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Old 03-11-2023, 10:56 AM   #1
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Bubble Leak with a cracked roof panel

I am prepping our A223HW and noticed bubbles in the sealant around our large bubble window. At one spot, there is actually a crack in the roof, which concerns me more. Click image for larger version

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ID:	284701. Has anyone else had this problem and how should I repair. I was planning to Eternabond the window, but now Iím not sure.
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Old 03-12-2023, 08:27 PM   #2
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Not so good. . . : ( Similar looking cracks are seen in these posts . . .

https://www.forestriverforums.com/fo...of-132859.html
forums/f9/cracking-roof-132859.html

https://www.forestriverforums.com/fo...ks-170679.html
forums/f9/roof-cracks-170679.html

Delamination is blamed.
Is the crack skin deep or all the way thru the roof panel??
If thru the roof panel then the crack needs to be both stopped and stabilized.
Drill a tiny hole just beyond where the crack is propagating to . . .
Are you able to access the other side of the roof panel? If yes then create a stainless steel sandwich that will stop any vibrating across the crack. Maybe 3/4" by 1-1/2" top and bottom with SS screws to hold all together.
If only skin deep can a sealant be added under the delaminated area??
Then your Eternabond proposal can be applied over everything for the final waterproofing/caulking.
Hope your repair proceeds well.
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Old 03-23-2023, 06:43 PM   #3
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Leaky front bubble windows, I ended up using paint on sealant... flexseal... after 2 other tape type seals wouldn't work. Good stuff. Now my back window is leaking. Back corner edge is leaking, pretty sure damage to whatever fake wood is used, maybe not fake, but little bit of bubbled wallpaper about nightstand between the twin beds, and in the inside corner. I ended up duct taping a couple plastic garbage bag across the back, more rain expected after I discovered all that.. I need it to dry out before I even think about repairs. Window sealing will be the easy part. No clue what to do about the black plastic thing on the back corners that have cracked and chipped off. After having to replace the lift arm 2 months in to buying it brand new (they sent me the part, easy to replace) hold breath every time I need it. Fixed major leak coming in from front outside light fixture that wasn't sealed when installed. Cracked floor (still haven't fixed).. and now this mess on the back end. I'm about ready to shove it off a cliff and call it a day.
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