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Old 12-23-2016, 04:33 AM   #1
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2005 Beaver Monterey Laguna Delamination Repair

Hi all. I recently purchased a 2005 Beaver Laguna from a "soon to be Phoenix" retiree who was liquidating all his belongings. He lived in Omaha NE. I noted when looking at the RV a couple spots of very slight delamination (at least I think that is what it is) on the body. The spots are at the corners of the back passenger slide and around the vent for the refrigerator. I have had a roof inspection and verified all is in good order so I don’t suspect any current leaking. I have noticed some spread after temperatures in the area dropped into the 20’s around Thanksgiving Day. So now the unit is in heated storage and I was wondering what the options/solutions are for repair. I have a professional body/paint man who will be providing the labor and skill on the job. Seen a number of videos and read advice about adhesives and panel repair Again, I got a great deal on the unit knowing I may have to spend some money on this issue. Any thoughts, comments or experiences here? Thanks!!
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Inspections of the spots where it looks like de-lamination is required. If de-lamination then a good inspection of the interior for signs of a previous leak. You need to be sure that the inside of the area where the de-lamination is, is not rotten or deteriorated. If it is, it could be a costly repair. usually water has caused the de-lamination. I had a coach that had a lot of de-lamination near the rear on the passenger side. It was suggested to drill holes thru the fiberglass and force in a adhesive to try and bond the de-laminated part to the frame and luan if not rotted or deteriorated. Then you need to have something to press and hold it in place while the adhesive dries. we used a 2x4 and a 2x2 square of plywood wedged against the side of a dump truck bed, and the motor home until the adhesive had dried. I also know of others who have used sealing foam instead of adhesive. On large areas it is best to cut out the section that is bad and install a new piece of Filon. A good glass man can do this but it is expensive.
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Hi all. I recently purchased a 2005 Beaver Laguna from a "soon to be Phoenix" retiree who was liquidating all his belongings. He lived in Omaha NE. I noted when looking at the RV a couple spots of very slight delamination (at least I think that is what it is) on the body. The spots are at the corners of the back passenger slide and around the vent for the refrigerator. I have had a roof inspection and verified all is in good order so I donít suspect any current leaking. I have noticed some spread after temperatures in the area dropped into the 20ís around Thanksgiving Day. So now the unit is in heated storage and I was wondering what the options/solutions are for repair. I have a professional body/paint man who will be providing the labor and skill on the job. Seen a number of videos and read advice about adhesives and panel repair Again, I got a great deal on the unit knowing I may have to spend some money on this issue. Any thoughts, comments or experiences here? Thanks!!
I'm not an expert by any means so I am a little confused. You say it is an aluminum sided RV? De lamination that I am aware of occurs to the bonded side type RVs where the outside skin separates from the insulation underneath it. Also if the delam is getting worse, or widening, in the extreme cold I would think that it was still moist and freezing which would cause the widening. Again no expert just confused!
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