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cherylfair 08-21-2020 04:10 PM

Wall issue
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We have these hard bumps on our panel below the drivers side window. Could this be water leakage from the window down into the panel and rusting the inside?Attachment 25689Attachment 25690

Bob Denman 08-21-2020 04:45 PM

Have you tried putting a pinhole in one of them, and squishing it back down in place?

cherylfair 08-21-2020 04:47 PM

No not yet.

Bob Denman 08-21-2020 04:52 PM

Use a tiny pin: just enough to let any air out from behind it.
Good luck! :thumb:

nosticks 08-21-2020 04:56 PM

You have a leak and need to find it soon as the problem will only get worse.

ducksface 08-21-2020 04:56 PM

No guessing.

cherylfair 08-21-2020 05:04 PM

Thanks. I just ordered it. Will get tomorrow.

wrapped 08-21-2020 05:07 PM

Try the pin hole ,if the tool shows no moisture and the bumps are hard then pin hole doesn't change anything it could be welding splatter with wall paper over it.

Bob Denman 08-21-2020 05:15 PM

If the bumps are hard: I pretty wouch would doubt that it's any sort of leakage.
The water would be softening up whatever it might be rotting. :nonono:

Pete'sMH 08-27-2020 12:08 AM

Sorry to say Iím pretty confident that it is, in fact, water damage. Check the window frame and channel weep holes but also the roof and side seams. Water is relentless and doesnít always come from where youíd think. If the wall isnít warped youíre probably still good if you can find and fix the leak.

16ACE27 08-27-2020 12:29 AM

This issue has been seen many times before; it is always water leakage.

TheWub 09-02-2020 06:33 PM

Ditto. We had similar bulging below the window of our Vegas and the shop confirmed the siding was beyond salvage. Both driver and passenger side had to be totally replaced. If you caught it soon enough, the panels might be salvageable and the cost significantly lower. Labor was $2200 for both sides, not including parts.

jdelling 09-02-2020 06:54 PM

I have the exact same hard wallpaper bumps in the exact same places! By the driver seat wall. I have a 2019 Windsport 27B. I live in San Diego it does rain, but does get water roof runoff.

Cherylfair, did you get that water meter tool to verify its water?


cherylfair 09-02-2020 07:11 PM

Yes I got the moisture monitor and the reading is High. Ugh!!!

Fisherman 09-02-2020 07:56 PM

My ACE 30.2 is doing the same took it to Thor they fixed it month later coming back on again they supposed to seal windows and everything but still bubbles

RickAuz 09-02-2020 08:27 PM

we have an Axis 24.1, track, and most importantly the joint where the front cap and coach join all are subject to vibration and need to be resealed regularly. Here in Kingston and area we win the roughest roads award every year.
passenger side done again yesterday.
on a recent trip to the north we hit some very rough roads and after a couple of days of travel the seams allowed some slight drips.
I will look for the posts that deal with this in more detail.

RickAuz 09-02-2020 08:30 PM

Search "Axis/Vegas Window Leak (maybe?)"
search "Wall issues"
Axis Earl
had the posts that I used (I can not find the pictures)

Pete'sMH 09-02-2020 09:26 PM

Wall issue
Those little hard pimples are pretty easy to ignore and there is an understandable reluctance to believing there is an ongoing water intrusion problem. But thatís what it is and it needs to be addressed at the very first appearance. Good luck.

Ford1 09-04-2020 02:18 AM

I agree with Rick that the persistent bubble problem may well be caused by a leak at the end cap/ gutter junction. If it were me, I would re-seal that whole area. I have removed windows that I thought were the problem just to discover that the source was really the joints higher up. The intruding water will find a path down as far as gravity will allow it and either escape or be soaked into the wall if it can't drain out.

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