Water Damage Help - Fiberglass RV


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Old 01-14-2020, 04:27 PM   #1
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Water Damage Help

I found this large water damage hole in my rv wall recently and I'm wondering what the best plan of attack is to fix it? I've fixed the leak that caused the damage. The previous owner took most of the damaged wood and insulation but it still looks atrocious. Its right down to the fiberglass exterior as well.
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Old 01-14-2020, 06:06 PM   #2
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I found this large water damage hole in my rv wall recently and I'm wondering what the best plan of attack is to fix it? I've fixed the leak that caused the damage. The previous owner took most of the damaged wood and insulation but it still looks atrocious. Its right down to the fiberglass exterior as well.
This is not the best forum for you to find help in, the members here are owners of molded fiberglass trailers. Your RV has a very different method of construction than the ones we own.

But of course no one wants you to go away without at least some clue of where you can go to find others who also own the same make and style of RV you have. So here is a link to the Ford Fleetwood Owner's forum.
Fleetwood Owner's Forum - iRV2 Forums


Wishing you the best results with your repairs.
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Old 01-15-2020, 11:32 AM   #3
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this works on water stained stipple in a house so it may work for you,mis 50% water and household bleach put in a spray bottle and apply lightly DO NOT SATURATE repeat after giving it lots of time to dry if needed, works on water stained fabric also,,,,,but remember if possible test on an area of the fabric ( or what ever ) on a site that will not show
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Old 01-15-2020, 11:33 AM   #4
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Been there, done that.
I suggest removing the window and them the damaged panel(s). Try to remove them in one piece if possible so you can use them as a template for the new panel.
If it is a stick frame remove any damaged studs or at least the damaged portions and replace with new. If you only replace the damaged portion of the stud, run a new piece adjacent to the portion you replace extending at least a foot to the solid portion you left in place. Glue the overlapping areas of the studs and secure with wood screws extending through both. Cut replacement panel and attach to studs. Reinstall window making sure it is well sealed. Good luck!
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