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Old 06-16-2019, 08:06 AM   #1
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Opinions please

Just noticed this on the back corner of my Chapparal 370FL.
Itís been extremely rainy, but the wall covering doesnít seem damp. Itís not like air bubbles...feels like the paper was applied over gravel. It near the ladder......but everything looks good outside. Do you think is from water?....or just poorly manufactured?Click image for larger version

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Old 06-16-2019, 08:10 AM   #2
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Just noticed this on the back corner of my Chapparal 370FL.
Itís been extremely rainy, but the wall covering doesnít seem damp. Itís not like air bubbles...feels like the paper was applied over gravel. It near the ladder......but everything looks good outside. Do you think is from water?....or just poorly manufactured?Attachment 207490Attachment 207491
Boy, am I glad some one else has this! I have what appears to be the same thing on the back wall of my Sunseeker 3010DS!
If anyone has thoughts, let's hear it. And no, I have no water intrusion either.

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Old 06-16-2019, 08:15 AM   #3
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Just noticed this on the back corner of my Chapparal 370FL.
Itís been extremely rainy, but the wall covering doesnít seem damp. Itís not like air bubbles...feels like the paper was applied over gravel. It near the ladder......but everything looks good outside. Do you think is from water?....or just poorly manufactured?Attachment 207490Attachment 207491
Would this be an outside ladder you are talking about or an inside bunk ladder?
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Old 06-16-2019, 08:23 AM   #4
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Yes....outdoor ladder
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Old 06-16-2019, 08:42 AM   #5
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Yes....outdoor ladder
Hmmm.... our "imperfection" is on the inside of where our outside ladder is located.
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Old 06-16-2019, 08:55 AM   #6
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From what I understand, it's due to water intrusion. I've got it all over the back wall of my camper by and under the window. I was told It was likely caused by the clearance lights.. we bought the camper used and the damage was already present when we bought it.
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From what I understand, it's due to water intrusion. I've got it all over the back wall of my camper by and under the window. I was told It was likely caused by the clearance lights.. we bought the camper used and the damage was already present when we bought it.
Just my thought, I would think that if my clearance light(s) were leaking, I would have issues closer to the affected location rather than 4 or more feet down the wall. Plus, why just in that particular location? And with all the rain we've had over the last year, this has not grown since we noticed it a year or so ago.
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Old 06-16-2019, 01:47 PM   #8
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Don't know man. The only thing I know is I now have one in my bedroom too and I know that one had a water leak near it.

Just found it and stopped the leak. Hopefully it doesn't get worse.
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Water and gravity can do some weird things as far as where it shows up when it gets inside the walls of a camper. I've seen campers that had a roof leak in one front corner of the roof where it met the front panel and showed up in an overhead cabinet on the opposite side of the camper. Just like a gutter, one of the support structures let the water run to the opposite corner because the camper was parked a little unlevel side to side that direction.

So don't count on where it's discovered being the exact location of the leak always. Good place to start looking but it can be somewhere else also.
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Old 06-17-2019, 07:14 AM   #10
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May not be a leak but result of condensation or moisture on walls which lifted the film on that part of the wall. Did you have air on a lot when it was hot and humid and you got condensation on windows? It could have been on walls too, the pattern on the pic by widow seems indicative of that. The film covering the walls is very temperamental. We have two spots on our new trailer that we had command strips that we had stuck and pulled off and now I notice the film has bubbled where the command strips were. This was in bathroom so there is moisture steam when using shower. Just my opinion.
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Old 06-17-2019, 07:28 AM   #11
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If it feels like gravel, could it be some styrofoam pellets from the wall insulation that were papered over? I would take a razor blade and slice and peel back the paper a bit and have a look... can always use a bit of white glue and glue the paper back on.
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