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Old 12-07-2018, 08:10 PM   #1
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Wall glue is creating prickly bumps on slide-out wall

Has anyone experienced unusual prickly bumps just under the wall paper finish of your trailer? I submitted a warranty claim for my fifth wheel that has this occurring on one of the slide outs. They came back and offered $500 to not have to repair this. Thoughts? They claim its some reaction with the glue on the wall construction. I'm sure the repair is a pain and would take alot of man hours to repair hence their monetary offer. I'm afraid about the long term potential for it spreading, it seems like it has spread? Then their is resale concerns. Can this lead to water infiltration if it gets worse if left unattended?

Any one with experience on this situation? Take the money or make the warranty make the repair?

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Old 12-07-2018, 08:17 PM   #2
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If you can post a picture, that would help. But every post I've ever read about this it has turned out to have been caused by moisture in the walls. If you or your dealer has access to a moisture meter I would have would have all the walls checked for moisture content.
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Bumps=water leak. The dealer is trying to buy you off with the money hoping the warranty will expire before it gets worse
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I wouldn’t take the money. I would insist on a repair with a separate warranty on that repair.

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Old Yesterday, 02:19 PM   #5
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It's moisture. Probably a leak somewhere above and the water is going into the wall rather than inside the coach where it can be detected a lot easier. Make them fix it.
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Ditto - Water leak
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Ditto: Ditto: water leak.
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Definitely a leak. Ours did that on the back window of our 3051SF. Had to replace and repair under warranty.
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You have a water leak somewhere you need to find where and fix that before the wall repairs
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If you can post a picture, that would help. But every post I've ever read about this it has turned out to have been caused by moisture in the walls. If you or your dealer has access to a moisture meter I would have would have all the walls checked for moisture content.
Get your own moisture meter. They are cheap. You can measure the prickly wall and a good wall and see the difference. You can also move around on the prickly surface and tell where the incursion is by tracing upwards.

Don't let them BS you.

Larry
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