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Old 08-29-2016, 02:41 AM   #1
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Exclamation Front of camper is delaminating....best fix??

I have a 2011 Crossroads Zinger 19RDS that I picked up earlier this spring/summer. When I got it, I noticed a little bit of waviness on the front of the camper, but after talking to some people....figured that it was just from the heat/cold and really wasn't anything to worry about...it was barely noticeable.

After I got the trailer home, I got up on the roof and noticed a few cracks in the sealant up in the front where water was probably getting it....but I repaired it all, so it's nice and water tight now.

Fast forward a few moths, and now over the last week or two the front of the camper went from just a little wavy, to "what the heck is going on!". It looks horrible now.....not sure if it's from the high humidity and heat we have had here in Missouri the last month or what, but it just looks horrible now. The thin fiberglass (or whatever it is) sheet in the front feels like the glue has let go and it's coming off of the solid board underneath it. Everything feels nice and solid (no soft spots), but the thin fiberglass covering it's just free to flex and move around on it's own.

I don't think it's a structural issue...just more of a cosmetic issue. Everything else on the front it solid, not signs of water damage inside, or under the front storage areas. Did a water leak do this, or was it just crappy glue that was used at the factory?

What's the best way to fix this? Or should I just leave it? I'm not afraid to tackle this project on my own.......

Is this normal for a trailer that's only 5 years old?? There is no delamination anywhere else on the trailer...it looks perfect.

Thoughts?



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Old 08-29-2016, 11:49 AM   #2
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Maybe water was getting in at the seam on the roof where the cap and roof meet that you sealed. I would remove the front cap and see what damage is under there as it looks from the picture that you have some swelling occurring under the front cap.
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Old 08-29-2016, 02:25 PM   #3
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I found this video....looks like a great way to fix it.

https://youtu.be/pnH-z0Pp3eI
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Old 08-29-2016, 06:24 PM   #4
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Looks straight forward and just takes a little time and you can save a bunch of bucks doing it yourself.
Good luck.
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