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Could you heat the area with a hair dryer, inject some epoxy through a small pin hole then apply extended pressure till the epoxy sets?

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If you want it fixed you need an RV size Body Shop. I know of two of them. I DO NOT recommend Camping world as they employ a bunch of young Kids. I know one man who works out of his garage (if that is he's still alive) who's good too but he is in metro Detroit. (not in Detroit any more but the township next door).

But I'd look for an independent body shop

Else. others have suggested self repair methods.


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Thanks for all help and suggestions. The "tailgate" part is on the side of the RV and not on the rear of the unit. Presently our local service tech is in the process of calling the tech in Forest City for advice. This is the 2nd time we have taken the unit in for this bulging issue. Oh, the joy of RV ownership...:-)

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Did you ever get this issue resolved to your satisfaction?

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Why are you not taking it back to Winnabago factor, to have it repaired proper?

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Still have the bulge in our Intent 26M. (live in SW FL so factory trip is out of the question.) There have been numerous repair issues with this Intent...water leaks around entry door window, AC leaks water into the galley, tailgate ref doesn't cool, defrost covers cracked, leveling jacks slowly extend by themselves, hood supports have fallen off, bk up light out, intermittent wipers won't work, slide silicon smears across slides when opening and pulls/sticks to rubber seal, wall gap between bathroom and bedroom, etc etc. The workmanship we expected from Winnebago is not present. On a more positive note, we are pleased with the engine performance.

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It may not be a delamination especially because your MH is new. To check for delamination coin tap the area around the bump then tap the bump, if it is delaminated you will hear a thud noise and more of a sharper ring to the surrounding area that has a good bond. How much does the bump stick out from the surface of the sidewall? It could be an area where resin pooled during the bonding process if it was there when you bought the MH. Also check to see if there is something attached to that area inside the MH with a screw or other type of fastener that maybe too long and may have pushed the outer skin out. Let us know what you find.

* This post was edited 08/10/19 09:04am by Gjac *

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hootgipper wrote:

. (live in SW FL so factory trip is out of the question.)


Wrong answer. You have a lot of money at stake. A trip to Iowa would be the smartest thing you could do. If you can’t get away, maybe you could find someone to drive it there for you.


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Took a list to RV World for warranty repairs which included a leaking AC unit, tailgate ref that didn't work, missing hood supports, etc. When we got it back the items were either ordered or not repaired. We were lucky as a Winnebago rep was there! He listened to our complaints and said things would be repaired including the "bump" in the body. Said he would bring a tech from Winnebago if he had to. I plan to stay on this to make sure it is completed.[emoticon]

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