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Old 11-10-2017, 05:09 PM   #1
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Pink Stains on Ceiling

We have found pinkish stains on the soft surface ceiling in our Forester 3051S, and they seem to have gotten worse over time. I was told that this is caused by the adhesive used in the ceiling getting wet. Has anyone else had this problem? I have contacted Forest River Warranty (Mike Jankowski) and am waiting for a reply. If you had this problem, how was it corrected? I don't see a leak anywhere and we don't have water dripping into the interior.
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Old 11-10-2017, 10:23 PM   #2
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We have found pinkish stains on the soft surface ceiling in our Forester 3051S, and they seem to have gotten worse over time. I was told that this is caused by the adhesive used in the ceiling getting wet. Has anyone else had this problem? I have contacted Forest River Warranty (Mike Jankowski) and am waiting for a reply. If you had this problem, how was it corrected? I don't see a leak anywhere and we don't have water dripping into the interior.
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We have a 2017 Forester as well and love it.

Do you possibly live in a high humidity environment? That's all it would take if you park or store with no climate control (air conditioner, heater or vent fan depending on time of year, to keep air circulated).

It's not impossible that it could be pink mold since you say it has gotten worse over time.

We live in GA and although we haven't seen any pink stains, we always keep some type of climate control on that keeps our humidity level around the 50% range, the same as we keep our house.

I may be completely off base but trapped moisture can cause all kinds of finish issues.

If unable to run climate control, look into using dessicant like Damp Rid to absorb moisture. Get enough so you can swap them out. They can be dried and reused.
Some have color indicators that let you know when to change them.

I wish you luck.
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Did you ever figure out what was causing the stains on the ceiling?
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Haven't determined a cause yet...we have an appointment on 11/27 to take it in to Camping World for them to investigate further. It seems that the general consensus in talking to Forest River warranty dept and the folks at Camping World is that it is caused by moisture from somewhere. It could be high humidity possibly....we live in Oregon and it does get pretty damp and humid here in the winter, however we have kept a small heater going in it all last winter. There doesn't seem to be a leak, but they are going to check that out too. We'll see, but I imagine that that section of ceiling covering will have to be replaced. $$$?
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Mine was a slow long term leak. Pull the vinyl down and stick your hand in to feel for moisture.
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Mine was a slow long term leak. Pull the vinyl down and stick your hand in to feel for moisture.
What did you do to fix it? Did you have to replace the ceiling covering?
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Old 11-17-2017, 05:04 PM   #7
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Hello Folks,
I'm getting a new 3051 soon so I thought I would ask a couple of question.

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I was told that this is caused by the adhesive used in the ceiling getting wet.
Could you explain that to me as I dont understand that, why is there adhesive in the ceiling??

2) I never heard of pink mold...is that dangerous?

3) Is there a spray or compound that one could use to prevent something like this?

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Hello Folks,
I'm getting a new 3051 soon so I thought I would ask a couple of question.

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Could you explain that to me as I dont understand that, why is there adhesive in the ceiling??

2) I never heard of pink mold...is that dangerous?

3) Is there a spray or compound that one could use to prevent something like this?

Thanks, Jake
Found this info on on mold and pink mold.
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Hello Folks,
I'm getting a new 3051 soon so I thought I would ask a couple of question.

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Could you explain that to me as I dont understand that, why is there adhesive in the ceiling??

2) I never heard of pink mold...is that dangerous?

3) Is there a spray or compound that one could use to prevent something like this?

Thanks, Jake
(1)The reason there is adhesive (glue) in the ceiling is that is how they attach the soft surface ceiling material to whatever is underneath it.

(2)I don't believe it is mold...I was just told that the adhesive turns pink when wet.

(3) Don't know, but I doubt there is any spray that would prevent it, as the pink stains are coming through from the inside of the ceiling covering.
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(1)The reason there is adhesive (glue) in the ceiling is that is how they attach the soft surface ceiling material to whatever is underneath it.

(2)I don't believe it is mold...I was just told that the adhesive turns pink when wet.

(3) Don't know, but I doubt there is any spray that would prevent it, as the pink stains are coming through from the inside of the ceiling covering.
Hopefully you/they can stop it from getting wet or mold may be in your near future.
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