Saturday, May 27, 2023


We bought an RV with delamination. How much will it cost to fix it?

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.

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Dustin Simpson
Dustin Simpson
I have worn many hats in the RV industry through the years. From an RV Technician, Warranty Administrator, Parts Administrator, Parts Manager, Service Manager and now Business Owner. I have even been deemed an RV Expert by the California court system, working on behalf of the customers, dealers, and manufacturers. My repair facility has been servicing customers at the same location since 2003. What sets us apart from the dealerships is we are here to fix and maintain what you have, and not sell you a new one. Whether you own a million-dollar unit or an entry level, my message to you will be the same, it needs to be maintained.


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Steve Murray
1 month ago

No Inspection, No Protection.

1 month ago

Are you still doing your Wednesday afternoon live webcast with Dave and Zach?

1 month ago

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.

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