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Old 04-02-2016, 04:57 PM   #1
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Now what Dutchman????

I wonder how Dutchman would call this problem? Poor maintenance on the owner's part, not storing the rig properly or too many folks in the rig at one time???
Big slide ceiling and wall and some more spots in the garage.
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Old 04-02-2016, 05:20 PM   #2
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What the heck? Is that water or blisters?
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Not water or water intrusion, more of a blister with nasty pointy tops. Not something you'd want to rub your face on, the points are solid and very sharp.
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Is there any give to the blisters when you press on them? Have any of them penetrated completely through the finished surface?

I would bet on a moisture problem causing some kind of reaction to the glues and chemicals that are used in manfacturing the panels.
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Nope, no give to them. It's almost as if there is a contaminant growing beneath the covering and lifting it as it grows. Moisture on the ceiling would be difficult and even in the middle of the wall would cause question.
I'll find the spot in the garage again and if it isn't in an open area I might try and cut a small portion out of the disease and see what's under it.
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I guess your rig's finally hit puberty, and has developed an acne problem. Maybe that Proactiv stuff they sell on TV is what you need...
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Nope, no give to them. It's almost as if there is a contaminant growing beneath the covering and lifting it as it grows.
I'm thinking the same sort of process happening that happens when you have efflorescence on cement wall. It's not that it needs alot of water to cause to growth, it just needs enough to get the process started.
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I'm thinking the same sort of process happening that happens when you have efflorescence on cement wall. It's not that it needs alot of water to cause to growth, it just needs enough to get the process started.
I'm with you there but the wall is Luan I think. If the covering was bubbling off the wood I'd say the glue gave up the ghost but these little points are a mystery. It's almost like there was sand on the wood but worse than sand.
Probably a crappy manufacturing process, they knew is was for an RV so it only had to last a year
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I guess your rig's finally hit puberty, and has developed an acne problem. Maybe that Proactiv stuff they sell on TV is what you need...
I'm ok with puberty as long as the zits don't start ooooooozing stuff and scabbing over
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I'm with you there but the wall is Luan I think. If the covering was bubbling off the wood I'd say the glue gave up the ghost but these little points are a mystery. It's almost like there was sand on the wood but worse than sand.
Probably a crappy manufacturing process, they knew is was for an RV so it only had to last a year
No dout the wall is Luan, but I'm thinking of some sort of reaction to the chemcals and glues that is used in manufacturing the wood. Who knows what kind of noxious chemicals are used in the manufacture of Luan, given that most of it comes out of China now.

Do you remember the Moon Rocks from the fifties. You get those neat little rocks that laid there and did nothing until you put them in Isinglass and boom they started expanding and growing stalagmites. I'm thinking the same sort of thing could be happening under the finished surface.

I will be very interested in hearing exactly what the problem is.
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