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Old 07-10-2020, 05:01 AM   #1
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Recently we have noticed the floor
In the main master bedroom had staining in the corner by bathroom and outside wall.And know we have the interior panel loose and bubbling off which indicates water is getting in?Anyone else have this issue ?it on the rt side I get of bedroom window?
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Old 07-12-2020, 04:17 PM   #2
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Water from the bathroom or water from outside?

Assuming outside, I would make a careful inspection of the roof in the front half of the TT. Look for cuts and separations. Pay special attention to sealing around trim, edges, and around any fixtures on the roof. Next check the window nearby for sealing around the outside where it joins the siding.

It is less likely, but water can migrate from the source and show up in odd places, so I would not rule out the bathroom. Condensation from use in cold weather, and leaking containers in utility storage under the bed are also possibilities.

The fiberglass panel on the outside may have seams. Sometimes they crack and admit water. Carefully inspect the wall outside.

I wish you good luck and happy trails ahead!
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Old 07-13-2020, 06:56 PM   #3
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Well I dug into it and here is what I found,nothing noticeable on top of roof but I did reseal a few areas just in case.But majority of damage appears to be from the window.The used a cheap foam tape that was not installed correctly and water was coming in through it.Think I will use a butyl and once in go around with a small bead of clear silicone to seal it up.
Now I have read they used a vacuum process when building the walls so there are not any visible alum vertical studs in this area.So I am going to have to add some studs to help build back some integrity back into the wall.Just need to figure out should I use alum or wood for studs?And when I pulled out the wall to dry part of the Liam plywood is still stuck to outside fiberglass.Should I try clean off or just reglue a plywood panel back on? I will try to post some pics tonight.
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It is great that you found the source of water. I am not familiar with how to repair the wall. It could be fiberglass outside, Styrofoam in between, and luan ply inside with aluminum framing. There may also be a thermal break material at aluminum framing.

If someone else does not post help here for you, you could post a repair question on iRV2.com. Lots more experience there.
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