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Old 05-31-2011, 07:30 PM   #1
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Sv291 fiberglass question

I have a 2004 SV 291. I had a leak around a marker light on the front. It is fixed no no more issues. However I have noticed that the fiber glass around the front window, useless window I might add, is bubbling up in a few places. Is there a way to fix this or is it a concern?
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Old 05-31-2011, 09:01 PM   #2
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Sounds like the water got trapped behind the fiberglass and is causing the glass to seperate
post pictures of the bubbling - almost sounds like you have some delamination going on - if so it will be a cause for concern cause it will just get worse

From some of the posts I have seen the only way to fix it is to replace the section that has the delamination in which your case would be around the front area
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I will try and see if I can get some pics but I don't think it will be that visible that you can see it. The bubbling is just around the top corner of the window on the front. I can see it better in my side view mirror than at another time no sure why. Hasn't gotten any worse on the last year that I can tell. Just trying to find out if you can drill a hole in that area and put some kind of adhesive in and push it back. Any ideas?
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If it hasnt gotten any worse and it isnt leaking then I probably wouldnt mess with it till it became an issue
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Thanks for the help
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I saw some fiberglass repair kits, boat maintenance stores should have them. You might also look into those and if starts to get bad you might want to put a stop to it right away.

Delamination is a killer for fiberglass walled RV's, and as far as I know, short of a wall change, there is no stopping it once it spreads.

I was going to install scare lights on my SV-291, but the factory folks said not to do it, quoting delamination issues if I messed up insulating them against water properly.
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