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Old 02-22-2018, 12:44 PM   #1
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Ceiling Stains on New Motorhome

We have some glue/stains? on the ceiling of our new Thor Chateau 24F that we purchased from LaMesa RV in Phoenix a month ago. We are 4 1/2 hours from our purchasing dealer. They recommended using mineral spirits to remove these but it did not work. [ATTACH]
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[/ATTACH]. We have thought of getting some paint to cover these up. Any ideas would be greatly appreciated!
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Old 02-22-2018, 01:48 PM   #2
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Some owners have reported OxiClean to be effective in getting ceiling stains removed.
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Old 02-22-2018, 01:52 PM   #3
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Ceiling stains are a potentially serious indication of a leak.
Is there another factory authorized warranty place closer than your dealer? If not, I would take the long drive to at least establish a warranty claim. If neglected, they could say that you contributed to the damage by not getting help.
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Another option is find a dealer/service facility near you that will work with Thor on a warranty claim.
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That looks like water to me. I would get in ASAP under warranty. Keep it covered in the meantime. Wish you the best of luck.
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I'm not normally a doom-sayer, but I agree with those that say they don't look like glue stains - it looks just like what you'd see from a leak (or rather leaks, since you've got multiple spots).
I'd suggest picking up a moisture meter somewhere (Amazon has them, of course) and check it before, during and after a rain.
I suppose it could also be the result of condensation dripping, if there is an air space above those areas.
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As others said, need to find the cause of the stain. But to your question, if itís a fabric, bleach in a spray bottle, let it set for about 5 minutes and then spray with vinegar to neutralize. If itís really stubborn wipe when the bleach is on. Be sure to cover everything as the bleach will stain colors. Also get a respirator for the fumes. Iíve had to do this a few times in my Alpine,A/C had a condensation leak.
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Ceiling Stains on New Motorhome

It is under warranty, have a Thor dealer fix it. If you start throwing all kinds of treatments on it you may void the warranty.

I like to fix things myself, but not under warranty.

Plan ahead to the next authorized dealer, make an appointment. It may cost you a day, but planing is key.
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