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Posted: 02/07/19 09:05pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I have some delamination on the rear of my 2009 Sierra by Forest River. I have seen videos on injecting epoxy and clamping to remove bubbles. I'm not sure how well that would work on mine. What would I need to use to replace the entire back panel of camper? Should I use the Filon sheet? I repaired the leak that caused this just trying to decide which route to go to fix bubbles. Any ideas, suggestions???

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Are you sure it was lamintaed to start with?
Many trailers are laminated everywhere but the back wall so they can run a bunsh of wires through it. My Forest River Wildcat was an example.
The back wall was a bit wavy and would move if you pressed on it.

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First thing is determining if the outside skin is bonded to a honeycomb structure or bonded to luan sheeting.

My 5er in sig had a small area on the side upper front corner that the filon had delamed (2' area) from the luan backing. I drill holes in the filon per service guys recommendations and injected adhesive he gave me. The trailer sat in a barn so I was able to use the side of the barn to jack a piece of plywood against the work area.

I haven't done a google/youtube on the subject but there should be lots of input on delam issues and how each job was done.


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Is a small delam anything more than just cosmetic?


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ScottG is correct, make sure the back wall is supposed to be glued. My Outback was loose as could be and I never noticed it until we traded it in and I was washing it to tow it in for trade-in. I just told the salesman on drop off expecting a change of agreed trade in value and was sure we would take a 2-3000 dollar hit.

The salesman told me upon inspection they appreciated our honesty but not to worry because they were never glued back there on the Outback, he said a lot of trailers were like that.

So check and make sure it is supposed to be glued/bonded back there.

Keith

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