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Old 10-06-2015, 01:21 PM   #1
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Side panels bulging out

We have a 2015 29V tt th. On our way to TX and last night the driver side panel started bulging out. It was late and we didn't notice it. It's on the slide side above the bedroom window. This morning we put it back together and added some painters tape to hold it in place. Does anyone know what could cause this. We plan to have the dealer look at it when we get to TX.
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Old 10-06-2015, 04:28 PM   #2
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We have a 2015 29V tt th. On our way to TX and last night the driver side panel started bulging out. It was late and we didn't notice it. It's on the slide side above the bedroom window. This morning we put it back together and added some painters tape to hold it in place. Does anyone know what could cause this. We plan to have the dealer look at it when we get to TX.
From your description its sounds like delamination. In the RV sides the outside panel, the alum framing, the foam between them and the interior wall surface are "laminated with adhesive and then pressure bonded with heat to fabricate one strong section. In your case could be the glue, heat or pressure was not correct in that area and have become loose. Huge job to change a sidewall, best left to the factory.
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Thank you. Is this true for the aluminum siding. Because that's what we have. I would assume it's true for fiberglass model. That is why we went with the aluminum. Figured it be an easy fix to replace a section instead of the whole side.
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Thank you. Is this true for the aluminum siding. Because that's what we have. I would assume it's true for fiberglass model. That is why we went with the aluminum. Figured it be an easy fix to replace a section instead of the whole side.
Sure, if it's exposed seams and rivet's, otherwise it it will end up looking nasty. Should be repaired properly to keeps its appearance and value.
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help us help you. Just a bunch of guesses if we can't see what you see
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help us help you. Just a bunch of guesses if we can't see what you see
Huh? If I helped a client 3000 miles away, via telecon, you throw guesses till it works.
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Old 10-06-2015, 10:09 PM   #7
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Alright thanks. I take a pic in the morning and post it.
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Old 10-07-2015, 09:26 AM   #8
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The duct tape is to help keep the rain out and keep it from catching the wind. It keeps popping out. I would screw it but I don't want it to rip the siding. Well take it to the dealer when we get to TX.
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Looks like the lip of the upper panel didn't engage the boss of the lower panel. That isn't too hard a fix for the dealer. However, that duck tape is going to be a bear to get off if it stays on there more than a day or two.
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Old 10-07-2015, 11:20 AM   #10
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Ya it already is. Couldn't think of anything else to fix it.
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