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Old 09-24-2016, 03:30 PM   #1
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2009 Flagstaff Micro lite wall delam

Hello all. Wife and I are looking to get a relatively cheap trailer now that both kids are in college. We have years of experience with multiple campers but I have never had delam on sides not related to known water damage. This 18' is super clean, no evidence of moisture inside. Walls feel solid under delam, no mushy rotted feeling. Figured I seek advice rather than just walking away from this one. Any chance this is just sun/heat related? Is that common? The areas are on side by bathroom, and rear upper corner, just visible in pic. Thanks for any experience.
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Old 09-24-2016, 03:43 PM   #2
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Run, don't walk, run away If you are keeping it for any length of time run. It's going to get worse if it is not fixed correctly.

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Old 09-24-2016, 03:47 PM   #3
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Thanks! That's funny, I said to my wife I'm gonna take the trouble to join the forum to see if any one says, "don't just walk, run." And sure enough....
Thanks, I needed the push off the ledge. I really fell for the interior. Thanks again, I'll keep looking.
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Old 09-24-2016, 04:27 PM   #4
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Yep looks to be delam from a roof leak.
The whole side would need to be replaced.
Did you check the roof for soft spots?
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Old 09-25-2016, 08:47 AM   #5
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I'm moving on in my search. Thanks for your replies. Have a great weekend
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Old 09-28-2016, 11:24 PM   #6
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2009 Flagstaff Micro lite wall delam

Delams are easy fix. Drill inject resin and vacuum bag. Except that's a big one.
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Old 09-30-2016, 03:00 PM   #7
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That's a shame. We have the same rig. It's a great little unit...

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Old 10-03-2016, 08:18 AM   #8
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In 2009, Flagstaff had some bonding agent problems with their walls and front and rear caps. I know because I had a 2009 Flagstaff 831 FKBSS that started to delam after 6 months. The entire rear was replaced but at this point, The unit had spent more time in the shop than at my home. When I finally got it back, the sides and front were starting to delaminate and this unit was only 13 months old! I begged to have it fixed properly but was told it was a glue issue and I could send it back to the factory (after spending 8 months in the shop and I only used it for 5 months)...I had already booked the entire camping season but I was told to call the factory at the end of the camping season. When the season ended, I called but was told the unit was now out of warranty! FR was of NO use and I swore I would NEVER buy another FR product! I did buy a Palomino Columbus and watched for any and all issues...after 4 years, it has been the best of all our previous 5 RVs!

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