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Old 05-01-2016, 09:03 PM   #1
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Blistered wallpaper?

Wife and I went out to the TT to sanitize the fresh water tank today. When I was closing up when the job was complete, I noticed something strange on the wallpaper between the entry door and the bedroom door. From floor to ceiling, the wallpaper is "blistered" in a weird way. It almost looks like there is a large grain of sand under each "blister", or "pimple", but I can press the raised area back down to the plywood beneath and there is nothing behind the wallpaper but air. I can find no signs of water infiltration, no discoloration, and I can't remember any water ever getting sprayed on that particular wall.
Here's a few pics,...any ideas? (Yes, I have checked the roof for leaks and cannot find any suspicious areas)






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Old 05-01-2016, 09:33 PM   #2
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Oh man, I know that is a scary feeling. I have never seen it personally but have heard described here as the first signs of water infiltration as you have suspected. So close to the window, maybe that is it? Anyone else seen this?
If still under warranty, get it in asap.
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Old 05-01-2016, 10:07 PM   #3
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Blistered wallpaper?

Not under warranty.
Also, it is above the top of the window and a little more than a foot to the right. Water infiltration from the window was my first thought, but there is nothing around the window frame.


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signs of water infiltration. Water can come from anywhere and run back. Check door seals, slide seals, marker lights, etc. You can run those over the area and see if you see any bubbling or signs of water inside.
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Blistered wallpaper?

Hmm, there is a porch light on the wall outside that area and I did not check that. I was focused on the roof and window frame.
And of course I leave for five day trip first thing in the morning.


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Take your caulk with you and check it at the campground.
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Before leaving for the airport this morning, I had planned to do a temp fix above the porch light to hold the situation while I'm out of town. The light I though was the culprit is actually above the window, about 18 inches forward of th pimples. So, it is not the likely cause of the infiltration. The only thing near that area attached to the outside is the forward awning arm. At this point I can just hope for no rain this week till I can do a better inspection.
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Do not write off anything, water does crazy things!

I had a screw leak in the gutter at the rear of my mini lite.. The water traveled all the way to the front cabinet in the roof where it would drip into the towels over the bed in the cabinet. 20 feet it traveled. I had a hell of a time finding it. Took a pin size amount of sealant to fix and almost a month with a hose and tarp to find.

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