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Old 07-25-2009, 08:10 PM   #11
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I had also noticed this in our camper, however, it hasnt seem to have gotten any worse than it originally was over a year ago, if it is water damage, should it be getting worse?
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Old 07-26-2009, 12:27 AM   #12
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Wow

I'm not worried about mine yet, but that looks an awful lot like black mold. It feeds on organic materials like wood and paper. All it needs is a little moisture to get it going, like a slightly damp environment in a closed up/winterized trailer and it is now a bad situation. I will be keeping a very close eye on my trailer now, for sure.
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Old 08-11-2009, 05:08 PM   #13
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I just found this forum and I see it has a lot of information. We have a 2008 8313SS that has these same bubbles in the top part of our back slide. We did have a leak that was fixed by husband and checked by the dealer and they replaced the slide wall. When we got it back in May of this year all was well.

Camping in June we noticed the bubbles. They are hard and when stuck no water. We have camped in rain and there is no water coming in. Husband got up and checked the roof and all seems to be ok there. I was also wondering if it is related to the adhesive being hot and since ours was newly but on and then sat in the heat.

I am anxious to see what you find out.
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Old 08-12-2009, 08:16 AM   #14
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after breaking a few of the bubbles that we have seen, ours are also hard with no moisture coming through, I am gonna also set tight and see what happens, I will continue to watch them for now.. hoping they are going to be nothing to worry about, please keep us posted..
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Old 09-15-2009, 12:33 PM   #15
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Well we decided to take our into the dealer on Saturday for them to check and repair the bubbles on the wall. On Saturday they felt there was not a leak but moisture got between the wall and the paper when they replaced the wall in April and with the heat caused all the blisters to appear. But they also said tha it appears that our roof is caulked too much and it is not "breathing". They have been told by FR that the where the roof material goes down the side behind the wall and where the gutters are installed there has been to much caulk put on them. So the moisture can not get out. So who knows. I just want it to be fixed.
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Old 09-15-2009, 04:21 PM   #16
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Just got a call from our dealer and he has spoken with Forest River and they want the camper sent to Indiana. They want to replace the entire wall in the slide and put a new roof on.

So now I have to schedule with the rep from FR a time when they can have it. We have camping trips scheduled till December. Not sure if they are going to want to wait that long. Just will have to wait and see.

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Old 11-02-2009, 12:33 PM   #17
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Up date about bubbles on the inside wall

It has been confirmed, this is BLACK MOLD. I spoke to the service manager where I bought my RockWood, he said it looks like it may be coming from the roof. A small leak somewhere. In order to find it they would have to pressurize the camper and it would take about three hours to do @ $89.00 an hour plus the repairs.....At this point I do not know what to do, and none of this is under warranty.
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Old 11-05-2009, 08:00 AM   #18
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After reading all of these concerns, (we also have the bumps,),I watched them closely over the season and there hasnt been any new spread, We did have a leak that was around the stove exhaust vent outside. After caulking around the entire top section, we havent had any more problems..I am however, concerned about the mold, Ours is a very much lighter case then what yours is showing rockwood,,,we dont have any big clumps that you are experiencing ...I am really having a hard time deciding what to do..ours also is an 06 and out of warranty,,,keep us posted on what you do..
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Old 11-16-2009, 08:53 PM   #19
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There's a few basic options:

Replace the wall. Believe it or not, it isn't that difficult. Walls aren't all that expensive. Just labor intensive.

Get rid of the camper.

Stop the leaking, and just enjoy the camper. It will be a long time before it falls apart. Black mold is mainly a drywall problem, not a paneling problem. I have not in 15 years seen a confirmed case of black mold. All decaying wood (paneling) is black. Algae is also very common. Have it tested.
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Old 06-10-2017, 11:11 AM   #20
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To everyone on Rockwoods old thread.
Does anyone have a further update on a fix for the wall blisters?
I have a 2007 Jayco, 10yrs later the wall blisters have started and looks just like Rockwoods pictures. Same story as everyone stated. No visible roof leaking/damage/deterioration.
Could it possibly be just the glue bubbling do to sitting in heat?

Thanks
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