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Old 09-14-2016, 12:34 PM   #11
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Two things. First I have some moderate delam on my 2013 Lacrosse 322RES. It spent most of its time covered up and still got delamed. Forest River wouldn't lift a finger to help or suggest anything. Second, I now have a product I can neither use, fix, trade in, or sell. I'll never buy another Forest River product again, and won't suggest anyone else to buy from them either. The whole experience has left a sour taste in my mouth for RVing. They simply have no quality control and don't stand behind what they sell. Something this new and well maintained should not have this level of damage. I'll try and take a chance on fixing it but I am not optimistic.
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Old 09-14-2016, 01:08 PM   #12
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I just went through this process on my motorhome. Mine was not caused by water intrusion, but from a glue delam between the outer fiberglass sheeting and the luan sheeting behind it. From my research I have learned that heat caused glue delam isn't as common as water caused luan ply separation which also causes a bubble.
I bought some epoxy resin from a company that specializes in these types of repairs, Composet Products. I tried to drill from the edge with the front window removed, but hitting the pocket was nearly impossible. I ended up drilling 2 small holes through the fiberglass on a hot day (that's when the bubble was the biggest) and then injected the goop with the supplied syringe. Then the hard part, find a way to clamp the surface of the fiberglass which was on a slant. I found a way and then after 24 hours of cure time, I removed the clamps and filled the holes and painted. It's not perfect, but not bad and the delam will now not expand.
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Old 09-14-2016, 02:11 PM   #13
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Bubble/ Delamination repair

I see there has been lots of opinions on fixing your problem and I don't see anything wrong with any one of them. My experience with this is on a 2007 Wildcat that I still own. I removed the window above the bubble and found it to have delaminated in the two small areas. I used a product called "Get Rot" from a boat repair store. I also purchased a few industrial syringes on Amazon. After allowing the area to dry out, yea there was some moisture, I mixed the Get Rot, put it into the syringes and injected the bubble from the area where the window was removed. I used an entire small bottle. With wood and clamps put moderate pressure on the areas for about 12 hours. The Get Rot penetrated the entire panel and made it more rigid. I resealed the window and it looks like nothing was ever there. There are alot of boat products that are useful for RV repairs. Good luck!
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Old 09-14-2016, 07:40 PM   #14
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Blisters are very common in the marine industry. We have had a boat we kept in the water and often had blisters when we pulled the boat and painted the bottom. Don't be in such a hurry to do the grinding, fiberglass and painting. Give in to waiting just to see if more are going to show up later. The least evasive technique would be my choice. If the delaminating repair kit doesn't work then I guess some good old paint and body work is a must. Good luck!
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Two things. First I have some moderate delam on my 2013 Lacrosse 322RES. It spent most of its time covered up and still got delamed. Forest River wouldn't lift a finger to help or suggest anything. Second, I now have a product I can neither use, fix, trade in, or sell. I'll never buy another Forest River product again, and won't suggest anyone else to buy from them either. The whole experience has left a sour taste in my mouth for RVing. They simply have no quality control and don't stand behind what they sell. Something this new and well maintained should not have this level of damage. I'll try and take a chance on fixing it but I am not optimistic.
This has been my argument against covering my camper. Wind abrasion can wear down the Dicor sealant that covers the seams in very short order. Since the camper is covered, you assume everything is great and the required 3 month roof inspection and Dicor spot repair gets ignored and no required roof maintenance is done.

Once uncovered to camp, any rain can start the delamination process and subsequent covering will keep that moisture in the walls making the delamination worse.

The downside to wintering it uncovered is the "sun side" decals will fad and crack resulting in replacing them every 5 years or so; mine are due but the roof seams are solid.
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