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Old 10-10-2013, 05:35 AM   #1
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Bubbles in exterior walls

My wife and I have been looking to upgrade to a new camper for a couple of years and have come close to pulling the trigger on a saber 5th wheel, however I really want something I can tow with my expedition instead of my diesel. The ride quality in my truck is less then desirable. After many RV shows, and much searching we have decided on a 3200bht Tracer. We put down a deposit on one at the last show, but when we went to the dealership near our house to look at the one we would be getting it had 2 bubbles in the exterior walls. One of the big selling points of this camper for me was the construction of the exterior walls. The sales manager actually pointed these out to me right away and told me he had already set up another new camper to be delivered for me, which is arriving today.
Now he told me that some foreign object must have got into the wall during construction to cause this. Is this the case of is this brand new super strong wall already delaminating? I'm a bit worried about this.
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Old 10-10-2013, 07:40 AM   #2
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I had a 2013 tracer and have a 2014 lacrosse now. No de-laminating probs on either unit.
Im sure it will have some bug-a-boos of some kind to be worked out, most do.
Good luck!
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Old 10-10-2013, 08:13 AM   #3
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My wife and I have been looking to upgrade to a new camper for a couple of years and have come close to pulling the trigger on a saber 5th wheel, however I really want something I can tow with my expedition instead of my diesel. The ride quality in my truck is less then desirable. After many RV shows, and much searching we have decided on a 3200bht Tracer. We put down a deposit on one at the last show, but when we went to the dealership near our house to look at the one we would be getting it had 2 bubbles in the exterior walls. One of the big selling points of this camper for me was the construction of the exterior walls. The sales manager actually pointed these out to me right away and told me he had already set up another new camper to be delivered for me, which is arriving today.
Now he told me that some foreign object must have got into the wall during construction to cause this. Is this the case of is this brand new super strong wall already delaminating? I'm a bit worried about this.
More then likely the glueing process did not take. FR has changed the process of the lamination, I have been told.
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Old 10-10-2013, 08:54 AM   #4
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More then likely the glueing process did not take. FR has changed the process of the lamination, I have been told.
This isn't exactly "FR". PrimeTime uses a different process.
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This isn't exactly "FR". PrimeTime uses a different process.
Well what process do they use if not composite walls that are glued together under pressure? Just wondering?
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Well what process do they use if not composite walls that are glued together under pressure? Just wondering?
http://www.primetimerv.com/default.a...ice=eternabond
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Old 10-10-2013, 09:48 AM   #7
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My wife and I have been looking to upgrade to a new camper for a couple of years and have come close to pulling the trigger on a saber 5th wheel, however I really want something I can tow with my expedition instead of my diesel. The ride quality in my truck is less then desirable. After many RV shows, and much searching we have decided on a 3200bht Tracer. We put down a deposit on one at the last show, but when we went to the dealership near our house to look at the one we would be getting it had 2 bubbles in the exterior walls. One of the big selling points of this camper for me was the construction of the exterior walls. The sales manager actually pointed these out to me right away and told me he had already set up another new camper to be delivered for me, which is arriving today.
Now he told me that some foreign object must have got into the wall during construction to cause this. Is this the case of is this brand new super strong wall already delaminating? I'm a bit worried about this.
Glad the Salesman pointed out the imperfections rather than hoping you don't notice anything until you sign the papers and get it home. My last trailer had water penetration that bubbled the side rather than delamination. Its hit or miss on the frequency. Some trailers go years without any issues where there are ones like yours that comes from the factory with bubbles.

Just inspect the new one and make sure you get the extended warranty if there is one. My dealer threw in the 2 year warranty without charging us because of the issues we had with our other trailer.
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To me kinda sounds the same as FR products, do not see a big difference in the wall cons't?
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Now he told me that some foreign object must have got into the wall during construction to cause this. Is this the case of is this brand new super strong wall already delaminating? I'm a bit worried about this.
Any chance you can post pictures of the bubbles? I'm curious to see what it looks like...
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I'd also like to see pictures. Did the sales snake happen to mention what they were doing with that unit? I'd hope it would be sent back to PT.
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