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Old 07-24-2014, 05:01 PM   #1
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Roof issue thatís become a problem

It started off with two small bubbles (less than 3 inch dia each), just something watch.
When I got back from my last trip my little bubbles have turned into a 12x20 bubble. Its at the front edge of the camper so my guess is that there is some kind of air leak enlarging it and will only get worse with more travel. The pic doesnít show it but when I first got home the whole area was one big bubble now its just wavy looking.
So my plan is to take the front metal transition strip off and see if I can shoot some self leveling Dicor under to re seal the roof. Maybe Iíll take some 3/8 tubing to extend the tip being sure I get good coverage all the way to the back of the bubble. Then a fresh strip of buytl tape and put the metal strip back down.

Anyone ever have something like this? Does anyone see a problem with my plan?
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Old 07-24-2014, 05:49 PM   #2
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By no means am I an expert at this, but I doubt that Dicor is the best product for this. Dicor is a sealant, but you have an adhesion problem.
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Old 07-24-2014, 06:35 PM   #3
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cypressloser maybe your right but that stuff is so sticky and it seals so well and its what I have on hand. I always carry a tube of that stuff, just incase.
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John, I think you're spot on with the problem, and the fix. Problem being that air is getting in some how. Lucky you caught it before you really had a baloon going down the highway. I've seen some show up on the dealer lots looking like that, brand new. Happened to my brother in law a couple of years ago. Pretty much pull the strip, reglue the roof, and resecure the strip with new butyl underneath, and dicor on the screw heads and edges.
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John, I agree with Big John, it's the Butyl that holds it down. I changed vent fans once and found removing the dicor was the easy part.
Funny, is this a John only thread ?
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Somebody will break the trend soon.

Plenty of youtube videos on doing this, or just a google search on how to.

A hair dryer can help in removal, or a heat gun if you're very careful.
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Our neighbors have a 2009 Wildwood and condensation has ruined their ceiling in the front by the windows. The repairman said it was a manufacturers defect. It cost them 2900. to fix. We have the same model that is a 2008 and we checked and we also have the same problem. They have to tear the whole front off and replace all the wood and insulation inside. If its a manufactures defect why are we paying for it?
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Our neighbors have a 2009 Wildwood and condensation has ruined their ceiling in the front by the windows. The repairman said it was a manufacturers defect. It cost them 2900. to fix. We have the same model that is a 2008 and we checked and we also have the same problem. They have to tear the whole front off and replace all the wood and insulation inside. If its a manufactures defect why are we paying for it?
Limited warranty and no "Lemon Law" for travel trailers.

A tub of Damp Rid or some kind of dehumidify will reduce the chance of it happening again.
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Limited warranty and no "Lemon Law" for travel trailers.

A tub of Damp Rid or some kind of dehumidify will reduce the chance of it happening again.
I am afraid its too late for that. Evidently they have to put in some kind of drips on the side so this wont happen again. The wood inside is rotten and has mold. We bought this 2 months ago and I can't believe we have to spend 3000. more to repair this.
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