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hikeril

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I have yellow spots on the ceiling that started showing up about two months ago. I contacting the dealership I purchased the unit from and they stated it is the puddy that was used to fill in the nail holes. On closer inspection I have determined that they are correct with their diagnosis which brings me to my questions.

1) The dealership said to use rubbing alcohol or mineral spirits to remove the puddy. I tried rubbing alcohol but feel their has to be a better way because it did not appear to be working. Have any of you experienced the discoloration and if so how did you remove it the puddy?

2) Why would keystone use puddy (dealership stated it is a white crayon used to fill in the holes) if they know there is a possibility of discoloration? I guess I am assuming they know based on the fact that the dealership knew exactly what was causing the discoloration.

The unit is a 2011 Avalanche 290RL purchased on 8/2011 although the unit was probably already about 4-6 months sitting on the dealer lot. I do not mind removing the marks if their is a good way to complete the task but I have to admit I would rather be camping than standing on a ladder scrubbing the ceiling


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We have a 2012 fuzion few weeks ago after a trip I was looking at the ceiling and seen dark yellow spots so on to the roof I go.

Well the pic says it all it took 3 days for me to get it to the dealer (but I did add some dicor to the rip so if it did rain I would not get more water inside) By then the spots were rust red color. My dealer just got info from keystone they are to install a new roof and any wood that needs fixing and fix the ceiling.

Hope this is not your case and is just putty.







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We noticed yellow spots awhile ago as well, which haven't grown so I wasn't too concerned....I'm curious what others have to say as well!


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I've never had the white putty used to fill nail holes turn yellow. Do you smoke in the camper? I've seen yellow tinged ceilings before but only with folks who puff.

Best of luck!

PS - that's terrible that a 2012 expensive TH is damaged already, but glad to hear they've authorized a full repair.


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For `fun' you might try a paste of Oxyclean. It does wonders on the discolored grout/caulk in the bathroom.


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mwebber78 wrote:

I've never had the white putty used to fill nail holes turn yellow. Do you smoke in the camper? I've seen yellow tinged ceilings before but only with folks who puff.

Best of luck!

PS - that's terrible that a 2012 expensive TH is damaged already, but glad to hear they've authorized a full repair.


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I had the same thing on my Keystone product. After deciding it was not a leak, I thought it might be some dried excess glue and spray painted over them. I'm still waiting to see if they reappear and will be interested as well to see if any others have this issue.


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We also had that experience with our previous SOB.


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Tileman, is that a slice in the rubber roof?


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The last new motorhome I purchased had some of the marks the OP mentioned.
I asked the dealer to clean it before delivery. Whatever they did (I would assume either cleaner or touch-up paint) made it white again and in 2 years it did not reappear. It was not a fabric ceiling.

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