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Old 05-17-2021, 08:42 AM   #1
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2016 Sunseeker walls separating

Good morning all

We just got back from a 15 day trip between PA and the Grand Canyon. On the way home, I found that the front and side walls at the corner are coming apart on the passenger side right behind the cab.

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At the time I discovered it, the unit had less than 12,000 miles on it. It now has about 14,000 miles.

Has anyone else had this happen?

Any suggestions on how to repair it?


Thank you for your help!

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Old 05-17-2021, 08:54 AM   #2
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No pics?
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No pictures so far, but guessing it might be from delamination or water intrusion.
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Old 05-17-2021, 11:59 AM   #4
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pictures

They were attached, no idez why they don't show up.

Trying again.
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Old 05-17-2021, 02:35 PM   #5
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Seam separation, looks like it should be at factory fix.
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Old 05-17-2021, 02:42 PM   #6
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They were attached, no idez why they don't show up.

Trying again.
Im assuming the pics are oriented 90 degrees off?

Happens a lot. You can prevent that by orienting our camera/phone in landscape instead of portrait. ​

It also looks like the second pic is the inside while the first is the outside? Id find a good local reliable independent RV repair business to get his take on it and ideas how to fx it.


It appears to me they tried to use insulation foam as an adhesive to keep the corner together and it is failing.
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Old 05-17-2021, 02:58 PM   #7
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Check out you tube. There are some creative ways people try to fix delam
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Old 05-17-2021, 03:10 PM   #8
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That's not delamination

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Check out you tube. There are some creative ways people try to fix delam
Brad, did you miss the picture? That's a corner seam coming apart. No delamination visible.
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Old 05-17-2021, 04:48 PM   #9
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It's not a delamination. The corner just started coming apart. There is no sign of any screws holding it together. I wouldn't be surprised if FR just used double sided tape to hold it together but, there is no adhesive residue either.
This unit spent the end of the first year of ownership and most of the second year at the dealership getting it to stop leaking. They had to replace seals on the slide that the factory had installed backwards.
There were leaks at almost every roof and sidewall seam and penetration. At FR's expense, all was fixed and part of the interior trim was replaced as well.
I can probably figure out how to repair the corner but, my concern is that there is a bigger problem that I am not seeing.
It doesn't help that it rides harder than an old west wooden buckboard going down a pothole laden dirt road. We can't leave the window blinds up when we travel because they always fall down.
I run the front tires at 75 and the rears at 80 with the air bags at 65.
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I will be watching mine a lot closer now.
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