhesive can cause the foam to "melt".
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Epoxy is great but regardless of what you use, it has to be a little tacky before adhering and held in place with strong tape. It needs to have pressure on it while drying.
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Epoxy is great but regardless of what you use, it has to be a little tacky before adhering and held in place with strong tape. It needs to have pressure on it while drying.
10-4 on the bracing. When the exterior panel is glued, a stout tree may be used to support the brace. For the interior, one of those semi-trailer load jacks may be used, but a large spacer must be used to compensate for the width of MH, and to protect the opposite wall from damage.
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I had wall separation and used a polyurethane glue (gorilla glue), I used a large horse syringe with large needle to get the glue in as far as possible and then used large clamps to compress and hold while glue cured. I took the window completely out so I could get a good clamp. You should be able to wedge from the inside.
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Thanks for all of the assistance. I deciding my course of action. I may post what I decided. Thanks again.
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