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Old 09-25-2017, 11:48 AM   #1
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01 Travel Supreme 40 side bulges above rear wheels

Im looking at buying a 2001 travel supreme that is in great overall shape but above both rear wheels there is a huge (1") bulge that's pushing the bodyside out in same spot on both sides. I cant see anything and was wondering if anybody else knows of this problem or has remedied it. Im planning on towing a pretty big trailer and am worried this may be due to the rear sagging. Any help would be great. Thanks
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Old 09-25-2017, 11:53 AM   #2
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I'd want to explore the reasons and have an expert (disinterested party) weigh in on the issue. It could cost more to remediate than the RV is worth.

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Old 09-25-2017, 12:34 PM   #3
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A photo sure would help.
Can you see any damage inside the wheel well?
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My first thought was water intrusion and delamination. Are the budges soft? Can you press on them and collapse them? Would "bubble" be a better description?

I would expect if there was a supporting frame work or structural problem for sagging to occur there should be a corresponding crack somewhere possibly near the roof.
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