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Old 03-05-2012, 11:03 AM   #1
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2002 Wildcat exterior wall

I have recently acquired a 02 Wildcat 27RL 5th wheel. We have taken it out once after having it washed and waxed at a local rv shop last weekend. A week later I noticed a bubble in the exterior wall from the roof down to the top of the refrigerator vent. Can somebody give me an idea about what could be going on and how much a repair like that normal cost.
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Old 03-05-2012, 11:08 AM   #2
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Sounds like delamination.
Pictures?
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Old 03-05-2012, 11:15 AM   #3
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Don't have any pictures at this time. I did notice a dark brown resin looking had run out of the side wall vent. I know I have to repair the back wall from water damage. I'm just wondering if it's worth pitting the money into it or sell it now.
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Old 03-05-2012, 11:26 AM   #4
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It could become a money pit.
If there was something leaking out from the bubble, there must have been a leak up above. Can you see any evidence of a failure in the caulking up there? Or if someone re-caulked it?
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Old 03-05-2012, 11:30 AM   #5
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My parents had the roof resealed last year but kept it parked outside up until about 2 months ago then it was put in a covered storage area. Roof vent cap does need to be replaced
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Old 03-05-2012, 11:46 AM   #6
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Since you got it from your parents, I might assume that you don't have a lot of money into it. And since it is an older camper, you could do a "farmer fix' on that bubble. If you drilled a few holes in a nice straight line from the fridge vent up to the roof line, you could squirt some glue in there and then screw it down. Shouldn't look too bad.
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