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Old 10-23-2020, 06:43 PM   #1
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Any idea whatís going on here

Any idea whatís going on here with stud?
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I'd say maybe standing so close to the trees , that we can't see the forest .

Yes the decals don't line up , above and below the belt line ; but where on the RV is this picture taken ???

Can you post a photo with a wider angle showing more of the side .
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The pic appears to be a vertical pic that is rotated sideways on the front of a trailer. Do I win the prize?

Assume you are asking about the "seam" ripple. It looks like something underneath is not smooth and the skin has taken it's "shape". Hopefully not water damage.
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The pic appears to be a vertical pic that is rotated sideways on the front of a trailer. Do I win the prize?

Assume you are asking about the "seam" ripple. It looks like something underneath is not smooth and the skin has taken it's "shape". Hopefully not water damage.
To far into Happy Hour , for me to pick out that the picture was rotated .
I believe you have delamination .
EDIT and the more I blow the picture up , the more I'm seeing .
How old is the trailer?
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My bad guys, didnít realize the picture was rotated all funky... When we got back from getting supplies I rubbed my hand down it and it just feels rough. Thereís no visible water damage inside. Weíve had the camper for 18 months, bought new
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is the decal spongey? i see a spot just below the left lower corner of the window sure looks like water damage ( delamination).
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is the decal spongey? i see a spot just below the left lower corner of the window sure looks like water damage ( delamination).
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The spot by decal feels like a small hard knot. Everything is smooth until that small spot
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Looks like it run vertical up to the corner of your drip rail? Take a look up there at roof line etc, make sure no seams/seals are compromised. Just noticed? Bought new, kinda strange for just to show up out of the blue.


Edit: just noticed the front cap also...check all over at front corner of roof.
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Looks like it run vertical up to the corner of your drip rail? Take a look up there at roof line etc, make sure no seams/seals are compromised. Just noticed? Bought new, kinda strange for just to show up out of the blue.


Edit: just noticed the front cap also...check all over at front corner of roof.
Been at shop since July, didnít notice it before..Me and my nephew just washed roof and checked caulking before we went on last trip before it went to service
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Does the outer skin move at all? Can you push anywhere and it moves in and out? Some more pictures would help. Get some closer to the top where these areas are starting from. I agree, looks like delam or just a really bad seam underneath that is starting to show. Assuming the skin is filing/fiberglass in the sun it will warp if allowed to ( meaning not attached tight to the structure under it). If the wood underneath is lumpy (usually from water damage) then it will allow the skin to deform over time and direct sun.
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I think delamination would be soft or spongy (same thing). Being hard almost sounds like a stud is out of place. At first the wall looks straight but after awhile the mis-aligned stud pokes thru.
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I think delamination would be soft or spongy (same thing). Being hard almost sounds like a stud is out of place. At first the wall looks straight but after awhile the mis-aligned stud pokes thru.
I agree, if it's hard I think perhaps the manufacturer just "spanned" over a not so smooth area with the skin. Looks perfectly fine to roll off the lot but get it in the sun for a few years and it will show through for sure.

Also in looking again it looks to me like it would be right in line where the front "cap" starts. I'm sure there is a framing member there and perhaps things are not quite lined up right at the transition.
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The irregularity is about the width of an stud. The other spot is where I would expect another stud. Running vehicle makes me think of mis-aligned studs.

Can you see any other ripples as you look down the side of the trailer?
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Delamination. Looks like another bubble to the left. Leaking where the gutter meets the front trim or ?
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