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Old 02-07-2017, 05:02 PM   #1
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Class C delamination

Our 1999 Class C has a fairly large area of delam on rear side panel of the the drivers side. The delam occurred as a result of a roof leak. It smells a bit rotted and I'm wondering how urgent this issue needs to be addressed? The delam runs all the way down from top to bottom. Fixing the leak is not the issue. The issue I'm concerned with is, will it get bigger? Is this a structural issue? Mold? etc.. We just bought it and would like to have some fun and not address every problem we come across at once. I read about drilling small holes in the fiberglass siding to allow the wood to dry out and then epoxy it back together. What do you all think? [ATTACH]
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Fix the leak, it's only going to get worse if you don't. Then see if you can access the area from inside to look for structural damage. After that you can see how it might be fixed.
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Old 02-07-2017, 05:17 PM   #3
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Fix the leak, it's only going to get worse if you don't.
I'm planning the fix the leak, but my question was whether or not we have to fix the delam issue now. Can that part wait?
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Fix the leak, it's only going to get worse if you don't. Then see if you can access the area from inside to look for structural damage. After that you can see how it might be fixed.
I can't get to the inside panel as the refrigerator is infront of it.
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Old 02-07-2017, 07:53 PM   #5
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It's really not much different from the rotted cabover area in your other post. If you take the piece of corner trim off (as you should do in your cabover rebuild) you can probably carefully pull the fiberglass siding away from the side to see how bad the problem is. You might be able to just replace the luan under the siding - depends on what you find when you open it up.
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These issues are pretty common. I had this issue and was able to fix it. I called the guy at delamrepair.com and he was able to help me out.
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Old 02-17-2017, 09:33 AM   #7
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Cool

For what it's worth (piece of mind?), our first MH had very large areas of delam when we purchased it. I was clueless at the time to even look for that let alone the lack of maintenance on the roof that caused it.

I hated the way it looked but someone told me that as long as there is no loose edges for the road wind to grab there should be no issues just leaving it. Fixing it could be quite expensive as the siding would have to be removed, as stated previously, to replace the luan. Or figure out how to do it from the inside. Most likely your biggest issue will be selling it, you will have to adjust your asking price to compensate for the delam.

So I used that MH for about 8 years and had no issues resulting from the delamination. Except the dozen times fellow campers felt the need to point it out to me!
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fixing delam

I think if you can fix the delimitation, then you are much better off. Of course, you need to fix the leak problem too, after the delam is repaired. There are some good videos on youtube, and a one outfit makes a kit that works good.
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I would fix the leak/opening on the roof first and ASAP.
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I also have a class C with delamination. Where's that video at on YouTube?
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I also have a class C with delamination. Where's that video at on YouTube?
https://www.youtube.com/results?sear...ination+repair
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