Recently, our RV repair shop received the below e-mail from Lauren, wanting to know how, and how much, it will cost to fix the delamination that’s occurring on her RV:
My husband and I bought this 2010 Keystone Cougar and we, unfortunately, were unaware that the bubbling on the front and back of the trailer is delamination. We were told it was just from the heat/sun.
I’ve attached pictures to see if it’s something that can be repaired. The trailer was well taken care of before we purchased it and is in good shape inside. I do not believe it is from water damage as when pressed upon it is very hard behind the bubbling.
I’ve looked up these models and a lot have delam from the factory glue not being good enough or adhering to whatever is behind the lamination. Can you please give me an estimate on repair costs after viewing the pictures? I really appreciate your time.
How to fix delamination, and how much it costs
Join me in this video as I sit down with my Service Manager, Zach. We share our initial thoughts on what it would take to repair and if it’s worth it. We also share how routine maintenance can prevent this problem.
Below is a list of the products we use for repairs.
- Acrysol Cleaner
- Scraper Tool CRL Blue Stick
- Tapered Tip Stick and Handle
- The Best Caulking Gun
- Dicor Lap Sealants Self-Leveling, Black
- Dicor Lap Sealants Self-Leveling, White
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Very true, thanks for replying.
Are you still doing your Wednesday afternoon live webcast with Dave and Zach?
We took a break for awhile, we coming into our busy season at the shop. When we get ready to get it back going RV travel will post it and let you know. Thanks for following us.
The sad thing is that, whether they bought it from an individual or a dealer, likely the seller knew it was delamination. If it were a private seller who owned it from 2010 they would have seen the difference and probably looked into that issue to see what was going on…hence, the reason they dumped it to unsuspecting buyers. Saying it was from the sun and heat is probably just referencing the decals. Of course, a dealer would definitely be aware of what causes delamination.
It seems like fraud either way.
Thanks for sharing.