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Old 07-22-2009, 09:39 PM   #1
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Bubbles On Interior Wall

This is a 2006 Rockwood 8314ss. I just noticed this today, bubbles on the interior wall in the back of the camper. The bubbles are hard to the touch. I checked the exterior wall and there is no indication that there is any problem from the out side. The bubbles however are under the window area....I just don't know about this. Please keep an eye on your walls. Just whated to pass this on.
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Old 07-22-2009, 11:14 PM   #2
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Ours is doing the same thing, different brand, a cherokee, but the exact same thing. I have checked the entire area and feel no moisture on the walls or carpet. It is happening between the slide out and the window in the bedroom.
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Old 07-23-2009, 02:20 PM   #3
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That is moisture/water damage.

Forest River replaced my entire drivers side last year, and it is now getting fixed again because the rear is leaking and looks the same way.
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Old 07-23-2009, 02:52 PM   #4
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yup, delamination, mine are doing it too, but mine is older. Appears the water leak was fixed but not the wall.

Campers seem to all have leaky roofs & windows...eventaully. Seems like they could do better. They are...uhm...cheaply manufactured. Lots of things on ours have broken, tv stand, interior window valance fell off (it was on the wall with the bubbles) silly stuff like that, as I have made repairs I've noticed most everything is secured with wood screws and no anchors in the walls. However, overall I am satisfied with our camper.
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Old 07-23-2009, 08:23 PM   #5
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Well it looks like I am going to have to cut out the wall to see what it is and where it is coming from, no need to take it back to forest River the warrenty is up.....3 year old camper ends up as a $21,000 joke and the joke is on me. I was on the roof today inspecting the back end where the roof roles over and meets the fiber glass wall on the back and found I guess three screws in different places along the edge where the roof and the exterior wall meet, they are backing out of the roof in an upward direction and sticking up under the rubber roof . In order to fix this problem I may have to have the roof material removed and put the screws back down and then have a new roof put on and I also noticed that the plywood under the rubber roof is starting to move pulling loose, as I walk on it in different areas I can fell the plywood pushing down back in place. When I first came on board here on the Forum I mention that I thought that my camper was made on a Monday with one problem after the other and most of them I have been able to take care of myself, but now I am starting to see structural problems and it is not going to get any better. I am happy to hear that most people are happy with there Forest River product, I am just not that lucky if it wasn't for bad luck I wouldn't have any at all.
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Old 07-23-2009, 08:54 PM   #6
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Please stop scaring me!
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Old 07-23-2009, 11:00 PM   #7
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Where can you get the replacement panels for the interior? I was going to remove mine and see where the water is getting in.
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Where can you get the replacement panels for the interior? I was going to remove mine and see where the water is getting in.
A dealer can order them from Forest River........
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Old 07-24-2009, 09:56 PM   #9
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I have been thinking about the replies on water delamination, lets say the water on my camper is coming from the window, then wouldn't there be a trail of delamination from the entry point and then settle in one spot. I have check the exterior back wall from top to bottom on the out side and can not find any opening where water can get in. I washed my camper and flooded the back end of the roof where it rolls over and meets the fiber glass and all around the windows after waiting awile I check the wall inside....all dry. Like I said the bubbles are hard to the touch no movement as far as wall paper or the bubble itself and never seen any moisture in the area. I am woundering if maybe it is the adhesive they used on the back of the wall paper or panel breaking down from it's young age and heat from the sun. I have not cut into the wall yet, but it may happen tomorrow. I do not see this happening any where else in the camper.
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Old 07-25-2009, 09:31 AM   #10
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OK I did it, I cut the wall

Well here it is, you all may be right. Once I cut the paper it pulled off with no problem. I does not fell wet or damp at this time and there is no smell. I am hoping that what I see is not BLACK MOLD. I wounder if condensate is developing with in the wall in this area. As far as replacing the interior panel as a member suggested, I would have to remove all three window to do so. I am going to contact my service department on this. It could end up as an health issue.
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