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    Delamination or not?

    Does this look like a delaminate problem? Just purchased the trailer, 3400RE, 2008. The waviness is under the front cap. I asked the dealer if that was what I was seeing. He assured me it was not delamintaion..But, I want to see what you guys think. It actually looks worse in the pictures than it really is. The molding seals look great and no brakes seen.



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    Re: Delamination or not?

    Very difficult for me to tell by the photos but I don't think it is delamination. It could however still be resultant from a water leak. There should not be that many waves/ripples in that part of the cover.
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    Re: Delamination or not?

    I would not call that delimaination, but I would call it a symptom of a potentially serious problem.
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    Re: Delamination or not?

    When my neighbor in our park was winterizing his BH ,( he was in Washington.) he forgot to drain the line going to the washer/dryer closet in the bedroom. It froze, blew and warped his panel under the bedroom in a similar fashion as yours. Although his was worse and was pulling out of the seam on one side. Although, it dried and has been stable since. Not getting any worse. He is going to cut out the panel and replace it. Also fixing the plumbing at the same time.
    Not saying you have the same situation. Just thought it might help. Trace
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    Re: Delamination or not?

    Quote Originally Posted by TANDT View Post
    When my neighbor in our park was winterizing his BH ,( he was in Washington.) he forgot to drain the line going to the washer/dryer closet in the bedroom. It froze, blew and warped his panel under the bedroom in a similar fashion as yours. Although his was worse and was pulling out of the seam on one side. Although, it dried and has been stable since. Not getting any worse. He is going to cut out the panel and replace it. Also fixing the plumbing at the same time.
    Not saying you have the same situation. Just thought it might help. Trace

    Thanks for the reply's. Sounds reasonable and kinda hope that's what's going on with my trailer. I failed to mention that the caulking on the right side of the front cap looks like it may have been resealed. This would make the hypothesis of leaking and the freezing plausible and it very well could be from a washer/dryer leak. If that's the case, my hope is that it did leak, froze and then causing the underside of the cap to warp and has been repaired. Which this would explain the new/but not brand new caulking. I just didn't want it to be delamination. In that case it may not get any worse...You just hate to see this on your newly purchased 5R..

    BTW: I've bought trailers from this dealer before..I trust them and they had one of the techs look at it and they again assured me it was not delamination.

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    Re: Delamination or not?

    Right front is where the majority of his damage is also.
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    Re: Delamination or not?

    That piece does not need to be "cut" out...it is screwed into position and can be easily removed by taking off the trim pieces and unscrewing it from the frame. Ours was removed and replaced several times early on....
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    Re: Delamination or not?

    I would not settle for nothing more than having the whole thing replaced, call Heartland & send pictures.
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    Re: Delamination or not?

    Quote Originally Posted by davidg View Post
    I would not settle for nothing more than having the whole thing replaced, call Heartland & send pictures.
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    Re: Delamination or not?

    Quote Originally Posted by kakampers View Post
    That piece does not need to be "cut" out...it is screwed into position and can be easily removed by taking off the trim pieces and unscrewing it from the frame. Ours was removed and replaced several times early on....
    Just curious, was yours "looking" like this...Or did you have other problems that caused this.

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