A couple months back we noticed that the bedroom counter top had delaminated! We were pretty sure it happened fast since it was hard to miss and had not been there just a few week prior to seeing it. It seems that water got into the subsurface and it swelled, popping off the laminate.
At first I assumed it must be a leak from the roof and inspected all the caulking and various seals in the front corner of the rig. Nothing obvious. I've run out there every time it pours rain and I cannot find any dampness.
Now I'm noticing a bit of deformation, slight, like bumps and bubbles on both the inside and outside of the wall! It must be water getting into the wall? How? Where do I look? I want to get ahead of this but have no idea where it's coming from...
Check or reseal around the windows. We recently had a leak coming down the wall and determined the sealant around the outside of the windows had dried up and wasn't making a good seal. It looked ok but water was getting through. I scraped it out and resealed around all of the windows. No more leaks.
Pull a couple of screws out of the molding strips. Check for rust....if you see rusty screws, you have a leak. If so you can do whatever possible to recaulk and replace the screws with som sealant in each hole. You will still have to address the water in the wall issue.
Now I'm noticing a bit of deformation, slight, like bumps and bubbles on both the inside and outside of the wall! It must be water getting into the wall? How? Where do I look? I want to get ahead of this...
Having experienced water damage, you are already behind by quite a bit.
OK... I can understand the window idea. I'd been puzzling and puzzling the roof. I also suspect the light up in the corner there. It all looks OK to me but I guess I need to start pulling stuff apart. Window first.
I recently saw a video for a new RV leak detection system (sorry, I forget the name of the system). The way the system works is that a duct is mounted to one of the vent fans. A blower is then connected to the duct. The blower sucks air in from the outside and pressurizes the RV. A soap type liquid is then sprayed over the outside seams and around the window of the RV. Leaks show up as bubbles. This system is supposed to be able to find the smallest leaks.
You may want to have your RV tested for leaks this way.
Frank now without Renae
KZ Montego Bay 37CKM
2007 Dodge 3500HD DDW
Three cats -- Sunkist, Topaz, & Amber
One dog -- Rascal
Started Full Timing since March 26, 2008