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Old 07-17-2016, 08:32 PM   #1
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Wind gusts in Wyoming

Well this sucks. Wind gusts in Wyoming. I though I saw it poochin go it just before.



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Old 07-17-2016, 08:34 PM   #2
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Now that was some wind, hope all are safe RV can be repaired or replaced.
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Old 07-17-2016, 08:50 PM   #3
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All are safe. I'm sure it was some water damage. I found a leak just after warranty ran out last year. Pinpointed it last fall and repaired the leak. Didn't notice the delamination though.
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Man, that stinks. Did that happen while towing? I hope you are not to far from home?
On a side note, I have never seen a fiberglass trailer opened up like that. Is that the Filon seperated from a luan backer? Can you see any signs off the filon being glued down?
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Old 07-18-2016, 01:23 AM   #5
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Crunch man. Luckily only 3 hours from home. The temp repair held really well. I'm thinking if you break down try and do it in a Walmart or Home Depot parking lot. Made the trips back to the store easy.

As for the damage the outer fiberglass ( I'll assume filon since I'm not a body guy) peeled away from the luan. There's no glue marks really but I'm not sure how they attach them.
It is a 2013 27HFS. Warranty ran out March of 2015. When we opened it during the Spring my wife found a water stain on the counter by the bed right behind that wall. I hunted a summer to find the leak. Finally found it behind the rain gutter. My son and I caulked everything. Eternabond on seams in the roof. No leaks this year.
I noticed earlier on this trip that I couldn't see down the side of the trailer in my mirror. Couldn't figure out why. Now I know it was the wall getting air behind it and billowing. It could have been worse.
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lytlej,
Thank you for the follow up. Are you going to repair it yourself or take it to the dealer? The insurance company might total it out, not sure. Keep us posted.
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Old 07-18-2016, 04:33 AM   #7
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Well this sucks. Wind gusts in Wyoming. I though I saw it poochin go it just before.



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That's nasty. Those walls are all laminated and pressed thin outside layer then wood like a 1/8" 2" of styrofoam and then your 1/8" thick inside wall. Something must have split in that front corner for the wind to get in an rip it like that, never saw that before, Your going to have to send it back to factory I hate to say to get that whole wall replaced. At least your safe you can always get the wall replaced. I don't know what kinda of insurance you have, but I just got back from the factory where they replaced my whole roof from a pin hole leak that allowed it to delaminate. 5400.00 to have it replaced but my Comp ins. paid minus my 500.00 deductible. Good luck sorry to see that....
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Where you on rt25 ? Rode my bike to and from Sturgis to Denver most of the trip bike was leaning killer winds
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No I-80. 25 goes north and south. 80 goes east and west. You crossed it in Cheyenne.
Wow that's a long ride! Definitely a cross wind that way. We were fighting a head wind.
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Ok anybody ever tried to tackle the idea of putting on a new piece of filon?
I'm not confident that Progressive is going to be of help here.

I'm thinking of removing the filon from the front edge of the door forward, removing all bad luan in that area. Then replacing with new luan and Filon. Then new decals. Using the front edge of the door as that only will have about a six inch seam. Any ideas on which type and color is used on XLR Hyperlite? Good way to peel luan from foam and filon from luan? What glued to use?

The fear is that this sounds simple enough, just labor intensive hour wise. But I've been unable to find anybody who's done it. Can't really $10,000+ to fix this. Or if fiberglass patch a better option? If so how to match texture and color? And how to address deteriorating luan underneath?
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