RV News RVBusiness 2021 Top 10 RVs of the Year, plus 56 additional debuts and must-see units → ×

Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 03-04-2020, 11:56 AM   #1
Senior Member
Join Date: Jul 2019
Location: Near Pittsburgh Pa
Posts: 518
Fake wood wallpaper peeling, recommended glue?

I have a 2020 Coachmen Apex and there are a few places that the fake wood finish wallpaper is curling off of the junk particle board trim. Is there a known good and well recommended adhesive product that can be applied to the curled wood grain wall paper that may adhere it back down and actually keep it?

I suspect that this is something that will be a continuously recurring thing, so no point in trying to tie the unit up with warranty and repair if I can just glue the junk back together as it fails.

2019 Ram Bighorn, CC/SB 2500 4x4 6.4L/8 Speed, Max Tow 14,460 lb/2,940 lb payload.
2019 F-150 King Ranch 3.5 Eco, 12,800 lb/1,546 payload.
2020 Coachmen Apex UL 289TBSS
2019 Quality Trailers 16'x7' 7K GVWR Utility Trailer
2019 IronBull 22'x102" 14K GVWR Equipment Trailer
Larry0071 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-04-2020, 12:05 PM   #2
Senior Member
Join Date: May 2019
Posts: 1,792
The fake woodgrain vinyl is probably a self adhesive product. You might try heating it with a heat gun and pressing it back down in place.

I do know that Forest River will sell you this stuff, what they call seam tape. For my 2020 class C, it was available and sold by the foot, in 3", 12", and 24" widths. I bought about 30 feet of 24" wide woodgrain self adhesive vinyl that is exactly what is in the coach. I can cut it to any width/length to make shelving, trim, etc. of any size. and it matches exactly. It helps to heat it once it's smoothed in place and it seems to stick well.

If your unit is in warranty, send your dealer a picture of the peeling tape product and you should be able to get some for free under warranty.
2020 Sunseeker 2440DS on 2019 Ford E-450, Trekker cap, Topaz paint
BehindBars is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-06-2020, 11:19 PM   #3
Junior Member
Riverdude's Avatar
Join Date: Nov 2013
Posts: 29
I use Contact cement and a little wallpaper seam roller. It works great on my WW fake wood !!
Riverdude is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-29-2020, 09:17 AM   #4
Site Team
dcheatwood's Avatar
Join Date: Nov 2011
Posts: 4,390
I can't remember what glue I used but after applying it under the curling ends I put clamps and a piece of 1x4 to hold it down while glue dried. It was edge of bathroom door so I could get clamps on. Year later still good but other places are peeling now so gonna try more repairs soon.
2018 Forester 3011 DS

dcheatwood is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

» Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by


This website is not affiliated with or endorsed by Forest River, Inc. or any of its affiliates. This is an independent, unofficial site.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:15 AM.