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Old 07-09-2018, 07:51 PM   #1
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Kodiak delamination issues

I have a 2017 kodiak 283bhsl, I've had some issues with this camper (none that make me hate it) but after our annual 4th trip I noticed while cleaning the rear of the camper has started to delaminate.
I have had no leaks (that I know of) and the only water issues come when camping in the fall the walls sweat like crazy.
Does anyone else have the delamination issue?

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Old 07-10-2018, 01:28 AM   #2
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Delaminates nation is not that unusual with composite construction.

Take a look here for one approach to repairing.


I use to work on fighter aircraft which had composite construction. Delimitation was always a concern. One method that we would use required us to drill a small hole into the skin, inject epoxy and pull the skin back in contact with the substrate until the epoxy cured.

Good luck.

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Old 07-10-2018, 03:48 PM   #3
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Why are the walls "sweating", inside or outside? I live in Tennessee and the humidity is outrageous as I know it is in Alabama. I run a dehumidifier probably 9 months out of the year to keep the inside dry. The first week I had it, it was so humid the kitchen table had condensation on it, now it's controlled at 40% with the dehumidifier.
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There are many causes of delamination. One is water being sucked into the layers by freezing weather outside and high humidity (condensation) inside. Considerable force is generated by the temperature difference. Afterwards the moisture in the walls freezes and thaws breaking the laminations apart.
Condensation control is mandatory in freezing weather for this and other water damage reasons.
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