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Old 11-05-2013, 04:53 AM   #1
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Replacing Partial Fiberglass Panel On RV

Part of the side blew off our 5th wheel when coming home from camping one weekend. There was apparent water damage underneath.What is the best option to repair this section of our RV ?

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Old 11-05-2013, 05:23 AM   #2
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You should post a pic so we can see what your talking about. It is hard to give advise on something we have very little detail on.

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Old 11-05-2013, 05:29 AM   #3
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Hi David

FiberglassRV is a forum dedicated to all molded towables. Our trailer builds are more like fiberglass boats. No inner framework and (typically) no roof seams.

While we may be able to give you some help, you will probably get answers you seek at a forum for your trailer's build type. I respectfully suggest you try iRV2 Forum | - RV Forum Community and RV News and/or the Open Road forum at RV.Net RV and Camping Forum ? RV, Trailer, Camper, Motorhome, Camping and Campground Information

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Old 11-05-2013, 06:03 AM   #4
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Hi David
As Donna mentioned our group is dedicated to molded fiberglass (think of a boat or bathtub), your trailer is constructed using laminated fiberglass panels which are cut out and joined together, not many here would have knowledge or experience repairing this type of trailer construction.

If you Google RV Delamination, there is a lot of information regarding this problem and repair techniques and products that may help you.

Good luck.
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Old 11-05-2013, 06:53 AM   #5
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Did you ask your insurance company if this kind of damage was covered? Something like that sounds like it could be terminal if the water damage that preceded it also has to be repaired.

BTW: We call this kind of construction "Sticky" or "Stick built" because of the many pieces of wood used inside the walls.
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