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Old 09-22-2020, 01:21 PM   #1
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Interior Wall Frame Rust

We had some water issues in our 1996 Class C Jamboree Searcher and the wallpaper and wood was peeling away from the frame. We took the paneling off of and noticed that the frame underneath had a lot of rust on it. Additionally, there were some wet spots that were on the paneling on the border of the metal framing. I haven't been able to find spots coming down from any seals or windows but looks like it is generating from the frame itself. Has anyone else seen this or know what the cause might be? I haven't been able to find any related items in the forum.
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Usually a roof seam. Remember water can travel a long way. If your unsure start calling around and ask for a seal test. Basically they pressurize the RV and spray water looking for bubbles. You can opt for marking only or mark ans sealing.
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even a seal and or smoke test is tough on an older unit, if it was a new virgin leak, you have a chance for early detction.. LOL IMO.. done a smoke test... looked like the neighbors smoker,, after some sealing and roof coat , we redid and it was btter, I still fight one leak .. I think it is a leak gremlin, becasue it show up even when tarped,,

that leads me to condensation, some leaks or spots that can be lower or at a point to accumulate will wick up a wall especially along the alum or steel frames.. and rust or buldge the interior or exterior..

In my class C, the front cab area, the so called bed,, in winter when heat is on , gets wet, damn since it is a cold source, sweasting.. even storage condensation especially up in north.. when we have frosty nites and 50-60 days, repeated.. those heat/cold non insilated or poorly insuated panels can swaet .. lots of water..
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