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Old 05-22-2022, 08:27 AM   #1
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OK I hope this isn't a stupid question but if the side covering on a camper has delaminated any is this a BAD sign? Or is it just that the glue that holds it on for some reason has come loose? If it's due to water damage how can you tell the extent without removing the outer skin?
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Delamination, id walk. To many good ones without any that have been taken care of.
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The hidden damage is typically way worse than the delamination. The reason the wall separates is the wood luan between the fiberglass and the interior frame or foam has rotted. Once it rots, the fiberglass is no longer held rigid by the luan. For the wood to rot and disintegrate, the interior wall needs to be held wet for a long period of time. As such, delamination is proof that water has been sitting there, causing mildew to grow as well as rusting the frame. It is not uncommon to pull a part a wall and find sections of the frame completely rusted away and non-existent. Anything with delamination has a negative value.
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As noted, the hidden damage is the major problem. How much of the RVs structure is damaged in the wall, roof, or floor?

There are plenty of RVs without delamination out there.
Keep looking.

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Here is the camper and you can see the bubble on the lower rear area of the street side slide just behind the storage box.

These are hard to find campers which is the only reason I'm even thinking about it.
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